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Measure YOUR Progress for Success

There’s this bit of advice that keeps popping up.  An idea about one major key to success.  When a nugget of truth continually gets on my radar, I know it’s time to listen.  And because I love this community so freakin’ much and want nothing more than for your business to reach the stratosphere, I’m sharing it here.  Ready? If you genuinely want to succeed in your business, there is one simple step to take… Stay in your lane.  Run your own race.  Or in other words – measure your progress and your progress alone.  Super simple but sort of […]

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Oh Fudge, There’s Only 1 Month Left in the Year!

No, your eyes aren’t deceiving you.  And no, you didn’t sleep through a few weeks of the month.  For my team and I, we really have only one month left in our year.  You see, we’re shutting down for the entire week of Thanksgiving and then again during the last two weeks of the year.  So we only have four weeks left to wrap up this year with a bow. When I realized that, I admit, light panic set in. A clenching of my chest.  Holy smokes, there’s some much left to do – newsletters, social media posts, gifts for […]

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What Happened When I Forgot to be Myself

You might not know this, but since we’re all pals around here, here goes.  I coach in an online business program.  It isn’t even my program.  It’s someone else’s.  And I loved it. That is, until I didn’t. When I was asked to be the lead coach in the program, I admit that I was flattered. My ego was stroked a bit, too.  This person, who is the face and brand for the program, was trusting me to run the ship. From start to finish.  As the months leading up to the program dwindled, I dove in head first to […]

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do you approach your team with a growth mindset?

I have a confession – I used to think I was “bad” with people. For years, I told myself that people didn’t like me because I didn’t know how to talk with them and didn’t understand how to be a good teammate to them.  And for all those years, it kept me safe. And at a distance. And deeply unhappy and unfulfilled.  On my work teams, I’d seek out any and every opportunity to perform my work independently.  I’d remain silent in meetings.  I blamed others for my dissatisfaction.  And it caused huge fractures on my work teams.  I heard […]

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Start Being the Leader Your Business is Waiting For

Earlier this year, my coach taught me all about THE GAP.  But it wasn’t the gap I was expecting.  I know about the chasm between your thoughts and facts (such great news, right?!?).  And that there’s a difference between fixed mindset and growth mindset.  Oh, there’s also the giant hole between management and leadership.  No, the gap she told me about is what appears when we talk about difficult conversations.  Let me back up a bit. Usually, we experience a situation with someone that is less-than-great.  Maybe your assistant consistently allows newsletters to go out with spelling errors after she’s […]

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Decisions, Decisions, Decisions – How to Clear Them Off Your List

You might know how I love to jam on the topic of time. All day long, I could talk about organizing your calendar and prioritizing your to-do list and the best times to write.  Because the one finite element of everyone’s life is TIME.  We all get the same 24 hours in each and every sweet day.  It’s the constant with all the other pieces being the variables.  And you know what’s the largest variable in the whole dang equation – YOU.  You choose exactly where your time is going.  One of the most brilliant ways I’ve found to get […]

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Are You Bringing the Best Energy to Achieve the Results You Want?

When you do anything in your business, whether it’s sending a follow up email to a prospective client, or leading your team, are you bringing the best energy to the situation for the outcome you desire?  What I mean is, are you stepping fully into leadership energy? Not sure? Reflect back a recent business instance that went better than expected or not as great as anticipated. It can be an occurrence that was in-person or virtual.  With that memory in mind, ask yourself: Did you go into the situation seeing yourself as the expert? Would you call yourself the leader […]

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My Secret for Doing It All

I hear from many clients how they’ve taken this business course and are a member of that online community. They’ve spent so much money on materials and resources to help them grow their business. And it’s typically followed up with thoughts about how smart they are and how they should be able to do it on their own.  They’re right about part of it – they are smart. But I want to re-write the programming that you should be able to do it all. And if you’re not, you aren’t measuring up to what it means to be a successful […]

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