Upside Thinking

Connection is a Must-Have…Do You Know Why?

By LisaMarie / March 16, 2020

Emails. To-do lists. Meetings. Endless tasks that can overwhelm you as you engage in the cycle of busy. Yet, when it comes to deep connection, most people don’t create the time in their calendar to build relationships. You can’t build a network when you need one. Let me repeat that – you can’t build a…

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Success Starts With & Depends on Your Commitment

By LisaMarie / March 9, 2020

Before we were married my husband and I signed up for and attended a marriage preparation experience with Catholic Engaged Encounter. Their motto is “a wedding is a day, marriage is a lifetime.” On this weekend retreat away with other engaged couples, you’re given the opportunity to talk openly and honestly. There are countless opportunities…

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Choosing Peace is the Key to Being a Courageous Leader

By LisaMarie / March 2, 2020

In my conversations about what it takes to be a courageous leader, I’ve been exploring topics of fear vs. love, forgiveness, vulnerability, and peace.  Most leadership conversations are about leaders being bold and taking a stand which unfortunately still often means the old paradigm of command and control leadership.  Peace is an unusual topic to…

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How Clear Are You About the Direction You Are Headed?

By LisaMarie / February 24, 2020

When I first opened my business, I was excited about the possibilities. I felt strong and mighty like a superhero, ready to save the world. It didn’t take too long before I felt as if I felt my business had swallowed me whole and I couldn’t recognize who I was or what was most important…

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Why Gratitude is Key to Your Growth

By LisaMarie / February 17, 2020

To see or not to see, that is the question. Choosing to embrace everything with an attitude of gratitude has been one of my life-long challenges. When I believe everything happens for me, not to me, and in Divine Right Timing, it’s easier to see the blessing not the stressing. Yet, I don’t always see…

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Courageous Leadership Involves Moving from Fear to Faith

By LisaMarie / February 10, 2020

When I made the commitment to write Turn Possibilities into Realities, I was clear about the name of my chapter “From Fear to Faith” as that is what it has taken to turn a possibility into a reality in business and life. Leadership isn’t for the faint of heart. It’s easy to let the disappointments,…

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Your Best Life. What Does That Mean?

By LisaMarie / February 3, 2020

Your best life. What does that mean? I remember one of my first leadership coaches asking me this question and how I wondered if I would get the question “right” – as if it were a pass/fail question. And, it brought up a series of other questions in my mind. What if I got to…

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Great Leadership is About People & Relationships

By LisaMarie / January 31, 2020

Woo-hoo! Saturday I wrapped up the heart-centered, content rich 12th Annual Design Your Destiny Live event!  I am so humbled by all the attendees who showed up, connected with each other and put in the work to begin the process of designing their destiny. ************************************************************************ One of the most humbling aspects of the work I do…

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Have Your Lost Sight of What You Are Called to Do?

By LisaMarie / January 20, 2020

Storybooks often start with “Once upon a time…” and when they do, you can be transported back to when you were 6 years old. Remember being 6? You were sure there was something Big and Important for you to do in the world. You were 100% certain which is why you would wake up excited…

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