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How to Deal with Stressful Situations: 3 Easy Steps

By Dr Barbara Schwarck / September 19, 2011

Worrying can lead to stress. What do we accomplish when we worry? Focus your mind on actions rather than on worrying! Action brings less stress. ~Catherine Pulsifer I just passed the US Citizenship Exam! In my preparation, I asked people some of the questions on the test and found out most people didn’t know the…

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Being with Your Imperfections

By Dr Barbara Schwarck / September 2, 2011

“Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. It means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.” ~ Anonymous I went to yoga the other day and the yoga teacher told a wonderful story about a man who goes to the river every day to get water, carrying two pots. One pot was perfect,…

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Staying Connected: What Rupert Murdoch Should Have Known

By Dr Barbara Schwarck / July 26, 2011

I just got back from a three day of speaking engagement at Vistage International Group in the Harrisburg area. It was a great trip. When I do these seminars, it always amazes me that no matter how small or big a company, CEO’s struggle with the same things. Whether you are just starting out or…

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New Year’s Resolution and You; What Can You REALLY Take On?

By Dr Barbara Schwarck / July 21, 2011

The end of a year can have an emotional pull in polarized directions. To our left we see our accomplishments, celebrated victories, new friendships and relationships and to our right we see heartbreaks and incompletions. Depending on your personal wiring you will tend to keep one side closer to your vest. But regardless of your…

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“Success”: A Function of the Brain

By Dr Barbara Schwarck / July 21, 2011

By Barbara Schwarck, PCC, MPIA How many of you can honestly say that you are always 100% successful when you are tackling a goal? Well, if the answer to my question is “yes”, wow, my hat is off to you. I know there are a few people out there that are always successful when they…

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Practicing Gratitude in Your Career Every Day? Really?

By Dr Barbara Schwarck / July 21, 2011

By Barbara Schwarck, PCC, MPIA There are certain times of the year when we are caused to consider grace and gratitude: Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and so many other religious milestones and holidays. What about today or tomorrow? In the middle of a hot summer day or the cool autumn breeze? What about in the…

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Learning from Your Mistakes

By Dr Barbara Schwarck / July 21, 2011

By Barbara Schwarck, PCC, MPIA How many of you like to make mistakes? No one? Oh, why not? Perhaps it has to do with the belief that mistakes are bad, wrong and usually full of negative consequences. Well, let me tell you a little story. I recently had the opportunity to make a very big…

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Honesty with Yourself: An Underused Tool for Your Success

By Dr Barbara Schwarck / July 21, 2011

By Barbara Schwarck, PCC, MPIA Can honesty be used to move your goals forward and perhaps make you a more effective leader? Yes, no, maybe; what are your thoughts about that? These days honesty has become the buzzword for creating trust in teams as well as in entire organizations. Management gurus like Jack Welsh believe…

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How to Overcome the Fear of Rejection

By Dr Barbara Schwarck / July 21, 2011

By Barbara Schwarck, PCC, MPIA How many of you can honestly say that you are 100% successful when accomplishing a goal? My hat is up to you. I know there are a few people out there. The rest of us know that we are successful with accomplishing goals in some area but not so successful…

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Different Yet the Same

By Dr Barbara Schwarck / July 21, 2011

By Barbara Schwarck, PCC, MPIA I recently attended a global HR conference in Europe where I had the pleasure of observing people from many different cultures. If I am not mistaken there were people from all five continents present. It was a mix of women and men, white and brown, internal and external consultants, married…

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