Success. Success? Success!

I’m still on a kick of de-bunking some of the common  ‘motivational phrases’ out there. Here are some examples of how this ‘motivational speaker’ disagrees with some well known platitudes:

It’s better to give than to receive. Well is sure can be nice to give, but giving comes at a cost, and it’s not just financial.  If giving or helping someone leaves you feeling depleted, emotionally spent, physically drained and/or in debt, perhaps it’s time to rethink how, when and why you are doing your giving.

Don’t quit – are you kidding me? Sometimes quitting is the best option. Sometimes you need to change course, put a different cog in the wheel, pause, rethink, change directions, get a divorce and/or start fresh. Quitting can not only be ok, it’s sometimes the best option.

So while I am all for motivation – sometimes you just have to think for yourself and tweak those sayings so that they resonate with your personally!

Kit Grant  and Joseph Ranseth, two bright men with cool takes on life  joined me today on the radio show to share their unique views on success in life, leadership and even on love.

Ever a softy, I really enjoyed Joseph philosophy on love  – his goal with his wife is to create a beautiful relationship that will grow in direct proportion to how they nurture their love. So rather than fall in love, they want to grow in love. Awe, so sweet. Can I steal that?

Please 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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