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Are You Investing Your Time Effectively?

By LisaMarie / December 9, 2019

Have you ever uttered the sentence, “I don’t have enough time.” Or, do you have a list of what you would do if you only have “enough” time? I grew up as a list maker. I’d even add things to my list after I did them as I was obsessed with being efficient and getting…

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Judge Less and Forgive More – It’s Powerful!

By LisaMarie / December 2, 2019

Forgiveness evokes a wide range of emotions from people…  including anger.   How can you possibly forgive that? is a common reaction. After going into countless organizations where it seemed as if there were just “people-problems” I learned that often frustrations from unmet expectations led to deep resentment and anger. The remedy: forgiveness and love. When I…

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Why I Celebrate “Thankful Thursday” Every Week

By LisaMarie / November 25, 2019

The idea of a day that is set aside to be thankful inspires me which is why my favorite holiday of the year is Thanksgiving. The clients in my group coaching programs communicate in a private Facebook page. A tight knit community, they share their downs and ups, as well as their asks for the…

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Why You Need to Understand the Value of Investing in Yourself

By LisaMarie / November 18, 2019

In June of 2010, I had three days that changed everything for me in my business.  I started my business in 2005 – and had some big wins. National recognition for my leadership, my 1st book was published, and large contracts. In 2010, I was feeling completely overwhelmed and thought, “This is not what I signed…

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The Beauty of Mindfulness and Why You Need to Practice It

By LisaMarie / November 11, 2019

How will I ever get over this? This is the question most people ask when circumstances that don’t make sense play out in life. An anticipated promotion doesn’t happen. The contract your best client promised doesn’t go through. One of your trusted employees embezzles money. Research shows great leaders practice mindfulness. Perhaps that sounds like…

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Success Starts with a Dream, a Vision, and a Choice

By LisaMarie / November 4, 2019

Turning dreams into a reality can sound unrealistic which is why several years ago I wrote Turn Possibilities into Realities. Wanting to showcase people who turned a “what if…” into a “what is…”, the book title became a personal mantra of mine. If you never take action on what you want, your vision may simply…

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Importance of Creating a Team Committed to Your Success

By LisaMarie / October 28, 2019

I’ll never forget the moment I took a stand for one of my clients at a private retreat. I challenged her “truth” – and spoke firmly and boldly about what wasn’t serving her. My stand came from a place of love – and she nodded, knowing I was right. For years, it was easier for…

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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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