Give Yourself a Gold Star!

Happy Friday!

”Great job!’ ‘You are a total rockstar!’ ‘Well done!’ Praise. Recognition.

Approval. It feels good, right?!?

And receiving positive reinforcement has been proven to increase motivation and performance more than receiving negative reinforcement.

Yet, even more detrimental than taking any critical feedback as Truth with a capital ‘T’, is taking positive recognition as Truth.

In this week’s video, we’ll explore the reasons as to why we crave praise, what makes it so dangerous, and how to break the cycle.

Remember, praise from yourself is FAR more powerful than any praise you all ever receive from anyone else…

If you truly want to get your brave on, you need to stop seeking external validation, and instead believe deep down you are good enough exactly as you are… right here, right now. 

So this week I challenge you – no I DARE you – to take some time to go inward, and find some internal validation. 



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Carol Schulte

Carol is a published author, has been featured in numerous magazines and podcasts, and is a returning guest expert on Rogers TV. Having lived and worked in 16 countries including Ashrams in India and vans in New Zealand, rocked dreadlocks in Thailand and shaved her head for breast cancer, she certainly walks her talk and brings a global perspective to all she does. When she’s not traveling or speaking on stage, you can find her volunteering as a bereavement facilitator, training for her next triathlon, or practicing her serious carpool karaoke game.

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  1. Baksho Ghangass says

    I am smart. I am caring. I am a hard worker. I am a good wife and mother. I am a survivor. I am….Wonder Woman!!! Woo-hoo🙏❤️

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