Category Archives: Mindset

You’re more ready than you think (no magical thinking required!)

Have you ever done something that changed the course of someone’s life without even thinking about it? Maybe you grabbed a stranger’s sleeve as they were about to step in front of a car. Or perhaps you had a spidey sense that something was “off”, later learning your instinct had been bang on. Or maybe you decided to take that meeting/go on that date and your life took a different trajectory as a result. Now, think of all the times…

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What would this look like if it were easy?

Have you ever seen a client, family member, or friend make heavy weather out of something and wonder why on earth they’re making things so darn complicated? I mean, from where you’re sitting, things look pretty straightforward! Now, let me ask you this. Have you been that person?   I know I have!  For me, making things more complicated than they need to be manifests in a few ways. It often presents as a sense of urgency (entirely of my own…

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How great leaders inspire HOPE (and you can too!)

What qualities do tough times bring out in you?  What gets you through, maybe even stronger than before? For me, that quality has always been hope.  Defined by Wikipedia as “An optimistic state of mind that is based on an expectation of positive outcomes with respect to events and circumstances in one’s life or the world at large,” hope is a powerful and nuanced emotion. Used well it can inspire, fortify, and sustain us through the toughest of times. Used…

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5 ways to take inspired action during challenging times

If challenging times are a necessary catalyst for our growth and resilience, by anyone’s standards, we should all be in the best shape of our lives come 2021! Woweee, it’s been a year. And my friends, it ‘aint over yet.  As we head into the final months of this tumultuous year, you may well have a lot on your mind.  And if you’re anything like me, the pressing issues, large and small, become overwhelming if you’re not careful. So, careful…

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Should you still be marketing during a crisis? (and other burning questions)

At the beginning of this month – aka lifetime ago – March’s content calendar theme was sales.  It’s a topic I love to talk about (because I know so many people feel weird about it….so much opportunity for transformation!).  But as the news worsened, I felt a blog about sales would be tone deaf, so I wrote a post on staying positive during uncertain times. But just as the crisis shifts every day, so does my instinct about the support…

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Staying positive during uncertain times: 3 ways to conquer a crisis

How are you doing? Really. I had planned to share a blog post with you today about March’s topic – sales. But, as important to one’s business as sales are (and they really are!), I felt compelled to write about something that probably feels way more resonant for you right now – the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on our families, communities, and businesses. As the news seems to get worse by the day (scratch that, hour), it can be…

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“Who the hell do you think you are?” How to beat imposter syndrome and up your business game

I recently had a huge realization about the clients I LOVE working with. They’re smart, view me as a thought-partner rather than teacher, know what they want and are willing to go after it, and challenge me to show up and do my best co-creative work with them. Some of them have PhD’s and MBA’s (letters I do not have after my name) and have, between you and me, always intimidated me a little. It’s only recently, having successfully coached…

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Are YOU the biggest obstacle to your business growth?

  Before taking on a new client I always ask (among other questions), what’s getting in the way of them achieving their goals.  And do you know what answer I get most often? ME! And I can relate (oh, you too?).  What now comes easily to me in business almost always started out as a seemingly insurmountable mental and logistical hurdle.  Yep, we humans are complex beings.  We have the capacity to dream up incredible ideas and we’re more than…

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10 books and podcasts to help you win the day!

Ever since I can remember, I’ve always had a book on the go. Novels, business books, spiritual and self-improvement guides. I love them all! The fact that my husband bought me this birthday card (and it’s still on the mantle 6 months later) shows how well he knows me. I kind of want to be this girl! Happily, my love of a good storytelling and a desire to learn and grow is no longer limited to books. I have podcasts…

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How to escape the busy trap

They say you teach what you most need to learn, so here’s my confession to you: I’m a chronic “doer.” Taking on 2 or 3 too many things than I can comfortably handle is my default mode.  I used to joke that if I came back as a dog, I’d be the one carrying the newspaper or herding sheep rather than the one snoozing on the porch. I took pride in my busyness, in being able to keep multiple balls…

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