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Shift Type A personality blues into positive thinking (video)

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Are you a Type-A personality adrenaline addict? Or you get frustrated when things don’t go your way and you cannot control or turn them around? In so many words, I am describing myself, a very hard-working workaholic border type-A personality. I love to beat myself up for never doing enough in any given situation, work, family or the world. I can be my best fan when life events go my way but my very worst enemy when they don’t.

Deborah Deras, a charismatic and engaging inspirational speaker who has herself experienced the hardships of this path, has gracefully shared this post with LIBizus. She recommends some tips for those days when you are feeling down that really will help you bounce back to your true, peaceful, loving and serene nature.

1) Let go of negative thoughts
Einstein says, “You can’t solve a problem from the consciousness that created it.” So you can’t think your way into positive thinking. I go to Hot Yoga which is literally the only way I can still my mind, quiet my body, release toxic emotions and unite me with my divinity. What practice do you have for this?

2) Finish incomplete issues
Anything you have on your TO DO list that is not done takes up space in your mind. It is like a hard drive that gets filled up with no more memory. Here are some options: do it, delete it or delegate it. Ignoring it will only make it worse and create stress in your mind whether you are aware of it or not.

3) Clear up resentments

Make a list of people who upset you. It doesn’t matter if they deserve to be punished, the fact is when we are upset at others we cut the love off from ourselves. Write a letter and forgive them. Send it to yourself until you are ready to edit and send to them.

4) Be grateful
I downloaded an APP called, igratitude to help me remember to be grateful for the big and small things. An attitude of gratitude instantly shifts our vibration and attracts more good. I also started writing and mailing, Thank you cards with a goal of two per week. This also helps me get in the habit of being appreciative.

5) Be compassionate with yourself
As recovering adrenaline addict-Type A plus personalities, we are very hard on ourselves. We don’t have the procrastination issue but the perfectionism one is insidious. Be kind to yourself. If it is a habit to beat yourself up, practice contrary action and cut yourself some slack. Practice saying, loving affirmations to yourself about yourself. i.e. “It is ok, sweetie. You will do better next time. You did your best.”

Getting out of a downward spiral is not easy nor does it happen overnight. It takes a diligent intention to focus on the light at the end of the tunnel. When you practice the 5 steps above it will illuminate the darkness a lot sooner and allow you to focus on the task at hand being a beneficial presence in the world.

Deborah Deras, inspirational speaker

Deborah Deras, inspirational speaker

Deborah Deras, M.S. C.R.C., ALSP, is a charismatic and engaging inspirational speaker, author, and social media marketing consultant. She is known as one of the top ten Latina speakers in the nation.

With over 15 years of experience speaking to audiences around the globe, she is a highly sought after speaker.

Her book, Confessions of an Adrenaline Addict: How to Achieve more with less effort, has contains powerful strategies to increase productivity and to thrive in the workplace. She also is the creator of Meditation for Success giving busy professional the tools to be more effective, productive and innovative.

Deborah is always on the cutting edge of technology and innovation. You can download her APP to connect with her. It is accessible on your Android and IPhone. Keyword: DeborahDeras. 

She resides in sunny Santa Monica, California but her second home is Miami, Florida.

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Schedule of Speakers

 Monday, October 6th

Ivette MayoThe Power of the I : If You Can Speak It ~ You Can Do IT!

with Ivette Mayo

Ivette Mayo, President and Chief Creative Officer of Yo Soy I AM, LLC, business coach, trainer and speaker concentrated on inspiring, engaging and empowering clients to create the CHANGE they desire in their lives and business to come true. This energetic change agent leverages personal and corporate experiences to connect to her audiences across the globe. Ivette is also the creator of Yo Soy Expressions, a line of bilingual note cards celebrating language and culture… A real passion for this award winning Latina entrepreneur.

Tuesday, October 7th

Jessica Ruvalcaba Latinas in Stem: How I was born to run this race

with Jessica Ruvalcaba

Jessica Ruvalcaba is a customer-centric marketer with high-tech experience in B2B, Direct, Field, Channels and Database Marketing known for innovative approaches to heightening awareness and generating pipeline using tools such as social media, advertising and promotions. She is also serves on the board Conexión (Cisco’s ERO group) as the Director of Talent Development Pipeline, Member of National Society of Hispanic MBA’s (NSHMBA).

Wednesday, October 8th

zulmaralManifesting Abundance: A Million Divas Making a Million Dollars

with Dr. Zulmara Maria Teixeira de Lima

Zulmara Maria is a Latina inspirational speaker, author, blogger, entrepreneur who is inspiring Latinas to soar while being culturally rooted. As the Founder at Roots and Wings, Zulmara endeavors to inspire Latinas to grow personally, professionally, and creatively as they tap into the raices that make them special and develop the alas to help them soar.

Thursday, October 9th

stevegallegosHow to Live a Remarkable Life: A Guide for the Modern Latino

with Steve Gallegos, JD

“America’s Ambassador on Success,” Steve Gallegos is a personal achievement speaker, trainer, author, and Host of “The Stevie G. Success Show” podcast designed to help listeners live more, play more, and rock the world! This former U.S. Marine Sergeant, Police Officer, Singer-Songwriter/Recording Artist, Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, and Published Commercial Photographer is committed to helping the Latino community thrive and prosper.


Elizabeth-FrischHow to turn your vision into a profitable endeavor

with Elizabeth Frisch

Elizabeth Frisch is founder of The Thrival Company. The Thrival Company focuses on leading organizations to consistent high performance culturally, socially, financially, and environmentally. Frisch is also author of Mission to Million$ – Taking Big Ideas and Making Them Reality. She started her career in the early 90’s as a chemical engineer working on processes and systems; but was frustrated at the lack of sustained performance around those engineered systems. In 2000, she decided to cross-train into human psychology and behavior change, adult learning, business performance, and change management after realizing “you can’t engineer humans.”

Friday, October 10th

Karla SandovalShift from Selling to Service, It’s a Personal Thing

Create a client experience that turns into continuous cash flow.

with Karla Sandoval

Karla Sandoval, is a worldwide speaker, leader and businesswoman. She has spent a lifetime developing herself and others as entrepreneurs. As an Executive Presidents Team Member with Herbalife International, Ms. Sandoval developed a successful team of Herbalife Independent Distributors worldwide. Sandoval is also the founder of Entrepreneur Intelligence and co-creator of the Entrepreneur Path.


David RosenhausThe Truth about Power and Leadership

with David Rosenhaus

David Rosenhaus is a unique specimen of individualism who teaches people to Fearlessly Embrace Your Individuality!™. Put simply, that means you will learn to stop being wrong for being you… regardless of what other people think. David has literally been on the bridge, ready to jump. His YOU10 POWER COACHING™ program uses the same tools he used to go from being clinically depressed to fearlessly free. For a FREE breakthrough session ($119 value!), go to

Monday, October 13th

Manny RuizHow to turn your Vision into Reality

with Manny Ruiz

Manny is an accomplished entrepreneur and award-winning public relations professional with extensive experience in Hispanic public relations. In 2011 he was named PR Professional of the Year by the Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA), for spearheading the advancement of the industry as founder of the Hispanic PR Blog and as a founder/creative director and partner of Hispanicize Event.

Tuesday, October 14th

Jesse MartinezHow to Fund Your Vision

with Jesse Martinez

Jesse Martinezfound his way to San Francisco in March 1997 where he first experienced what it meant to work for a startup. As employee 27, he got to see firsthand the building of a Silicon Valley company (funded by Sequoia Capital) that ultimately grew into a thousand+ employee corporation all in less than a year as it was acquired for $180 million by Frontier Communications. Martinez then emerged into the tech scene and is the cofounder of his third startup – Relevance. He is also cofounder of the Latino Startup Alliance, a non-profit supporting global Latino Tech Entrepreneurs and startup ecosystems.

Wednesday, October 15th

MariSantanaHow to Make Your Brand, Movement or Yourself

A Media Darling to Get the Press for Your Vision.

with Mari Santana

Founder of Mari Santana LLC



Deborah DerasMindset for Success

with Deborah Deras

Deborah Deras, M.S. C.R.C. ALSP is an inspirational speaker, author, and life coach. She is known as a productivity, stress management and leadership expert facilitating trainings, and keynote speaking engagements for Fortune 500 companies such as: J.P. Morgan, Kaiser, Macy’s, State Farm Insurance, British Petroleum.