Power Decoded

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Quitting Negative Self-Talk

You might say that talking badly to yourself is not that big of a deal. What does it matter? The story we tell ourselves also becomes part of our identity. Do you want your identity to become that of someone who is dumb, lazy, incompetent, or foolish? Definitely not.

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Do It. Scare the Boys.

Ambition is having or showing a strong desire and determination to succeed. Own your ambition. It’s not your job to make others comfortable.

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Finding an Equal Partner

After experiencing the intimidation factor that seemed to regularly come into play as I learned how to date as a forty-something, I shifted the protocols in my pursuit of a new and Equal Partner.

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Control Your Own Money

It is not only important to earn your own money—but to control it as well. This is a lesson I learned the hard way after realizing that I had given up almost all control of my financial situation to my ex.

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Make Your Own Money

As humans, we are apt to view the future through rose-colored glasses or lenses. Often it is, but sometimes it is not. Life often does not go the rosy way that we envision or expect. Making our own money can save our sanity, our confidence and our ability to stand on our own two feet should life not go the way we had hoped.

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Your Front Row and Your Five

You do not owe access to your life to anyone. Only to those you deem deserve that access and thus whom you let into your inner circle – Your Front Row and Your Five.


Merideth Thompson

Merideth Thompson, Ph.D., is an educator, author, and speaker, who empowers young women with the skills they need to live a happy, productive life. It is her goal to demystify dense academic studies and data for everyday people so that they can make informed decisions for themselves. 

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