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Sheila's Brain Blog

Author | Personality Expert | Speaker | Educator

WordWednesday – “Chrometophobia”

“Chrometophobia” is my word for #WordWednesday. Noun: An intense fear of money Usage: Did you know that “Chrometophobia” causes people anxiety and stress? Pronunciation: khrêma +‎ phobia – http://tiny.cc/5ku47y    Do you know any one who suffers from “Chrometophobia” when spending money, having too much money, or not having enough money?   My family business memoir, No Bunk, Just…

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4 Ways to Recognize and Deal with People’s Difficult “Shadowed” Behavior and Personality.

We all have experienced difficult people professionally and personally. Recently, I experienced a difficult person who I thought of as a Meevillian. Meevillain is the  Princess of the Forest of Fear in my Princess Shayna’s Invisible Visible Gift, which is the children’s fairy tale version of What Color Is Your Brain?®. Meevillain is the “shadowed” side…

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Gratitude and Remembrance for D-Day and the Battle of Midway

Today,  marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day on June 6, 1944. June 4th marked the 77th anniversary of the Battle of Midway on May 4, 1942. Both events mark turning points in World War II and the battles for freedom in the European and Pacific theaters of war. This morning, the Daily Herald newspaper featured…

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Word Wednesday – “Borborygmus”

“Borborygmus” is my word for #WordWednesday. Noun: A rumbling, gurgling, or squeaking noise from the abdomen caused by gas Usage: When I hear “Borborygmus” it’s time for a snack! Pronunciation: http://tiny.cc/vetu7y  – bôrbəˈriɡməs Has “Borborygmus” ever made you fell self-conscious?   My family business memoir, No Bunk, Just BS (Business Sense) is available on Amazon.com. Remember: 10% of royalties from the sale of No…

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6 Ways Your Character Can Contribute to Your Success?

This week’s business advice relates to your character, which describes your attributes and abilities, not a fictional individual, and success your achieve. The wisdom comes from Chapter 5:  No Bunk Achieving & Maintaining Success Truths  is from my family business memoir, No Bunk Just BS (Business Sense) Timely and Timeless Truths Business School Cannot Teach…

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Brain Color Tips to Handle Your Money and Build Relationships!

The month of May was filled with planning, preparing, and presenting What Color Is Your Brain?® Programs. The first program was for the patrons of the Wauconda Area Library, in Wauconda, Illinois. It was a pleasure working librarian Amy Saccca. 88 people were registered and we had a full room of people eager to discover…

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Word Wednesday – “Afflatus”

“Afflatus” is my word for #WordWednesday Noun: Rush of divine or creative impulse or poetic inspiration Usage:  She had a sudden “Afflatus” about the title for her new book. Pronunciation: http://tiny.cc/kash7y  – əˈflādəs Have you recently experienced an “Afflatus” in your life?   My family business memoir, No Bunk, Just BS (Business Sense) is available on Amazon.com. Remember: 10% of royalties from…

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Discover a Secret to Keep Your Customers Happy!

This week’s Customer Service  advice is from my family business memoir, No Bunk Just BS (Business Sense) Timely and Timeless Truths Business School Cannot Teach You!. I Am Your Customer is the  No Bunk Truth #3: Customers need an incentive to continue a relationship with you in Chapter 4 – No Bunk Customer Service and…

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The Mystery of An Employee’s Gratitude

Gratitude is the quality of being thankful, having the ability to show appreciation, and to return kindness. The following story is from my family business memoir, No Bunk Just BS (Business Sense) Timely and Timeless Truths Business School Cannot Teach You! in Chapter 3: No Bunk Employee & Teamwork Truths. No Bunk Back Story: Gratitude at…

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Word Wednesday – “Preantepenultimate”

“Preantepenultimate” is my word for #WordWednesday Adjective: Three before the end; fourth to last. Usage: Sylvia was disappointed being the “Preantepenultimate” person in line for the movie. Do you get upset when you are the “Preantepenultimate” person in a long line? http://tiny.cc/ebke6y  – pronunciation – prē’ăn’tĭpĭnŭlʹtĭmət  Think of different ways you can avoid being the “Preantepenultimate” person…

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