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Habits: Stacking Habits for morning and evening routines

Build a Daily Routine With Habit Stacking Hey Mary,Happy Fall Y’all! Technically its still Summer until September 22, but it’s Labor Day weekend, kids are back in school, the water is getting chilly for Paddle Boarding and the nights are cooler. That means a change in seasons!This new season can feel like a new beginning.…

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Celebrate with a question?

I’m continuing the celebrations this month! Birthday done! Now I realized that I have been working for 40 years! I got my first W2 job when I was 14 and I just turned 54! Wow that’s a lot to fit onto a resume! #workexperience“If you don’t celebrate success -it won’t celebrate you!”As you know if…

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Celebrate – Spread Joy!

August is a month of celebration for me! It’s my birthday, and my wedding anniversary (28 years this year!), the launch of my first business (8/22) and best of all, it’s Summertime and the living is easy! “The more you praise and celebrate in your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” –…

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Community – Dale Carnegie says SMILE!

To wrap up our tips about community, I thought I’d go back to the basics – before you can build a community – you first have to connect with people! Nobody can teach you this better than the classic – How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie!Mr. Carnegie says….Top 6 ways to…

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Community – Put the YOU in CommYounity

We’ve been talking about community this month. I believe that small businesses are the lifeblood of a community. We’ve seen the impact of them closing over the last 18 months.Small businesses sponsor the local schools events and sports teams, they pay local taxes, they hire people in the community. Without them our communities would dry…

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Accountability and Keeping Your Word

In 1997, don Miguel Ruiz wrote the best-selling book, The Four Agreements. In this book Ruiz notes that we create agreements in all aspects of our lives, and that the agreements we make with ourselves are among the most important. Ruiz examines four agreements that have the potential to transform our businesses and our lives:…

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Accountability and Motivation

ACTION: Accountability and Motivation CARROT OR STICK?Which one motivates you more? If you are not familiar with the saying – the old Carrot and Stick motivation is a motivational approach that involves offering a “carrot” (a reward—for good behavior) and a “stick” (a negative consequence for poor behavior). It motivates you by creating actionable goals and…

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Accountability and the Entrepreneur

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. Why is accountability so important for Small Business…

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Questions: 3 Magic Questions

 3 Magic Questions for your Business As a business coach and as an Entrepreneur I love the thought of asking questions to shift your thinking.   I firmly believe that our thoughts become things, and realize that humans tend to have more negative thoughts than positive ones. So how to shift that?  Affirmations, Gratitude Journals –…

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Questions: 5 strategic thinking questions

No- the first question is not – do you have a strategy – but it could be!  Strategic thinking what is it you may ask?  In the words of the Dr. “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose!”  Dr. Seuss – Oh, the…

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