Upside Thinking

Are You Ready to Make the Changes You Need to Get the Results You Want?

By LisaMarie / July 1, 2019

In the leadership conversations I’ve had over the years, I’ve discovered most people are looking for a “secret” that will magically change their life or business for the better. I’ll often be asked, “What do I need to do right now that will make the biggest difference to my ___________ (fill in the blank) relationship…

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To Be a Whole Leader, You Need to Bring Your Whole Self

By LisaMarie / June 24, 2019

My husband Jim and I philosophize about life quite often. We get into hours and hours of conversation around topics that I never quite prepare to discuss. I deeply appreciate his wisdom and leadership and find his truths as insightful as if I was sitting at the top of a mountain listening to him as…

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Life is Filled with the Unexpected – How Will You Choose to Handle It?

By LisaMarie / June 17, 2019

When I was in high school, I had a series of notebooks filled with quotes that I would read over and over. These “pearls of wisdom” were simply sayings that kept me grounded or inspired. The definition of a saying is, “a short, pithy expression that generally contains advice or wisdom.” Over the years, I’ve…

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Do You Understand How to Put Your Vulnerability in Action?

By LisaMarie / June 10, 2019

I opened my email this morning and the subject line caught my attention. While I didn’t have space in my calendar to watch this video, I found myself clicking on the link, entranced by the story.  So, here I was eating my Good Fat Bar ( at my desk with tears rolling down my face,…

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Blind Spots and How Having Your Own Super Hero Can Help

By LisaMarie / June 3, 2019

Even the most driven and success-minded leaders have blind spots. The good news is there’s often a cure for any given ailment. In my business, I’ve found it comes in the form of people who have x-ray vision – the ability to see beyond what is visible. One of my favorite cartoons growing up was “Super…

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Fear or Faith – What is Your Mindset Feeding?

By LisaMarie / May 27, 2019

The Roadmap to Stratospheric Success allows you to get what you want without having to change who you are. As you embark on your journey, the 7 Pillars of Influential Leadership™ enable you to create a strong foundation. You also need healthy internal movements to strengthen your external structure. This will result in you having…

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Why Asking Great Questions is Key to an Effective Plan

By LisaMarie / May 20, 2019

“Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” — Warren Buffet The 1st pillar in my 7 Pillars of Leadership is: Great leaders – or leaders worth following – start with a written plan. To create an effective plan, they understand the importance of asking great questions and making asks…

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Do You Know Why Forgiveness is Important to Your Business & Personal Life?

By LisaMarie / May 13, 2019

Last year, I made the commitment to create a Giving Circle, seeking to have 100 friends donate $100 throughout the year to Project Forgive. Choosing to step into this commitment challenged every cell in my being. What would people think of me if I asked them for money?!? Putting myself out there with a personal…

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The Art of Positioning: What it Is & Why You Need to Understand It

By LisaMarie / May 6, 2019

When I was in high school I went through a weird phase of wearing 10 different colors on my nails – a different color for every finger. I wore blue and white plastic shoes that did not match my green and yellow Catholic school uniform. And, I wore bright red lipstick and dressed in all…

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