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The Biggest Secret to Overcoming Overwhelm

By Lisa Marie Platske / January 14, 2013

Last week, I taught a module on overcoming overwhelm to one of my private clients. If you’ve ever heard me speak on the subject, you know that I share that one of the biggest secrets I know is staying in the present moment. And, the more you focus on time (which would be your past and…

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What the Best Do to Succeed

By Lisa Marie Platske / January 7, 2013

When I was growing up, I spent lots of time at my grandparent’s house. My grandmother never watched much television with two exceptions – women’s sports and the Olympics. I don’t own a television and am not interested in getting one. But during the Olympics, Jim and I will find ways to follow along. I…

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3 Must-Have Practices to Energize Your New Year

By Lisa Marie Platske / December 31, 2012

It’s been nine (9) years and (5) days since I said “Yes!” to the question “Will you marry me?” My husband proposed the day after Christmas in St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City and less than a year later, we stood at the altar in Allentown, Pennsylvania, promising to love and cherish each other in sickness…

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Caring is Worth Sharing!

By Lisa Marie Platske / December 24, 2012

You are a special part of my Upside family, a community of Upside Thinkers destined to change the world by our actions. I thank you for the trusting me by letting me into your life and reading my messages.   Our paths may have crossed for dozens of reasons, but the roads we travel together are the…

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Where Are You Headed?

By Lisa Marie Platske / December 17, 2012

Every leader knows that it is important to ask the question, “Where am I headed?” – and I find that for me it serves as a valuable tool in both my personal and professional life. How about you? Do you know what road you’re on? Do you know where you’re going? Every business, every career, every life,…

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2 Words Critical to Living a Happy Life

By Lisa Marie Platske / December 10, 2012

Since I was feeling a little swallowed up with all of the planning for my 5th annual Leadership Success Summit and the holidays around the corner, I decided to take my own advice to take some time off to center myself and re-energize. It’s easy to get caught up in the holiday shuffle. Hours of getting out the decorations, writing Christmas cards, and wrapping gifts…

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Being Grateful for Me!

By Lisa Marie Platske / December 3, 2012

I know that you’re a giver. And, because you’re a giver, you’ve probably spent quite a bit of time last week – or maybe all year long — reflecting on what you’re grateful for in your life. When you’re grateful, you usually look outside yourself and acknowledge the great things everyone else has been doing for you. ·         Today,…

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Saying “No” to a “Me, too” Life

By Lisa Marie Platske / November 26, 2012

I’m all about leadership. It’s what I believe matters most both to have a truly successful and meaningful personal and professional life. See, if you lead well, you will succeed with great aplomb. Guaranteed. In John Maxwell’s book, The 21 Habits of Irrefutable Leadership, he spoke about the Law of the Lid. Ultimately, what this translates to is that…

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Are You Energized?

By Lisa Marie Platske / November 19, 2012

How are you feeling at the end of your work days? Like you’ve accomplished the most important things or do you feel completely wiped out and spinning your wheels? Just so that you understand, I’m no slacker. Because I love what I do, I have no problem working long hours, and I created a S-Y-S-T-E-M (Save Your Self Time, Energy & Money) to keep…

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