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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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Dec
2016

How to Stay Seriously Stuck

By Linda Larsen - Thursday, December 01, 2016
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I suppose ALL motivational speakers on the planet talk about what TO do in order to be successful in life, but it suddenly occurred to me that it might also be of value to talk about what NOT to do. Like what NOT to do if I had some habit that I wanted to change. A habit like…oh, I don't know…eating sugar. How about that one. So instead of looking at what I SHOULD be doing to change this crappy behavior, let me look at what I am doing that is keeping me stuck. And if you are interested in changing some self-destructive habit, here are a few things that may be keeping you stuck. I'll use the example of my sugar consumption: 

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Nov
2016

How To Deal With An Election Outcome You Hate

By Linda Larsen - Wednesday, November 09, 2016
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Okay, first of all, I admit it. I am a motivational speaker who focuses a LOT on the power of creating happiness in spite of your circumstances. I talk to people about how life is never about what happens to you, but rather what you choose to do about it. I mean, Viktor Frankl, psychiatrist, Holocaust survivor, and author of Man’s Search for Meaning, painted a very vivid picture of how he made it through unimaginable horrors while imprisoned in concentration camps by thinking about his wife, whom he dearly loved. 

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Oct
2016

How To Stop Being Critical With Yourself

By Linda Larsen - Monday, October 24, 2016
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I was mortified. Literally, I could not speak. (Which, for a professional motivational speaker, is not a good thing.) 

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Oct
2016

Are You Throwing Away Your Shot?

By Linda Larsen - Tuesday, October 11, 2016
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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?
 

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Sep
2016

The Extreme Danger of Already Knowing

By Linda Larsen - Thursday, September 29, 2016
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As a motivational speaker, my job is to give people information that will in some way make them happier, healthier and more effective at their jobs and in their relationships. In other words, to help them get the best results possible. And I have one big challenge with making this happen.  

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Oct
2015

Motivational Speaker And Actor On How to Sound Spontaneous

By Linda Larsen - Thursday, October 22, 2015
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Yes, I am a motivational speaker now, but for over twenty-five years I was a professional card-carrying actor in film, television and on stages throughout the U.S. As an actor, it was my job to make my words sound as if I was saying them for the very first time – even when, in the case of a live stage production, it was the 100th time I'd said them. How does that happen? How do actors do that? When you, as an audience member, attend a live show, what makes you suspend your disbelief and go full tilt boogie into the world that is laid before you on the stage?  

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Apr
2015

The WORST Customer Service Comment In the History of the World!

By Linda Larsen - Wednesday, April 15, 2015
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I felt like I was the lead actor in a surreal reality television show. A show about the real-life, almost unbelievable customer service experiences of a motivational speaker who just happens to talk about how to provide exceptional customer service.  Grab your popcorn. 

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Jan
2015

The 7 Dollar Purchase That Will Help You Reach Your 2015 Goals

By Linda Larsen - Wednesday, January 07, 2015
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I'm a motivational speakerby profession, which means my job is to help you get what you want out of life. And if I am totally honest, the fact is that sometimes I forget to actually do some of the things I have suggested to people. So on January 1st I did something for myself that I did years ago that was extremely effectively in helping me meet my goals for that year.  It's already having the same effect after only about a week of creating it.  

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Oct
2014

You Gotta Love That Back Fat

By Linda Larsen - Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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I'm a motivational speaker - which means I'm going to tell you to love yourself no matter what. I even published an audio series entitled 12 Secrets to High Self-Esteem wherein I go into great detail about exactly how to do that. But here's the deal. Like all fantastic ideas that will change your life for the better, while they may be SIMPLE, they are not always EASY. In fact, this very morning I found myself looking in the mirror and snarling at my...okay, here it comes...back fat. 

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