Personal Development


So. Here I am. I’ve made it through my first day as a nervous, excited, eyes-wide-open newbie at the biggest blogging, online media, and podcasting convention in the world. Nice. So now I’m sitting here going through all my notes and thoughts and ideas from the day, letting them bounce around in my brain for […]


What do you decide?

October 14, 2009

So. I have a bone to pick with, just…people. Ahem. Attention! People of the World! Why oh why, may I ask, do you keep throwing excuses out into the universe for why you can not and will not find success? For why you can’t achieve your goals? Why do you do this? Why do you […]


Personal development beginner?

September 17, 2009

Look at me go! Finally putting the Flip to good use! I received a good question today about personal development, thought you would all enjoy the answer.



I posted about the relationship between visualization and goal-setting on my Vemma blog yesterday. The short version? Visualization is hugely important. MASSIVE. It has the ability to make or break the accomplishment of your goals. To read the post in its entirety, go here. I’m visualizing many of you doing it right now. :)

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Fun, new reads-to-be

August 13, 2009


I’m always adding books to my wish list – I use Amazon to organize all of them – but this week I seem to have run into more books than usual that I not only added to the list but am really excited about. Three of them that top the list: Trust Agents: Using the […]

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The Last Lecture, by Randy Pausch Goes without saying that this book is worth the read, albeit a quick one. It gets a little draggy halfway through, but every short chapter promises and successfully delivers a success tidbit in addition to fascinatingly interesting details about Randy’s life. This guy was cool. If nothing else, read […]

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Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High, by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, Al Switzler, and Stephen R. Covey. Crucially conversating doesn’t sound too exciting of a topic, I realize, but I read this book as an adjunct to taking the Crucial Conversations corporately sponsored class and neither disappoint. The book is […]

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Posted on CNNMoney last week, this article contains great tidbits of advice – practical and somewhat humorous – from celebrities and public figures of all makes and models. Without focusing on the details, I like the underlying messages of #8 Jim Rogers, #15 Meredith Whitney, and #20 Miles White. Take a look! CNN Money’s Best […]

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