Upside Thinking

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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The Gift of Living Your Priorities

By LisaMarie / December 23, 2019

Do you ever feel overworked and overwhelmed? Is your calendar filled with endless demands that rush at you like a 3-year old who’s had way too much candy? When the people in your life are clamoring for more of your time, do you ever feel guilty saying “yes” – and powerless to say “no”? I get…

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The Best Road Through, Starts Within

By LisaMarie / December 16, 2019

Four+ years ago, my business was growing and I said a prayer specifically asking to be sent someone who would complement my work and be able to coach my clients in a way that would give them added depth as a leader. God (through Barb Wade) sent me success coach and emotional resilience expert, Suzanne…

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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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