Inspirational Thoughts

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September 5, 2017
Impostor Syndrome

Two Simple Questions That Will Relieve Stress

“I’m so stressed about this coming weekend!” I said to my daughter yesterday. I’m the president of the Ohio chapter of the National Speakers Association, and we have our first […]
August 31, 2017

Are Your Choices Based on Fact or Feeling?

When I was an engineer at NASA, I attended a lot of meetings. The unwritten rule about these meetings was if you were not a manager, you did not sit […]
July 27, 2017
success and failure

Failure IS the Route to Success

As trite as it sounds, failure really is the route to success. Earlier this week, I watched a YouTube video of a woman speaking on the topic of Impostor Syndrome. […]
July 4, 2015
Leadership speaker, Maureen Zappala, discusses the Impostor Syndrome

Exposed as a Fraud!

“So, what’s your fitness background? Have you ever worked out at a gym?” Carlin, the owner of Root 18 CrossFit in Medina, Ohio, was asking me the same question that […]
March 3, 2015
You are not a failure... what you did, failed.

When the “Screw Up” Screws Up

A few weeks ago, I lost a speech contest, and it felt yucky. Nobody likes to lose, right? This was an annual contest that I’ve won many times in the […]