From Mandy Yamamoto™


Tips for Tackling Tough Conversations 

Whether you’re an introvert or an extrovert, I think we can all agree that tough conversations are … uncomfortable. That's why so many of us avoid them at all costs. In fact, research shows that one in four people have been putting off an uncomfortable conversation...

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Personal Development

20 Ways to Invest in Yourself 

Don’t worry. I’m not going to suggest that you do ALL twenty ways to invest in yourself. Let’s not get carried away. But I do hope that you’ll pick and choose from this list of ideas and begin to invest in your health, your personal development, your relationships,...

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Great Leaders are Great Learners

If you want to be an impactful leader, you must become a learner! The reason for this is simple—when you’re in a leadership role, it’s likely that you’re looked to as the person with all the answers. When things go wrong, you’re called on to fix them. When people...

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Lead with Compassion 

What’s the secret ingredient to being a good leader? What separates the good leaders from the great? Everyone’s answers to these questions might look a little different! I think we can all agree that it takes hard work, passion, and a whole bunch of learning...

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Personal Development

Creating Meaningful Connections 

Humans need other humans—it's just the way we’re wired. Our lives are richer, and a lot more fun, when we establish meaningful connections with others. Not to mention, having good relationships does wonders for your health and wellbeing (read up on the research...

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Personal Development

Rediscovering Routine 

We all know how it goes: You’ve got a great routine going, you’re living your most productive life, you’re making great progress on your goals … and then, life happens. You get sick. Things don’t go according to your plan. Life throws you a curve ball. And before...

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Tips on Changing Your Direction in Life

We’ve all heard the motivational sayings … “pursue your passion,” “chase your dreams,” or even the classic, “reach for the stars!” However, these are all easier said than done, right? When you’ve been heading down a certain path—whether intentionally or...

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Personal Development

Networking as an Introvert

I think we can all agree that networking isn’t always easy, whether you’d consider yourself an introvert or an extrovert. Those awkward conversations that seem to have no end, the long, drawn-out pauses … if you’re cringing right now, I know you understand what I...