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Where the sun don’t shine

Where the sun don’t shine

I love May. For me, not only does it mean more sunshine and the promise of summer days peeking around the corner, but it’s also my birthday month. Yes, I said month. Y’all know I like to celebrate! (No negative thinking here!) Birthdays are a big calendar marker. Not...

The Confidence Gap

The Confidence Gap

Y’all know I’m a big fan of celebrations! So, knowing March is Women’s History Month, it’s a great opportunity to thank some extraordinary women who shaped history. Think about it. The battles women have fought years ago granted us freedoms and rights we can so easily...

A Little Compassion Goes A Long Way

A Little Compassion Goes A Long Way

It’s the month of love and romance, friendships and partnerships, roses and candy. And can I just throw in a new idea? How about we add a little compassion in there, too? Compassion is empathy and concern for the suffering or misfortunes of others. And it’s a great...

The Art of Being Resolute

The Art of Being Resolute

There is something motivating about having a fresh new calendar to kickstart the new year, isn’t there? It brings a feeling of possibility and opportunity with it. Every year, I pick a word to focus on for the entire year. I think about this word in the months leading...

Permission to wish

Permission to wish

Have you made your holiday wish list yet? How about instead of just thinking about what you would like that comes in wrapping paper and a bow this year, take some time to think about what you really want… in business, in personal relationships, in life. Evaluate your...

Genuine People

Genuine People

Do you have genuine people in your life? You know the kind. People who are honest and real with you. People who inspire and motivate you. I’m talking about people who support you and are there for you - no matter what. They give you real feedback that helps you grow...

Victim Mentality

Victim Mentality

You know how, in every horror movie, there’s the one person that runs back into the haunted mansion? Or they run into the creepy forest first? The audience always knows what’s going to happen. The victim always goes in first. There’s a reason so many horror movies are...

Branding your communication style

Branding your communication style

This month, I’m focusing on ‘embracing the essentials' – the core elements needed to help you make a sale. Whether you are selling yourself or a product or service, getting back to the basics is important because we tend to let some things slide over time. Just one of...

Random Acts of Awesomeness 

Random Acts of Awesomeness 

It’s Awesome August! That’s right – I’m naming and claiming it. If you’ve read my past blogs, you know I talk a lot about kindness and gratitude and celebrating the little things. When you combine those three things, you get awesomeness. We're talking about those...

Judgment and comparison: travel companions of your personal brand

Judgment and comparison: travel companions of your personal brand

“If a negative thought arose, I'd repeat a positive one eight times in a row to counteract it. Soon, I began loving myself, imperfections and all. I stopped comparing myself to others (never compare yourself to others), and at last, I started to look good to myself.”...

Making Time for Rest

Making Time for Rest

“What is your relationship with rest?” A friend recently asked me that question, and it rocked me back on my heels. It made me stop and really think beyond a fast answer. So powerful for so many reasons! First, asking someone what their “relationship” with rest opens...

Celebrate Wins, Celebrate Yourself

Celebrate Wins, Celebrate Yourself

A friend of mine was raised to believe that celebrating her accomplishments was “bad” because it showed a lack of humility and “teamwork.” It appeared boastful and self-centered. To this day, she has a hard time owning her wins at work and in her personal life and...

Planting seeds for spring growth

Planting seeds for spring growth

I love spring! I love the new growth, the fresh possibilities and the idea of cleaning out the old to usher in unseen opportunities. A fresh start. Y’all know by now that my word for this year is OPPORTUNITY. It’s easy to get bogged down in the winter slump and not...

28 Day Challenge

28 Day Challenge

At the beginning of February, I invited my social media followers to use the 28 days of February to really start living their personal brand. If you didn’t catch the posts on the @DrCindy platforms, I’m inviting you to join the challenge now. It’s the day after...

Taking Charge in the New Year

Taking Charge in the New Year

The world has changed. Have you? How has your personal brand adjusted to the changes? Those are blunt questions, I know. You know I always keep it real with you. I guess my question is: You are in charge of your destiny, so what are you doing about it? How are you...

You are a gift to the world. Really.

You are a gift to the world. Really.

Recently it seems like I’ve been on the go non-stop. After releasing my second book, Sell Yourself, I was so grateful to be invited on podcasts, TV, radio, and blogs. It was a busy time, and I was definitely burning the candle at both ends. In fact, I even lost my...

Gratefulness as part of your brand

Gratefulness as part of your brand

Recently a friend of mine had a series of calamities happen – family injuries, technology collapsing during important times, power outages, the need to boil household water because of some problem at the treatment plant, pet illnesses, and the list goes on and on....

Don’t Be Afraid (To Raise Your Hand)

Don’t Be Afraid (To Raise Your Hand)

As we creep into Fall, I think of spooky things like scary movies, ghost stories and frightening haunted houses. I love all of it! It makes me think about one of the scariest questions I repeatedly get from people: I feel like my career is stalling; how can I prove...

A Course in YOU

A Course in YOU

One of the mantras I use in my book, Selling You, is: Create. Live. Sell. I say it a lot. I live it. I breathe it. And there’s a reason for that. Who you are isn’t just a gimmick or a trend or some influencer-speak. It’s real. Every single person on this planet has a...

The personal brand you don’t know about

The personal brand you don’t know about

Maybe you’ve never felt the need to sit down and think through what kind of personal brand you would like others to associate with you. Or you don’t like putting labels on yourself or others, so coming up with a personal brand just isn’t for you. It could be that you...

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