Upside Thinking

Lessons from The Hundred Acre Woods

By Lisa Marie Platske / October 21, 2013

For as long as I can remember, I have enjoyed the writings of A. A. Milne, famous for his Pooh books written about a bear and a boy, and various other characters that were inspired by his son’s stuffed animals. While these stories were written almost 100 years ago, they are as relevant and interesting…

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Are You Willing to Keep It Real?!?

By Lisa Marie Platske / October 14, 2013

If you’ve ever spent time with me, you’d know that I have my favorite words that show up in every conversation over and over again. Words like: ·         Amazing. ·         Inspiring. ·         Authentic. ·         Incredible. ·         Upside. When you put them together, these words are about positioning yourself as an expert while being true to…

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What is Your Brand Worth?

By Lisa Marie Platske / October 7, 2013

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been sharing bits and pieces of what it’s been like to be in the final stages of the re-branding of Upside Thinking, Inc. And, you’ve probably heard me talk about how your personal brand is an incredibly important piece of how you position yourself in the business world. Unfortunately,…

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Is Doing “Whatever It Takes” Making You Sick?

By Lisa Marie Platske / September 30, 2013

A few weeks back I had a VIP day (which is a private one-on-one retreat) with one of my clients. During our time together, she said over and over again that she was willing to “work hard”and “put in the hours needed” to move her forward. Because this theme continued to come up during our conversation, I called…

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A lesson 30 years in the making!

By Lisa Marie Platske / September 23, 2013

Living in Florida, I’ve been fascinated by Diana Nyad’s journey in trying to swim from Cuba to Florida. After attempting this feat four times over the past 30 years, she finally succeeded by swimming 110 miles through the ocean at 64 years old. Woo-Hoo! In my business, I work with clients who have become invisible or overlooked in their…

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Do You Have “Are We There Yet?” Syndrome?!?

By Lisa Marie Platske / September 16, 2013

Last week, Jim and I went on a trip to Washington, DC looking for new office space for me. My parents met us in northern Virginia and I was telling my Mom about all the great places we would visit next year when I get my new office up and running in a few months. As…

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Do You Know Where You’re Going?

By Lisa Marie Platske / September 9, 2013

My schedule involves juggling dozens of components of my business and personal life which intersect in interesting ways. Because my husband and I travel a lot, our schedules aren’t always aligned and so getting to a movie is a rarity. Last week, we decided we would take an afternoon and go to see a movie…

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How Well Do You Promote Your Expertise?

By Lisa Marie Platske / September 2, 2013

She hired me for coaching because she knows that in order to be a big fish in a small pond, she needs to position herself differently. However, when we started to do the work that would get her back on track, she started to push back. She said that if she started to promote who…

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Consistent Purposeful Action, Faith, and a Dose of Courage

By Lisa Marie Platske / August 27, 2013

In 1987, George Michael had a line in a hit song that was, “You Gotta Have Faith.” And recently I’ve been thinking about the faith that it has taken me to grow my business. Many of you know my story of being an “accidental entrepreneur”. I never had a dream of owning a business. I didn’t even take…

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