How is this Going to Affect Me?

We always have a choice in how we are going to respond to any situation. Yesterday I was thrown off my game because I chose to be rattled by a text in the morning and I let it consume me for a couple of hours: I discussed it with 3 friends and commiserated with my … Continue reading How is this Going to Affect Me?

Why Sales Won’t Increase With Sales Training Alone

In terms of popular training workshops, we always find customer service and sales holding the top two spots. And for good reason because at the end of the day, businesses ultimately only fail or succeed for one reason… customers. According to Michael Simmons, a serial entrepreneur who has built one of the biggest online learning … Continue reading Why Sales Won’t Increase With Sales Training Alone

Doing Whatever it Takes is Always What it Takes…

We’ve become lazy. Lazy thinkers for starters. The advent of the search engine has left us with a sense that whatever we need to know we can simply “Google it.” We feel assured that we will find the answers we need immediately. We have become accustomed to finding the answers we need to live the … Continue reading Doing Whatever it Takes is Always What it Takes…

When should you go from a hobby to a business?

You've been making those cakes now for family and friends and getting rave reviews. You are the go-to person for planning events in your circle. The feedback is always exceptional whenever you offer to help decorate. Your co-workers always nominate you to cook the food for any out of office event. If you’ve become very … Continue reading When should you go from a hobby to a business?

What Happens When We Ignore Messages?

I'm not talking about voice mail messages, or email messages. I am referring to pain in our bodies that can be physical but are often emotional. Whenever we are in pain, we are quick to self-medicate. We want the pain to go away...QUICKLY! We don't want to deal with it. A friend of mine, going … Continue reading What Happens When We Ignore Messages?

Carrying a Joke too Far?

There is a thin line between "getting kicks" and reality. While the ability to laugh at ourselves is a good thing, I feel that we have taken this joke a little too far. Some may argue that it's true. The question is: Do we want it to REMAIN true for us? If we are thinking … Continue reading Carrying a Joke too Far?

What’s Really Holding You Back from Growing Your Business?

The number one answer these days seems to be “the economy”. People have been asking me at networking events and get-togethers “How’s business?” with the face that holds the expectation that my answer is going to be one that is not going to be good. Many independent and small firms are crying out because of … Continue reading What’s Really Holding You Back from Growing Your Business?

Is This the Life You Want to Lead?

Contemplating whether she should leave her job, one woman’s friend told her: “If the best part of your life is escaping it, you have a problem!” In the August 2018 issue of OWN Magazine, there’s this question: What’s to stop you from living with zest and zeal and showing the world the authentic you? And … Continue reading Is This the Life You Want to Lead?

You Must First SEE Value in Yourself to Add Value to Yourself

In the book The Answer, authors John Assaraf and Murray Smith talk about the negative messages we receive growing up: By the time you are 17 years old, you’ve heard “No you can’t” an average of 150,000 times. You’ve heard “Yes, you can,” about 5,000 times. That’s thirty no’s for every yes. That makes for … Continue reading You Must First SEE Value in Yourself to Add Value to Yourself

These 12 Words are All You Need to Understand How to be Successful

In the last couple of months I have been paring down to the essentials. I have cleaned out my inbox, and my files. This has helped declutter my mind in remarkable ways and I can now say that those things that I have written in my catchall mental inventory are all meaningful and valuable to … Continue reading These 12 Words are All You Need to Understand How to be Successful