Upside Thinking

How Being a Lifelong Learner Bridges What You Have to What You Want

By Lisa Marie Platske / August 19, 2013

Recently I attended a sales training seminar and was challenged by one of the presenters to take off my “expert” hat and fully engage in the learning process. By empowering myself to enjoy the commitment I had made long ago to be a life-long learner, I was reminded of how important it is to stay…

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Why Being Innovative Gets You What You Want

By Lisa Marie Platske / August 12, 2013

If you’ve been connected to me for a long time, you know that one of my favorite sayings is, “Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely. Lead Upside.” Every new invention was at one time looked upon as “crazy” or “not possible”. From home computers to space exploration, the people who have a wild idea and…

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3 Must-Have’s to Building a Big Vision that Gets You Everything You Want

By Lisa Marie Platske / August 4, 2013

Shazam! On Friday and Saturday, I hosted my Leadership Success Summit – INTENSIVE live event in Miami and it was hands-down the best event ever (and this was from one of the attendees). The a-ha’s and breakthroughs, laser coaching, and actions taken on-the-spot were inspiring to everyone present. One of the attendees said, “You were right. I did get…

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Do You Get What It Takes To Have an Abundant Life?

By Lisa Marie Platske / July 29, 2013

Abundance. The dictionary defines it as “fullness to overflowing”, “wealth”, or “affluence”. This is the reality of accomplishing something you’ve been working towards and you’re at the finish line. And, you get the choice to live abundantly each and every day – or not. It’s easy to get stuck if you compare your chapter 1 to…

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You Get What You Tolerate

By Lisa Marie Platske / July 22, 2013

At my 2nd annual Leadership Success Summit, one of my speakers (the brilliant Mary Cantando) said, “You get what you tolerate.” I’m pretty sure she got that quote from her Women’s Advantage calendar, and I’ve been using it ever since. I’m a giver. And, I’m guessing you are, too. When it comes to sharing my time, talent,…

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Creating Space for Bigger Opportunities

By Lisa Marie Platske / July 15, 2013

When I moved to Miami five years ago, I didn’t realize the mix of heat and humidity would change my wardrobe choices. Not one to have worn dresses or skirts at the time, I quickly realized that my layers of brown and cream-colored easy-breezy linen and silk tops and slacks were not going to work…

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How to Move Forward When Plan A Doesn’t Work Out

By Lisa Marie Platske / July 8, 2013

Jim and I have both been working long hours and decided to head out of town for a few days for some rest and relaxation. We booked a flight to Toronto, Ontario leaving on July 4th for six days of sightseeing – and a little bit of business for me. On Wednesday, July 3rd, I received…

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The One Word that Can Be Destroying Your Ability to Succeed

By Lisa Marie Platske / July 1, 2013

Last year, I hired a branding company to help me give a new look and feel to Upside Thinking, Inc. while showcasing what I uniquely do for my clients. I never expected the process to be this long of a journey. And, while it’s also been a lot of work, it been an incredibly enlightening…

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The Transformative Power of Appreciation

By Lisa Marie Platske / June 24, 2013

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”  John F. Kennedy   Last week was my husband’s birthday. As I celebrated the day he was born, I realized that Jim is one of the most appreciative people I know. He notices…

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