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It’s Time to Get Out of Your Head

By LisaMarie / August 5, 2019

“Use your inside voice, not your outside voice,” I heard the Mom say to her son as I waited to be seated. Her statement made me smile. Your inside voice. ♥ When I think about my inside voice, I think about the inner voice that has held me back from something I really wanted just…

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What Does it Mean to Design Your Destiny?

By LisaMarie / July 29, 2019

Five years ago, I changed the name of my annual event from the Leadership Success Summit to Design Your Destiny Live. While the content was similar, the feel of the event shifted as did who showed up in the room. Every so often, someone who attended one of the earlier events will ask me why…

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Hope is Not Tied to Your Circumstances

By LisaMarie / July 22, 2019

Are there any deep disappointments in your life that you just can’t seem to shake? Do you feel like you’ve been asking for relief with no end in sight? Or, perhaps your life is so good right now, that you feel guilty or are sure that something not so good is just around the corner?…

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What You Need to Let Go Of to Celebrate the Success of Others

By LisaMarie / July 15, 2019

Have you ever felt jealous of someone else’s successes or experiences? Have you ever looked at someone’s wins and accomplishments and thought that should have been me? Have you ever watched as one of your colleagues got recognition and accolades for a project and you just couldn’t be happy for them? Most people have jealous…

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Do You Know the Key to Strengthening Your Connections?

By LisaMarie / July 8, 2019

Did you know that you can get what you want up to ten (10) times faster and easier when you partner with other people?!? With connection, you get to utilize the power of leverage which is using the least amount of effort to get bigger results. The “old” way of networking where you recite your…

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Are You Ready to Make the Changes You Need to Get the Results You Want?

By LisaMarie / July 1, 2019

In the leadership conversations I’ve had over the years, I’ve discovered most people are looking for a “secret” that will magically change their life or business for the better. I’ll often be asked, “What do I need to do right now that will make the biggest difference to my ___________ (fill in the blank) relationship…

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To Be a Whole Leader, You Need to Bring Your Whole Self

By LisaMarie / June 24, 2019

My husband Jim and I philosophize about life quite often. We get into hours and hours of conversation around topics that I never quite prepare to discuss. I deeply appreciate his wisdom and leadership and find his truths as insightful as if I was sitting at the top of a mountain listening to him as…

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Life is Filled with the Unexpected – How Will You Choose to Handle It?

By LisaMarie / June 17, 2019

When I was in high school, I had a series of notebooks filled with quotes that I would read over and over. These “pearls of wisdom” were simply sayings that kept me grounded or inspired. The definition of a saying is, “a short, pithy expression that generally contains advice or wisdom.” Over the years, I’ve…

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Do You Understand How to Put Your Vulnerability in Action?

By LisaMarie / June 10, 2019

I opened my email this morning and the subject line caught my attention. While I didn’t have space in my calendar to watch this video, I found myself clicking on the link, entranced by the story.  So, here I was eating my Good Fat Bar ( at my desk with tears rolling down my face,…

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