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Time Management in a Pandemic

Time Management in a Pandemic

Is it just me, or have you noticed that when we only have one thing on the To-Do List, we get nothing done, but if we have 15 things on the list we get most of them done?? I think it’s all about momentum. For some of us, having lots to do is about time management: We...

Don’t Lock Down Your Goals

Don’t Lock Down Your Goals

When we face unprecedented change and disruption, it seems easier to succumb to the desire to shut down, withdraw and give up rather than to step up to the challenge or complete your goals. If this describes what you’re feeling right now, rest assured that it’s...

How to sell with sensitivity

How to sell with sensitivity

What weird and trying times we are in! I know people are afraid. Afraid of getting sick, losing money in their retirement, having enough to eat, being able to pay their mortgage, spending money. It’s times like these that we might be tempted to think: I can’t sell...

Selling yourself  is not “luck”

Selling yourself  is not “luck”

My friend Jamie gets whatever she wants in life. She seems so lucky. We meet for lunch and she can always persuade the manager to give us the best table. She can turn almost any “no” she hears into a “yes.” At work, she is the top sales rep every month. People...

Herding Cats for a Living

Herding Cats for a Living

Keeping teams in line and working toward a single goal is a huge challenge; not everyone is cut out to build teamwork! My friend Roxy has an executive assistant sent from the heavens. She’s proactive, efficient, detailed, and can amazingly manage to connect multiple...

Turning Good Behaviors into Great Habits

Turning Good Behaviors into Great Habits

What goals are really important to you? What are you doing today to help you achieve those goals? Your success is directly related to your deeply rooted habits! What you do, consistently and naturally, translates into how well you will succeed. And sometimes it is...

Setting Boundaries

Setting Boundaries

You put in countless hours and pour your heart and soul into accomplishing your plan. But no matter how hard you try; it just doesn’t seem to be working.

My plan isn’t working… now what??

My plan isn’t working… now what??

You put in countless hours and pour your heart and soul into accomplishing your plan. But no matter how hard you try; it just doesn’t seem to be working.

Building a network

Building a network

Your network can determine your success! Knowing the right people in the right places can enable you to land that dream job, acquire that ideal client and really excel at what you do.

Making Yourself Accountable

Making Yourself Accountable

The truth is, your success depends upon your accountability. You are the only one who can really do this! Here’s how to motivate yourself to your best level of achievement. After all, it is up to you! 

Finding the courage to quit

Finding the courage to quit

Do you find that your job no longer challenges you? Or maybe your work environment is just downright toxic? So much of your life is spent on your career, so that time should be satisfying! If you are miserable, what is the point?! It may be time to quit!Ooh, yep. I...

What’s on your wish list?

What’s on your wish list?

Let’s go back in time for a minute, to when you were about six years old, and Santa Claus was real. You wrote him a wonderful letter detailing all of the fabulous toys you wished he would bring. And then you forgot to give it to your parents to mail.   You just...

Networking the Holiday Party Like a Boss

Networking the Holiday Party Like a Boss

It’s that time… awkward office parties, plus ones and bad karaoke at the annual holiday party. Whether you’re the boss, part of a team or someone’s date – parties can be a great self-marketing tool! Networking the holiday party requires a little extra finesse though....

The Biggest Branding Challenge Ever

The Biggest Branding Challenge Ever

Have you thought much lately about what your customers---and potential customers---take away from their interactions with you? Key moments in every conversation or transaction are what reinforce who you are, how you are unique, and how you can fill their...

The one research technique better than Google

The one research technique better than Google

Anyone who has even casually perused my blogs knows that when it comes to a successful sales effort or reaching your goals, it always starts with one thing: planning. But a key part of that planning that sometimes gets short-changed is research.  Planning is all about...

Grief when you’re unemployed

Grief when you’re unemployed

I have friend who, after 10 years at her company, decided to quit her job because of the toxic leadership. I have another friend who lost her job during a huge restructuring. One was by choice, the other - not so much. But both of them dealt with grief from losing a...

What Differentiates You?

What Differentiates You?

What really makes you different than the competition? I am not talking about ‘service’ or price…but what really makes you stand out from the rest? Think about it…what is it about your brand that convinces someone to hire you or buy your product? What are you putting...

What’s On Top of Your Mind?

What’s On Top of Your Mind?

If you’re doing it right, you go into every sales call with a clear idea of your goal, your prospect’s needs, and the strategies you’re going to use to connect the dots. But a strategic and well-planned approach isn’t the same as a single-minded approach.  Keeping...

Always Keep Improving 

Always Keep Improving 

In the last year, I’ve really been working on improving some of my skills, mainly, videos and photos. No, I’m not talking selfies and working on SnapChat. I’m talking about professional development. Even though I’m on a stage 90% of the time in my career, being on...

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