personal growth Archives - Amie Devero

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Your Worst Traits

February 3, 2020
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In today’s world there is a lot of emphasis on finding our strengths, affirming who we are, self-empowerment and self-esteem. This has a lot of benefits, and I take no issue with that. But there is a narcissistic side to our self-affirming culture. It […]

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Here Comes 2020!

December 31, 2019
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This is the time of year when, even if you don’t make official “resolutions”, it’s difficult not to consider how you would like to shape the forthcoming year – and of course, how you fared in the previous one. Since most resolutions fail, I always try to […]

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Self-Fulfilling Prophecies

December 18, 2017
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We have all heard of the idea of the self-fulfilling prophecy. Mostly, the way we use that idiom is as a sort of shorthand for a superstition that if we think something bad will happen it mysteriously will turn out that way.  But there is […]

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When You Are Dead

September 29, 2016
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Have you ever tried to imagine your own memorial service, or the obituary that announces it? What will people say about you, and how will they feel about the person you have been. We have all seen movies and read books in which the chief conceit is that […]

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No Secrets. Go Public!

January 4, 2016
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We are not going to talk about resolutions forever, but since we just started 2016, it seems like a good idea to at least weigh in once or twice on the subject we are all preoccupied with accomplishing.  New topic tomorrow, promise.

So you are on day 3 […]

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Back from the Future

December 30, 2015
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If you took the steps outlined over the last two entries you should have one or a couple of short, inspiring mission statements that vividly describe the universe, experientially, of life (or business) once you have fulfilled your New Year’s resolution.  If it is done properly, it […]

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The Management of Dreams

December 16, 2015
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As we look at the New Year approaching and experience a sense of hope – a vision for a different quality of life, health or financial security — it’s easy to forget some of the basic tenets that help us succeed in our professional lives.  Even smart business people […]

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The Wall

December 11, 2015
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I was reflecting back on an earlier career yesterday, back when I was a personal trainer in the early 90’s.  Although my passion at the time was working with athletes and people in post-cardiac rehab, unfortunately those populations often found the cost of personal training prohibitive […]

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