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Letting Go of the Ropes

Posted by on May 7, 2013 in Branding, Creative | 2 comments

Letting Go of the Ropes

Years ago, I met with a potential client at a Starbucks in my then-hometown in Southern California. He was a star multi-tasker – or so he told me. He had so many things going on at one time, so many balls in the air. He was a mover and a shaker. I was impressed, if not a little intimidated, by his claims. Possibly sensing how impressed I was, he proceeded to tell me all about his multi-tasking abilities – in the car. Mind you, this was before the age of smart phones. Wifi was relatively new and hot-spots (the little contraption you can use to get wifi on your laptop) smacked of...

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The Gift of Smaller Events

Posted by on Feb 1, 2013 in Business, Creative | 1 comment

The Gift of Smaller Events

The day had finally come. I was to lead my 4th Right-Brain Business Plan® workshop at my friend’s body work studio in Redwood City. The date had been set for over a month. I had done all the “right” things. I talked about it with my networking groups. I passed out flyers. I invited people I knew were interested. I pored myself into the material so I knew it like the back of my hand. I even gave a 1-hr. talk to give my peeps a “taste” of the Right-Brain Business Plan®. Despite my best efforts, I had landed “only” 4 seats out of a possible 8 and, to...

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Five, 5-minute Stress Busters for the Holidays

Posted by on Dec 11, 2012 in Creative | Comments Off on Five, 5-minute Stress Busters for the Holidays

Five, 5-minute Stress Busters for the Holidays

This time of year is especially hectic. And it’s especially difficult to convey the true essence of your brand when you’re stressed out and running around like a chicken with your head cut off! On a recent call with the new “Serendipitous Hangouts” group, we came together for a 45 min. conversation and chatted about how we beat stress – in general, but definitely this time of year. (The recording is available to members.) Here are some highlights: 1. Breathe and/or meditate/pray for 5 minutes. If you can, take a moment and leave your environment and take a...

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Why Forcing Things to Happen Doesn’t Work

Posted by on Oct 2, 2012 in Branding, Creative, Life | 1 comment

Why Forcing Things to Happen Doesn’t Work

Let’s face it. There are lots of things in life that are easy to do. It’s “easy” to wake up in the morning and brush your teeth. It’s “easy” to drive your car from one place to another. It’s “easy” to do some of the tasks you do at work each day. These are skills you have mastered, and as such, they come easily to you. You do them almost without thought or concern. In an entirely different realm lie the things that come to you “with ease.” They are fun to you. You wake up excited to take them on. You are passionate about...

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1 Key Strategy to Achieving BIG Dreams

Posted by on Aug 1, 2012 in Creative | Comments Off on 1 Key Strategy to Achieving BIG Dreams

1 Key Strategy to Achieving BIG Dreams

Perhaps you’ve been there too. Something difficult is happening in your life and you just don’t feel like expending energy in any other direction than to solve the problem at hand. That’s where I was in October of last year. The house we were purchasing had fallen through and we were living with (generous) friends. Our beloved indoor kitties were living in a giant crate on the deck. I wanted to solve this problem as quickly and painlessly as possible. The last thing I wanted to do was put energy towards my business. But in my case, it turned out to be EXACTLY what I needed...

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