Start with the End in Mind

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You may have heard these words from Stephen Covey in his classic book The 7 Habits of Highly Successful People, or from a friend or mentor.  But it’s so easy to forget!  And here’s why: We fall in love with the how. Imagine: you enjoyed working with your friend on a community project.  You sparked ideas, shared a goal, and celebrated your accomplishments.  Wouldn’t it be great to do something …
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A Confession

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You’ve invested time, money, energy and ego in a business, a project, and a relationship.  You’ve done the best you know how to make it work, but… it hasn’t. I know the feeling – frustration, embarrassment, self-recrimination.  If you haven’t been there consider yourself lucky, or in denial! For years I’ve worked with CEO’s, business owners, experienced professionals and highly influential people to help them align their talents, skills, experiences, …
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Need Your Opinion! New Title & Tagline for our YIPPEE work

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Can we have 3 minutes? The words ‘Discover Your YIPPEE’ are not resonating with smart, accomplished people.  Since you are one, we need your opinion! Our audience are people who are accomplished in their lives and careers AND are at a point where they want more.  They are asking: “What’s next?” or “How can I create more impact, more satisfaction, more good?” or “How can I be more effective, even …
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A Lesson It’s Easy to Forget!

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How could this have happened?  How can he be ahead of me?  He was so far behind, and now he’s caught up and passed me? I feel terrible.  I am a failure.  Maybe I should just give up. Have these thoughts ever rushed through your mind?  That sense that compared to someone else, you haven’t done as well? I just heard about another writer who has gotten a book deal.  …
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What You Can Learn From A Pre-Teen Girl

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In the backseat pocket a book title caught my eye:  A Smart Girl’s Guide to Knowing What to Say (by Patti Kelley Criswell and Angela Martini).  Curious and perhaps concerned that my nine-year old granddaughter was already being asked to mute her own voice, I reached for the book.  What I discovered was interesting and enlightening.  Some wise person had written multiple choice quizzes and straight up advice to help …
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