Sometimes when I have an Aha! moment, there is a lightning strike of clarity that zaps through my brain and I get goosebumps down my back. My world has just been altered. Then there are the quiet Aha! moments. Those moments slide into the back of my brain and circle for days. It’s as if my brain is marinating in a new thought, not quite able to soak it up yet.
I am surrounded by perfectionists.
We want it ALL: make the company millions of dollars, have the next great idea, challenge our intellect, create a new product, find a new recipe, raise the geniuses who will make a positive impact on the world. We are goddesses on a hill, orchestrating our world with the wave of an omnipotent hand, bright blue energy surges out of our hands, all is in our power and under our command!
Raise your hand if you ever get the Monday morning blues?
Sometimes on Monday morning, it feels like moss has grown over my bones in the night. The weekend is over, the kids are off to school, a To-Do list is waiting for me, and the 3-year-old barely got her teeth brushed. To make it all the more ‘Monday’, I had scratched the car.
Recently, a Beijing-based children’s magazine, City Weekend Parents & Kids, featured me in their story about teaching public speaking skills to children. It was a fantastic opportunity for me and led me to make a list of ten easy things you can do with the kids in your life to help them develop their speaking abilities.
I am always surprised when I hear people say, ‘Oh, I’m terrible at public speaking!’ ‘I could never do that!’ And I ask, ‘Oh, really? How many speeches have you given? How long have you been learning? How many coaches have you had?’