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B E  T H E  L E A D E R  O T H E R S  C H O O S E  T O  F O L L O W 
❣️You❣️ ❣️Your Spirit❣️ 
One of the blessings of aging is the wisdom that comes with it. Releasing you from living your life based on the dreaded “shoulds.” Giving you greater freedom to be you and honor all that is important to you, with a true understanding that “No” is actually a complete sentence. You don’t need to defend it, define it, or in any way explain yourself. And the list goes on…
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❣️YOUR Emotional Life❣️
I don’t know about you, but Spring is one of my favorite seasons. It is a time of renewal, refreshment, and revitalization. Which matches perfectly with this month’s ❣️All About YOU❣️focus.

Click below for resources.
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 ❣️YOUR Community❣️ 
Happy entrance to March. In our ❣️All About YOU❣️ series, the focus for this Month is Community. Your Community. This is a time for you to reflect on your community.  I would recommend listing them out because as you begin to do this type of work, you will think you will remember it all, but in truth, you won’t.

Click below to see the tools I use personally to do just this.
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 Intro To All About YOU 
I wanted to share some of the details of the additional focus I will bring to you this year.  It will be 360-degrees of ❣️ All About YOU❣️ focused on Wellness. Not just the traditional areas: nutrition, exercise, sleep, but rather a variety of areas that contribute to your overall wellness and personal fulfillment.  I'll be offering curated content, resources, and recommendations in each category. I would like you to send me additional resources that you find valuable so I can share them with everyone. (or share them in the posts on social media).

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Holy Cannoli Mama❣️ 
I hope your 2024 is off to a great start and that the year evolved in the way you desire. Have you made a plan, set goals, or intentions for the new year?  If you have, does this plan feed your soul or deplete it?  One that inspires you or is another “to do” list? If it is another “to do” list or full of “shoulds,” please take some time and create a new one, follow your heart and honor you. Read more for tips.

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Don't Forget The "No's!" 
It’s that time of year. The time when we review the past year and plan for the new year. There are many ways to go about this. I thought I would share how I approach this, rather than a list of goals it is more of a look within to find your way.

Before I jump into all of that I want to take a minute to let you know the elements that are NOT a part of this process of judgment, making yourself wrong or less than.
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 The Navy Veteran's Gift That Keeps On Giving 
I hope you have been able to enjoy the fall weather. This weekend I did just that as I walked outdoors. I was reminded of my first Navy football game after moving to Annapolis, MD. I sat next to a Freshman Navy Cadet and a Navy Veteran was seated behind me. What a gift that turned out to be.

Read more of the key takeaways that guide me still today.
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 Life Is Like A Camera. 
I came across the above quote by Ziad K. Abdelnour at a coffee shop and literally stopped in my tracks. I had so many thoughts racing around my head.

As I stood there pondering this, others began to do the same.

I finally spoke up and said, “what a brilliant reframe from the way so many of us live our day-to-day.
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Make It Personal! 
As we move from summer into the fall work crunch before the holidays, Work Life Balance (WLB) can quickly get lost. One of the biggest discoveries I have made when it comes to defining WLB is that you MUST make it personal.

Here are a few things to consider as you define what WLB looks like for YOU
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Uncommon Connections Create Uncommon Value 
There is a great deal of value in uncommon connections.

Many we don't think twice about. At face value, none belong together. However, someone had the vision and the courage to give it a try.

So what does that mean for your career and life?
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 Are You The Chicken, The Egg, Or The Coffee Bean? 
Have you ever heard the story about the Carrot, Egg, and Coffee Bean? It is a wonderful story that speaks to how we handle the daily struggles and conflicts that come our way.

Which one are you?

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 The Sounds Diversity Creates 
A friend sent me a link to a recording of the acapella group Pentatonix singing the Simon & Garfunkel song, The sound of Silence.

What is so magical about their arrangement of this song is how beautifully it highlights each of the singers' unique gifts. Separately they would sound lovely but together they are magnificent. Different styles, ranges, and talents all coming together to become event more than they could be separately.

To me Pentatonix is a beautiful example of what is true when we celebrate our differences and come together as one.

When you take that same premise to leadership today, it not only calls for leaders to lead differently but also for all of us to recognize that there is a leader inside each and every one of us.

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 The Bluegrass Half Marathon 
Recently, a client shared an experience they had when things did not turn out as planned or desired. Rather than being with what was happening and making any changes necessary in the moment, they stewed over what went wrong.

Starr, how do you handle it when things doesn't work out as you planned?

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 Red Letter Days! 
It's a Red-Letter Day here in Annapolis, Maryland and I would love for you to celebrate with me. 

I was able to change the sheets on my bed by myself today, ‘mike drop moment’. That may sound silly, but to me it was a Red-Letter Moment worth celebrating!

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Yes, AND vs Yes BUT 
 That Who would have thought this one phrase, "Yes, AND" could make such a difference in out ability to connect, find the most robust solutions, and create space for differing opinions to come together in productive, harmonious ways.

The world of improvisation has much to teach us in out lives, careers, and business. 

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 Words To Live And Grow By 
I have had this quote by Thomas Crum's first book titled: The Magic of Conflict, in front of me for the past 30 years. What does this quote say to you? May the wisdom of this quote awaken deeper awareness into you and all you desire to create in your life and career.
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 Be More You Not Faux You 
One of the reasons I love what I do is because of the people I meet and work with.  I am continually inspired by who they are, what they have overcome and achieved…in many cases defying the odds in big and bold ways.
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 Confidence Is A Slippery Little Sucker! 
There are times where confidence feels like a fair-weather friend. Here in the good times and absent in times of challenge…something you struggle to hold on to.
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 Do You Honor Yourself At Work? 
We all have fears as we elevate in our careers. It is how we respond to those moments that define who we are as leaders and the level of success we will achieve.

Do you let that moment define you or use it as your catalyst to move beyond the fear or circumstance?
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 Blind Spots Will Hold You Back 
“New level, new devil.”

That is what a past mentor of mine used to say. I didn't like it focusing on the negative, so I changed it to:

“New level, new opportunity to grow.”

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 The Best Strategy for Masterful Communication 
Who’d of thought, this one phrase; Yes, AND could make such a difference in our ability to connect, find the most robust solutions, and create space for differing opinions to come together in productive/harmonious ways.
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 Technology is Killing Our Communication 
While technology allows us to connect with people we might not otherwise be able to and do so with ease, it has actually hurt our ability to communicate.
How many people do you know that have had a relationship end via text or been let go from a company through an email?

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 How To Create Your Vision Statement 
In last week's blog, I touched on the topic of building out your DREAM 15 influencers that you want to meet. People that can help you elevate your career, business, leadership presence, make an introduction, or potentially partner with you. 
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 Build Your DREAM 15 
Imagine going to work each day (or starting your day from your laptop, like so many of us right now), full of purpose and conviction. You are motivated, you strongly believe in your values and you are passionately committed to your mission.
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 Reveal Your Greatest Place of Differentiation 
How do I differentiate myself as a leader? Do I have to copy what other great leaders are doing if I want to be a great leader, too?

I get asked questions like this a lot and my answer is always the same...
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 How Do You Align Your Personal and Career Goals 
One of the first steps in my client coaching process is bringing personal & professional life into alignment. I thought I would share this step in the process with all of you in our community of leaders making a difference in the world so you can do the same.
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 Own The Impact Your Unique Leadership Style Creates 
I believe that leaders come in all shapes and sizes, genders, orientations, affiliations, abilities, races, ages, levels of experience...and that the world needs each of us to show up fully as the leaders we are here to be.
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Business Innovation Group
DBA Belinda Pruyne
PO Box 373
Chester, MD 21619

Phone: (646) 450-4244
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DBA Belinda Pruyne
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Chester, MD 21619

Phone: (646) 450-4244
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