Category Archives: Discover Your Strengths

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The Pursuit of Perfection

Have you ever felt pressure to achieve perfection in your career, relationships, or personal life? Let’s talk about setting yourself free from the pursuit of perfection – and where to focus your effort and energy instead. Warmly, Melanie Ott Inspirational Thoughts “Gold cannot … Continue reading

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Create It & Become It: Using Your Body to Change Your Mind!

“Nonverbal [cues] govern how others think and feel about us – do they govern how we think and feel about ourselves?” ~ Amy Cuddy In my most recent e-newsletter I talked about how to create it and become it – … Continue reading

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Create It and Become It

You’ve heard of the concept “fake it till you make it.” Let’s take that idea one step further. Let’s talk about how to create it and become it – actively shaping your future self with today’s actions. Warmly, Melanie Ott … Continue reading

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Practice Patience

In today’s fast-paced world of “immediate everything,” patience seems in short supply. Add in the holiday hustle and bustle and being patient truly becomes a virtue! This season, practice patience and reap the benefits of a happier and healthier you. Warmly, Melanie Ott … Continue reading

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“And Above All: To Thine Own Self Be True.”

A tremendous part of appreciating and loving yourself is learning to be true to yourself.  Knowing what you stand for and what you believe gives you tremendous power.  And learning to accept yourself as you are, instead of constantly striving to … Continue reading

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Self-Kindness & Acceptance

My hope for you in 2016 is that you create a lifelong practice of self-kindness and acceptance. Instead of being your toughest critic, learn to accept your weaknesses, honor your strengths, and have greater compassion for your own “humanness.” Warmly, Melanie Ott Inspirational … Continue reading

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Cultivate Joy

As the year draws to a close, I encourage my friends, family, and clients to cultivate joy. By purposely choosing to be joyful, you will reclaim peace, wonder, and gratitude in all aspects of your life. Warmly, Melanie Ott Inspirational … Continue reading

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Smart Tips to Make the BEST Decision Possible

Decision making is an important pre-cursor to action. But there’s a delicate balance between making a decision just to move forward, and making the best decision for your life and goals. These tips can help guide you towards the wisest … Continue reading

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Make A Decision & Make It Happen

Have you ever felt stymied by indecision and unable to move forward in your life? This month we’re talking about making decisions and taking action: vital steps to progress and success. Warmly, Melanie Ott Inspirational Thoughts “Make decisions from the … Continue reading

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Practicing Positivity: Accept Negativity and Move Forward

In Chinese philosophy, the idea of yin and yang describes how apparently opposite or contrary forces are actually complementary, interconnected, and interdependent. What does that have to do with positivity? Well, just as many tangible dualities – light and dark, … Continue reading

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