Community

Celebration – With Relish

Happy August!I am sad to see this month of celebration end on the calendar but I hope you have gained a few ideas on how to keep the celebrations going in your business and life! Celebration = Relish? What?Not the kind of relish you would put on your deliciously grilled hot dog – no I…

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Celebrate Collaboration!

Happy August! As we roll into the weekend, I am delighted to celebrate the ultimate collaboration – Marriage! James and I have been married 28 years this weekend! We dated 4 years before that – so 32 years we have been collaborating on building our life together. I have some exciting Collaborations coming up – a cool…

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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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Community: Add Value and Joy

Life is a team sport! We may feel like we are in it alone, but we need people! Without a steady stream of clients/ customers, vendors, power partners and a community, our businesses would come tumbling down quickly.To support people in your community (business or personal) add value to others and they will automatically be…

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Community – Advice

Being a small business owner can be lonely – especially when you need to get advice on a problem. When you have questions regarding your business – where do you go? You need a community of people who are going through the same issues so you can discuss them freely. For the last 5 years…

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Community – Your 5 People

Community – Who are you surrounding yourself with? “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” ― Jim Rohn As we roll into the 4th of July holiday weekend, it makes me think about this quote from Jim Rohn. Look at the community our founding fathers were building when they…

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3 great questions for your next 1:1

 4 great questions to ask on your next 1:1 virtual coffee! As entrepreneurs, we need to have a strong network of potential and current clients, referral partners, and resources.  That requires us to get to know people in our network.  During COVID – we have all switched to building our network to virtual  “coffee meetings or…

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Word of the Year

Step 1:  Pick a word /phrase for the year – mine is: Simplify, Ease and Joy.  Do you ever pick a word or phrase for the year?  It’s a fun thing to do to help keep you grounded and motivated as you create your plans and work your plans throughout the next 50 weeks.  I typically…

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Generosity and Happiness

communities that seem out of our control.  The good news is, you do have control over your own happiness.  It just takes a bit of focused attention and mindfulness. We all know that doing something nice for someone makes us feel good, right?  Researchers have discovered that even THINKING about doing something generous has real…

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