Skip Collaboration for Momentum. Go Alone.

We need to skip collaboration to gain momentum. To go alone may be viewed as non-collaborative. Truth is to go alone can lead to good collaboration.

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Focus: Wide-Angle or Zoom-In?

How do you determine focus? Is a wide-angle focus necessary, or is a zoom-in required? Your focus matters for positive impact.

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Keep Big Things Small

Too many big things overwhelm and sidetrack us. It is time to keep big things small and do what matters most in our life and work.

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When To Compromise and When To Hold Your Ground

When running a small business, deciding when to compromise and when to hold your ground can be a challenge. Negotiations can be tough to navigate.

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Must-Haves and Deal-Breakers: A Simple Exercise for Personal Clarity

Big decisions are tough. What do I want for my career? Where, and how, do I want to live? This simple exercise will help you find personal clarity and make your next big decision considerably less daunting.

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Technology Induced Stress and Choice Overload

Feeling technology induced stress? What if it isn’t the increased presence of technology that’s causing it, but instead the choice overload you’re facing?

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The Consequences of Saying No to the Wrong Work

As a freelancer, discernment is key. Turning down the wrong projects is hard, but it’s important. Once you do, you can face the consequences of saying no.

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How Much Should Entrepreneurs Pay Themselves?

How much should entrepreneurs pay themselves? It’s tricky business. Here are a few tips to figure out how much you should be paying yourself, and how often.

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Jeff Bezos: How to Avoid Day 2

Jeff Bezos describes the danger of Day 2. To lead innovatively, we need to avoid Day 2 and stay in the present Day 1 attentively.

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Are You Really Fed Up? Advice for Those Who Say They’ve Had Enough, but Maybe They Haven’t

I remember one day, talking to a former coworker who was also a friend, about her relationship. She was telling me all the things her boyfriend, whom she shared a home with, was doing wrong and his constant mistreatment. The relationship was dysfunctional, dishonest and missing love. It wasn’t abusive, just bad. Some Unexpected Advice…

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The Magical Nudge: What Moves Us From Talking to Action

Several years ago I had an idea for a new business inspired by the idea that friendship is key to a person’s emotional health. I imagined “Lady Dates” would provide opportunities for women to connect, knowing that relationships are deepened through shared experiences. My team would orchestrate outings where clients could participate in a fun…

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What Pledges Should Leaders Keep?

Elections produce interesting questions. The current presidential race is no exception and raises so many more than any before. One question concerns pledges. During the Republican primary, there were 17 candidates, and each pledged to support the final nominee. Several did not honor the pledge. Most that did not keep the pledge skipped the convention….

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