Is Perfectionism Holding Back Your Business Growth?

Speaker Launcher

The post Is Perfectionism Holding Back Your Business Growth? Maybe you’ve been there before… You are knee-deep in a project, and you keep tweaking and refining and adjusting, going round and round in circles until you just want to throw the whole thing away and start over! Does that sound familiar? Dan Sullivan talks about getting projects to 80% before handing them off to the team. I have started to adopt this in all areas of my life. My husband and I are renovating […].

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Please, Hold the Amends

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Meanwhile, I ask those on my social networks: Hey, hold the amends. Despite its low success rate, 12-step program Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) still dominates the recovery movement. Thanks to opioids, that movement has exploded in growth. Courts continue to "sentence" substance abusers to meetings of AA. And members of AA boast that they are attending two meetings a day (Duh).

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Why Do We Hold Hands?

Sandra Schrift - Executive Speech Coach

I love when I can hold hands with one or more people. Author Robert Fulghum, of All I Really need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, wrote: “When you go out in the world, watch out for traffic, hold hands, and stick together.” They held hands and when they died soon after, they were still holding hands. because they were holding hands! who can you hold hands with today It feels like we are caring and cared for – feeling connected.

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Let go instead of holding on (to your content)

Speak Schmeak

It requires the ability to let go of something we want to hold onto, a piece of writing or a story we think will make all the difference ! "Perfection is finally attained, not when there is no longer anything to add, but when there is no longer anything to take away." ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, aircraft designer and author of The Little Prince I'm fortunate that, in most of my speaking, I'm not required to be particularly concise.

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Fourth of July - Hold Your Dog Close

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That's to hold close the dogs who become terrified of the loud noises and flashes of light from the fireworks.  Some volunteers make it their business to show up at animal shelters on the Fourth of July.   That's what all of us who are pet parents have to also do. I have backed out of my usual Thursday evening meeting at a support group. No way can I leave my four-legged son LOV alone. That's downright animal cruelty.

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Barnes & Noble - Hold the Nostalgia

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The latest negative news from Barnes & Noble is that it canned its chief executive officer Demos Parneros. He  has been forced out, without severance. The termination is due to a violation of corporate policies. No other details are available. The good news part of this, at least for governance experts, is that whatever the bad behavior was, it isn't being rewarded with a hefty exit package.    When Parneros was in charge, B&N stock went down 30%.

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Hertz Global Holdings' Press Release on Filing Chapter 11

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Law firm White & Case LLP represents Hertz Global Holdings in the legal aspects of its filing for Chapter 11. The corporation provides that and other details in its own press release.    According to Hertz, what led up to the action have been the massive and swift impacts of COVID-19 on its business. Travel halted. The ongoing uncertainties associated with the pandemic essentially were the tipping point for filing Chapter 11 in U.S.

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How To Tame the Gremlins Holding You Back with Rick Carson

Speaker Launcher

The post How To Tame the Gremlins Holding You Back with Rick Carson appeared first on Jane Atkinson. We all have that inner voice that tells us we’re not good enough, smart enough, or worthy of what we desire in this life. On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Show, we are so fortunate to welcome Rick Carson who will discuss those nasty little “Gremlins” and how to banish them from our thoughts to create the world that we dream of.

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Getting/Holding Onto Work = New American Heroes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Also, as law-firm partners get pushed out, those who are able to hold onto their positions are the ones we analyze. In a time of faster economic growth, the adage used to be: Those who die with the most toys win. That was then. Now, in a time of economic struggle, the emerging measure of a man or a woman is how long they were able to keep working. The heroes of American society are Warren Buffett and Rupert Murdoch. They are in their 80s.

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June Jobs Report: Hold Euphoria

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That means those with jobs can't count on holding on for them for a long time. According to the U.S. Labor Department, in June 2014, 288,000 jobs were created and unemployment was at 6.1 percent. Here is the wrap-up in The Wall Street Journal (sub. req.). But there's no reason for euphoria. What remains the same is that the U.S. economy is a changing one. Or that the knowledge base and skills they're using on those jobs will be marketable tomorrow.

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Hold the Shock: Substance Abuse = The American Way

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Maybe it's leveraged as a form of self-medication. Often, it's simply a source of fun.    And, there are theories about addiction. For whatever reasons, what's labeled "substance abuse" has become standard in American culture. The form of the substance can be illegal and legal drugs, alcohol, food, and tobacco.    Given that, premature deaths have to be expected. That's just that.

Are You Holding Out On Them?

Succeed Speaking

Let me begin by asking you a series of questions. Do you believe you have a valuable message to share? Of course… Can you share all of your insights/expertise in 45-90 minutes (a typical keynote)? Of course not… So are you offering some way people can “take you home&# — ideally, more than a book. Business Strategy Product Creation Information Products Product Creation for Speakers

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Post-COVID-19 Times: Every Reason for Bike Culture to Hold On

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

After workplaces open, more workers might be commuting to them on bicycles.    That trend kicked off even before COVID-19 raised fears about contagion from using public transportation. According to Statista, in 2019, on the average 5% got to work on their own bikes and another 1% on shared bikes. That's in contrast to the average 0.6% in 2017. 

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How Fear of Public Speaking Can Hold Back Your Career

SketchBubble

The post How Fear of Public Speaking Can Hold Back Your Career appeared first on SketchBubble Official Blog. If you suffer from a fear of public speaking, you are definitely not alone. In fact, fear of public speaking often lands in the top five of the biggest fears that humans have. In some surveys, it even lands in the number one slot, with death coming in at a close second! While some people […].

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Vogue Never Again in Vogue - Anna Wintour Holds onto Job, Influence Gone with the Wind

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That's where Anna Wintour stands in the world of influence. The tipping point has been the outing of the culture of exclusion at Vogue and throughout Conde Nast. In addition, she herself has been positioned and packaged as not the humane presence needed as people die of COVID-19 and the economy falls off the cliff. Yes, Wintour has been able to keep her job.    But, her influence, which is far more important, has gone poof.

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Can't Sell House - Retirement/Semi-Retirement On Hold

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" For them, that means their future is on hold. Is the lesson here: If you're planning to retire/semi-retire in the next 10 years, don't buy a house? Maybe.    Increasingly, from those over-50 I coach I am hearing their angst about "not being able to sell the house." As MarketWatch reports, sales of both existing and new houses are down double-digits and inventory is up double-digits.

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Females Not from Midwest - Your Regional Accent Can Be Holding You Back

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

She explained how my accent would "hold me back." What "holds us back" is usually a cluster of traits a particular employer doesn't like. This is no secret: A neutral accent, such as from the midwest, usually gives the edge in professional opportunities. For a long time it was widely known that the coveted position of on-air anchor mandated a lack of accent. 

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Famous Speech Friday: Janet Yellen on holding women back

The Eloquent Woman

Pronouncements by the Fed chair--currently economist Janet Yellen, the first woman to hold the post--are read like tea leaves for signals of change in the economy, and hold great weight. In America, the chair of our central banking Federal Reserve System (known familiarly as "The Fed") speaks frequently, but with care.

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Large Law Firms, Cookie Lovers, and Mom - Hold the High Tech

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Maybe the worst business to be in is as a tech vendor to the law firms - and even to in-house legal departments. Law.com reports on how tech is a tough sell. The major reason why is that time is money. Automating tasks ranging from brief writing to responding to client questions cuts the number of billable hours. Efficiency is not welcome. The billable hour not only potentially sucks in more revenue.

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How to Hold Your Own During a Conference

The Communication Blog

How to Hold Your Own During A Conference. Holding your own in a conference boils down to holding your own in a conversation. Learning how to hold your own in a conference is just like learning a foreign language, which is why simulation training is so important for anyone wanting to maintain a competitive edge. Here is a guest post on communication during conferences. Hope you like it. In the fast-paced world of business, every meeting is an important meeting.

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"Criminal Minds" Holds Up W/O Aaron Hotchner

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Fans of "Criminal Minds" weren't optimistic that the series could hold up without the character of unit leader Aaron Hotchner. But, surprisingly it is. Last night's episode "Neon Terror" worked well. It featured two kinds of attention-seekers who fed on each other. The result was a fatal crime spree in Florida. One miscreant was a young man who first tasted the thrill of extreme media coverage when his babysitter was murdered.

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When "the centre cannot hold" - Society's Institutions Seem So Clueless (e.g. tragedy in Edgewood, PA)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Yeats, "the centre cannot hold," they make it through all those artificial barriers like respectability and hope that tomorrow will be better.  According to records, reports the Daily Mail , law enforcement had been called several times to 318 Garland Street, Edgewood, Pennsylvania. The reason had been domestic disputes associated with mental illness. However, that intervention didn't prevent the play-out of tragedy.

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The center cannot hold

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In THE NEW YORK TIMES today, Benedict Carey surveys all the terms applied to that state of being when the center cannot hold.  "  No longer could I hold down who I was with careerism, ideology, and even writing.   They range from "nervous breakdown" to "burnout."  "  But they lack the self-conscious wordsmithing of those narcissistic types like Hamlet who take that road increasingly traveled. 

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Civilization and Its Discontents - Those Who Can't Hold on and Do a FIRE

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The longing for a complete disengagement can take hold in college. When he was 20 years old, Christopher Knight got it that he didn't want to or couldn't continue with life as most people live it.    He entered the Maine woods. He remained there for 27 years. He pulled that off without human contact or earning a living. To prevent detection he only left his primitive shelter at night. It was then that he foraged for supplies, including food.

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The Aura of Alternate Medicine In Play - Can CBD Hold Up Against Regulatory/Litigation Attacks?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

By 2022, forecasts Statista , sales in the CBD (cannabidiol) industry are projected to be at about $1.8 billion. In 2018, they totaled only half a billion. So, yes, growth is on a high upward trajectory. But, as in the vaping industry , that can derail. Investors could get badly burned. Consumers could feel betrayed. CBD is derived from the cannabis plant. It is being used as a form of alternate medicine. Its best known for treating a rare form of epilepsy ( Lennox-Gastaut syndrome ). 

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Hold the intimacy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

One of the positive results of the grim downturn is that we, at least those of us who economically survived, got down to business.    We ditched all expectations of work to be a social arena of intimate sharing, emotional support, and validation.      Actually, it's become binary: those who got it and have become all business and those who didn't.    I don't accept the latter for clients. 

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The Tragedy of Tessa Majors - Hold the Lessons To Be Learned

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

She shouldn't have been walking alone near sundown in Manhattan. Not a city girl, she shouldn't have enrolled in a college in an urban area. She shouldn't have had such open body language, which invites attack. Those are among The Lessons To Be Learned that some who love platitudes are likely mouthing off.    Beyond those cliches is the reality that safety is no where. Sure, there are relative degrees of that.

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Presidential Debates: Hold the pizza

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As marketing and public relations pros know, gimmicks involve risk.    But given the possible awesome results, the gamble could be worth it. This time it wasn't, Pizza Hut decided.      It had promoted the offer of free pizza once a week for life (30 years) to anyone who asked the debaters at the town hall meeting at Hofstra what the presidential candidates liked on their pizza.    However, as USA TODAY reports, it backed off. 

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Storytelling - Maybe Hold Back on All That This Holiday Season with the Boozers in Your Life

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Like any needed service, recovery has become an industry. As such, it provides increasing professional opportunity for those who can put together the right positioning and packaging.    Among those is Lisa Smith, feathered recently in a Law.com podcast. Earlier, Abovethelaw covered her downward trajectory and climb back up. In the successful book "Girl Walks Out of Bar," Smith tells her story. So had Susan Cheever and Pete Hamill.

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N.C.I.S. - Can It Hold Onto Ratings w/o Abby?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's official. Zany Abby announced she is leaving N.C.I.S.    In that communication she denied the parting was on bad terms with the powers that be on the show.    But, the reality is that her decision puts the ratings of N.C.I.S. in play. Like Penelope the off-beat computer whiz on "Criminal Minds," she serves unique roles. Those include: Comic relief. The content is grim so a bit of crazy is needed. A heart.

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SEO Experts, Life Insurers, et al. - Pleasepleaseplease, Hold Off on Season Greetings

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Soon enough the Halloween pop-up stores will disappear.    And, the holiday season will begin. That means tons of email wishing us a joyful and safe whatever. Those sending them will range from SEO experts eager to put us on the first page of Google to insurance representatives who want to prevent us from burdening our loved ones when we die.    Some will not stop there.

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Drudge Report - 5 Dead & Hold Platitudes about Prevention

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Drudge Report, of course, headlines with the latest shooting tragedy. After all, it's a news service. Not just a platform for conservative political points of view. This time carnage occurred at a baggage claim area in a Florida airport. 5 are dead. In custody is Estenban Santiago. Here is the Daily Mail coverage the Drudge Report links to. Read it and you realize that no one even pretends to know why this happened. At least not yet. Likely, Santiago will never fully know either.

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VOGUE not holding up

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In the second half of '09, newsstand copies of VOGUE were down 15.1%.    During the same timeframe, those of VANITY FAIR were up. Could we women be rebelling about being told how to look?    VOGUE never was focused on real women, like Dove soap has been.    It might have to pay dearly for that.      It could seek salvation by having a major spread on consignment stores which carry lots of size-12 brands.

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Hold Free Food - Give Us More Training & Development

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"According to our recent Qualtrics study on millennials in the workplace, respondents ranked 'free food' as one of the least important elements of company culture." " - Ryan Smith, Fortune, June 10, 2015. Here is the article. It is almost deja vu of Marie Antoinette's Let Them Eat Cake. So many companies have joined the conga line of providing free eats to employees.

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Hold A New Jersey Law License? This May Be Of Interest…

Matt Eventoff

As aof last January, every active attorney licensed in New Jersey must complete 24 hours of Continuing Legal Education courses every two years. The Supreme Court of New Jersey’s Board of Continuing Legal Education approves and accredits courses, and has approved “Legal Crises: Preparing & Dealing with the Unexpected&# (NJ CLE Credit 2.00) for 2 CLE credits.

Hold The Words: The most compelling communications

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Words, words, words. That's what the prince of Denmark Hamlet lamented. He could well be the unofficial patron saint of zen. At the New Haven Zen Center in Connecticut, the most compelling communications are wordless. Those might go for a one-hour meditation to a week-long silent retreat held at its larger facility in Providence, Rhode Island. The silence is so rich that it spills over into times when oral communication is permitted.

WIRED not holding up

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The blame game has started.    WIRED's troubles, reports  Ryan Tate in GAWKER, are being blamed on its head Christopher Anderson.    Instead of pushing ads, which have been going down down down, Anderson has been focused on hawking his books and delivering keynote addresses.    Meanwhile there have been ongoing layoffs at WIRED, which is owned by the beleaguered Conde Nast.

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THE POLITICIAN Sales Hold Up

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Although it's been out there a while, Andrew Young's THE POLITICIAN is still selling well.    Tonight on Amazon.com, it's at #481 , which is excellent. Young confirms that promoting a book is 90% of the new book game.    The marketplace is glutted with books.    Everyone is savvy enough to understand that a book is the price of entry.    Also, self-publishing makes that easier. 

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"Mad Men" - Don can't hold it together

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

We know the Don Draper type.    We went to college or graduate school with them. Despite being screwed up they did well professionally.    Because they did they attracted an attractive mate.    Then came the limitations of middle age.    They began to hit walls and couldn't handle all that. Those walls included the women on the side no longer so eager to please them. 

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Shooting survivor holds ‘Congress on Your Corner’

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized az gabby giffords ron barber shooting

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A Clinton Administration - Will It Put SCOTUS, Job-Hunters On-Hold for 4 Years

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Everything seems to be on hold. A nation on hold for four years could be bad news for hiring and promotions in the legal sector. A Hillary Clinton presidency could likely mean that the U.S. Supreme Court will remain with at least one vacancy. Maybe more. As Kathryn Rubino reports on Abovethelaw , Richard Barr, Republican U.S. Senator from North Carolina, joins other U.S. Senate conservatives in blocking any prospect Clinton would put up for confirmation.

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STUCK! Retirement Plans, Careers On Hold (roaming around your McMansion at age 110)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In professional services such as public relations and marketing  junior staff usually have to cool their heels and wait for those at the top to retire. That's usually the way upward mobility happens.    Well, not much of that is bound to happen in many firms. The softening real estate market could put the kibosh on partners' retirement plans. After all, that's one of their major investments and cashing it out is necessary to enjoy the good life post decades of work.

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Facebook - The All-Knowing Being We Were Socialized to Hold in Reverence in Catholic School

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's the kind of all-knowing supreme being we were socialized to hold in reverence in Catholic school. This morning Facebook gave me a heads up about what the weather will be like in my hometown of Austintown, Ohio.    As I was researching the kinds and costs of apartments in Monroeville, Pennsylvania, sure enough, there was an ad on my Facebook page for a particular apartment complex in that city outside of Pittsburgh.

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