Upside Thinking

Need a Faster Horse?

By Lisa Marie Platske / October 29, 2012

At the last business retreat I attended with my mastermind group, my brilliant coach Nancy Marmolejo reminded me that if Henry Ford would have given people what they wanted, he would have built a faster horse. When you choose to use your talents, skills, and abilities, you do more than give people what they want, you willingly give the world what…

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Please Feed Me!

By Lisa Marie Platske / October 22, 2012

Do you find it easy to be Upside, and find the opportunity in the challenge? Or, do you struggle with finding the silver lining, and staying in the space of joy regardless of what is going on in your life? Or, maybe you wonder why some mornings you wake up feeling like the eternal optimist, and by the afternoon…

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The Value of Being Yourself!

By Lisa Marie Platske / October 15, 2012

Have you ever felt that you were blindly following others’ advice on what you should be, do, and say and feeling completely miserable? When I first started Upside Thinking, Inc., I knew that I was a gifted presenter, and had a passion for leadership. I also knew I could make it understandable for small business owners…

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The Dark Funk

By Lisa Marie Platske / October 8, 2012

One of the worst feelings in the world to me is feeling stuck — stuck in a situation where it doesn’t seem as if I will ever get out. I start to see all of the same patterns – the choices I’ve made creating something I don’t like over and over and over. I look for the Upside and try…

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Life 101

By Lisa Marie Platske / October 1, 2012

Have you ever felt — Like giving up? Unsure of your next steps and where they will lead? Frustrated because even though you have tried your hardest, you felt you were fighting an uphill battle? If you have answered “yes” to any of the above questions, welcome to Life 101. The twists and turns, potholes, and detours should not deter us…

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Got Issues?

By Lisa Marie Platske / September 24, 2012

For those of you who know me well, you know that while I have a tough exterior, I have a compassionate spirit and get my feelings hurt easily. While I’m ordinarily happy, and typically Upside, I do have my moments when I can be a bit prickly, too. The of the greatest lessons is to love & appreciate people for…

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Blurred Vision

By Lisa Marie Platske / September 17, 2012

A businessman was highly critical of his competitors’ storefront windows. “Why, they are the dirtiest windows in town,” he claimed.   Fellow business people grew tired of the man’s continual criticism and nitpicking comments about the windows. One day over coffee, the businessman carried the subject just too far. Before leaving, a fellow store owner…

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One Giant Pity Party….

By Lisa Marie Platske / September 10, 2012

Stuck. Every so often, you may find yourself in a rut and ask yourself, “How did I ever get here?!?” Stuck in the wrong career, or a dead-end job. Stuck in a business that doesn’t fit anymore. Stuck at an income level that is less than you deserve. Stuck in negative thought patterns. Stuck doing…

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Are You The Crazy One?

By Lisa Marie Platske / September 3, 2012

And, Happy September! This is my birthday month and I celebrate all 30 days,  sending out gifts to people I love throughout the month! Know I am grateful you are part of the Upside community. ******** I’m not much of a techie. Well, that might be an understatement. I’m smart enough to know I need to rely on…

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