Posts Tagged ‘business’

The Radical Act of Deep Listening in Restoring Your Competitive Edge

The business landscape is changing rapidly.  If you’re in business, you know exactly what I mean.  So how do you keep your competitive edge when it seems like your competitors are inching ahead? Let’s look at one aspect of a solution, and that is better listening.  As my friend and business owner Christine Prefontaine of Loup Design says, “In…

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What’s your biggest struggle?

I received a note the other day asking me, what’s my biggest struggle? Note the definition of struggle.  “Make forceful or violent efforts to get free of restraint or constriction.” I don’t see life or business that way.  To me, the world is not something to oppose or violently fight against.  Nothing and no one…

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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…

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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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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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