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Stand Up To Yourself

  Have you let yourself off the hook too easily? “Stand up for yourself!” This statement was used by someone who thought they were encouraging a meek or quiet person who was being bullied in some form or another. To stand up to yourself is another thing altogether. For some of us there is two differing thoughts on occasion; the one for us and possibly one against us. The negative part of your self that seems to work against everything your true and whole ... Read more

How well are you leading your employees?

All leaders have had leaders at one time or another. I bet you can name the good ones as well as the...not so good ones off the top of your head. Which one are you? Employee engagement may be the best barometer to assess how well you are leading in your position. According to American and Canadian statistics, less than 20% of employees are truly engaged at work. Between 60-70% are not engaged at all with the balance somewhere in between. ... Read more

What’s holding you back from achieving success?

Why not become proactive in your commitment to transform, adapt and move your business forward? The answer to “What’s holding you back?” is typically yourself. We usually have a list of excuses why we aren’t moving forward very fast or at all for that matter, but most often we just haven’t learned how or acquired the tools and skills to do so. Becoming “proactive” is about actively learning something new. It’s also not just a lack of time, but time spent in the ... Read more

How Do I Love Me? Let me count the ways…

It's February and all things of the heart are in many of our thoughts. To love is more than a feeling, it’s an action don’t you think? So let's start at the core of where to show this love first. I am sure you guessed it to be yourself. Yes, you can stand in front of a mirror and state your desire to love yourself, but is that where it ends? A few questions that may help you get better at self-love. How do ... Read more

Happy Everything, Everyone!

I am someone who enjoys the holidays! Friends have been cheerfully celebrating Hanukkah while others busily prepare for Christmas. There are many others who celebrate different traditions as well and not all of them right now, but we can all wish them love and happiness! I love everything about this time of year. Well, almost everything. I love the pretty lights glowing as I drive through my neighborhood making everything sparkle! Baking special treats to gift my friends over the holiday season ... Read more

December is a time to Reflect, Learn and Plan

December can be a diverse month depending on the business you are in. Some businesses say they do amazingly while others complain of poor profits and sales. I don’t know what your normal is, but there are things that you can do to change your 2015 year starting right now! It is best to see where you have been so you can plan where you want to go. First we start with Reflect and Learn. Think about your year right from January ... Read more

Self Leadership – What does it really mean?

Leadership (As defined by Wikipedia)  Leadership has been described as "a process of social influence in which one person can enlist the aid and support of others in the accomplishment of a common task".[1] For example, some understand a leader simply as somebody whom people follow, or as somebody who guides or directs others, while others define leadership as "organizing a group of people to achieve a common goal". You can see that it may be based on ones personal belief on what ... Read more

Being Productive Feels Great, don’t you think!

Have you ever had a quiet period that felt like a full stop? It may have brought on by holidays, illness or even fear? Then something happened that inspired you and a decision was made to just get moving. Do you remember how that felt? I have had a (l-o-n-g)  period of quiet this past while due to a health issue, nothing serious but slowed me down to a near stop. My extreme low energy shifted, I made some new decisions and ... Read more

Simplify, Simplify, Simplify!

IS THERE ROOM TO SIMPLIFY SOME TASKS IN YOUR BUSINESS? Are you finding it hard to get the first step of a project done? Does it take forever to get to an activity that seems complicated and likely to take too much of your precious time? Does it look like each priority seems to have so many steps that you can’t get the first one done? Is there a better way? Simply - YES! Simplifying a job means taking time to see why it seems complicated, difficult or ... Read more

Hit the Pause Button for Creativity and Productivity, REALLY!

I know I am not alone sitting on my back deck in the sunshine (under the umbrella) enjoying the summer. I hope you are not feeling guilty about it, I’m not. Guilt is very draining and not useful at all. It doesn’t make you work harder or better! Frankly, it is important to take some time to just sit and let things brew or simmer. Maybe you have some projects to move along over the summer, but that doesn’t mean that ... Read more
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