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Tackling Social Media Step by Step

I’ve been getting some questions this week about digital media strategy and execution and my experience these last several months.  Late last spring I decided to become an expert in this space and realized I was very far from it.  Still am. Though I have been diving deep as a practitioner and have learned a…

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Manage Your Time Off

When I started my business in 2001 I worked 7 days a week for 3 years straight.  I was in my mid-20s and focused on building as quickly as possible.  Eventually, it became clear to me that wasn’t sustainable and I needed to have some time off.  The problem was the business never seemed to…

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Do this so you don’t lose focus on your 2019 goal

Usually, by the 2nd or 3rd week of January, your New Year’s Eve optimism about 2019 is beginning to lose its glow as the reality of life and your business sets in.  It may even be quite demotivating to look at the goal you set and realize you’re nearly halfway through the first month of the year…

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How to actually advance your New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions are a bit controversial.  While I’m not aware of any hard research on the matter, antidotally, it does seem like the resolutions fade pretty quickly. Instead of resolutions, try constructing your goals with clear lead and lag indicators.  Let me explain…. A lead indicator is an activity that if you focus on…

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A Holiday Letter

2018 is essentially behind us and I thought I’d take a moment to reflect on one of the most impactful years of my life.  Let’s call it my 2018 Holiday Letter. I look back on the year with great pride in my accomplishments. One of the most pivotal events for me in 2018 was repositioning…

Worry Is A Waste Of Imagination

I believe coaching is the path to mastery and I have a coach in many areas of my life.  In my personal life and business, I’ve been working with Steve Hardison, https://theultimatecoach.com.  He’s a powerful creator and has helped me more than I can put in words.  This last week I was with him in his…

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Gratitude 2.0

The holidays are a time when we reflect on the year with gratitude for all that has happened in our lives.  It’s a time when we seem to have a greater sense of perspective, more generosity, and perhaps even a little grace for ourselves. I believe you can never have too much gratitude, though what…

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4 Practical Tips to Get Through The Holiday Season

I consider myself an extroverted introvert.  I’m very much a people person, though I also need to manage that interaction or it can become too much.  Therefore I’m very thoughtful about my social interactions and work to manage my energy.  During the holiday, this can really be a challenge so I thought I’d share a…

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If you do it right, December is the month you can interact with more clients than any other month of the year…

If you do it right, December is the month you can interact with more clients than any other month of the year.  I’m a big believer in expressing gratitude just because you’re grateful, though I’m also thoughtful about the strategic message I’m sending about my brand this holiday season.  So how do you get the…

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3 tips to be purposeful at Holiday Parties

I love the holiday party season though, admittedly, I have to pace things or by the end of the month, I’ve burned out of holiday cheer.  I don’t always get it right, though I’ve learned over the years to be purposeful about my partying.  Here are 3 super practical tips I deploy each holiday season…

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End of Year Best Business Tips

December, it’s a festive and often busy month, hopefully, a time full of friends and family, reflection on 2018 and a look ahead for 2019. It’s also an important month in your business.  Here are two things I pay extra attention to in December each year to ensure I start the new year strong. Financials…

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What bothered me about Dubai

We are back from our fall trip where we visited the Maldives and Dubai.  The Maldives was stunningly beautiful, Dubai – interesting and controversial. First, a few things to know. Dubai is famously filled with foreigners, 85% of the population is composed of expatriates from all over the world.  It’s also incredibly safe for tourists, with one of the lowest…