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Perfect Clients by Subtraction

I met James, one of my neighbors, last summer at our community pool. He’s a southern gentleman with a kind face and easy going presence. An incredible cook, he blends Italian heritage with Louisiana upbringing to create some incredibly delicious, mouth-watering...

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The Power of 3 in Achieving Your Goals

The number three has significance and symbolism throughout various aspects of our world: mathematics, nature, astrology, astronomy, metaphysics, music, modern and ancient religions, spirituality, philosophy, numerology, etc. Three carries importance in architecture;...

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The 3 Ingredients in My Secret Sauce, Part 3

In this 3 part series, I’m revealing the 3 ingredients in my secret sauce of getting things done. In the first post I shared ingredient #1: the value of daily self-care. In the second post I unpacked the linchpin in the series with ingredient #2: systems set you free....

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The 3 Ingredients in My Secret Sauce, Part 2

In this 3 part series, I’m revealing the 3 ingredients in my secret sauce of laser focus and militant discipline to achieve incredible productivity. Last week I shared ingredient #1: the value of daily self-care. After reading several books, I began experimenting with...

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The 3 Ingredients in My Secret Sauce, Part 1

Clients often remark with surprise how focused and disciplined I am. But that’s what they hire me for; to tap into my wellspring of commitment and tenacity to learn how to magically become more focused and disciplined themselves. They seek my secret sauce to learn how...

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Double Down and Go All In on Your Business

Remember the movie Pretty Woman with Julia Roberts and Richard Gere?   My favorite part of the movie is when Roberts’ character, Vivian, pulls herself together after her first night in the penthouse suite with Edgar. He hands her a wad of cash to go shopping for...

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Peacekeeping Missions at Work

November 11 every year is observed in a handful of countries around the globe. In the US, it’s Veteran’s Day. In the Commonwealth of Nations,[52 member states that were once territories of the former British Empire] November 11 is observed as Remembrance Day. And in a...

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The Disease to Please in Business

Psychologist Harriet B. Braiker, PhD was an internationally recognized authority on stress and women’s issues. Dr. Braiker authored the ground-breaking books The Disease to Please and The Type E Woman in the early 2000’s prior to her untimely death. In The Disease to...

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What Would We See if You Were on Undercover Boss?

Every year on or around October 16th employees in four countries around the world thank their bosses for being kind and fair throughout the year. It’s called Boss’s Day. A secretary for an insurance company in Illinois registered October 16th “National Boss’s Day” in...

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3 Practices to Ease Difficult Conversations

Michael Scott was the bumbling, incompetent, often inappropriate branch manager of Dunder Mifflin in the popular mockumentary The Office. Michael made a cameo appearance in a speaking engagement I delivered last week to a business owner’s Meetup on the topic of...

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Gamify Your To Do List

There’s always more than one way to do something. What works for you may not necessarily work as well for someone else, and vice versa. There are tens of thousands of options for pretty much anything you want to do, try, or learn. Being more productive is an ongoing...

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