Small Talk Leads to BIG Talk

Developing a strong character, generally we don’t think too much about our character, we just carry on our merry way.

This week spend a bit of time reflecting…

• Character traits do you currently possess that you are very proud of. Make of list of these traits and ask people you trust to help you add onto your list.

• Who do you want to be? Begin by identifying one quality you would like to strengthen in yourself, a quality you possess but perhaps it’s in short supply! Uncover and discover what people with that characteristic do, how they behave and present themselves in the world. Emulate this behaviour; look for opportunities to behave that way yourself! You know what they say, fake it ‘til you make it.

•Ditch the reruns in your head saying, “I can’t, I could never, I have never, no one in my family has any…”

• Celebrate each small step, and when you have a firm handle on this character trait, go back to step one!

Developing a strong character – it’s just one more way you can live Your Life, Unlimited!

This week on Your Life, Unlimited radio retired Colonel Jill Morgenthaler’s site  and John Maxwell trained Art Alexander’s site and I dove into skills to help you ‘lift the lid’ on your leadership skills both at home and beyond.

Art and Jill, both full of inspiring stories, shared their insights including:

Small talk leads to BIG talk

Times may by tough, but YOU are tougher

Have the courage to take command

You can enjoy the whole show here…

Stephanie Staples, CSP* is the author of When Enlightening Strikes – Creating a Mindset for Uncommon Success, an internationally acclaimed motivational speaker, and the recipient of the 2014 Manitoba Woman Entrepreneur Award for Contributions to Community. Stephanie empowers audiences & clients across North America to bring their ‘A’ game to work and to life. Stephanie has a special interest in working with and empowering nurses and healthcare providers. She happily calls Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada home. You can get loads of complimentary resources to help with issues such as work/life balance, wellness, stress management and happiness in general, as well as find out more information about her coaching and speaking services at

* Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), conferred by the National Speakers Association is the speaking profession’s international measure of professional platform proficiency. Less than 10 percent of speakers have earned this credential and are recognized as some of the best in their fields. Stephanie was one of only five professional speakers in Canada (and the only woman) to attain this designation in 2013.


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