Vipa Desai

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How to Be Less Than Perfect

Many of my patients who have successful careers are perfectionists. This allows them to excel in their work, be super-careful, and have a meticulous attention to detail. Just the traits one would want who is an accountant, engineer, surgeon, or lawyer, right? Yes, of course, and they do serve the …

10 Ways To Make Each Day A Leadership Masterpiece

Brian Layer, Brigadier General, United States Army (Retired) knows a few things about leadership. Brian is a West Point graduate who also holds three masters degrees. He twice commanded a brigade in Iraq, and is perhaps the most gifted and humble leader I’ve ever worked with. Brian now chairs our …

3 Steps to easy and effective goal-setting

<b>The more intensely we feel about an idea or a goal,</b><p><b>the more assuredly the idea,</b><p><b>buried deep in our subconscious,</b><p><b>will direct us along the path to its</b> …

Iyanla Vanzant: 4 Ways To Stop Comparing Yourself To Others

By Iyanla Vanzant<p><b>Q: How do I stop comparing myself with others?</b><p>1. Get clear about you.<p>A sense of self lets you see others' successes and become better, not bitter. List words that describe you: smart, strong, kind; mother, friend, visionary. Value yourself and you won't want to be like anyone …

The Top 7 Mindset Secrets for Success | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

I must admit, when I first sat down to write this article, I wasn’t inspired and had no idea what to write about! As a matter of fact, I stared at …

The Best Way to Be More Confident

Maybe it's public speaking or pitching investors. Whatever makes you weak in the knees--next time it happens, try this.<p>Confidence is not something you either have or you don't.<p>Take me. Stick me on a bicycle at a local group ride and I'm confident. I'm self-assured. I feel like I belong (which, if …

Self-improvement

How can being more flexible and adaptable improve life?

<b>When one door of happiness closes,</b><p><b>another opens;</b><p><b>but often we look so long at the closed door</b><p><b>that we do not see</b><p><b>the one which has been opened for …

9 Ways to Improve your Ability to Focus

I’ve been obsessed with focus lately.<p>It’s a highly valuable skill in an era characterized by multitasking, smart phones and constant distraction.<p>Your …

Don’t Treat People The Same. You Lose Potential.

My nephew has a form of Autism that falls on the spectrum close to high-functioning. He is an amazing kid who is constantly placed in a learning …

7 Tips for Pursuing Your Passion, Even If You Feel Behind

<b>“Don’t worry about what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”</b> …

4 Habits of Superbly Confident People

Having confidence, to me, is this awesome feeling that feels like you are walking on steady and solid ground, 10 feet tall.<p>Wanted to share with you some of my thoughts of how to have that feeling.<p>One of my favorite movie scenes is from the movie <i>Chariots of Fire</i>, where the runner Eric Liddell is …

Self-Acceptance