Are You Ready to Stop Self-Sabotaging?

By Sylvia Lafair | October 8, 2019 |

I have received a rash of emails from women executives who are being plagued with self-doubt and a non-stop inner critic telling them “You fool, stop pretending. Business is never going to change.”  Does doubt keep you awake at night? Does that self-sabotaging voice get louder as the night becomes quieter? Do you know deep…

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How Fonzi (from Happy Days) Gave Important Clues to Leadership Success

By Sylvia Lafair | October 8, 2019 |

How Fonzi (yup from Happy Days) gave me important clues to leadership success that applies to all of us: + Lead with your imagination (it’s not what you think) +Follow with determination (it’s more than you think) + Listen to suggestions (it’s a game changer) +Collaborate (it’s the royal road to success) Here is some…

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3 Key Ways to Win at Work

By Sylvia Lafair | October 1, 2019 |

My work with individuals and groups over the years has helped me to uncover 3 key ways to win at work when you’re feeling frazzled and ready to throw in the towel. Have you found that at one time or another you wanted to stuff a sock in someone’s mouth rather than listen to them…

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5 Sayings That Will Inspire You Even When You Feel Overwhelmed and Frustrated

By Sylvia Lafair | September 25, 2019 |

I want to share a story from one of my coaching clients that I’m sure will resonate with you if you’ve ever found yourself feeling overwhelmed and frustrated… One of my coaching clients sent the following, “I had a fender bender on the way to work. Then, because I was late and rushing, I tripped…

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The Gratitude Intervention Challenge

By Sylvia Lafair | September 18, 2019 |

When was the last time you practiced gratitude? This post is all about the power of gratitude and my invitation to join me on a gratitude intervention challenge. “Yesterday was a soggy day, with non- stop rain and draining humidity” began an email I received with the subject title of “What a happy day.”  It…

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Where were you on 9/11?

By Sylvia Lafair | September 11, 2019 |

As I was going to write about gratitude my mind went back to September 11, 2001, and I had to stop and just sit for a while and think back to that horrific day.  Where were you?  I was at The Country Place Retreat Center in Pa with four other people planning to start our very…

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How to Get Out of the “Gotta- Do Syndrome” That Leads to Overwhelm

By Sylvia Lafair | September 3, 2019 |
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Giving thanks can transform your life

By Sylvia Lafair | August 20, 2019 |

Giving thanks can transform your life, so let me start by expressing some gratitude and share some bits of wisdom that can help you feel more gratitude and appreciation for all that you have in this post. First, let me say “Thank You”  to all of you who are part of my newsletter network.  Secondly,…

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What happens when you put yourself first?

By Sylvia Lafair | August 14, 2019 |

What happens when you put yourself first? Are you seen as selfish, or even worse, as a narcissist? And if you constantly put yourself at the end of the line, does that make you a good, caring person or awhining martyr? In times past…it was the protocol to be humble, smile, and not take much…

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My Radical Sabbatical Update

By Sylvia Lafair | July 17, 2019 |

Several months ago, I took a ‘radical sabbatical’ to recalibrate and decide on the next steps for my career. I must admit, that one month now seems like several years ago. Why? Because I wanted to do something new and different and I wasn’t sure what that was. I found myself floundering and I couldn’t…

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