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Are you lucky or intentional?

Is your current state of life and business a result of “luck” “perseverance” or “Intention”? Chances are, if you said “Luck” in any percentage, then you are living at Effect… meaning you allow outside circumstances to have the creative power over what happens in your life.  You give up control. The option is to live [...]

It’s Okay to Steal but Don’t Imitate

It’s okay to steal from others sometimes in your marketing, we all do in some way, but imitating another will end up hurting you... and not necessarily how you might think. I’ll start appropriately enough, with “stealing” from Oprah Winfrey: “It all boils down to one thing...it is your ‘relationship’ to the source, and that [...]

Myth Busting – Tell Your Story Already

If you are an entrepreneur or working within a company that allows you to market and brand yourself, then your story is the MOST important thing in your marketing tool box! It will make you stand out in a crowd. It will magnetize those to you that you most want to work with. It influences [...]

Your Presentation Doesn’t Start with You

You may think, as most people do, that when you take the spot in front of the room that your presentation begins. Truth is, your presentation doesn’t start with you at all.  It starts with your introduction.  It’s your real “first impression” on the audience that day.  We all know you don’t get a second [...]

The Simplest Way to Structure Your Story

Your Story isn’t Perfect. That’s why it’s beautiful and powerful. “We are drawn to the brokenness in each other.” Words spoken to me by an acting coach when I was absolutely obsessed (wouldn’t admit it then) with trying to be “perfect.” That focus on an unachievable state was not only hurting my career, (and bank [...]

Hidden Hazards in Your Sunscreen

What you don’t know could be hurting you and the environment Wait!  Before you slather, even if you are careful about choosing the labels that says, “natural” or “dermatologist recommended”  …read on. If you are like most Americans, (80%) you buy sunscreen to help prevent skin cancer and sun damage, thinking you are doing a [...]

Mom’s Wisdom I Hear Daily (Part 2)

Mom’s aren’t perfect. Every family is dysfunctional. (Have you ever known a perfectly functional one?) Our mom’s play a HUGE part in creating who we  are today. So, revisiting my mother’s wisdom in Part 1, I become even more aware of Mom’s influence on my daily thoughts. Comments that used to elicit a rolling-of-the-eyes became [...]

3 Quick Wisdoms from My Mom for You (Part 1)

I’d like to know where Hallmark World is. Apparently it’s better than Disneyland. Mother’s Day in Hallmark World, for instance, is a celebration of warm and fuzzy perfect parenting, unconditional love and support and endless memories of dress-up and tea parties. In my world, though, my mother and I have rarely seen eye-to-eye, and at [...]

Is the Art Of Conversation Dying?

A CBS news piece this morning shows a woman berating a flight attendant... you may have seen this. The reporter's "message" is that we should consider the consequences of uploading a video of someone behaving badly. After all, this disgruntled passenger has now been suspended from her job. Hang on. Let's take this down to [...]

If you resolved this year to master a new skill, sport or language, right about now you may be hitting a rough patch. Hang in!

Learning to snowboard was ridiculously frustrating.  After all, I had gotten pretty good at skiing, so why, for an entire day, was I spending so much time with my butt in the snow and my board on its side instead of flowing down the mountain as I had expected?  The most irritating were the level [...]

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