Upside Thinking

Don’t Quit Before the Miracle

By LisaMarie / September 16, 2019

You have dreams.  Big Dreams.  Maybe dreams that lay dormant from decades ago…  Or, dreams you walked away from because they never felt like they would become a reality…  Or, maybe dreams that you just can’t seem to find the time to pursue…   I get it.  As someone who has engaged in a stop-start-stop…

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Great Leaders Understand There is Always Something to be Grateful For

By LisaMarie / September 9, 2019

I’m an early riser and it’s typically still dark outside when I get out of bed. This morning, the stars lit up the sky and the crescent moon was delicately placed over my neighbor’s fireplace, with a backdrop of smoke drifting up into the clouds. As I sat mesmerized by the picture-perfect morning, my thoughts…

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What to Do When You Feel Like Giving Up on Your Calling

By LisaMarie / September 2, 2019

On a recent coaching call, one of my clients who has had countless successes this past year shared she’s lost her excitement for her business. This is someone who’s had opportunities to address the United Nations, work with teams of executives, and still enjoy time with her family vacationing regularly. As I listened to her…

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Why the Best Leaders Don’t Go It Alone

By LisaMarie / August 26, 2019

Growing up, my grandfather was the closest person I had to a mentor. I hung on to every word he said mesmerized by his quiet brilliance, in awe of how people in the community looked up to him. When I got to high school, I met Fr. John Krivak who helped me navigate getting into…

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Busyness is the Enemy of Productivity

By LisaMarie / August 19, 2019

Busyness vs. Business. Do you understand the difference? Some of my best ideas have come after I chose to do nothing. I regularly hear people speak about how busy they are — wearing it like a badge of honor – and in the same breath sharing how they have trouble fitting it “all” in. I…

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Are Your in a Summertime Slump?

By LisaMarie / August 12, 2019

Are you in the summertime slump? For most people, this happens when the weather is warm and everyone starts talking about time off and travel. It can take more energy to get out of bed in the morning as you’re feeling a bit sluggish and unmotivated. If you find yourself in the summertime slump or…

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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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