When to Disengage the Autopilot

warning! autopilot off course

Are you an active participant in your business or life’s design?  Where do you crave having more control? It’s time to face the truth: you’ve been putting something in your life or business on autopilot. What (or who) have you allowed to slip back from your conscious management?  Where have you neglected staying on top of […]

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Dealing With Failure

EVERYONE has to learn to deal with not meeting expectations– whether your own, or someone else’s.  Here, I share some of my master list of actions you can take to help you deal with failure. Of course, your definition of ”failure” shapes how you handle situations where you don’t see the results you expected. My aim for […]

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The Art of Thinking

What type of thoughts do you have throughout the day?  Are you ruminating, rationalizing, letting the monkey run amok?  How much time do you spend in intentional, focused thought? How much time in a day, week, or year do you spend really thinking?  Most people assume that they are “thinking” all the time, because they […]

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Why Schedule Shorter Meetings?

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Ever feel like you’re wasting time in too many meetings?  Question the effectiveness of certain meetings, especially those where there is too much talk and too little action?  This video gives some tips on using shorter meetings to get more done.   The overall concept is that “Racing the Clock” = more effectiveness and efficiency […]

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7 Reasons You Need a Quickie (BP)

Business Plan Quickie

Aren’t business plans just for owners who are trying to get started and need a business loan, or for large companies who like to kill trees and bury employees in bureaucracy?   No!  If you’re a business owner, entrepreneur, executive director, or someone who has business responsibilities and cares about the performance of the organization–you […]

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Shift Your Energy Immediately


This Technique Can Shift Your Energy From Crappy to Awesome in SecondsFeeling off, unmotivated, a little down, or frustrated?  In just a few minutes you can be back on your “A Game!” What is it?  Find some gratitude, stat!  Here we go: Look around you right now: What are three things (or people) that you appreciate having in […]

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Quit Over-Apologizing!

Do you catch yourself saying “I’m sorry” throughout the day for little things? Please stop over-apologizing. I see this sort of epidemic of people (especially many women) apologizing far too much!  Almost every time I hear someone say “I’m sorry,” there was nothing to apologize for.  It’s more of a habit we’ve been conditioned into.  (Ugh, […]

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