Upside Thinking

How Clear Are You About the Direction You Are Headed?

By LisaMarie / February 24, 2020

When I first opened my business, I was excited about the possibilities. I felt strong and mighty like a superhero, ready to save the world. It didn’t take too long before I felt as if I felt my business had swallowed me whole and I couldn’t recognize who I was or what was most important…

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Why Gratitude is Key to Your Growth

By LisaMarie / February 17, 2020

To see or not to see, that is the question. Choosing to embrace everything with an attitude of gratitude has been one of my life-long challenges. When I believe everything happens for me, not to me, and in Divine Right Timing, it’s easier to see the blessing not the stressing. Yet, I don’t always see…

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Courageous Leadership Involves Moving from Fear to Faith

By LisaMarie / February 10, 2020

When I made the commitment to write Turn Possibilities into Realities, I was clear about the name of my chapter “From Fear to Faith” as that is what it has taken to turn a possibility into a reality in business and life. Leadership isn’t for the faint of heart. It’s easy to let the disappointments,…

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Your Best Life. What Does That Mean?

By LisaMarie / February 3, 2020

Your best life. What does that mean? I remember one of my first leadership coaches asking me this question and how I wondered if I would get the question “right” – as if it were a pass/fail question. And, it brought up a series of other questions in my mind. What if I got to…

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Great Leadership is About People & Relationships

By LisaMarie / January 31, 2020

Woo-hoo! Saturday I wrapped up the heart-centered, content rich 12th Annual Design Your Destiny Live event!  I am so humbled by all the attendees who showed up, connected with each other and put in the work to begin the process of designing their destiny. ************************************************************************ One of the most humbling aspects of the work I do…

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Have Your Lost Sight of What You Are Called to Do?

By LisaMarie / January 20, 2020

Storybooks often start with “Once upon a time…” and when they do, you can be transported back to when you were 6 years old. Remember being 6? You were sure there was something Big and Important for you to do in the world. You were 100% certain which is why you would wake up excited…

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What Are You Going to Do to Expand Your Vision & Perspective This Year?

By LisaMarie / January 13, 2020

Albert Einstein said, “We cannot solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.” Science backs this up as research demonstrates you work to create what you believe is true – what you believe is possible even if you don’t realize you’re doing it. The more formal term is “confirmation bias” which…

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The Key to Being a Courageous Leader

By LisaMarie / January 6, 2020

Courageous leadership involves diving into topics that aren’t always warm and fuzzy. After attending the PathNorth Civility Series, I’ve had a series of conversations around intolerance. Intolerance grows out of differences of opinion and the three biggest areas are that of racial, religious, or economic beliefs. For most of my life, I’ve thought I was…

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Are You Ready? Your Time is Now

By LisaMarie / December 30, 2019

It was 1994. I was on my way to the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center for basic training. While there were people in my family who were familiar with law enforcement, it was because of being on the other side of the law, not being in the blue uniform. I had no idea what to…

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