Motto for 2013: How Good Can You Stand It?

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Beyond the income goal you may have for the year, or the other usual ways you’d like to see your business grow and make a difference for your clients, there are countless ways you could make a significant difference in how fun and fulfilling your business can be for YOU this year (which, in turn, translates to your client satisfaction, and your bottom line).

Outwitting Overwhelm-from Frustration to Freedom

It’s not that what has to get done is all that difficult. It’s that my mind has a way of magnifying things several times their normal size so that it feels like I must tackle Mount Everest when in reality I only need to take a little walk around the block.

Facebook’s Graph Search Inspires Excitement or Caution… But Which?


Facebook’s new Graph Search is compelling, and the marketing is juicy. But what questions should we be asking ourselves — as business users, and as personal users too — when considering just how excited to be about it? Where do you draw the line when a business has behaved badly in the past?

Is your accent holding you back professionally?

A heavy accent can keep people from participating effectively in the corporate culture of their workplaces and make it difficult for them to express themselves. Whether employees communicate one-on-one, or as part of a team, their speech matters.

Bigger Things Are Calling You

Inviting change into your life and business can mean that everything is going to be sideways for a while. Having a roadmap is deeply valuable to you when you are making and experiencing shifts.

A Life of Hypocrisy

A Life of Hypocrisy

You can’t claim one belief but live another way and expect to be a leader. Who are we supposed to believe-the character who violently kills on screen, or the actor who tells us guns are bad?

The Power of Connection: Potent Partnerships (Part 5)

The Power of Connection (Part 5)

While some partnerships work out beautifully, a fair number end before they even start and more than a few are unmitigated disasters. If you’ve been in business for any length of time, chances are you’ve experienced each of these outcomes. The key is to learn from the unmitigated disasters, allow those that end before they begin to go gracefully and enjoy every moment of the ones that work out beautifully!

Follow Your Heart: Science Proves It’s Good For Your Health

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Can you imagine what kind of world we would live in if everyone did what they loved most? It pays dividends to get crystal clear about the things you truly love most and make those things a priority in your day-every day.

Do I Really Need to Use an Existing Crowdfunding Service?

In the age of Internet empowerment, it’s easy to think you can do everything yourself. But when it comes to crowdfunding, existing services can help you get to the next level and build upon your do-it-yourself foundation.

Getting Unstuck - The Power of Purpose

Have you ever had a really hard time getting something done? Something big? (Or something that feels big?) In a state of overwhelm, the focus goes from the joy of getting something done to the aggravation of having something undone.