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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Creative Thinking – Do you take time for it?

Let’s start by taking a look at creative thinking, what it is, and how we can start to think more creatively. The phrase most often used to describe creative thinking is “think outside the box.” I like to think about it as a way to think about something in a new and different way. Look…

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Skeptic or Cynic?

Happy Friday July 5th.  We have just celebrated another year of America’s Independence!  I often think about our founding fathers (and their friends and families who supported their decisions).  They faced profound difficulties (including skeptics and cynics) in declaring our independence from tyranny.  They then had to use incredible critical thinking skills to figure out…

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3 Easy Steps to Improve Productivity

Today I want to talk about how you can easily improve your productivity. Set up systems and processes that work for you. Processes give you a way to be more efficient since they are a system for tasks that are repetitive or ongoing.This can be something as simple as creating checklist for things you do repeatedly.…

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