Upside Thinking

Blurred Vision

By Lisa Marie Platske / September 17, 2012

A businessman was highly critical of his competitors’ storefront windows. “Why, they are the dirtiest windows in town,” he claimed.   Fellow business people grew tired of the man’s continual criticism and nitpicking comments about the windows. One day over coffee, the businessman carried the subject just too far. Before leaving, a fellow store owner…

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One Giant Pity Party….

By Lisa Marie Platske / September 10, 2012

Stuck. Every so often, you may find yourself in a rut and ask yourself, “How did I ever get here?!?” Stuck in the wrong career, or a dead-end job. Stuck in a business that doesn’t fit anymore. Stuck at an income level that is less than you deserve. Stuck in negative thought patterns. Stuck doing…

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Are You The Crazy One?

By Lisa Marie Platske / September 3, 2012

And, Happy September! This is my birthday month and I celebrate all 30 days,  sending out gifts to people I love throughout the month! Know I am grateful you are part of the Upside community. ******** I’m not much of a techie. Well, that might be an understatement. I’m smart enough to know I need to rely on…

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Fearful to Fearless

By Lisa Marie Platske / August 27, 2012

With all of the work I do all over the world, do you know what I hear more than anything else?!? Two words. -“I’m scared.”  ·         “I’m scared to follow my heart.” ·         “I’m scared to dream big.” ·         “I’m scared to pick up the phone.” ·        “I’m scared my kids will hate me.”   In other words, “I’m scared…

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Goats and Second Chances

By Lisa Marie Platske / August 20, 2012

One of my fondest memories as a child was going to the Trexlertown Game Preserve. I enjoyed feeding the animals, and reveled in the beauty of the landscape as we drove through the country to get there, sometimes stopping for ice cream on the way home. Each trip, I wanted to get closer and closer…

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Easy and Effortless Success?

By Lisa Marie Platske / August 13, 2012

If you’re like me, you’ve spent time watching the Olympics over the past few weeks. What I enjoy most is the singleness of purpose that got each athlete to London, and the sense of camaraderie that occurs when you watch great competitors come together. Did you ever notice how some people make a challenging task look easy and…

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Stash My Cash!

By Lisa Marie Platske / August 6, 2012

I’ve been on the road for the past 2 ½ weeks working with clients in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Ontario, Sonoma (yep, wine country). On one stop, I cruised around in my fully loaded black Cadillac CTS rental car, and in other cities I enjoyed the ease of having a driver take me to client meetings. The lodging…

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Are you only using 10% of your brain?!?

By Lisa Marie Platske / July 30, 2012

Albert Einstein estimated that the average person uses only 10% of their brain’s full potential. So, what about the other 90%?!? One of the biggest components to Upside Thinking is believing, and understanding that if you change your thinking, you truly can change your life. You become what you believe. 90% of our brain is controlled by…

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The Power of 3 – Choice. Commitment. Discipline

By Lisa Marie Platske / July 23, 2012

Thomas Edison said, “When a man makes up his mind to solve any problem he may at first meet with opposition; but if he holds on and keeps on searching, he will be sure to find some sort of solution. The trouble with most people is that they quit before they start.” I couldn’t agree more…

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