The Disease To Please

Kim Speaks Up - Disease to Please

We’ve all been afflicted by this contagious disease.

Ever since I was a little girl, I had a knack for numbers and a knack for talking…out of turn most of the time. People were often impressed by how much I knew so the more they were impressed, the more I kept talking. I loved the attention. I loved the affirmation until I realized that it held me hostage from living my life. Honestly, I wanted people to like me. Read more

Quick To Listen & Slow To Speak – Part 3

kim Speaks Up - mastering ur thoughts part II

I hope you guys and gals have been enjoying the Quick to Listen & Slow To Speak Series. If you are visiting my blog for the first time you can go here and here for the first two installments. Today I will be sharing 12 more practical tips to help master our thoughts to ensure a great quality of life for us and those around us.

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Quick To Listen & Slow To Speak – Part 2

Kim Speaks Up - quick to listen - part 2

Quick To Listen & Slow To Speak – Part 2

Yesterday, I began a series called Quick to Listen – Slow to Speak – It’s all about guarding our thoughts and our tongue to ensure we protect ourselves and those around us. You can find the first installment here. Today we are going to focus on

Today we are going to focus on Mastering Our Thoughts:

So I am sitting here trying to center myself so I can drop some wisdom on the blog and the chorus that keeps playing in my head is from an old 1970’s R&B ballad made famous by the Temptations. You may know it: ♪ It’s just my imagination running away with me ♪ If not, check out this timeless song below:

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10 Ways 2014 Can Help You Own 2015

10 Ways to Rock 2015

So you want to ROCK 2015????

Here are 10 Ways 2014 Can Help You Own 2015

It seems as each year begins, I make decisions to do better, to live better, to be better. My heart and mind are consumed with best practices—you know– the things you “should” be doing. If you are like me, you sit down with pen and paper – Some with the fancy- smancy glitter metallic inks pens while others use a basic No. 2 lead pencil. You devise a plan – be it idealistic or realistic. You are determined to make a change.

BUT I WANT YOU TO STOP

Before we enter 2015 with grandiose plans,  let’s take time to look back and evaluate 2014. Read more

5 Life-Lessons Learned From My Husband That We All Can Use

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Some of the most important lessons learned are the ones about oneself.

Last Sunday, my husband celebrated his birthday. We took time early that morning to reflect and discuss some of the key lessons he has learned along the way. In our 9-year journey together, I have  gleaned much from him. Some lessons have been learned through observation while others have been learned through conversation. All lessons learned have made my quality of life better. Here are 5 life lessons learned that I believe we can all use:

1. Smile More:

If you’ve ever met my Wesley, chances are you will meet him with a smile on his face. Leading studies show that greeting someone with a smile – softens his/her defenses and makes you more approachable and trustworthy.

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2. Start Early:

Wesley is an EARLY morning person and as a result I find myself rising early as well. It is amazing how productive you can be  in the first 3 hours of the day while the rest of the world is asleep. It presents an awesome opportunity for personal and professional development in the midst of quiet.


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