Strategic Thinking

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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Decisions: Data or Guts?

Knowing how you make decisions can lead to you making better and more effective decisions that affect both your business and personal life.  One model is to know if you are more of a Maximizer or a Satisficer? What did you call me? “Maximizers are people who want the very best. Satisficers are people who…

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Action: 3 steps to making a decision.

“Nothing is more difficult and therefore more precious than to be able to decide.” Napoleon Bonaparte Decision making is one of the keys to taking action in your business and life. More is lost by not making a decision than by making the wrong decision. Entrepreneurs get stuck by not making decisions to take an…

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Thinking: Consider the Source

In today’s world of 24/7 information its so easy to become attached to one or two sources that we rely on. Become more aware of the information you consume and how you approach and solve problems. There is a great article in the AARP Bulletin (Yes I’m over 50 and love AARP’s resources!) Here are…

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Sharpen Your Thinking Skills

Today I want to share with you my best tip for sharpening your critical thinking skills. It may sound too simple, but it’s something that works well if you do it and do it regularly.The best thing you can do to sharpen your critical thinking skills is to practice it frequently. Become more aware of the…

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The CRAAP Test!

A democratic society depends upon an informed and educated citizenry.”  Thomas Jefferson I gave a presentation on Critical Thinking for Entrepreneurs yesterday.  In it I reviewed the multitude of sources of information we are bombarded with each day.  There is so much information going around about the Coronavirus, politics, news stories, climate change, and of…

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Future Thinking

Hamilton the musical starts streaming today on Disney+. (7/3/2020). I recommend you sign up and watch it – multiple times with your family!  I have been lucky enough to see the stage production twice and have the cd’s on shuffle in my car all the time!  I love the story, the messages and the music!   I’m…

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THINKING: Sharpen your critical thinking skills

Let me clarify Mary, critical thinking is not thinking in a negative or critical way – it is simply evaluating the data you are receiving so that you can make an informed decision.  It is more important than ever to evaluate the information you are taking in. As a business owner or simply a human…

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FOCUS: Reality and Responses

As we close out week 5 of Shelter in Place, my husband and I were amazed when we woke up and it was Friday morning again! It seems like it was just Sunday night and we were talking about the week ahead. Our days are filled with a new routine, while at the same time…

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Systems – When they work and when they don’t

Earlier in the month I gave an acronym for System – Saving Your Self Time Energy Money.  However the real definition of System is as follows: System: A set of things working together as parts of a mechanism or an interconnecting network.  A set of principles or procedures according to which something is done; an organized scheme…

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