Why Follow-up is Critical to Business

Why Follow-up is Critical to Business

When people ask me the secret to my success the answer is easy: follow-up. No joke. It doesn’t matter what people ask me for help with, I will make sure to send them the answer or get them the response they need or connect them to the right person so they can move forward. I used …

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10 Websites Worth Wasting Time On

10 Websites Worth Wasting Time On

Everyone needs a break, especially now, with COVID-19 pressing us into homestays, pivoting our businesses, and watching to the 24-hour news cycle unfold.  I’ll acknowledge we spend a lot of time on this website, helping you with procrastination, business project planning, and dare I say how to stop time-killing activities. Let’s be real: now’s the time to take …

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Your Customers Are Human (And So Are You)

Don’t Forget: Your Customers Are Human (And So Are You)

Have you ever noticed how difficult it can be sometimes to be a human? Or at the very least show your humanity? Being the founder of a business requires constant positioning and navigating unknown terrain. It’s much different than being a manager or leader within a large, established organization. For me, it’s not so much …

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Unshakeable Belief is the Truth Behind Overnight Success

Unshakeable Belief is the Truth Behind Overnight Success

A couple of weeks ago, people celebrated the 50th anniversary of the US moon landing. Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, President Kennedy — these are the people who get the most attention. Not unlike many other yarns we spin declaring the latest overnight success. We oversimplify success and then wonder why we don’t achieve it. Consider the …

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Stop Waiting: Get Out There and Do

Stop Waiting to Understand; Get Out There and Do

“When the forms of an old culture are dying, the new culture is created by a few people who are not afraid to be insecure.” – Rudolf Bahro I think we are at a time of major cultural shifts in our world. Not only is it unclear what tomorrow will bring for those of us …

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Resist Distraction & Focus on the People You Love

How to Resist Distraction and Focus on the People You Love

It was a slow erosion. Each day, another wave of distraction carried away a bit of my life, replacing it with soundbites, quips, emails, and statuses. I couldn’t concentrate because there was too much. Too much to focus on anything. Besides, email and social media always needed tending. That’s not to say there aren’t helpful …

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You are a Gift to Others

You are a Gift to Others

When we realize and recognize each other’s talents and treasures something extraordinary happens. It’s also important to remember the gifts we have within ourselves. I have a friend who has been going through some challenging and amazing and transformative changes in her life. And we’ve been talking back and forth about what it all means …

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How to Work and Travel in Perfect Harmony

How to Work and Travel in Perfect Harmony

Let’s be honest. A big part of your dream to become your own boss was the fact that you could work and travel on your own schedule. You thought (just like everyone else) that if you were the only person you had to answer to, you could work from anywhere — Paris, Barbados, or the …

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