5 T’s of Accountability

Accountability is about delivering on a commitment. It’s about taking full personal responsibility and creating a strategic set of clear actions to reach a desired outcome.  Personal accountability is the belief that you are fully responsible for your own actions and consequences. It’s a choice, a mindset and an expression of your personal integrity. Here are…

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Accountability- Carrots and Sticks!

Accountability- Carrots and Sticks! Are you motivated more by the Carrot (treat) or the Stick (threat or task)?  In my 5 T’s of Accountability (which we will cover next week, so come back!), I talk about the Treat/Threat other wise known as the Carrot and Stick.   If you are not familiar with the concept, think…

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No one will know but me!

Accountability- No one will know but me! Last week we talked about the benefits a strong accountability partner can have on your business.One of them was Increased feelings of competence – when you are accountable to your goals and getting those tasks done every day, your confidence will skyrocket!  You are doing this!!! This week…

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Accountability is not a dirty word!

The word accountability can get a bad rap.  It can immediately conjour up someone hovering over you like a task master making you do things you don’t want to do.  Well I want to change that perception.  I love accountability!  It is so necessary for success in business or in your personal life.  Why is…

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Celebrate Your Work!

As we roll into Labor Day weekend, I wanted to take just a moment to remind us to Celebrate Work!   Labor Day honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the development, growth, endurance, strength, security, prosperity, productivity, laws, sustainability, persistence, structure, and well-being of the country. Take something as simple as…

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The Kindness of Strangers

After spending a great weekend in the Mountains with friends, James and I stopped in Panera to grab lunch. I made eye contact with a lovely older woman sitting across the restaurant with two older men.  We continued to catch each others eye and smiled as we were eating.   When James and I were about…

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Celebrate Your Network!

Celebrate Your Network! How many people do you know? They say each person knows about 250 people (not including social media I think). Stop and take a moment to think of all the people in your business world.  Your co-workers, employees, clients, customers, vendors, and networking groups.  Start to picture some of those people.  Now…

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Celebrate Inspiration!

What inspires you? Last week I drug (dragged?) my husband and daughter to see the Michelangelo :Sistine Chapel Exhibit.  OMG – Talk about inspiration!  We were able to see the panels of the chapel ceiling up close and personal, they even had padded benches so you could lay down and look at the ones that…

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3 Ways to Build More Celebration into your Business!

August is a month of Celebrations for me!   My Birthday is in August! My Wedding Anniversary is in August! My First Business – The Gift of Time was officially registered 8/22/2013! I resigned from  my last W2 Job in August! August is full of Sunshine and warm days and I get to spend time outdoors…

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7 Thoughts That Block Entrepreneurial Success

By now you know that your thoughts can play a huge role in whether or not you’ll experience success or failure. Not only that, they might even cloud success, forcing you to downplay it instead of proudly celebrating it. Having Imposter Syndrome – This is a true condition that a lot of men and women have. No…

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