Strategic Thinking

The CRAAP Test!

A democratic society depends upon an informed and educated citizenry.”  Thomoas 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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CLARITY: How do you want to feel?

First FAB Friday in 2020!  Happy New Year and New Decade!   There is a lot of pressure on these first few weeks of the year.  Do you feel it?  We have to have our goals written down and action plans put in place.  Then there are those darned resolutions!   Of course I want you to…

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VISION: Joy & Happiness!

Last FAB Friday in 2019!  Quick!  Grab an actual pen and piece of paper! Now set a timer on your phone for 10 minutes! Make a list of all of the things that bring you Happiness & Joy! What does your list look like?  Are their lots of things listed or are you staring at…

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VISION: Past, Present and Future

A Christmas Carol, a novella written by Charles Dickens, has timeless themes found in movies, music, and even beer! Ebeneezer is a harsh, lonely miser of a man, who is visited by the ghost of his former partner, Jacob Marley and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future. After reflecting on these scenes, his…

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Do you see what I see?

In the classic Christmas song, Do You Hear What I Hear?, based on the Bible story of the 3 kings/wise men, there is a bright and shining star guiding them to visit the birthplace of Jesus.  Said the night wind to the little lambDo you see what I seeWay up in the sky little lambDo…

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It Doesn’t Cost a Thing to Smile!

There’s hopeIt doesn’t cost a thing to smileYou don’t have to pay to laughYou better thank God for that – lyrics from the song There’s Hope by India Arie Give it a listen! Studies have shown​ that just the act of smiling (making the physical facial shapes and movements), whether the result of real joy or an…

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