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Ready to Leave the Recession Behind for a Fresh Start in 2012?

By: Dr. Gaby Cora

We’re walking into 2012 and most Americans still taste recession. Perhaps they are dealing with:

  • Loss of their job
  • Loss of investments
  • Loss of health
  • Working more jobs and making less money
  • Financial strains affecting their relationships

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It’s Showtime

By: Dr. Gaby Cora

Welcome! What a pleasure it is to share the lessons learned and exciting projects with you! Dr. Gaby’s Take: Make Life Interesting is all about the amazing people I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing and the valuable lessons I’ve learned from them.

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Is Your Brilliant Personality Killing Your Business?

By: Dr. Gaby Cora

“Manners Maketh Man” was our school motto. I was so young I couldn’t even read when this was said during our assemblies but I came to understand what it meant early on. We could be the greatest at what we did but the way in which we interacted with one another spoke more about our greatness than our intellectual or physical ability demonstrated during debates, competitions, and daily activities.

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Are Alphas Healthier Than Their Counterparts?

By: Dr. Gaby Cora

Alpha males and females have intrinsic characteristics—aside from being competitive, controlling, and more aggressive, they are also born healthier, more energetic, and more resilient.

Sure, they can get themselves in to more stressful situations by virtue of being more dominant and on the front lines at all times, which in turn make them more vulnerable to personal attacks. Alphas get to have more head-to-head physical, emotional, and intellectual confrontations or plain collisions. Their innate ability to endure frontal assaults may exceed others’ genetic capabilities to sustain stress itself.

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Do you hold your loved ones hostage?

By: Dr. Gaby Cora

There are multiple ways in which people reciprocate their feelings: some exchange love for love and create lasting relationships that help one another experience happiness and growth. Others control their loved ones through guilt, money, or power.

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Stay Awake While Working at Night

By: Dr. Gaby Cora

The Federal Aviation Administration suspends a controller for watching a movie during his shift. This is another incident to add to other suspensions, mostly for sleeping on the job. Who’s at fault: the controller or the system in which the controller works? Although workers may focus better at their daytime job, night work offers a challenge: how do you stay awake when you are alone and when you are not so busy?

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On New Years and Effective Planning

By: Dr. Gaby Cora

One month into the New Year on the day of the Chinese New Year, most business owners, entrepreneurs, and companies are well immersed into their business plans already. As I prepared for our upcoming chapter meeting with the Women President’s Organization, I intended to follow-up on guiding the group to go deeper into the SWOT analysis with my co-chair, Linda Lane Gonzalez (President of Viva Partnership). This follow-up in addition to a conference call I participated in yesterday with my fellow chapter president elects in the National Speakers’ Association (a call that became focused on using a one-page business plan), spurred me into putting my thoughts together and narrowing down effective business plan processes.

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Do you complete what you start?

Many people start many projects and then complete some while leaving many incomplete. Some use the strategy of shooting in the dark with the hope that some arrows will reach the target. While this strategy may work if you have much energy to spare, a more focused, precise and accurate approach will be bull’s eye through time.

It is fine to stop doing something we don’t believe will work. However, if left unfinished, there is nothing we can look back to evaluate to improve. But what if this pattern happens over and over again? For example, let’s say you start a project. Midway, you realize it’s not what you expected and you stop it altogether. You start a second project and leave it hanging and then a third, fourth and fifth. Why is this technique inefficient and leading nowhere?

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Do you focus on achieving one goal at a time or do you try to reach many goals at the same time?

This has been the theme of the week.

An entrepreneur started a new venture and was concerned when things didn’t go as well as he expected. Although he had a great idea, he didn’t build the foundation to support the project, almost giving up before he had really started.

Another executive has been doing great with a simple strategy and was ready to let go with the consistent plan rather than focusing on it for the next few months before jumping into something else.

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Do you work through strengths or through weaknesses?

Do you work through strengths or through weaknesses?

Years ago I was chatting with a more senior executive in Corporate America. I mentioned my love of medicine and its integration with business and my dislike of the more tedious financial reports. She immediately said I should focus on developing skills in the accounting and financial aspects of my work, leaving aside my forte as I shouldn’t focus on my strengths but on my weaknesses, she said.

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