Positive Self-Talk Supports Your Life and Career

Katie Highsmith hosts me on WDUN's "The Local Hour" to discuss the personal and professional advantages of positive self-talk

“What?” you protest, “I don’t talk to myself!”

Yet think about that for a minute. Haven’t you muttered comments like these?

“I’m always late.”
“This job interview scares me.”
“No way I can speak to an audience without having a panic attack.”
“Usually, I am not a good mother.”
“Remembering names just isn’t one of my talents.”
“Heck, no way I can land that account.”
“Going back to college wouldn’t work. I’m not smart enough.”
“Helen will get the promotion, because it’s a sure thing I won’t.”

Or if you haven’t used those words exactly, chances are good that you have rated yourself low in other ways. With that in mind, Katie Highsmith and I discussed the incredible results that powerful self-talk brings to your life and career. Among our topics:

*What to say to yourself before your job interview
*How your inner dialogue will help you deliver a more compelling speech
*Dr. Shad Helmstetter, author of the pioneering classic book on this topic, What to Say When You Talk to Yourself.
*Helmstetter’s concept of “erase and replace”
*How to access Self-Talk videos on You Tube, one produced by Helmstetter and one that I produced
*Why supportive self-talk carries special importance on Monday morning

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Moss Robertson Cadillac Gives Generously

Moss Robertson Contributes to Our Favorite Charity

Because I spent two decades as a professional fund raiser before launching my current company, Championship Communication, I have great respect for prosperous people who give generously to charitable causes. Here’s a recent local example:

You don’t have to be a business genius to know that the automobile industry has experienced serious downturns the last couple of years. Yet my favorite dealer–Moss Robertson Cadillac, based in Gainesville, Georgia–not only survived, but also launched a test drive program that would benefit local charities.

To our delight, Moss and his daughter Katie selected my wife Sandra and me to join other test drive teams in “The Cadillac of Test Drives.” For two days, we enjoyed giving our friends a ride in the 2010 SRX model. The luxury and comfort impressed all of us unforgettably. As I told Moss, “We didn’t go for a ride. . .we went for a glide.”

The test drive teams competed to see how many hits they could attract to their page on the dealer’s Web site. The winner was popular radio talk show host Katie Highsmith of WDUN, who designated Challenged Child and Friends as her preferred charity.

While Challenged Child and Friends earned the largest amount, Moss Robertson Cadillac contributed generously to every team’s favorite cause. In the photo, Moss is giving Sandra and me a check for our charity of choice, Grace Episcopal Church in Gainesville, GA, where we belong. (Pictured left to right, Moss, Sandra, Bill, and Katie Robertson Sanders.)

Immediately after the presentation, Sandra and I stopped at Grace Church and gave Moss Robertson’s check to Doug Dailey, our grateful priest.

Next time I give a motivational speech or seminar, I’m sure to mention how this outstanding Cadillac dealer proved that great business leaders are just as eager to give as they are to get.

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