Time for New Resolutions

By Sylvia Lafair | December 30, 2019 |

It’s that time for new resolutions. Right? You know, the ones that usually become old in a week and absolutely stale by the end of the month. “Change,” I hear you say, “change is tough.” And it is.   EXCEPT There is one new resolution you can make that will reap tons and tons of rewards.…

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How to break through the patterns holding you back

By Sylvia Lafair | June 6, 2019 |

I want to talk to you about how to break through the patterns that are holding you back. Get a rubber band. Well, you can wait till you read why you need one. A rubber band around your wrist (any color you want is fine) can help you breakthrough the annoying outdated behavior patterns that…

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Why You Must Learn to Trust Yourself First

By Sylvia Lafair | May 2, 2019 |

Did you ever have to “out” someone who is scamming you? What do you do when you finally see that there are some real jerks in the world taking advantage of you? When you can finally pull back the curtain, only then can you make the changes that need to be made for progress to…

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Why can’t we all just get along?

By Sylvia Lafair | March 6, 2018 |

Did you ever wonder why it’s so hard to just get along? Why there’s so much tension and dissension in the world? Why has behavior hit new lows with badmouthing all the way from top leadership in our country to the workplace? It’s everywhere and in all areas of our lives. Just recently sweet, chubby,…

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What Business Leaders Can Do When The World Seems To Be Falling Apart

By Sylvia Lafair | October 3, 2017 |

This week’s article is written with deep sadness. The question that so many are asking today, after the devastation in Las Vegas is “When will we ever learn?” Words fall short. Does calling the killer evil or insane make a real difference? There always seems to be the next evil, insane one. The gun lobby…

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Leadership Lessons: How Listening Changes Your Responses

By Sylvia Lafair | April 17, 2017 |

Hearing and listening are related. Similar yet very different. We hear loud sounds, the wind, someone laughing or yelling. And then what? We just get on with our day. Listening, ah, another story entirely. Were you ever told to “listen up” when you were a kid? Did someone ever say “Hey, will you just shut…

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The Colors of Gender Thanks to Modern Marketing and Ancient Ancestors

By Sylvia Lafair | March 7, 2017 |

From the day you were born, even before conception, there are beliefs and stereotypes that are attached to gender. Let’s consider the color continuum for gender. Pink is for girls and blue is for boys. Right? Where did this begin? Who decided which colors belong to which gender? Here is a brief trip through history.…

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3 Fundamental Needs For Happiness To Start The New Year

By Sylvia Lafair | December 21, 2016 |

There are three fundamental needs we all have that seem to sparkle more during the holidays and end of year, than at any other time. Check over the list and see where you will want to put your energies to grow and learn in the next year, which is right around the corner. The first…

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Standing Rock is Rocking Our World

By Sylvia Lafair | November 28, 2016 |

The growing focus on Standing Rock Reservation and the issues surrounding water, oil, human rights, and earth rights brought up a memory from several years ago. The morning after the sweat lodge we sat in a circle for our farewell ceremony. Bleary eyed in the predawn cold, something looked and felt different. Was it just me?…

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Spotting The Big Difference Between Charming and Sincere

By Sylvia Lafair | October 2, 2016 |

We live in a time of sizzle and dazzle, quips and giggles. It’s not a time to do deep dives into any subject. How do I know? I’ve fool-hardheartedly been following the Presidential election soaps on television and twitter. I’ve been wondering why and when we turned from substance to slander and superficiality. I want…

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