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Who Could Get Hurt?

Incompetence could have gotten me, my spouse or someone else killed Here’s what happened: About three hours into my vacation, on the drive up the east coast to…
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September’s Theme: Competence

COMPETENCE means the ability – the know-how – to do a job properly. Competence relates to every aspect of your life, including your personal satisfaction, relationship happiness and…
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The Great Purge

My home off and the kitchen are the two places I consider “the Motherload” of stored useless items. The kitchen has lots of glasses that are years old…
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August Newsletter

Hi Victory Reader, This Victory Update is packed because there’s been a lot happening at The Victorious Woman Projectthese past few months!First of all, we had wonderful entries…
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Webinar: How to Talk so People will Listen

October 9 Have you ever made a suggestion and it’s ignored – only for someone else to make the same suggestion a few minutes later and everyone thinks…
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Honoring Your Values

Values are beacons of light that guide you and keep you on the right path. Sometimes, what you learned growing up is in conflict with your true values….
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Victory and Spiritual Energy

July gave me some unexpected challenges and, by July 31, I was at my wit’s end! First, I’d set aside time to work on my upcoming blog tour…
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Victory and Mental Energy

Mental energy is what enables you to focus on what you want and need. It’s also what you use to figure out the strategies and plans you need…
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Purging Persistence!

Today I continued my purge in the loft. It amazes me how, for someone who isn’t a pack rat and who doesn’t have a lot of storage space,…
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Persistence: A Starting Over Must-Have!

Talk about persistence! I’ve been watching this bird for a few weeks now and I’m fascinated. Last month she was gathering sticks and stems to make her nest…
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Persistence and Clutter

What’s Persistence and Clutter have to do with a Victorious Woman? It takes Persistence to Deal with Clutter!  My Personal Journey in Making Room for New and Better!…
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Persistence and Change

Interesting Article! If you are wondering what you need to do differently, this article by Fast Company’s Lydia Dishman give you a few ideas in “Killer Career Advice…
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Persistence and the VictoriousWoman

Persistence is finding what isn’t working and not doing it anymore. But, as Seth Godin says (see the Secret to Persistence), it’s about focusing on the goal and…
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Persistence and Fear of Failure

Yes, at the beginning, your plans can go either way. Yes, it’s true your plan could fail. But if you start & quit too soon, it definitely will….
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The Secret to Persistence

If you have that “beating my head against the wall” feeling I talked about in this month’s first blog (http://victoriouswoman.com/2012/06/01/women-leaders-persistence/), then you need to do something different. And…
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June’s Leadership Theme: Persistence

Have you ever felt like becoming happy and successful was like banging your head against a wall – all effort and pain and no results? If you have,…
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The Girlfriend Gala 2012

What a night! We laughed, we cried, we got inspired! So many people to thank! Here are many of them: Thanks to all our silent auction and raffle…
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GOAL OR VICTORY?

Congresswoman Earns Degree Congresswoman Kristi Noem of South Dakota just earned her college degree in Political Science. According to her website, the forty-year-old is a rancher, who “actively…
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Only a Few More Days…

The Victorious Woman Contest closes on Sunday, May 6. Did you tell us your story yet? NO???? What are you waiting for? Hurry! Info and entry link: VictoriousWomanContest.com

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Rather Die Than Speak?

Public speaking is the Number One fear for many people. But in this day and age, in spite of all the benefits of social media, how you present…
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Online Communication and Your Job

Why Wilson Phillips Got in Bed with Perez Hilton On a recent chapter of their reality show, Wilson Phillips was talking passionately about their comeback. They said one…
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Think Your Communication Skills Hold You Back?

“Communication is a skill that you can learn. It’s like riding a bicycle or typing. If you’re willing to work at it, you can rapidly improve the quality…
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Communication in the Workplace: First Steps

You’re getting ready for a meeting. Somehow, you always seem to freeze up, have a hard time talking and don’t get your point across. As a woman who…
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When It Comes to Communication…

…Deborah Tannen Wrote the Book! If you have never read one of Deborah Tannen’s books, go to your library and get one, or download it from your library’s…
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Women in History: Nancy Pelosi

I often say that motherhood is a temp job. When the kids grow up, you have to have a new beginning and write your next chapter. Former Speaker…
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The Secret to Influence

We don’t try to push others in a particular direction; we try to pull them toward our ideas. Push takes muscle. Pull takes influence. Lois Frankel

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Women In History: Sandra Day O’Connor

When Sandra Day O’Connor became the first woman on the Supreme Court, I barely noticed anything political. But that day I paid attention to the news! Though she…
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Celebrating Victorious Women

In honor of Women’s History Month, The Press Club PA focused its meeting on women, past and present, who had demonstrated victories I was honored to have The…
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Creating Influence: Tell your story & tell it well

Women are usually pretty good at telling stories, just not usually about themselves – at least not in ways that put them in the best light. STOP IT!…
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Creating Influence: Strengthen Your Leadership Skills

Why do women embrace the “diva” label but shy away from leadership? Personally, I don’t get it. In The Urban Dictionary (www.urbandictionary.com), there are many definitions for the…
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Women of Influence…What About the U.S.?

Women’s History Month During this month we typically acknowledge and honor women who have positively distinguished themselves and made a difference in people’s lives. Few women can do…
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Happy 100th Birthday, Girl Scouts!

I really wanted to be Girl Scout when I was a kid, but for some reason my parents wouldn’t let me. To this day I don’t know why….
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Happy 101st International Women’s Day!

Did you know…this day used to be called International Working Women’s Day? I guess somewhere along the line someone realized that, whether it’s in or out of the…
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SmartWoman@Work: The Art of Influence

For the SmartWoman@Work, the Victorious Woman Project will be giving you ideas for creating more influence in your life. Read more about Influence (this month’s theme) at http://bit.ly/xpHEVp and…
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March’s Theme: Influence

Influence – it’s great when you have it! You can get a lot done, and in the process, get a lot of your professional and personal needs met….
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Stop Going Around in Circles!

When I was younger and trying to get my life in order, I spent a lot of time feeling like I was always going in circles and getting…
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Fish Out of Water Strategy

I once heard the great Earl Nightingale talk about how we are all creatures of habit. There is something about a habit that gives us comfort. I find…
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The Janet Evanovich Chapters

How many changes of life and career can you have? A lot – and they ain’t over unless and until you decide to quit. Before becoming a bestselling…
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Money Changers

One change most people say that want to make is to make more money. That always makes me laugh – even when I say it myself. First of…
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Invest in Yourself

Women are often encouraged to forgo their own needs so that someone else can receive them. There is something to be said for being a little sacrificing, but…
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Is Change A Pain?

Change reveals you to yourself. It brings you the opportunity to embrace something different or retreat into your personal comfort zone. Yes, change is uncomfortable. So is a…
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Behind the Eight-Ball at Work?

One of the biggest mistakes women make, and one that you have total power to change, is buying into your socialization. Women are socialized differently than men. You…
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Embracing Change

Here are two things you can do to embrace change, whether you choose it or it chooses you: 1 – Remind yourself of past changes and how you…
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SWOT Yourself

In the last post I asked you to day dream about the changes. This time my challenge to you is to pick a daydream, “paint” a mental picture…
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New Year New You

January is always touted as the NEW YEAR NEW YOU time. I often laugh at that, but it doesn’t stop me from making resolutions. So as many of…
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How do I prioritize for my self?

Priorities are set either by choice or by emergency. Unless you have never-ending dramas in your life, the first thing you need to do is create your own…
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The company called YOU INC: Where’s the Luck?

One of my mentors, Robbie Motter, says that success is all about SHOWING UP. I think she’s right. But what do you do when you show up? Here’s…
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Advance Your Career

Studies have shown that two-thirds of your success depends on your emotional competence. If you are reinventing your career/business, YOU INC) so that you will be more successful…
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Victorious Honorees – December 2011

 The Prosperity Sisters The recession socked quite a punch to Carole Algier. For nearly thirty years the glass artist ran a successful business with her spouse, John. Her…
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December Victory Theme

Emotional Intelligence It usually starts at Thanksgiving and barrels its way toward Christmas. No, not excitement. STRESS…from not getting enough sleep and eating too many “goodies” to just…
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