Upside Thinking

Upside Leaders Expand Their Capacity for Forgiveness

By LisaMarie / November 16, 2020

“Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really. Double your rate of failure.” – Thomas J. Watson, founder of IBM Making mistakes is important to growth and learning, as is forgiveness. Research shows that animals learn from their own mistakes, and can even learn by observing their peers get…

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Having the Life You Truly Want

By LisaMarie / November 9, 2020

Success coach, Emotional Resilience expert, and guest writer Suzanne Dudley-Schon is back, sharing her brilliance in this week’s Upside Thought.   Suzanne understands that the beingness of leadership matters more than the doingness of leadership. You can take all of the tactical leadership actions that generate success and not be a leader worth following.   This week,…

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Mindfully Fuel Yourself for the Big Journey

By LisaMarie / November 2, 2020

One of the cornerstones of leadership coaching work I do at Upside Thinking, Inc. is ensuring that clients understand the value of creating non-negotiables, placing themselves at the top of their own to-do list.   When you’re working towards achieving your goals, it may take more energy than you realize.   This happened to me…

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Honoring the Process of Forgiveness

By LisaMarie / October 26, 2020

As I carve out a new rhythm for myself and my business, I get the opportunity to examine every action and inaction, every thought and behavior.  It’s like being a kid again and seeing something for the first time.  This heightened attention to each moment has me pause and take notice of my personal fears…

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Living a Life That Contributes to Well-Being

By LisaMarie / October 19, 2020

Have you ever felt there aren’t enough hours in the day to complete your “to-do” list and also get to spend guilt-free time with family and friends?  Have you ever longed for quiet time where you could simply sit without feeling you were wasting your time?  I get it.  When I first started my business,…

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Upside Leaders Focus on the Gratitude

By LisaMarie / October 12, 2020

Have you ever noticed the subtle shift that occurs when you are focusing on the positive?  Practicing gratitude and simply being grateful positively affects the brain.  When you wallow in something negative, no matter how small, you allow it to define your outlook on life. This isn’t meant to dismiss all that is going on…

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A Call for Rest, Resistance, or Revision?

By LisaMarie / October 5, 2020

Success coach, Emotional Resilience expert, and guest writer Suzanne Dudley-Schon is back, sharing her brilliance on flexibility in business and life in this week’s Upside Thought.  Several years ago I sought to hire someone who would complement my work and coach clients giving them (and me) added depth as a leader.  A friend posted one of her colleagues was looking to be part of a growing…

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Upside Leaders Find the Gift in the Moment

By LisaMarie / September 28, 2020

Unshakeable peace + Unconditional love. That’s what I want in my life at all times.  Regardless of what’s going on around me, I choose to be relaxed and present.  Lately, that’s been increasingly challenging for many reasons.  With the swirl of current events, many people around me have commented,“How do you stay Upside?” even in the…

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How Leaders Move Past Fear with Ease

By LisaMarie / September 21, 2020

During times of change, it’s important to create space to reflect on where you are and how far you’ve come to address what’s needed next. In looking back at over 15 years of business opportunities, I realize I’ve represented Fortune 500 clients, facilitated trainings in several parts of the world, worked with executives, university educators,…

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