A is for Leadership

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What does leadership look like to you and your organization? For most small business owners, it is taking care of what has to be done.  Where all the responsibility STOPS. Leadership is not a to-do list. Leadership is not barking orders to staff or volunteers. Leadership is not attempting to rule over or control others. {Read More…}

No Soup For You and Your Ideal Customer

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No Soup for You! In July of 1989 a new sitcom premiered on NBC that changed the precedent for television sitcoms. Of course I mean Seinfeld – affectionately referred to as “the show about nothing.” What does this have to do with your business? If you were a Seinfeld loyal, think back to one of {Read More…}

Shoulda Coulda Woulda

Do you have the disease of SHOULDA COULDA WOULDA? What is the “shoulda, coulda, woulda” disease? These words are the shorten and southern replacement for ” Should have”, “Could have”, and “Would have.” This is the disease that creeps into your thinking and often your to-do list with things like… ” I shoulda made that {Read More…}

Are you carrying too much baggage?

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Have you ever seen a traveler in the airport with too many suitcases? Have you ever watched a group of ladies get out of a cab with all their belongings as they proceed to walk into a hotel? Have you every seen a college freshman move into a dorm for the first time? It is {Read More…}

10 Phrases Incompetent Leaders Say

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  I recently read a leadership blog by Dan Rockwell where he shares information about incompetent leaders and what they say. Trying is not failure. Persistent mistakes over and over in the same area means we are not learning from our mistakes.  Choosing to not learn from our mistakes is failure. Here are 10 phrases {Read More…}

14 Tips to Increase Your Likability Factor By Friday

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  It is a proven fact that people like doing business with people they like. People like to hang out with people they like. So how can we improve our likability factor by Friday? We can increase our likability by: Being authentic Finding something in common Using humor Being vulnerable Showing humanity Being courteous Showing {Read More…}

Who do you love?

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  Who do you love? Do you love… your furry cat your big dog your sweet spouse your snotty nose kids your warm pjs your mom and dad your office assistant the guy at starbucks your group of friends Seriously, go ahead and answer that question for you. ” I love ______________________” I want to {Read More…}

Why Coaching Matters

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Why does coaching matter? I constantly get asked “What is a life coach”? People are curious about what I do and how I do it. I usually ask a series of questions to them first. Questions like: Have you ever wanted to do something and did not know where to start Have you ever started something, {Read More…}

Do you have a God-sized Dream?

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  Do you have a God-sized dream? For your Family? For your children? For your business? For His Kingdom? I am not talking about a wish, goal or some intention. I am asking you ( yes…YOU!!) if you have a God-sized dream in your heart? What is a God-sized dream? A desire in your heart {Read More…}

SEVEN HUNDRED AND ELEVEN

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What a fun number!!! What does it mean? Is it how many baths I took this year? How many french fries I ate? Is it the number of times I told my three kids to brush their teeth? Is that the amount of my property taxes last year? How much money is in my bank {Read More…}

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