What’s YOUR Story?

by Motivational Keynote Speaker Jean Gatz Did you really give your sister a kidney or did you just make up that story to add punch to your keynote?" Whenever I get that question my answer has two parts. "Yes, I did...

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Take Charge!

by Motivational Keynote Speaker Jean Gatz What’s the “one thing” you’ve done since reading this blog last week to re-think your choices and make this a STAND OUT year? Have you looked at a major change in your job or your...

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Just One Thing…

by Motivational Keynote Speaker Jean Gatz Do you remember that famous line from the movie City Slickers? As they ride along the trail Jack Palance (as Curly) tells Billy Crystal, "The secret to life is just one thing.” Crystal asks,...

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Changing the “Green Screen” of your Life

by Motivational Speaker Jean Gatz While preparing to record a video training series on leadership for a corporate client, I commented that the green screen in the background wasn’t very attractive. (I think the word I actually used was “tacky.”)...

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Where Is Your Focus?

Standing on my hotel balcony I watched as early morning beachcombers searched for seashells. Suddenly I noticed several dolphins about 100 feet from shore, putting on quite a show! Surely one of the shell gatherers would notice them and alert everyone...

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Encouragers vs. Rain Cloud People

by Motivational Keynote Speaker Jean Gatz Heard any discouraging comments at work lately? How about at home? Sure makes it harder to do your job and live your life, doesn’t it? Discouragers are everywhere. I call them Rain Cloud People...

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How’s Your Balancing Act?

by Motivational Keynote Speaker Jean Gatz “It seemed like a good idea at the time.” Sound familiar? Several years ago, in a hurry to get in shape quickly, I began a weight-training program that was too advanced for me. Within...

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Planning for the Unexpected Makes Sense

by Motivational Keynote Speaker Jean Gatz Have you ever had a day that didn’t go quite as planned? You created this perfect scenario in your mind, but the reality that unfolded didn’t even come close. My (very short) career as...

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“Who’s in charge here?”

by Motivational Keynote Speaker Jean Gatz Coincidence… Luck… Karma… Fate… Chance… Words tossed around a lot lately, often as excuses for bad choices, but rarely as explanations for good ones. When it comes to your future success, there are two...

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When Do I Get a Turn to Lead?

by Motivational Keynote Speaker Jean Gatz In my last semester of college I needed one more Physical Education credit to graduate. Not being a big fan of P.E., I chose a class that sounded like fun and would provide a...

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