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Out of the Grind and Back to Life

Posted by Julie Morris on Tue, Feb 20, 2018 @ 04:07 PM

Just because you have a career doesn’t mean you can’t have a personal life, too. It’s time to take control of your day so you can enjoy each aspect of your 24 hours. Keep reading for tips and tricks to own your career before it owns you.

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Motivational Speaker for the NC Epic Users Group

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Mon, Feb 12, 2018 @ 02:59 PM

funny motivational speakersOn February 22, 2018, I am a motivational speaker for the North Carolina Epic Users Group Meeting.

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Stop Hoarding and Let Go of the Past

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Fri, Feb 09, 2018 @ 12:34 PM

Because something is not used, it’s not useless. However, holding onto stuff can hold you back and keep you from evolving as a leader and overall as a person.

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How to Deal with​ ​Public Speaking Anxiety

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Tue, Feb 06, 2018 @ 04:22 PM

A common question I get as a motivational speaker is how to control nervousness when speaking.

A great tip that has stuck with me over the years is that fear and excitement are nearly the same emotion, just on different ends of the spectrum. It's hard to tell if you are excited or scared. Thus, it is far better to label this feeling as excitement.

Why not channel your nervous energy into enthusiasm for the speech and the audience? The moment you mark your sweaty palms and the knocking of your knees as fear, it becomes fear and intensifies.

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