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The Gurus Won’t Tell You This (but I will)

You’ve heard it a dozen (or more) times, I’m sure: The (supposed) mega-millionaire that tells you that his/her program will make you 6 figures in 6 months… or the “expert” pimping their latest “blueprint” that uses the “exact same tactics they used” to get to their first million dollars…. Just fork over thousands of dollars,…

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Are You Stuck in Planning Mode?

“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail” — Benjamin Franklin We all know that planning is critical to success. It’s no secret that things always go better when we know what we want, and know what we need to do to get it. That’s why we make to-do lists, and that’s why…

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What would it take…

What would it take… for you to have everything you want do everything you want see everyone go anywhere be anything and everything to truly live… What would it take to make that happen to give AND receive to other AND yourself to experience joy… Maybe you’re already there even without knowing it… Are you?…

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Is this critical element missing from your branding?

When developing a brand, people often go straight to the graphics — the logo, the colors, the business card and website. This is the wrong way to go about developing a strong brand. Starting with the logo is doing it backwards If a brand is going to be effective, there’s some groundwork to do first….

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What to do when you don’t know what to do

When you’re stressed, freaking out, and can’t think straight, it can be hard to see things clearly. We live in a world with lots going on, and not all of it is easy to deal with. Here’s what to do when you don’t know what to do. Stressed? Take a deep breath Take a deep…

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Let’s talk about distractions…

Have you ever had the kind of day when you can’t seem to get anything done? When every time you attempt to focus on your work, something gets in the way? Interruptions. Distractions. Call them what you want, but we all have them. There are two types of distractions: 1. Distractions that are beyond our…

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The Mid-Year Review: Keep your business on track

One day you wake up, and realize it’s June. The months have been flying by, you’ve been doing your thing, and then BAM, it’s summer and half the year is gone. (whaaat?) Summer is here, and it’s the perfect time for a mid-year review Are you on track? Have you done the things you wanted…

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Why Pink Peonies are Killing Your Business

You’ve seen the pictures, I’m sure — a vase full of peonies sitting on a desk next to a pretty planner, a computer keyboard, and a small bowl of gold paperclips or a stapler sitting nearby. A cute pair of sunglasses rests casually on the desk, and let’s not forget the caffeinated beverage in a…

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The Myth of Tomorrow

Tomorrow Tomorrow holds promise, hope, relief, forgiveness, new beginnings, and second chances. I’ll do it tomorrow… Tomorrow gives you just a little more time. To get ready To mentally prepare To take a breath To think about it To get braver To get motivated To resist To procrastinate To put it off To talk yourself…

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Have you listened to your business lately?

What? Listen to your business, you say? Well, you may think the concept is a bit odd, but it really isn’t. Think about it – any strong relationship requires basic elements — things like love and compassion, care and tending, and give and take. Strong relationships also rely on honest communication — lots of listening,…

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Why I Don’t Want You to Turn on Instagram Notifications

Yesterday my own Instagram feed was full of graphics with little arrows pointing up the top right area of the post, and instructions telling me to turn on notifications. Maybe you saw that too, and wondered what it’s all about. Here’s the scoop. Instagram is rolling out a new algorithm, and it’s creating quite a…

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The Words We Tell Ourselves

I don’t have time. There’s too much to do. I don’t deserve it. Have you ever said those things to yourself? Years ago, I was having a deep discussion with a friend about fun, spontaneity, and letting go of the need to set goals. We debated all the different things we do and why they…

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