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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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Blind Spots and How Having Your Own Super Hero Can Help

By LisaMarie / June 3, 2019

Even the most driven and success-minded leaders have blind spots. The good news is there’s often a cure for any given ailment. In my business, I’ve found it comes in the form of people who have x-ray vision – the ability to see beyond what is visible. One of my favorite cartoons growing up was “Super…

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Fear or Faith – What is Your Mindset Feeding?

By LisaMarie / May 27, 2019

The Roadmap to Stratospheric Success allows you to get what you want without having to change who you are. As you embark on your journey, the 7 Pillars of Influential Leadership™ enable you to create a strong foundation. You also need healthy internal movements to strengthen your external structure. This will result in you having…

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Why Asking Great Questions is Key to an Effective Plan

By LisaMarie / May 20, 2019

“Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” — Warren Buffet The 1st pillar in my 7 Pillars of Leadership is: Great leaders – or leaders worth following – start with a written plan. To create an effective plan, they understand the importance of asking great questions and making asks…

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Do You Know Why Forgiveness is Important to Your Business & Personal Life?

By LisaMarie / May 13, 2019

Last year, I made the commitment to create a Giving Circle, seeking to have 100 friends donate $100 throughout the year to Project Forgive. Choosing to step into this commitment challenged every cell in my being. What would people think of me if I asked them for money?!? Putting myself out there with a personal…

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The Art of Positioning: What it Is & Why You Need to Understand It

By LisaMarie / May 6, 2019

When I was in high school I went through a weird phase of wearing 10 different colors on my nails – a different color for every finger. I wore blue and white plastic shoes that did not match my green and yellow Catholic school uniform. And, I wore bright red lipstick and dressed in all…

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Why Being a Vulnerable Leader is a Good Thing

By LisaMarie / April 29, 2019

When I first started to write my newsletter, I avoided writing anything that was vulnerable. While I wrote about my personal experiences, in my head I made up a story that people wouldn’t see me as successful if I was transparent.  And, if they didn’t see me as successful, they wouldn’t like me let alone…

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Are You Tired of Going it Alone?

By LisaMarie / April 22, 2019

I fell in love with Sandra Day O’Connor in 1991 when she was appointed to the Supreme Court by then President Ronald Reagan. As the 1st woman to serve on the court, I felt somehow secretly connected to her. Over the years, I watched how the media criticized her every move in ways that were different…

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