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September 1 , 2012 / Julie Gurner / 1 Comment

“The Secret” is causing you to Fail: 8 Strategies that Work.

I’ve actually read ‘The Secret’. While I found it interesting and even somewhat encouraging, I found myself irritated that a bestseller wouldn’t have any accountability in just how much it can mislead people in their hopes and dreams of success. Shrouded in the air of mystery, it almost feels like

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August 15 , 2012 / Julie Gurner / 2 Comments

Why do People Give Up on their Dreams?

When you were 9yrs old, you probably thought you could be an astronaut if you wanted to. When you were 16yrs old, you might have started to have more ‘realistic’ dreams to be a surgeon, and then at 19yrs old…after a few college courses, you might have just decided to

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August 8 , 2012 / Julie Gurner / No Comments

How to Make Your Own Luck.

One thing we know is that luck is largely self-created.  Even a completely random act like ‘winning the lottery’ requires something of you. You have to put yourself out there, take the chance, travel, and buy a ticket. You have then contributed to your own luck.  So how do you

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July 31 , 2012 / Julie Gurner / No Comments

Two Quick Tips to being Likeable

Ever wonder why there are just some people who seem instantly off-putting? So did Dr. Susan Fiske. She actually did some wonderful research at Princeton as to what social judgments make people respond negatively or positively to others…and I thought you’d enjoy it as much as me.  According to Fiske’s

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July 13 , 2012 / Julie Gurner / 1 Comment

Recognizing and Dealing with Toxic People.

Who are the Toxic People? I am a huge fan of people (if I wasn’t, my job would be incredibly difficult!). People can propel us forward, drag us downward, or even sit with us during the most difficult crisis of our lives. However, I understand in working with people, how

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July 11 , 2012 / Julie Gurner / 1 Comment

Technology, Connection & Loneliness

Take a walk down the street and look at the people passing. I’m willing to bet that well over half are strolling with their earbuds in or texting. It’s amazing if you just take a moment to notice. Here we are all together, and no one really interacts. Most recently,

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