Funny Motivational Speaker Linda Larsen presents...

Linda's Positively Speaking Blog

Rants & Raves by Funny Motivational Speaker Linda Larsen

Mar
2019

Motivational Speaker Sees Dead People

By Linda Larsen - Wednesday, March 06, 2019
Featured Image

They ALMOST got me – those left-brained engineers. And while I laugh my boonda off about it now, it turned out to be one of the GREATEST lessons in my life about how to create the outcomes that you want. 

Read More


Feb
2019

Beware of the Idiot Drivers

By Linda Larsen - Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Featured Image

You know what I don't like? Bad drivers. Those crazy people who create a swath of mayhem and frustration everywhere they go.  And wouldn't you know, I was the victim of one this morning on my way to Church. (And I know, I know. Motivational speakers are NO ONE'S victims.) 

Read More


Feb
2019

Find the Funny - and I'm Not Kidding

By Linda Larsen - Wednesday, February 06, 2019
Featured Image

I said to my husband, as he was preparing to leave for the grocery store, "While you're there would you please get a half gallon of Edy's vanilla bean ice cream - no sugar added, half the fat." 

Read More


Jan
2019

The Case for Kindness

By Linda Larsen - Friday, January 25, 2019
Featured Image

As a motivational speaker focusing on communication, my early work was with trial lawyers. I helped them communicate more effectively in the high stakes environment of the courtroom. So when I saw a report on a recent trial, it made me stop and think. 

Read More


Jan
2019

The Truth, The Whole Truth and Nothing But The Truth

By Linda Larsen - Friday, January 18, 2019
Featured Image

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.! 

Read More


Jan
2019

Erroneous Assumptions - the Stuff of High Drama

By Linda Larsen - Friday, January 11, 2019
Featured Image

Have you ever known, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that something happened a certain way, only to find out later that it didn't actually happen that way at all? Does the following story sound familiar?  

Read More


Oct
2016

How To Stop Being Critical With Yourself

By Linda Larsen - Monday, October 24, 2016
Featured Image

I was mortified. Literally, I could not speak. (Which, for a professional motivational speaker, is not a good thing.) 

Read More


Oct
2016

Are You Throwing Away Your Shot?

By Linda Larsen - Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Featured Image

Many motivational speakers, myself included, are passionately interested in knowing how a person, with little or no resources, can achieve extraordinary outcomes in life. Said another way, how do people achieve results that seem to defy logic?
 

Read More


Jun
2011

Grunt If You're Hearing Me...

By Linda Larsen - Friday, June 03, 2011
Featured Image

There is no one for whom good communication is more critical than airline pilots. They MUST be able to clearly hear and understand the transmissions they receive. But what I've learned is that it doesn't stop there. There is another step that is equally as important in their communication model. 

Read More


May
2011

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

By Linda Larsen - Monday, May 23, 2011
Featured Image

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. 

Read More




Like this blog? Share it!



Recent Posts

Archive

Categories

Tag Cloud

criticism marshmallow test proactive people mans search for meaning achieving success happy customers selling happiness reframing positive attitude shakespeare back relief flying eyebrows magic act Meryl Runion controlling your emotional state motivational speaker Brad Montgomery motivational speaker on customer service motivational speakers communication managing stress positive perspective holiday stress self talk power of a smile speaking nightmares bottom line improvement gift ideas cheerleading Lin-Manuel Miranda National Car Rental Dr. Brene Brown, The Wholehearted Parenting Manifesto aging linda larsen encouragement confidence goal achievement funny motivational speaker Linda Larsen Kelly Swanson mattress recommendation PhotoShop zig ziglar motivational speaker divorce statistics how to listen Dr. Phil funny motivational speakers customer service customer service training humorous motivational speaker trust in relationships happiness at work dental practice motivational speaker on communication Tim Richardson best bed for bad back communication skills costumes unhappy employees handling fear achievements funny video Kay Frances attitude beauty southern accent chronic back pain motivational speaker success building rapport humor successful dental practices bipolar disorder building character fact checking Politifact cell phone addiction remodel stress changing behaviors lying in politics negative thinking how to get what you want relationship building self-image personal achievement healthcare contempt change husbands who don't listen tension advertising acting raising happy children how to have high self-esteem communication model friendships time management appreciation Asolo State Theater anxiety difficult patients effective communication raving fans bucket list gender communication facebook activity Hillary Clinton listening fear of trump presidency sleep personal growth how to strengthen relationships gripers Gary Marachek gratitude personal development expectations motivation marriage how to happy truth getting to yes Changing perspectives bad drivers nonverbal communication whiners joy difficult people happiness speak up liking high self-esteem how to deal with negative people brain chemistry election 2016 feeling good finding humor public speaking horror stories Shakespeare, thank-you notes complainers dental practice strategies compassion latex mattress review listening skills changing habits motivational speaker Linda Larsen stonewalling panic attacks dr. john gottman understanding parenting mental illness personality types attitudes goal setting stressful elections laughter Lenscrafters stress management conflict management Viktor Frankl vision boards success American Idol political anxiety coping with anxiety Noah Racey's Pulse patient service Broadway funny motivational speaker self confidence how to become a motivational speaker clinical depression airline pilots depression habits multi-tasking Donald Trump iPhone4S personal responsibility what you name the thing overcoming adversity the business of motivational speaker good night's sleep defensiveness truth in politics actors losing weight Hamilton Conrad Hall passion