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Focus on the Positives, Not the Negatives and Achieve Success
[pic1]Have you ever observed the stuff you say to yourself all day long? Do you realize how much of it is negative and defeating? If you are going to be up to big things in your life, then you are going to have to change your thinking and your talkin..read on

Are You Waiting on the World to Change?
I was listening to a song on the radio the other day by John Mayer called, ‘Waiting on the World to Change.’ Well, good luck with that. Sitting back and waiting in resignation for The Good Change Fairy to come and sprinkle pixie dust on your business..read on

Since When Did Mediocrity Become The Norm?
[pic2]One of the definitions of mediocrity I found on line stated: "Averageness: ordinariness as a consequence of being average and not outstanding," and that pretty much described what I've seen happening in a lot of businesses lately. They're mired..read on

Who\'s Lighting Whose Fire?
[pic1]Let me give you a few examples: • Do you walk in your office in the morning with a 'ho hum' attitude? • Do you look directly at the person when you talk to them? • Do you only comment on their performance when they make a mistake? ..read on

Discover the 9 Do’s and Don’ts of Successful People
"The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing." - Walt Disney [pic1]When I asked her how she felt, she said, "Scared to death," but she knew it was time to quit talking about success and take action. It was time to go big or go home a..read on

Just Say NO to Guilt Trips
“When we played softball, I'd steal second base, feel guilty and go back.” - Woody Allen [pic1]So, how many times have you felt guilty and gone back? Or better yet, how many times has feeling guilty cost you time and money in your business? L..read on

Are Your Boundaries Set in Sand or Stone?
“We love to overlook the boundaries which we do not wish to pass.” - Samuel Johnson [pic1]I know that I have talked about the importance of setting boundaries in your life and your business for success ad nauseam. I have written a few articles abo..read on

Get Rid of Fear and Embrace Freedom Today
[pic1]FEAR is the one thing that defeats us more than any other thing in the world according to Ralph Waldo Emerson. It is the one thing diminishes our capacity in a heartbeat. It keeps us from speaking up in our relationships; it keeps us from setti..read on

Is Your Silence Costing You Your Life?
[pic1]Martin Luther King was right on when he said, "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." It is the beginning of the end. A major source of stress is caused by unspoken feelings, not getting what we want, and ..read on

Wake Up, People! Abundance is All Around Us.
"How many of us go through our days parched and empty, thirsting after happiness, when we're really standing knee-deep in the river of abundance?" - Sarah Ban Breathnach [pic1]At a recent retreat I attended, I had one of my famous ‘Wake up, Alice’..read on

How Will You Survive the Winds of Change?
“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” - Charles Darwin [pic1]We are in the midst of a major global shift and transformation in the world right now. Look around you. ..read on

Whine and You Lose, But Ask and You Shall Receive
“Speaking your feelings is definitely a good thing, but if you really want to make an impact, you have to take it to the next level.” - Cookie Tuminello [pic1]There are those of us who live and speak totally from their feelings. And then there are..read on

You Can Do Everything by Yourself... But You Don’t Have To
[pic1]I’m sure that every one of you has heard the old adage, “Two heads are better than one.” Well, I’m positive whoever coined that phrase knew the power behind the importance of collective wisdom. What is it about us women that we think that we..read on

Mindset is the Key to Success
Until you match your ‘inner’ thoughts to your ‘outer’ ones, success will always be an illusion. “Come to the edge," He said. They said, "We are afraid." "Come to the edge," He said. They came. He pushed them...and they flew. - Guillaume Apollin..read on

If You Want Someone to Follow You, You Have to Give Good Directions
Five Steps to Increase Maximum Participation From Members of Your Team [pic1]Whether you are a high powered executive, manager, entrepreneur, or president of a volunteer organization, your success will be defined by two things: 1) Letting people..read on

Are You Courageous in Your Own Life?
“I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes ..read on

Success Starts by Creating the Environment to Succeed
[pic1]"To know and not to do is not to know." Proverb Well, guess what? If you say you know and are not doing it, then you don't know it. You might intellectually know it, but do you get it in your bones so to speak. This happened to me for a long..read on

Kick Your “Mental Trash” to the Curb to Make Way for New Experiences.
“We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” - Joseph Campbell [pic1]Letting go of the old to make room for the new can be difficult. Professional organizers talk about this step a lot ..read on

Drowning in Overwhelm? Get the 2 Step Approach to Keeping Your Head Above Water
[pic1]Okay, this is one of those ‘Wake up Alice, this ain’t Wonderland’ moments. I keep telling you that People Pleasing runs deep. It runs so far into your inner core that you don’t even realize when it is happening much less see a solution to the p..read on

What Core Values Are and Why You Need Them
[pic1]Have you ever felt like your ladder is not leaning on the right wall? I have, and it is because I’ve somehow veered off track. This happens because I simply forgot where I was going in the first place. I have also found out that this occurs bec..read on

How to Invite Happiness Back Into Your Life
"All my life I've wanted to be somebody, but I see now I should've been more specific." - Jane Wagner, Playwright [pic1]I just love this quote by Jane Wagner, as it describes how most of my clients feel when they first come to me for help. They kn..read on

Put Your Destiny in Good Hands - Your Own!
[pic1]"You control your future, your destiny. What you think about comes about. By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands - your own." - Mark V..read on

Don\'t Let Your Excuses Get in the Way of Your Success
[pic1]"Whatever reason you have for not being somebody, there's somebody who had that same problem and overcame it." -- Barbara Reynolds Let me use myself as an example. I came back from my holiday on January 7th armed with my New Year's intenti..read on

Focus on Positives, Not Negatives and Achieve Success
[pic1]Have you ever observed the stuff you say to yourself all day long? Do you realize how much of it is negative and defeating? If you are going to be up to big things in your life, then you are going to have to change your thinking and your talkin..read on

9 Do’s and Don’ts of Successful People
[pic1]The other day I was talking to one of my clients who had taken a giant leap of faith in her business that when implemented was going to catapult her company this year. I was so proud of her because she had chosen to invest in herself and her ul..read on

What Core Values Are and Why You Need Them.
“If the ladder is not leaning against the right wall, every step we take just gets us to the wrong place faster.” - Stephen R. Covey [pic1]Have you ever felt like your ladder is not leaning on the right wall? I have, and it is because I’ve somehow..read on

Stop Hiding Out and Playing Small in Your Life
[pic1]”Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.” Marianne Williamson Has your business suffered because you have been hiding out and playing small?..read on

Setting Boundaries To Maintain Your Sanity
[pic1]“It's a slippery slope, Carrie. Without boundaries you never know what might happen.” Miranda from Sex and the City TV Series I’m a firm believer that setting clear defining boundaries (and keeping them) is key to keeping your life reasona..read on

Get Rid of Fear and Embrace Freedom Today
“Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson [pic1]FEAR is the one thing that defeats us more than any other thing in the world according to Ralph Waldo Emerson. It is the one thing diminishes our cap..read on

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Cookie Tuminello is founder of Success Source, LLC, creator of the 8 step People Pleaser No More™ System, published author and sought after keynote speaker. In her powerful program, women learn how to go from being overwhelmed and overpowered, to having more Power, Purpose, and Prosperity in their business and personal lives right NOW. To receive Cookie’s FREE Report “50 Ways To Take Back Your Power Right Now” and sign up for her FREE newsletter “Coffee With Cookie”







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