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The Secret of Success is...FOCUS!
September 2017 
Issue 109

 Triangle Speech Services is the private, professional practice of Judith L. Bergman, a licensed speech-language pathologist (SLP) who specializes in foreign accent and regional dialect modification and related communication skills. I offer customized, individual tutorials to corporate-sponsored and self-enrolled individuals who speak English fluently but with moderate to severe accents that create challenges and frustrations in the workplace.
   These challenges and frustrations do not have to be part of your life in the workplace forever. Accent modification training works if you decide to work with focus and determination. 
   I believe in the power of "relaxed" focus, that is, being intensely interested in a task without the distractions of fear or worry.     
Being Focused on the Present Moment
  Observe children. See how they can be intensely absorbed in an activity.  Yes, our lives become much more complex and filled with responsibilities and deadlines. But, if you truly have a passion to solve problems, to help others and yourself, I believe you need to use the power of the present moment to succeed. This is what is meant by "focus."
  • Time is merely a succession of present moments.
  • Can you take control of your time or do you let it control you?
  • Can you cut out distractions, by turning off your pinging smart phone while completing a task such as solving a problem in a workplace project or practicing your accent modification exercises?

Wise Words From Successful Teachers and Leaders 

  "To focus means to bring your attention to the center, to concentrate on one thing intently in order to gain clarity."  Cheryl Richardson, Life Makeovers

   " So rather than trying to do too many things at once, switch over to a mindset of focusing on just one thing while you are working."
Timo Kiander, Work Smarter Not Harder

"Talent is the result of hard work and focus; it is not an innate gift. People are capable of growth in pretty much every trait and ability. What one person can do, so can you." Joe Gaebel.

  "Focus means eliminating distractions, not just from other people, but the things we do to distract ourselves." 
Catherine Pulsifer, Using Time Wisely   

  "Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus."
Alexander Graham Bell

Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have. Make the Now the primary focus of your life.
Eckhart Tolle

And, finally this simple wisdom from a great Indian spiritual teacher, Paramahansa Yogananda: 
   We invite you to click on Triangle Speech Services  to visit our informative website.    We want to help you and know that we can if you are truly ready to do the work.
    Wisdom can be our launching pad or at least a platform on which we build our best lives.  I am personally attracted to and nourished by "wisdom teachings" and enjoy sharing them.  Like the warm rain, one never knows where wisdom teachings will fall and whom they will replenish.
  Managers, forward this newsletter to your international "stars" who might be interested in this professional training opportunity.    We are looking forward to hearing from you.


Judith L. Bergman M.A. CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist and Corporate Speech Trainer
Founder & Director of Triangle Speech Services