Have you ever felt there aren’t enough hours in the day to complete your “to-do” list and also get to spend guilt-free time with family and friends?  Have you ever longed for quiet time where you could simply sit without feeling you were wasting your time?  I get it.  When I first started my business,…

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Have you ever noticed the subtle shift that occurs when you are focusing on the positive?  Practicing gratitude and simply being grateful positively affects the brain.  When you wallow in something negative, no matter how small, you allow it to define your outlook on life. This isn’t meant to dismiss all that is going on…

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Success coach, Emotional Resilience expert, and guest writer Suzanne Dudley-Schon is back, sharing her brilliance on flexibility in business and life in this week’s Upside Thought.  Several years ago I sought to hire someone who would complement my work and coach clients giving them (and me) added depth as a leader.  A friend posted one of her colleagues was looking to be part of a growing…

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Unshakeable peace + Unconditional love. That’s what I want in my life at all times.  Regardless of what’s going on around me, I choose to be relaxed and present.  Lately, that’s been increasingly challenging for many reasons.  With the swirl of current events, many people around me have commented,“How do you stay Upside?” even in the…

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During times of change, it’s important to create space to reflect on where you are and how far you’ve come to address what’s needed next. In looking back at over 15 years of business opportunities, I realize I’ve represented Fortune 500 clients, facilitated trainings in several parts of the world, worked with executives, university educators,…

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It seems as if many of my conversations have been about the increased level of uncertainty in the world.  One of my colleagues recently shared her perspective that it’s really not that different than during any other season of change in her life.  I thought about this long and hard. Life is filled with decisions. …

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These are changing times.  Yet, I continue to move forward with my business and what I’m being called to do right now despite the swirl of external events that bring up moments of grief and sadness. When I left the Federal government to launch Upside Thinking, Inc., I did it out of my love for…

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I’m a huge fan of ease and grace – and shortcuts.  At Design Your Destiny Live, I share Upside Thinking’s Roadmap to Stratospheric Success.  This framework allows you to get what you want without having to change who you are.  When I left college, I wish I had understood that you’ve got to master external…

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I used to believe being powerful meant you had to have a forceful personality with a healthy ego.  I grew up watching John Wayne movies and revered sports heroes portraying a confident air about them, the level of self-confidence that seemed unshakeable.  As the years passed, I learned self-image is simply a reflection of how…

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