Upside Thinking

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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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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