Refining, Refining, Refining

I know my style by now. I've gotten the timeline for my February retreat chunked out on an Excel spreadsheet. The next step is to convert it into notebook pages so that I'll have a script to operate by. Even though the spreadsheet is thorough, covering the agenda, the...

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What Lies Underneath – SAMPLE

I promised to reveal what happened at my Remarkable Women's Workshop as a result of using my new Visual Explorer kit, the coaching tool I introduced at the event. Magic! First, I asked each woman attending to talk briefly about what challenges lay ahead of her. We...

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Risk-Taking Norman Lear Style

I'm thoroughly enjoying Norman Lear's memoir (autobiography, really) and bookmarked a page on my nook that I had to share with you. The level of risk this man took puts the risks I take on a daily basis into perspective. Before he was NORMAN LEAR, he had trouble...

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I’m Going to Tease the Answers Out of You

I'm sure this has happened to you. I recently had lunch with a friend who was trying to remember the name of William Randolph Hearst's girlfriend. Not until she was walking home an hour later did it come to her: Marion Davies. Next Monday night, at my Remarkable...

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Start Marketing Where You Are

Wherever you are in your business, you can reach your target audience through a blog, Facebook, twitter, Instagram or email. Some people get so overwhelmed by the availability of media that they freeze and don't let anyone know what they're up to. Bad idea! A friend,...

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Stuck in the Middle?

Rosabeth Moss Kanter, a professor at Harvard Business School, once said, "My personal law of management, if not life, is that everything looks like a failure in the middle." Having experienced my own legions of failures in the middle, I've become an expert at getting...

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Michio Kushi 1926 – 2014

I let out an audible gasp this morning when I saw the obituary for Michio Kushi, the founder of the Kushi Institute, and a major influence in my life and health. I attended my first macrobiotic conference at Babson College in 2008. Here I was introduced to a community...

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Flip Sides of the Same Holiday

How busy are you these days? If you're in retail, you're crazed, I'm sure. If you're in a service business...not so much. Everyone is distracted at this time of year--either shopping, feeling guilty about not shopping, worrying about getting it all done or thinking...

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Seth Godin Continues to Break the Rules

I had the privilege of hearing Seth Godin at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday night. Not a typical venue for this entrepreneurial guru. But, in a stroke, or SPARK, of creative genius, Julie Burstein invited him onto a two-person panel to celebrate a...

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