How to Rock a Networking Opportunity

Rocking a networking event starts with knowing your objective. In other words, why you are going to the event and who you want to build connections with. 

Use the event to make real exchanges with others — listen as much as you speak (ideally you are doing way more...

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How to Serve – And Stop People Pleasing

This week I share with you a story of my own journey as I shifted from people pleasing, to learning to give, in service…

Sometimes, doing good for others gets out of hand, and you find yourself spending too much time and energy trying to please others. Perhaps you’ve...

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Don’t Forget the Fun!

Think about the fun things you have done in your past. There is no better time then the present to reincorporate these back in your life.  Make time each day to engage with something that’s totally unrelated to your daily responsibilities to just have fun—even if...

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Team Norms – Managing Expectations from the Start

Team norms are a set of rules or guidelines that a team establishes to shape the interaction of team members with each other and with employees who are external to the team. Once developed, team norms are used to guide team member...

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Dealing with Judgement

This week, I talk about dealing with judgement and how it affects you and the people around you. Negative environments, especially with people you really care about, can quickly effect your personal happiness and self growth.

Reflective Question:

How have you dealt with judgement...

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The Difference Between Acceptance and Tolerance

One of the most significant game changers for me in 2017 was recognizing in myself what I was tolerating, and learning to give myself the space to accept the choices that I had made in the past.

As we head into a new year, practicing true acceptance of your prior...

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Dealing with the Unexpected

What do you do when you have best laid plans and they have to change?

This week’s vlog is a little shorter – because I’m in the middle of some unexpected things…

My grandfather went from being sick to no longer being with us at all on Thursday evening. It was unexpected,...

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Close to You Negativity

Welcome to Making it Happen! This week, what do you do when you receive criticism, unsolicited advice, and generally unsupportive commentary from others? Especially if they happen to be close to you?

This can be a tricky subject, and a lot of people can get pretty hung up on Making it Happen in...

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Injecting Love into the World

This week on Making It Happen I’m talking about our responsibility when it comes to Injecting Love into the World.

When we get very oriented around our achievements, it is easy to become myopic on the accomplishments and feathers in our cap. That’s not a bad...

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Quarterly Date Day

relationships self-care Sep 03, 2017

Welcome back to another episode of Making it Happen, with Amanda Kaufman. This week is a bit different because we recorded on my iPhone as we drove to the airport so I could fly to a friend’s wedding… How appropriate that this week I planned to talk about a relationship practice my...

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