Upside Thinking

Are You Ready? Your Time is Now

By LisaMarie / December 30, 2019

It was 1994. I was on my way to the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center for basic training. While there were people in my family who were familiar with law enforcement, it was because of being on the other side of the law, not being in the blue uniform. I had no idea what to…

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The Gift of Living Your Priorities

By LisaMarie / December 23, 2019

Do you ever feel overworked and overwhelmed? Is your calendar filled with endless demands that rush at you like a 3-year old who’s had way too much candy? When the people in your life are clamoring for more of your time, do you ever feel guilty saying “yes” – and powerless to say “no”? I get…

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The Best Road Through, Starts Within

By LisaMarie / December 16, 2019

Four+ years ago, my business was growing and I said a prayer specifically asking to be sent someone who would complement my work and be able to coach my clients in a way that would give them added depth as a leader. God (through Barb Wade) sent me success coach and emotional resilience expert, Suzanne…

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Are You Investing Your Time Effectively?

By LisaMarie / December 9, 2019

Have you ever uttered the sentence, “I don’t have enough time.” Or, do you have a list of what you would do if you only have “enough” time? I grew up as a list maker. I’d even add things to my list after I did them as I was obsessed with being efficient and getting…

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Judge Less and Forgive More – It’s Powerful!

By LisaMarie / December 2, 2019

Forgiveness evokes a wide range of emotions from people…  including anger.   How can you possibly forgive that? is a common reaction. After going into countless organizations where it seemed as if there were just “people-problems” I learned that often frustrations from unmet expectations led to deep resentment and anger. The remedy: forgiveness and love. When I…

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Why I Celebrate “Thankful Thursday” Every Week

By LisaMarie / November 25, 2019

The idea of a day that is set aside to be thankful inspires me which is why my favorite holiday of the year is Thanksgiving. The clients in my group coaching programs communicate in a private Facebook page. A tight knit community, they share their downs and ups, as well as their asks for the…

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Why You Need to Understand the Value of Investing in Yourself

By LisaMarie / November 18, 2019

In June of 2010, I had three days that changed everything for me in my business.  I started my business in 2005 – and had some big wins. National recognition for my leadership, my 1st book was published, and large contracts. In 2010, I was feeling completely overwhelmed and thought, “This is not what I signed…

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The Beauty of Mindfulness and Why You Need to Practice It

By LisaMarie / November 11, 2019

How will I ever get over this? This is the question most people ask when circumstances that don’t make sense play out in life. An anticipated promotion doesn’t happen. The contract your best client promised doesn’t go through. One of your trusted employees embezzles money. Research shows great leaders practice mindfulness. Perhaps that sounds like…

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Success Starts with a Dream, a Vision, and a Choice

By LisaMarie / November 4, 2019

Turning dreams into a reality can sound unrealistic which is why several years ago I wrote Turn Possibilities into Realities. Wanting to showcase people who turned a “what if…” into a “what is…”, the book title became a personal mantra of mine. If you never take action on what you want, your vision may simply…

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