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  • Read about stress in washington, dc
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  • We’ve got to get serious about not being so serious!We have all gotten so serious, zapped our own fun and wonder why we are so uptight. Studies who when we lighten up and laugh more often we’re less stressed and more creative. Here’s one thing each of you can do to make change fun starting tomorrow. Buy an Easy Button for everyone on your team! Go to Staples or order them on Have it on your desk, bring it to staff meetings – even conference calls – and whenever someone comes up with a solution, answers a question, or volunteers to take care of a task, press the Easy Button. It’s quick, it’s fun, and everybody smiles. It says “we just figured something out.”
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  • 1. Thriving on Change: Secrets of Successful Businesswomen in Tough TimesBy Mary
  • 2. Have You Seen the HEADLINES?! Yikes!
  • 3. In the Last 12 Months Have You …  Changed jobs  Taken on more responsibility  Lost staff and can’t rehire  Created a new process that everyone just “loves”  Lost members or customers  Had to figure out how to do more with less money  Dealt with an executive team that’s more uptight than ever  Moved offices  Moved homes  Added a new member to your family  Got married  Got divorced  Stayed home for vacation rather than getting
  • 4. Secrets of Successful Businesswomen in Tough
  • 5. Most of the Time We Feel Like
  • 6. Fail Proof Evidence You Can Thrive on Change!
  • 7. Exhibit A: You’ve Been Changing Your Entire
  • 8. Exhibit B: You’re Still Here!
  • 9. “The hardest years are between 10 and 70.” – Helen
  • 10. Change is inevitable, growth is
  • 11. Whatever “It” Is, You Can Handle It, You Can Learn, You Can
  • 12. Secret # to Thriving on Change: Choose to
  • 13. Secret # to Thriving on Change: Keep Meeting New
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  • 15. How Often Do You Go to a Networking Event …
  • 16. And Only Talk to People You Already Know!
  • 17. Relationship
  • 18. Everyday is a Great Opportunity to Meet New People – in person, on the phone, or online!
  • 19. Be Curious, Ask Questions, ListenExactly what do you do in that department?What do you like best about your role?What’s the biggest thing your department is dealing with right now?Sounds like a lot of stress. How do you handle it?What’s the best vacation you’ve ever been on? I need ideas!
  • 20. Secret # to Thriving on Change: Keep Learning New
  • 21. “Learning is not compulsory …neither is survival.” -W. Edwards
  • 22. Identify Your “Change Challenge” & Start Learning More About
  • 23. Be Open to Learning From Everyday (even awkward)
  • 24. Secret # to Thriving on Change: Watch What You
  • 25.
  • 26. Research Shows… We have 60,000 thoughts a day 95% are the same as yesterday For the average person, 80% are negative Which leads to 2 conclusions…
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  • 28. Get Some New Thoughts! …especially about failure “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the thing you didn’t do than the things you did.” - Mark
  • 29. Are you sitting next to someone who is uptight? Are they?
  • 30. New Definition of
  • 31. Fail Fast, Learn & Move
  • 32. Secret # to Thriving on Change: Say Thank-you and Laugh
  • 33. The Power of Saying Thank You “The people who focused on gratitude were just flat-out happier. They saw their lives in more favorable terms.” - Research by Dr. Robert Emmons, University of CA- Davis and Dr. Michael McCullough, University of
  • 34. What’s one thing you’re grateful for today?
  • 35. Benefits of Laughter Relaxes whole body Boosts immune system Releases endorphins Protects the heart Dissolves distressed emotions Helps shift
  • 36. Get One, Use It!
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  • 38. 5 Secrets for Thriving on Change —Choose to Grow —Keep Meeting New People —Keep Learning New Things —Watch What You Think —Say Thank-you and Laugh
  • 39. Are These Really Secrets?
  • 40. They Are If You Don’t DO Them!
  • 41. No Matter What, Change Isn’t Easy So Beware…
  • 42. Stay Away From Whiners! Even if only mentally, give ‘em cheese and crackers to go with their whine and send em on their way!
  • 43. Get More Free Resources for Your Career Confidence at Grab Your Free Sanity, Confidence & Fun Action Pack which includes…  What Every Woman Must Know About Office Politics (eBook)  10 Bodacious® Career Builders for Women (eBook)  How to Thrive on Shift & Change for Your Career (eBook)  And more!
  • 44. About Mary Foley Mary offers practical advice to create sanity for your life and confidence for your career – all while having a bit of fun! After setting aside an engineering degree, she built a 10-year career at AOL during the company’s rocky rise to a global brand. Starting as an $8 customer service rep, she was promoted to manager within three years, lead a call center of 250, and became the company’s first head of corporate training. Today, Mary is the author of three books including Bodacious Career: Outrageous Success for Working Women, a popular national speaker, and former co-host of the Girlfriend We Gotta Talk! radio