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Jan
2021

How to Survive this Scary Ride

By Linda Larsen - Saturday, January 16, 2021
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I know, I'm a motivational speaker so I'm supposed to be the happy, ongoing face of positivity. But let's be real. Of late, when people ask how I'm doing, I find myself answering, "I'm happy/sad/confident/scared/on track/off track/determined/confused/overwhelmed/breathing." 

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Jan
2019

The Truth, The Whole Truth and Nothing But The Truth

By Linda Larsen - Friday, January 18, 2019
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I believe that most people are truthful, most of the time. I assume, as I am sure you do, that when someone tells you something, you can trust that they are telling you the truth. It would be way too much work to assume otherwise. If you had to stop and analyze the veracity of every technician, salesperson, friend, relative, boss and co-worker each time they spoke to you, you'd be exhausted by nine a.m.! 

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Dec
2018

For 2019 - Your WORD on Steroids!

By Linda Larsen - Monday, December 31, 2018
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It's true. There's tremendous value in choosing a word that you want to define your upcoming year. A word that will act as a guiding principle for all your actions, choices and intentions. But after January 1, after you have selected your word, how do you make that word actually show up for you? How do you remember to consciously apply that word to your life each and every day? 

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Mar
2018

How to Feel Great About Delayed Gratification - No Really

By Linda Larsen - Tuesday, March 20, 2018
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Ever see the laugh-out-loud and extremely revealing video about kids, marshmallows and delayed gratification? It's the one where they give a kid a marshmallow and tell him that he can either eat the ONE marshmallow right now OR, if he waits until the researcher comes back in a few minutes - he will get TWO marshmallows! 

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Mar
2018

How Your Rules Could Be Causing A Problem

By Linda Larsen - Tuesday, March 13, 2018
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As a motivational speaker who talks a lot about what makes people happy and successful, it is CRYSTAL clear to me exactly what needs to happen in order for the world to run smoothly: 

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Sep
2011

How to be Happy...or at Least Happier

By Linda Larsen - Thursday, September 15, 2011
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Have you ever looked in the mirror and thought, "Whoa! Who IS that scary looking person?"  

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May
2011

Seek & Ye Shall Find - But only if you want it reeeeeeeally badly

By Linda Larsen - Monday, May 23, 2011
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I am going to make the following bold assertion: If there is anything in this lifetime that you want, you absolutely positively can get it. IF you want it badly enough. 

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May
2011

The Frown, The Smirk and The Snort - Part II

By Linda Larsen - Thursday, May 19, 2011
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So in my previous post, we learned what you should NEVER do when someone says something you absolutely know is incorrect. Today, let's look at some things you can do when facing this situation: 

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May
2011

The Frown, The Smirk and The Snort

By Linda Larsen - Tuesday, May 17, 2011
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I saw it. The look that came across his face after Peggy made some benign comment. The frown, the smirk, and then - the snort. Everything about his nonverbal body language said, "You are a complete jerk for saying that. You are so wrong. You know nothing. What an idiot you are."  

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