Life on Your Terms

Exclusive Interview: Diana Nyad’s Xtreme Life Lessons

Nyad-Diana-200x235There’s persistence—say, trying to swim the 110 miles from Cuba to Florida without a shark-proof cage. And then there’s Diana Nyad persistence—trying four more times, despite rough seas and stormy weather, hours-long asthma attacks and paralyzing jellyfish stings, until she succeeded—all after turning 60 years old. Nyad could also brand leadership, resilience and success. Here’s her take on them and more. Read More

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Podcast: Women Who Dare

Sheehy, GailIn this recording of our 30-minute teleclass with best-selling Passages author Gail Sheehy, you’ll hear about women—Sheehy included—who have mastered their fear in order to achieve their potential.

Sheehy, who recently launched the “Daring Project,” encouraging women to be different so they can start dreaming dangerously, talks about what it takes to be daring and the pivotal times in her life when she was afraid to do something but overcame her fear. She’ll inspire you and give you the confidence to leave your comfort zone—and go all out for your dreams.

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Exclusive Interview: Lupita Nyong’o on Strength, Success and Feeding Her Soul

Nyong'o, Lupita 200x235Long before Lupita Nyong’o won an Oscar for her first major movie role (Patsey in 12 Years a Slave) and graced the covers of Vogue, Marie Claire and People, she was a 16-year-old from Kenya moving halfway around the world by herself to study in Mexico, where her parents lived when she was born. She says she was “excited but mainly terrified.” But she set off with courage, which is not to be mistaken for fearlessness. “Courage is acknowledging fear and taking action in spite of it,” Nyong’o says. Read More

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Be a Woman Who Dares: Free Teleclass with Gail Sheehy—October 28

Sheehy, GailREGISTER HERE
Women Who Dare
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
1:00 to 1:30 PM (EDT)

You’ve got the brains, the talent, the resourcefulness, the passion. You’re just a little short on the courage it takes to put your great idea into action or otherwise pursue your dream. Gail Sheehy, author of Passages and Daring: My Passages, can help you make that leap of faith, whether you’re an aspiring entrepreneur, artist or CEO. Read More

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Podcast: Shift into Fall with Tory Johnson

Tory Johnson headshotAt a difficult time in her life, Tory Johnson had an epiphany: she needed to lose weight and start living the life she really wanted. Her book, The Shift, chronicles her journey into this new life with practical advice for anyone looking to make a change. In this inspiring 30-minute talk, Tory tells her story and makes it clear that whatever your shift, no matter how many times you’ve tried and failed, you can still do it. Read More

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Inspired By: Samantha Ettus

Samantha Ettus“…focus on your kids when you are with them, have one adult night out per week and be unapologetic about your lifestyle. You are a role model after all!”

Samantha Ettus is an expert in the art of personal branding. She’s also a bestselling author, television personality, and a wife and mother, so she has a lot of interesting things to say about making career and family work. Read on for some great advice.

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Swing for the Fences — Podcast with Tara Sophia Mohr

Mohr-Tara-300x335In this recording of our July teleclass, “Swing for the Fences,” author Tara Sophia Mohr illuminates the psychology of “playing small” and provides some great ideas for learning how to play big instead.

Listen to the fascinating 30-minute session below, and then visit taramohr.com to download her free “Ten Rules for Brilliant Women” workbook.
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How to Ask for What You Want—and Get It

Jane Hyun headshotUnhappy about something at work? Stop grumbling about it and speak up! Here’s the right way to do it, from Jane Hyun, a global leadership strategist and the co-author of Flex: The New Playbook for Managing Across Differences.

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Crack the Confidence Code — Podcast with Katty Kay

Katty KayWhy do so many women—even women who have achieved unprecedented success in the public and private sectors—lack the self-assurance that drives many of their male colleagues?

“Psychologists uniformly agree that a little bit of overconfidence is better than a little bit of under-confidence, which is what most women suffer from,” says BBC World News America anchor Katty Kay.

In this podcast, Kay explains the research behind confidence, plus why—and how—women should work on boosting the confidence they’ve got.

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Get What You Want by Getting Out of Your Own Way: Podcast

Munson-Laurasm“When we base our happiness on things out of our control, we’re living in insanity and powerlessness.”



How can we take control when things are difficult, and how can we create the life that we envision? In our free teleclass, author Laura Munson walks us through a series of powerful questions to help raise self-awareness and be able to: Read More

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