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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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From Overwhelmed to Overjoyed!!

By Lisa Marie Platske / November 12, 2012

Living in Miami, most days are sunny and bright. However, a few weeks ago the day felt a little gloomy, the sky shouted with thunder and lightning, and the rains poured down filling my backyard with an inch of water. And, I felt a little gloomy, too. I couldn’t help but thinking, “There are so…

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Three Steps to Grow Your Fab 4 and Make More!

By Lisa Marie Platske / November 5, 2012

Well, I’m sitting in a café in Barcelona, Spain, off on another fabulous vacation with my loving and supportive husband Jim. I was thinking about how in the world I got here – to this space and time in my life. I mean if you look at my story, you might say that I had…

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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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