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How Do You Most Easily Say “No”?

Please! Share your best practices for saying no graciously. I've tried to be kind, but gotten radio silence in response. Here are two examples that left me feeling badly. One new acquaintance offered me a personality assessment after she heard me speak, you know, like...

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Whose Attention Would You Love to Have?

Social media has made 'influencers' more accessible than ever. Yet there is still an intimidation factor I witness in myself and my clients. It can feel scary to approach the Lin-Manuel Miranda's and Arianna Huffington's of our era. My antidote to getting overly...

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This Never Happens

My feng shui consultant advised me to raise my Herman Miller Mirra chair up to its fullest height so my posture, while at the computer, would be straight and tall. Taking her advice, I lifted the flipper on the side of the chair to make the adjustment. Instead of...

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The Remarkable Dina Eisenberg

I get approached weekly via LinkedIn, my vCita page and through direct email with the next "amazing" new way to grow my business using the services of the xyz company soliciting me. I ignore 99% of them. But sometimes, a very talented and creative person rises above...

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Where Are YogaToes on Your List?

Fill in your own self-care habit that's bitten the dust when you're crazed by the onslaught of life. I'm telling on myself here. Clients, listen to what I say, not what I do 😉 Just yesterday I relocated my set of YogaToes, a device that is meant to help with all...

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A Remarkable Travel Experience

I'm speaking in Anaheim this week and traveled out here today via Southwest Airlines. I'd always heard about their legendary service, but experienced it myself firsthand. What should be standard for travel in general is remarkable in that so few airlines deliver as...

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When People Aren’t Pleased

Tom Peters wisely advised business owners who want to grow their companies to let go of the bottom 10% of their clients annually. Bottom could be defined by economics, but there's also the P-I-T-A (pain-in-the-a**) function that can be at play. You know who I'm...

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Getting a Kick Out of Myself Twice

I sent out photo cards announcing my uptown move to a handful of close friends and relatives--those least likely to see my post on Facebook (which I since took down on the advice of my brother). Upon its arrival, I received an email from one of those dear friends...

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The Magic of Deadlines

"I was really stuck getting started on my assignment to create my dream revenue vision. But, I knew we had our call today, so I pushed myself. "First, I got the white board out and cleaned it off. Then I dug out the markers. I finally started writing things down, and...

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