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Margie Warrell

Margie Warrell

Margie Warrell is a Courage Expert, Executive Life Coach, Speaker, and Bestselling Author who is recognized internationally as an expert on living and leading with courage. She is an ICF certified coach and influential speaker with a background in psychology and Fortune 500 business. As an expert on courage in the workplace and beyond, she is passionate about challenging both individuals and organizations to expand their vision, engage in bigger conversations and lead more courageously.

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Today the word "work" has come to mean something to be avoided as much as possible for many people. But there is value in work. Not just for the money you can earn from it, but from the person you get to become. Hard work draws out talents and capacities that may otherwise have laid dormant. Yesterday, a good friend of mine lost in her bid to be elected to public office. Last week, an opportunity for me to contribute to a segment on Anderson Cooper's new talk show fell through.  Last month, my son missed out on making the...

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wrong assumptions limiting you at work
You (and I) make assumptions many times each day. Even though some of them may be backed by factual science, most of the time, those assumptions are just plain wrong. Don't let your assumptions limit your possibilities. "Assumptions are the death of possibilities." James Mapes Humans can't fly to the moon.The human body can't run a mile under 4 minutes.Women are too emotional to be leaders.The sun revolves around the earth (which is flat).Telephones are only for talking and listening.Animal species never change.Black people are inferior to white people.I (Margie) can never run 10 miles. Never ever. Some of these assumptions...

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If I had 6 hours to cut down a tree, I'd spend 4 sharpening my axe." Abraham LincolnVery successful people are those who think about what matters to them and take the time to be purposeful about their actions and vigilant about their emotions. What about you? Are you living today by default or design? Recently, just after I'd sat down to work on my next book, I heard a rumble. I initially thought there must be someone (a really BIG someone) walking on the floor above me. But then, as the rumble continued and the entire house began to shake,...

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what to do about intimidation
People don't intimidate you. You allow yourself to be intimidated by people. There's a distinct difference. It all boils down to the assumptions you make about what they are thinking, most of which are untrue and born from self-doubt. Are you ready to leave the doubt behind and give up ever being intimidated again? Growing up on a small farm in rural Australia, I often found myself intimidated by people particularly those who came from "the city."  I made all sorts of assumptions about what they thought about farm girls like me often feeling intimidated and inadequate in some way. It was...
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In Zen Buddhism they speak of living with one's "original face." One of the greatest challenges we all face is to be ourselves, to have authenticity, to show your real you. Do you have the courage to be yourself? "To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best to make you everybody but yourself means to fight the hardest battle any human being can fight -- and to never stop." -- e.e. cummings Daniel Goleman's research in Emotional Intelligence found that we human beings are wired for connection. We not only want to belong, we need...

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