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You’ve probably already noticed that, of late, people are ‘coming out’ in a myriad of ways having nothing to do with their sexual preference.

People are becoming more authentic with us, more transparent with who they are and how they got to this particular place in their lives.

They’re sharing their back-stories, their triumph over defeat, their recovery from addiction, and their tale of domestic violence.

We hear stories about people who have overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles every day.

And we’re relieved.

We think to ourselves, “Thank G-d I’m not alone; I’m not the only one who went through a depression or a divorce or bankruptcy. Phew!”

Gradually we’re ‘getting it’ about the correlation between who we are in our hearts and what we do in the world.

Slowly we’re accepting that the line between our heads and our hearts must be blurred if we’re to achieve success and truly be happy.

Reluctantly we’re letting go of our former definition of success, and with great relief, we’re embracing the idea that it’s our responsibility to define our success for ourselves, outside the traditional money and power model.

Yes, the line between our head and our heart is blurring.

If we’re to be consistently and sustainably happy, we must learn to cross back and forth between the two. We must learn to do it with ease, trust, and faith that, where it counts, we know exactly what we’re doing.

This is a very good thing because, historically, when our lines were blurred, we were confused, lost, directionless or without focus.

Not this time. This line needed to blur. It needed to be crossed. And you’re the only one who can do it for yourself.

So I leave you with my year-end message:

There is nothing more important than for you to be happy.

There is no feeling more valuable than loving and being loved.

There is no strategy better than believing in yourself.


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WomenThink™ partners with leaders of public, private, and non-profit global organizations to transform their female workforce into a high-performing LeaderForce™; attracting, developing, and retaining the best female talent as a result of creating an uncommon culture of equitable empowerment.

 For more than 29 years, WomenThink’s CEO, Nancy D. Solomon, has been a force for change and the go-to women’s leadership expert in traditionally male-dominated industries such as technology, banking, and finance, worldwide.

 She is a bold, courageous, and unapologetic advocate for women and has helped thousands remove the barriers to their fulfillment and success.

 As a result of their work with us, our clients build and sustain a vibrant, robust force of female leaders, equipped to manage the helm, and the highest offices of corporations across the globe. Our clients include Microsoft, Target, Acura, Amazon, Nordstrom, Wellpoint, and Westin and, as well as many passionate individuals.

 Schedule a meeting with us to begin the conversation of how we can accelerate your current transformation initiatives, as well as identify the future of leadership for your organization.

Known as The Impact Expert, she is the main stage speaker, expert trainer, and veteran coach who helps leaders solve key issues related to leadership development, employee engagement, and advancing women. She is the author of the acclaimed book: Impact! What Every Woman Needs to Know to Go from Invisible to Invincible and is currently working on her next book.