Christians are not immune from Conflict

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Christians are not immune from conflict, but oh how I wish we were. If we are in relationships with other people, you and I will have conflict. The good news is there is a good way to handle conflict. The bad news is most people do not handle it well. The Bible says in Matthew 5:24 {Read More…}

Listen Up – 8 Tips for Active Listening

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  Listen up… ( well you are actually reading ) If you have followed me on social media, read my blogs, or heard me speak, you know that I am a HUGE advocate of active listening. Seriously. Listening is so important in our relationships. All of our relationships.  Personal relationships. Family relationships. Business relationships. I {Read More…}

Networking, Stuffed Animals, and Legos

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It is no secret that I love people. So, I love being in the crowd and really enjoy meeting new people. When I attend conferences, I feel like I have hundreds of friends I have not met. ( Yep… I am an extrovert.) I truly feel like I am about to meet someone who may {Read More…}

Are Vision Boards a waste of time?

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There are a lot of opinions around Vision Boards. Some people feel like vision boards are a total waste of time and they do not work. Some people claim they are inspirational and help them focus on the goals before them. I personal love Vision Boards. Not because they are magical or align the universe to us, {Read More…}

4 Pillars to the Traditions of Excellence

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  Have you ever wondered how or why Disney is as successful as it is? All Disney employees are introduced to the company through orientation called “Traditions” where they learn four simple guidelines: Safety Courtesy Show Efficiency These “FOUR PILLARS” are how Disney employees are taught to make their decisions; and if you ask, they {Read More…}

Expectations, Traditions and the Seven Dwarfs

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  The Seven Dwarfs. In my studies, I have learned a LOT about Disney. So every now and then I will go on a Disney-streak where I will write a LOT about Disney! We have been talking about service a lot because I believe that good service is the only way to build relationships with {Read More…}

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…}

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…}

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…}

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