The 1% That Really Matters

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The term 1% has come to mean the most economically privileged sector of our society.   If you are part of the 1%, you may view it as a badge of achievement or recognition that you were fortunate to be born with the proverbial silver spoon in your mouth. If you are part of the 99%, you may view the 1% as the folks who don’t have to worry about money.   …
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The Power of Changing Your Stance

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I’ve been a member of a professional group for a number of years.  Yet in spite of my tenure, I’ve held myself back.  Oh there were lots of good reasons at that time, what they were doesn’t really matter.   What does matter is that in preparing to go to this year’s meeting, I made a decision to:  get on board, recommit, and reconnect.  I didn’t make any big announcements.  I’m …
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We Need Your Input One More Time

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Thanks for your responses to our earlier survey.  You’ve helped clarify our thinking! Here’s where we are… Orchard Advisors has been Growing Smart Companies for 20+ years.  This means helping each fulfill its purpose and doing so profitably.  You have helped us understand that the work YIPPEE has been doing is the same thing but focused on INDIVIDUALS. Individuals who are smart and accomplished AND who want to continue to …
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How to Get Past Feeling Like a Freshman (again)

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Do you remember your freshman year in college?  Freshly arrived from being at the top of the heap in your local high school, you may have soon realized that your status had changed dramatically.  If you went to an elite university, then you went from being one of the smartest to being one of many “smartest”.   The confidence that filled when you graduated may have turned to hints of self-doubt …
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What Makes You Special? Know It and Be Proud.

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To understand your personal genius, it is essential to know your value, to know what makes you special. It’s not about what makes you better, it is about what makes you unique. What makes you, you. Below is a post that was originally posted in September 2012. I hope it inspires you to explore what makes you special and proud. ~ Originally Posted on September 11, 2012 Because I coach entrepreneurs myself, …
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