Upside Thinking

3 Simple Tools Essential to Self-Care

By LisaMarie / March 30, 2020

Have you ever felt the kind of anxiety that had you feel as if you were spinning out of control? Perhaps you wanted to stop it, and just couldn’t figure out how to do it. Well, I certainly have. Sometimes the pull of social media, cash flow concerns, scheduling appointments, and other people’s needs can create anxiety.…

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The Importance of Thinking About Your Thinking

By LisaMarie / March 23, 2020

Four+ years ago, my business was growing and I prayed for the right person to be sent to me in order to complement my work, coaching 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 Dudley-Schon. And, it’s…

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Connection is a Must-Have…Do You Know Why?

By LisaMarie / March 16, 2020

Emails. To-do lists. Meetings. Endless tasks that can overwhelm you as you engage in the cycle of busy. Yet, when it comes to deep connection, most people don’t create the time in their calendar to build relationships. You can’t build a network when you need one. Let me repeat that – you can’t build a…

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Success Starts With & Depends on Your Commitment

By LisaMarie / March 9, 2020

Before we were married my husband and I signed up for and attended a marriage preparation experience with Catholic Engaged Encounter. Their motto is “a wedding is a day, marriage is a lifetime.” On this weekend retreat away with other engaged couples, you’re given the opportunity to talk openly and honestly. There are countless opportunities…

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Choosing Peace is the Key to Being a Courageous Leader

By LisaMarie / March 2, 2020

In my conversations about what it takes to be a courageous leader, I’ve been exploring topics of fear vs. love, forgiveness, vulnerability, and peace.  Most leadership conversations are about leaders being bold and taking a stand which unfortunately still often means the old paradigm of command and control leadership.  Peace is an unusual topic to…

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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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