Before taking advise from someone…

There's no shortage of people who will tell you what you should do in your business. The problem with listening to unsolicited (and even solicited) advice is that often those doling out their thoughts have no idea what's involved with your decision. Recently, there was a posting on Facebook by someone seeking input as to whether or not she should ...
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Get over writer’s block and transform your writing

If you've been dreaming of writing a transformational book, have you done so? If not, why? From the aspiring authors I've spoken to there's one main reason. They didn't know quite where to start. A second reason is writer's block. Here's a fact...every aspiring author dreams of seeing their book at the top of the best-seller list. And, every author ...
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Podcasting is a GREAT way to gain visibility

You’ve got the book. You’ve got the speech. You’ve got the expertise, but very few people know you exist. It takes more than simply having the “thing” to be successful. You also need the visibility. Years ago there wasn’t much competition online. Seems like whatever an expert introduced to market was a novelty and people ate it up. It was ...
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WTF or WTG? What’s going on in your head?

Have you ever had one of those light bulb moments where something became incredibly clear? I had one of those moments this morning. My light bulb moment was this; to go from lukewarm to passionate is often as simple as changing one tiny thing… a letter of the alphabet. WTF or WTG? WTF = What the F&*K! WTG = Way ...
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Millions of Facebook and email accounts are fake

Chances are many of the people you believe to be friends on Facebook are "ghosts." That's right. They don't exist. I'm not talking ghosts like in the spirit world. I'm talking out and out fake. Actually, Facebook has no way of knowing exactly how many accounts are fake but it could be as high as 11.2% according to many accounts ...
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Who do you see when you look in the mirror?

What do you see when you look in the mirror? Do your insides match what's on the outside? Do you feel more empowered than your outward image projects? Or are you plagued with the feeling that no matter how great your accomplishments you have what is known as impostor syndrome? Ironically, impostor syndrome is frequently experienced by high achievers. Men ...
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Are you really trusting?

Lots of people claim to trust the process of life, but when something blocks, challenges or stops them in the tracks they move into a high level of resistance. They seem to get on a hamster wheel where there is no escape other than to jump off. This resistance shows up in so many ways with overwhelm becoming the obvious ...
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The first impression of your business can make or break you

Regardless of the type of business you operate, repeat business is likely essential to your success. Yet, many entrepreneurs focus more on new business rather than creating a stellar experience that makes it easy for someone to want to continue to do business with you. Case in point, restaurants. Have you ever been to a restaurant for the first time ...
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Visualization is a complete waste if…

I’m always amused, and somewhat dismayed, when someone says, “You should simply let success flow to you.” Although I fully understand Law of Attraction, visualizing what you want and letting things “flow” this way may not be enough. To let things “flow” often leads to frustration, less than desired results and financial ruin. People, who believe they don’t have to ...
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How to Get Everything Done Without Overwork

Do you find yourself filling up your schedule with work, even when you have a chance to enjoy some free time? If you’re frequently swamped with to-dos, and whenever you have some space in your calendar you feel the need to fill it to avoid feeling like you’re slacking off, the problem probably ISN’T your schedule. It’s how you manage ...
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Cause marketing has changed consumers’ buying habits

The first time I was involved in cause marketing was nearly 50 years ago. I belonged to a teen group whose primary purpose was to do good works in our community. Actually, from a very early age I loved giving back. I still do. Over the years, I’ve done my fair share of cause marketing; everything from raising funds for ...
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Back to basics… why business goals matter

When I began my speaking career over 20 years ago, one of the first topics I spoke on was goal setting. I was extremely passionate about the subject matter. Learning how to effectively set goals took me from a place of barely having a roof over my head, no solid direction and a life filled with frustration to one of ...
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Hoofing it for horses and dogs

Most people have no clue how many horses are neglected, abandoned and abused yearly in the United States. According to an article on Time.com, “Rising grain and gas prices, as well as the closure of American slaughterhouses, have contributed to a virtual stampede of horses being abandoned — some starving — and turned loose into the deserts and plains of ...
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Speak Sell Giveaway: Monetize Your Message

Imagine being in a room with men and women who are all rocking it in their businesses. Experts who have a proven track record of excellence, performance and success making multiple six and seven figures a year. Those who are not just talking about success, but actually living it. Great news! You don’t have to imagine. You can virtually join ...
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Spoil Alert! A coach doesn’t do the work for you

Although I've heard about people "hitting the wall" while training for a marathon, I never knew what it meant until I DID hit the wall... hard.  My legs were burning, my feet were on fire, my mind played tricks with me and my energy hit zero.  I first noticed an energy drop at mile 12. At mile 15 I wondered ...
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What a rescue horse taught me about integrity

“Can I talk to Karen?” Randy asked, sounding out of breath. “Really. Uh-huh. Wow! Okay, I’ll be right over,” Karen got more excited, with each passing second. “The rescue arrived. Randy says she’s pretty frightened. See you later,” Karen said over her shoulder as she slipped out the door. I ran to the side porch, looked across the sprawling lawn ...
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7 Steps to Success in Marathons and Business

A few days ago I had my longest marathon training day to date - 16 miles of power walking. In a few days I'll be going beyond that with an 18 mile training day. In between I'm doing anywhere from 3 - 6 miles a day. All this is in preparation for the Eugene Marathon on May 9th.  Finishing the ...
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The more you speak… the more you speak!

The more you speak… the more you speak! The first time I heard, “The more you speak, the more you speak,” I was just beginning to use speaking engagements to build my business. It took me a few times hearing this before I actually got what this means. Simply put, the more people hear your message, the more opportunity you ...
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Are you spinning your wheels to the point of ineffectiveness?

You’re a woman, you’ve had a successful career, and now you’re ready for your “second act.” What is the second act? It’s the time in your life you are going to do things your way. You’re going to grow a business and leave a legacy of why you’re here in the first place. You’ve raised the kids, had the career, ...
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Make More Money Speaking for Free Than You Ever Can Getting Paid

Lots of people dream of being paid to speak. If you love to speak, you’re really good and you have outstanding material, getting paid to speak is a great way to make a living. Yet, there are many people making a heck of a lot more speaking for free than they ever would by getting paid. Some experts make thousands, ...
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