Upside Thinking

Making an Investment in Your Greatest Asset

By Lisa Marie Platske / January 6, 2014

My grandfather played the lottery every Thursday after he dropped my grandmother off at Traub’s supermarket to go grocery shopping for the week. I’ve never met anyone who was so sure they were going to win the BIG. While I always admired his faith, sadly, it never happened. That’s how some people treat their lives…

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3 Must-Have Practices to Energize Your New Year

By Lisa Marie Platske / December 30, 2013

It’s been ten (10) years and (4) 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 23, 2013

If you are receiving this email, it is because 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…

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What’s Keeping You Up at Night?!?

By Lisa Marie Platske / December 16, 2013

I’ve been interested in leadership for over two decades. Learning more about what effective leaders do differently than the average person has been a personal passion. Being successful as a leader is more than knowing what your talents, gifts, skills, and abilities are. The most effective leaders know where their Achilles heel lies – their shortcomings and…

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How to Bring Out Your Secret Identity

By Lisa Marie Platske / December 9, 2013

When the calendar moves to December, you probably notice a shift in the energy of the people around you. The clock is ticking and another year is coming to a close. Did I accomplish everything I wanted to do? Did I live up to my potential? What you believe is magnified and heightened. The holidays…

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Big Influence = BIG Income

By Lisa Marie Platske / December 2, 2013

You may remember that last week was the week when I was in Wisconsin at The Inn at Timber Cove working on my business plan for the following year. It’s my annual time of heavy reflecting on all that I have accomplished over the past 12 months. This year has been incredibly inspiring and challenging and yielded amazing insights and results. Yes, between…

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Got Bright Shiny Objects?

By Lisa Marie Platske / November 25, 2013

Over the past month, I’ve had countless conversations with my clients about mapping out their course and staying on track. It can be easy to spread your attention to a million teeny-tiny things that are not at all related to your personal and professional goals and money making strategies. One of my favorite movies is an…

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Are You Memorable?

By Lisa Marie Platske / November 18, 2013

A few weeks ago I was invited to speak at a women’s conference in Florida to an audience that wasn’t my typical audience of business professionals. I said “yes” because the invitation came from a dear friend who believed that I was the right person for the topic.  The theme was fear and how it gets…

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Are You Three Feet From Gold?

By Lisa Marie Platske / November 11, 2013

Have you ever read Napoleon Hill’s book, Think and Grow Rich? In the book, there is a story about an insurance salesman and his uncle who headed west during the gold rush to get a piece of the action. Here’s a snapshot of the story: After a few weeks of sweating and working hard, the…

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