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Why You Need to Know the Difference Between a Goal and a Commitment

By LisaMarie / October 21, 2019

Whenever it comes to the final quarter of the year, I’m in awe at how fast the year has passed. Jim and I shared that this year seemed to move at marathon pace for both of us. With only 9 ½ weeks left in the year, it means you’ve got less than 20% of 2019…

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Do You Know What Makes You Stand Out (Your Secret Sauce)?

By LisaMarie / October 14, 2019

Did you ever watch a talent show and think, “Wow! That’s amazing!” Or, see a video on social media and wonder how in the world this person got to be so good at what they’re doing? You have gifts, abilities, talents, and expertise that no one else has, too. There is something in you that…

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Do You Have it On Backwards?

By LisaMarie / October 7, 2019

One of the little things I appreciate about my business is the ability to take days off during the week. When I worked in law enforcement, I had to often work on weekends. And, now, most of the conferences I attend happen over a weekend.  It really doesn’t matter if it is to run errands or have…

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Do You Know the Key to Making Good Decisions?

By LisaMarie / September 30, 2019

On a recent coaching call, one of my clients who has had countless successes this past year shared she’s lost her excitement for her business. This is someone who’s had opportunities to address the United Nations, work with teams of executives, and still enjoy time with her family vacationing regularly. As I listened to her…

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The Value of a “Not-To-Do” List

By LisaMarie / September 23, 2019

In 1955, British naval historian C. Northcote Parkinson published Parkinson’s Law. In his book he speaks about the pursuit of progress, and his work is often applied to the growth of bureaucracy in an organization. Parkinson’s law is the adage that “work expands to fill the time available for its completion.” Simply put, it means…

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Don’t Quit Before the Miracle

By LisaMarie / September 16, 2019

You have dreams.  Big Dreams.  Maybe dreams that lay dormant from decades ago…  Or, dreams you walked away from because they never felt like they would become a reality…  Or, maybe dreams that you just can’t seem to find the time to pursue…   I get it.  As someone who has engaged in a stop-start-stop…

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Great Leaders Understand There is Always Something to be Grateful For

By LisaMarie / September 9, 2019

I’m an early riser and it’s typically still dark outside when I get out of bed. This morning, the stars lit up the sky and the crescent moon was delicately placed over my neighbor’s fireplace, with a backdrop of smoke drifting up into the clouds. As I sat mesmerized by the picture-perfect morning, my thoughts…

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What to Do When You Feel Like Giving Up on Your Calling

By LisaMarie / September 2, 2019

On a recent coaching call, one of my clients who has had countless successes this past year shared she’s lost her excitement for her business. This is someone who’s had opportunities to address the United Nations, work with teams of executives, and still enjoy time with her family vacationing regularly. As I listened to her…

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Why the Best Leaders Don’t Go It Alone

By LisaMarie / August 26, 2019

Growing up, my grandfather was the closest person I had to a mentor. I hung on to every word he said mesmerized by his quiet brilliance, in awe of how people in the community looked up to him. When I got to high school, I met Fr. John Krivak who helped me navigate getting into…

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