Don’t Fall in Love with your Plan

“Don’t fall in love with your plan.” That was a lesson that my Dad taught me from a young age. My Dad, who died a little over a year ago (love and miss you every day, Dad!), was a licensed AMP (for the uninitiated, that’s an airplane mechanic). Over the course of his career, he…

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Work Addiction

For years, I was addicted to my work.  I slept with my laptop, wrote emails at all hours of the day and night, called colleagues or clients every time I set foot in a car and did NOT know how to unplug.    At all.   I continued that obsession from my early career years…

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Don’t Die Broke!

“The Entrepreneur. Visionary. High risk tolerance. Short Attention Span. Usually dies broke.”   A few minutes and a little bit more conversation later…   “The Artist. Creative.  Talented. Heart-centered. Usually dies broke.”   It was a bleak picture that my business partner was painting of the typical archetypes of founders of businesses. And in two…

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Do you know how the world views you?

When we do Deep Dives with clients, one of the first things we do is an online audit. It is vital to know how the business shows up or doesn’t online so that we have a snapshot of what potential customers see when they look at our clients online presence. Here is some simple groundwork…

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Who’s in your circle?

Over the past several decades, I’ve taught, studied, and pondered the impact that our circle has on our life. The circle of close connections, the people we see, interact with and spend the most time with.     And, this past week, I was beautifully reminded of just how magical and meaningful that circle can be. …

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Transparency

Early on in the process of writing my book (coming out a bit later this year), my incredible book coach, Kim, introduced me to a concept that really challenged me.   She told me that, as a writer, I was going to have to grapple with the role that accuracy played in my stories.    …

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Think. Strategy.

Customers are always on the prowl for the newest way to purchase and interact with the brand’s they love. Every brand in any market has their own technique of relaying information to the buyer, and many campaigns are tapping deep into the digital, AI and mobile frontier. The easiest way to engage consumers is to…

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Layers

Remember the moment in Shrek when he’s telling Donkey that Ogres have more to them than people think.   Donkey demands an example, Shrek searches for something to say and suddenly spots the onion in his hand.   “Ogres are like onions,” he says.     In response, donkey lists a bunch of silly things that…

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What do you want to be known for?

The other day, I was working on my TEDx application process.    During one of the training sessions, an incredible ThoughtLeader coach suggested that, as we work to narrow down the topic for our talk, we really think about what we wanted to be known for.   It was a simple suggestion and there wasn’t…

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The Journey of Personal Growth

What do you want?   This is a question most people have a hard time answering because we have been spoon-fed our decisions and desires since childhood. We were repeatedly told things like “Don’t argue with your mother, father, teacher, etc.”, “Only good little children get to have dessert,” “Because I say so,” or “You…

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