Monday - January 24, 2022

The Road to Authenticity is Through Awareness

May 12th, 2010

Authenticity or the state of being real not only feels good, is easy to manage (let\’s face it, you don\’t have to remember who you were pretending to be!) and more importantly, it leads to new levels of awareness and growth. When you are willing to just be yourself in your relationships (business and otherwise) everyone wins because the energy vibration is much higher. When we give into the expectations of others, we begin to die. So authenticity is really about being faithful to the internal rather than external. So many of my customers and yours really want to do business with people... Read More

Trusting What You Can Not See

April 12th, 2010

(Excerpted from Smart Women Know Their Why-Pub. Date June 2010) Faith is a big part of living a successful life and being a successful entrepreneur. My secret is deciding to have faith in myself more than any type of external force. Notice I said the word “decision” because that is where it starts. My journey has taught me that I always intuitively know which direction to head next and when I look to find answers outside of myself, I always end up off the path a bit. It took me until I was well into my thirties to be able to trust others because of not having established trust in any... Read More

3 Ways Women Can Embody Male Energy in Their Businesses and Increase Their Profits

March 15th, 2010

One of the best things about starting and growing a business is how much you get to grow as a person. Taking a business from start-up to six-figures and way beyond requires a lot of energy-specifically female and male energy. As with all things in the universe, balance is again the key. In business, you will reach profits faster when you can embody both female and male energy in your business. As a married women with four children and the coach to hundreds of women and men over the last decade, I have been observing the differences between men and women (and boys and girls too) and I love asking... Read More

Three Ways to Use the Most Important Business Strategy That Exists

February 12th, 2010

Did you know that there is a under the radar strategy that exists that you can take advantage of right now and it can immediately catapult your success. That strategy is positioning. Positioning is the process by which marketers try to create an image or identity in the minds of their target market for its product, brand, or organization.. Re-positioning involves changing the identity of a product, relative to the identity of competing products, in the collective minds of the target market.. At its core, positioning empowers you to take control of your business and use leverage exponentially by... Read More

Lessons Learned During a Year Full of “Growth Opportunities”

January 14th, 2010

Here is a quick inventory of some of the “growth opportunities” I experienced in 2009. 1. Your Perception of the Economy Is What Matters Awareness is everything. Your awareness of how you literally have so much potential right inside of you will take you through all economic climates. Sadly, most people just don\’t have this awareness yet. All the external factors (our health, our economy, our financial situation) can be perceived in such a way that you can move through them no matter what. It is about being positive and about being aware of the energy and thoughts inside you... Read More

The Problem is Part of the Solution

January 13th, 2010

Why do we resent having problems? Scott Peck began his classic The Road Less Traveled by saying that life is difficult and the sooner we accept that, the sooner our lives will improve. So why do we so resent and reject that notion? Why do we feel like failures when problems pop up, especially those that have no ready solution? Where did we get the notion that life should be easier and problems fewer? Are we born with rose-colored glasses? Is this notion peculiar to our American culture? The resentment seems to come because we\’ve made other plans that seem to be continually disrupted by... Read More

Three Ways To Redirect Your Ego So You Can Create Positive Change in The World

December 14th, 2009

I grew a lot this year. My bottom line grew 398% and projections are to hit 2.6 million in 2010. But more importantly, on a personal level, I really stepped into my power to create positive change for others. I played a bigger game this year and guess what my results were proportional. But the real reason I know I was able to really rock it this year was because I learned how to redirect my ego and focus on the positive change I am creating in the world. I realized at a deep level that my work is not about me and that I am supposed to use my “stories” to inspire others. And because... Read More

Holiday Blues

December 13th, 2009

Why Are the Holidays Difficult? Everyone knows that the holidays are difficult for many people but sometimes it hard to pin down exactly what this season brings up for us. For those who have experienced a significant loss, especially since the last holiday season, getting through that first round of holidays without a loved one seems nigh unto impossible. There is a strong desire to escape…to go somewhere, to hole up in bed, to drink oneself into oblivion. It seems too painful to survive much less find a way to celebrate. When that loved one was the central person in the family, generally the... Read More

How to Behave Like a CEO

November 12th, 2009

One thing I know for sure, is that the sooner a business owner begins to think like a CEO (Chief Entrepreneurial Officer), the faster their business will grow. Below are five ways you can start behaving like a CEO today! 1. Switch from the Big Picture to the Micro Picture Each Day – To run a successful company, you must be able to see the big picture to plan ahead and also be able to see the many parts of your business at a micro level and understand how they relate to each other because all the parts do affect each other. To motivate your team you will need to be able to communicate the... Read More

Life as a Human Being, Not a Human “Doing”

November 10th, 2009

Our Two Lives In the 1952 novel “The Natural” by Bernard Malamud about a baseball prodigy whose career is sidetracked when he is shot by a sociopathic serial killer, later turned into a Robert Redford (drool) movie, one line rings true for all of us. It goes something like this: We get two lives, one we learn from and the other we get left with. Many of us feel that in our midlife years we are living in the life we got left with. We married the wrong person(s). We divorced and are now alone. Our child rearing efforts left us with one kid in jail and the other not speaking. We married the right... Read More