Category Archives: Success

How Hungry are You?

  Have you ever sat down to a meal and said, ” I’m so hungry I could eat a _____?”  When you are that hungry, you often will eat whatever is available. If you are eating in a restaurant, you may order more than typical because you just want some food. Sometimes you will choose…

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Everyone Goofs even Smart Business Owners

  Did you watch the Academy Awards a few nights ago? Everyone is talking about how unfortunate it was to have announced the wrong winner for the Best Picture. It was unfortunate, but certainly not devastating, because everyone goofs sometime. Of course, no one wants to wear egg on their face in public but I…

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I Want to Stop Being a Witch

“I don’t just want to stop being an employee, she volunteered, I want to stop being a witch.” That’s what a new client said as we discussed what she wanted to do with her future. She has given me permission to share her comment but I am sure she is really saying what many people…

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How Much Will This Cost Me?

One of the first questions clients often ask me is, “How much will this cost me?” and although I publish my rates people often automatically ask that question immediately. I don’t mind because I think it’s important to know what you are paying for, but I always wonder if clients ever imagine what it will…

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Stuck in The Slump?

You need only to glance around to know what time of the year it is. Somewhere between “too much to do” and “not enough time to do it” started a few weeks ago. One major holiday nearly followed by another and a year winding down way too quickly. It’s easy this time of year to…

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How About A Slice of Mediocrity?

    “Would you like a slice of Mediocrity, because most people spend their lives happy with that?” Well of course you wouldn’t, but that is just what I was asked by an established business owner after I had just started my first business. My father recommended I ask him to lunch because he was…

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The Sweet Spot of Success

Unless you live under a rock, you know who Oprah Winfrey, Michael Phelps, Serena Williams, Leonardo DiCaprio and Michael Hyatt are. They are all the best at what they do. But, they didn’t get to that sweet spot without help. Everyone of them had a coach who helped them reach their potential…EVERY ONE! Sure, there…

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How to Leave a Legacy

Many of my clients are entering the sunset of their lives. They have been in careers for years, raised families and completed many goals. But, it never fails to amaze me how many of them really want to leave not just a mark but a true legacy on the future. They realize material possessions can…

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When Your Selling isn’t Gelling

  You’re really NOT in a productive business if you are not selling anything. Even a not for profit, must “sell” it’s benefits to contributors in order to fund raise. For any business, whether with a product or service, to be successful it must make sales and when that selling isn’t gelling, there is a…

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When The Seat of Your Pants Is Ineffective

  We can learn a lot of things by the seat of our pants. If you sit around a with a group of people playing bridge and start to play, you might be able to pick up the game after awhile or maybe you want to try to learn to ice skate. You can put…

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