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When Sweet Relationships Go Sour

It even happens to me. The sweetest, most delicate and important relationships can go sour, just like that. This can be emotionally crushing. From my experience, here’s my top 3 ideas on what you can do about it. Watch the Video Take the High Road – Act in your highest possible way; a way that […]

Get More Now

Get More Now

How would you like to get more now.  More money? More time, more attention, a better job, a raise? Getting Is Very Easy… G.I.V.E. just give. When we give, we feel better about ourselves. We receive the currency of giving. Money is one currency and there are many more. Like self-worth, confidence, security, relationships, respect, […]

love in the workplace

Improve Workplace Relationships with Love

“Love in the workplace” is not a phrase you hear often, but in the spirit of Valentine’s Day, I’d like to talk about it. We have relationships with everyone in our workplace.  Some may be closer than others; some may be kind and courteous; and others may be challenging, disconnected or downright nasty!  You can […]

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Are You Strategically Planning for All Areas of Life?

This past week I was immersed in my own strategic plan for 2017 and beyond.  The new year always catapults me into goal setting and strategy, where I first look back at the previous year and acknowledge my accomplishments and the lessons learned, as well as my strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. I set BHAGs […]

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Vision Card

Visualize Your Dreams – Card Making Activity In this vision card, free activity we’ll create individual collages representing long-term personal, educational and career goal setting. Every DREAM CARD is different and may have images and words representing different life areas. Consider the following aspects of your life: Spirituality Health Relationships Wealth Hobbies / Toys Travel […]

10 reasons to thank customers

10 Reasons to Thank Your Customers

I’ve been basking in gratitude this week for all that I have, including the people in my life, and in my business.  I feel so blessed to have great clients. Yesterday I had a request from an international journal to re-run an article that I’d written for them years ago, because they feel it’s still […]

Giving with no strings attached

Giving With No Strings Attached

‘Tis the season for giving, and there’s no better season to practice the gift of giving with no expectations. I wrote the book on it, but I also need practice. I’ve recognized times when I am not giving unconditionally, and I have learned that we often have a motivation beyond just giving for the sake […]

Business Passion Affects Marriage

Business Affecting Your Marriage?

As businesswomen, we may feel that we have to make a choice between our love for our marriages and families and the passion that fuels our entrepreneurial spirits! What makes this business dilemma more difficult for women than men goes back thousands of years, but times are changing, and so are the needs of both […]

assumptions cause unnecessary conflict

Assumptions Cause Unnecessary Conflict

Pay attention to your assumptions. Are they facts or fears? Are you letting them take you out? Are you making them mean something that doesn’t serve your best interests? Don’t be afraid to ask questions to clarify motives—both yours and others’. Asking questions is an excellent communication skill.

My Life Is Messy

Having coffee with an influential woman in my life the other day had some food for thought tossed on the table. She said that people see me as ‘near perfect’, and that it could possibly hold them back from connecting. I was surprised to hear this feedback, because I have a messy life, but it […]