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THE ART AND SCIENCE OF PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL REINVENTION

The Art and Science of Personal and Professional Reinvention

This Extraordinary Self blog provides proven learning strategies and insights from the fields of cognitive neuro-sciences, accelerated learning, educational psychology and neuro-linguistic programing. Follow this blog and related offers to cultivate the thoughts, beliefs, behaviors and outcomes of Extraordinary Selves, learn how to navigate and overcome challenges, and enjoy deeper fulfillment in life, work and relationships.

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Overwhelmed? Here are 7 Ways to Reduce It

What does your brand of Overwhelm look like for you? This time of year, overwhelm runs rampant. The pressure of holiday gifting, parties, family, friends, spending, and work can spiral out of control. Perhaps you worry over Covid, flu and RSV, or needing to prod your kids to finish school work and college applications. If...
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What the Inner Critic or Inner Judge Does For Us

But Is There Another Way? Amanda was extremely attached to her father, not only because he was loving, kind and supportive. His criticism and pushing motivated her to achieve “The Win.” With “The Win” came the dazzle of fatherly approval. To get the approval she craved, Amanda pushed herself to become an all A student....
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What is Neuro-Linguistic Programming?

And how does NLP Factor into the Extraordinary Self® Program? Did you ever wonder why some people seem stuck in their lives, while others are thriving? Why do these thriving individuals reach outcome after outcome as they move forward in time? Back in the 60s, two men, Richard Bandler and John Grinder (along with Judith...
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How the Extraordinary Self® Program Came to Be

In 1969, while a doctoral student in psychology - and contemplating a troubled world - Diane Kramer heard a spiritual inner voice say: “The world will shift in a positive direction with Evolution, Belief Changes and Computers.” That intriguing message set her on a course to help herself and others evolve to a life of...
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Finding My Own Passion

Even as an introspective and insightful professional woman, I found it difficult to identify “my why.” I felt such great appetite for so many life endeavors and experiences (pasta included) that I couldn’t home in on that one special connection. I had no doubt that my family’s happiness was my “be all, end all,” but...
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Should You End Your Relationship or Marriage?

Insights from Dr. Diane Kramer, a Relationship Therapist for 35 years, and Co-Founder of Extraordinary Self Online e-Courses Ending a long relationship is not an easy process. It can be financially, emotionally and physically gut wrenching, even if you are the one wanting out. Do you have to go? It depends. Sometimes yes and sometimes...
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New Directions: Finding Yourself, Your Mission and Your Goals

Recently, a coaching client confessed to my Extraordinary Self partner, Donna, and myself, that she did not know what she wanted next in her life. I was perplexed. This person had developed an amazingly successful business. Puzzled, I asked myself how can someone like her not know what she wants next in her life? How...
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How Stress Can Impact Your Relationships

When I think of all the Relationships I have helped over the years, one aspect stands out more than any other — the impact of stress! The stress factor often differentiates good, successful relationships from those that need a lot of help. Why is Stress, or better yet, your Stress level, such a big factor...
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Transforming Inner Resources into Inner Power

Everyone has them. We’re talking about inner resources – the varying personality parts that make us tick. When transformed from hindrances to resources, they make us stronger and more capable. They also help us lead more extraordinary lives. Sadly, not everyone acknowledges these inner parts or has learned to befriend them. Does making friends or...
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Overcome the Marital Vicious Cycle

How Change Happened I dashed their individual hopes, and began to point out their Vicious Cycle to them. Within a few sessions, they each began to recognize and say to each other: There is the Vicious Cycle again. We got triggered. Let’s STOP! Once they each calmed down, they learned two important things: (1) To...
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My Journey from Ordinary to Extraordinary

“What if you could change the voices in your head that keep you from going for what you really want?”That really struck a chord with me! Earlier that morning, while visiting conference trade show booths, I spied a business opportunity I wanted to pursue. Having recently developed a course for creating winning B2B sales proposals,...
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What me, a Pleaser? Breaking the Vicious Cycle

I picked up the phone and listened to Grace on the other end. She started crying and said through her tears, “I am 46, with three grown kids and divorced. I want a relationship, but am so confused. Have I now found the right guy?” My response in my softest and most empathetic voice was,...
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Overcome Your Self-Defeating Patterns

Embracing New Skills Unlocks Your Potential Wonder why you’ve been stuck in the same old, same old? Have you wanted to dig out, but believe you can’t change? Are you feeling like change is a hopeless cause? Then, you’ll want to meet Beverly, the role model we introduce in Extraordinary Self® courses. Beverly learned how...
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Be Your Own Change Agent

Be the Change You Want to See in Your Life Like you, we’ve been deeply concerned by the impact of Coronavirus on our communities, the health of those we know and love, the jobs we hold, companies we work for, and lifestyles we’ve adopted. Life as we knew it has been disrupted, and the fear...
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Extraordinary Self® Beliefs to Move You Forward

Adopting a Set of Liberating Beliefs Will Fuel Your Success Extraordinary Selves have learned to rely on a learning mindset. They figure out what information and resources they need to succeed, then they take the steps needed to get there. The result is more breakthrough outcomes, consistently. What’s a breakthrough outcome? It’s a big result...
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What Holds You Back from the Life You Want?

Don’t Settle! Learn the Secrets of Change What keeps you from enjoying more of life? What worries make it difficult to fall asleep at night? Do fears hold you back from striving to reach big goals? No matter who you are, or what you’ve accomplished already, fear can be paralyzing. For many, it gets in...
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Living Your Best Vibe Podcast Features Dr. Diane Kramer

Ready for a dive into what it means to live as your Extraordinary Self®? “Setting criteria for what she wanted in her life was a game changer for Dr. Diane Kramer, founder of the Extraordinary Self® Program.” — Lizzie Brayton, Living Your Best Vibe Podcast Dr. Kramer, along with partner Donna Anselmo, recently moved the...
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Are Your Beliefs Ensuring More Extraordinary in Your Life?

Do You Believe in Yourself? Do you wish you had more confidence? Do you hope for more influence or control over your life? Then learn the Key Beliefs of Extraordinary Selves. First, Extraordinary Selves believe in their own intrinsic self worth. As a result, they are not easily dissauded and discouraged from reaching for goals....
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Welcome to Extraordinary

Your Extraordinary Future Awaits! We are very excited to welcome you to the new ExtraordinarySelf.com! This blog—and the e-learning programs we’ve developed to go with it—are the outgrowth of longstanding dedication to understanding the beliefs, thoughts, insights and behaviors leading to success and satisfaction in life and work. We want you to be satisfied with...
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