I Am Tired Of The Eggshell Dance

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I Am Tired Of The Eggshell Dance By Marianne Simon You know what I mean. Tired of worrying about what people think. Tired of worrying about hurting people’s feelings. Tired of being afraid to make a mistake. Tired of talking quietly, cautiously. Tired of making waves, tired of tiptoeing thru life. I’m tired of holding it in, sucking it up. Tired of keeping it back. Tired of smiling until my cheeks crack. Tired of not trusting … [Read more...]

Turtle On A Rock (Or Who Needs Multi-Tasking?)!

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Turtle On A Rock (Or Who Needs Multi-Tasking?)! By Marianne Simon I am questioning when it became such a great skill to be able to multi-task. Maybe it is my age showing. Or maybe it’s just plain scary to watch a bike rider texting on their phone with one hand while taking a puff of a cigarette with the other. And for myself I know that when I eat lunch while entering my receipts in Quickbooks, I only up with a belly ache and grease all … [Read more...]

The Dreaded “What DO You Do?” Question

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How To Answer The Dreaded "What DO You Do?" Question By Marianne Simon How do you answer the dreaded "What do you do?" question? I was standing outside The Cap Theater in Sherman Oaks waiting to see an evening of women’s monologues. The event had been created by a dear friend, Christina Dunbar, who started Artistpreneurs On Stage , a program that supports women expressing themselves creatively. As was customary, a group of us … [Read more...]

Do You Know The Real Reason Speakers Love To Speak?

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Do You Know The Real Reason Speakers Love To Speak? By Marianne Simon Do you know the REAL reason speakers love to speak? Because it is a RUSH! Giving a great Presentation is Intense, Exhilarating, Intense, Mind-blowing When you are in the zone as a speaker – it is you up on the stage, fully standing in your power, your light, your mission. It is you, sharing yourself, arms wide open, completely focused and present. Now, ask any … [Read more...]

Sometimes Silence Speaks The Loudest

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Sometimes Silence Speaks The Loudest By Marianne Simon In the Midst of All the Noise and Confusion, Sometimes Silence Speaks the Loudest. As speakers we want to stand out, to have people take notice. But often, in the attempt to gain the attention, the tendency is to look out at what others are doing, so we strive to be funnier, louder, more daring than everyone else. Unfortunately, in focusing on what others are doing, we lose the key … [Read more...]

Stepping Into Our Sexuality As Speakers

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Stepping Into Our Sexuality As Speakers By Marianne Simon There is nothing more beautiful, more powerful, than seeing a woman who is confident in herself and her sexuality. Over the years, I’ve heard that, seen it, and sometimes felt it for myself. However, what I had not realized is how much that energy can affect our presence when we are speaking on stage. This last weekend, I had the pleasure of attending the Thrive Client Attraction … [Read more...]

I Gave Birth!

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I Gave Birth! By Marianne Simon I’ve given birth! What’s making a sales call compared to that? As I sit at my desk, list in hand, my palms sweating, my heart pounding, I have to wonder, what is the big deal? How is it that making a few phone calls to friends and supporters has me in such a tizzy? After all, I’ve done much bigger, much scarier things. For example, I’ve given birth! After spending 9 months nauseous, ravenous, then … [Read more...]