Upside Thinking

Moving from Awareness to Forgiveness

By LisaMarie / November 30, 2020

Was something wrong with him?   Or was it me?   These were the running questions that went through my mind growing up.   I spent a lot of time with my grandparents.    My grandmother expressed her love in a big way both verbally and physically. She oozed affection, had a contagious laugh, and when…

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Choose to be Thankful with the Action of Gratitude

By LisaMarie / November 23, 2020

For many reasons, my favorite holiday of the year is Thanksgiving.  The main reason has been because gratitude has been a life-changing force in my life.  Every day I get to choose how I will respond to the downs and ups in my life and business.  Every day I get to decide whether to give energy to that…

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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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