Why Being Bold Is Easier than You Think

Before you even take the first bold step, a vivid picture of the worst possible outcome can stop you in your tracks. It is a problem when your imagination hijacks your success. Research tells us that 85% of what you worry about never actually happens. Taking that first step requires courage. What is bold to […]

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16 Ways to Succeed that I Wish I Had Known

Mentors and coaches can change the trajectory of someone’s life. I made a list of 16 ways to succeed that wish I had known. I would like to have known these ways to succeed when I was in my twenties or earlier. It is in no special order. What resonates with you? Now is all […]

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Outwitting Your Fear of Success

Fear of success is like an undercover, secret agent. It uses clever disguises to accomplish its mission of sabotaging your success. To the unaware, untrained eye, your goals do not stand much of a chance. You wonder why you are not having the results you want. When you unknowingly hold back, you are cheating the […]

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How to Sabotage Your Success by Playing It Safe

When your prevailing mindset is to play it safe, you are setting yourself up to lose opportunities. It is understandable that many business owners and entrepreneurs have operated by playing it safe. They mistakenly believe they are playing to win when, in fact, they are playing not to lose and sabotaging their growth efforts. How […]

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Results from Power not Force

Your ability to create the results you want relates directly to power not force. Internal power is standard issue, not optional equipment. Your  inner power propels you day after day, inspires you to create, and sustains you in the rough patches. When you experience  setbacks and disappointment, it is easy to forget that you have […]

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Difficult Decisions Waiting to Be Made

Wanting to delay a difficult decision is normal. Scarlett O’Hara, the protagonist in Gone with the Wind, often said, “I’ll think about that tomorrow.” Unresolved, tough decisions drain a lot of mental energy. They occupy valuable real estate in your mind. The time you spend agonizing about what you know needs to be done is […]

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The Truth About Perfection

Striving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralizing. Harriet Braiker Perfection stalls or derails good ideas. Profits and productivity suffer when good ideas bog down in pursuit of perfection. Are you spending your resources pursuing perfection? Have you lost sight of excellence in the big scheme of things? If money and time are […]

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Cracking the Code of Change

Change can be uncomfortable. People resist changing their behavior to meet a challenging situation even when change is beneficial to them. In November 2004 IBM sponsored the "Global Innovation Outlook" conference in New York.  They invited visionary thinkers from all over the world to assemble and propose solutions to some of the world's biggest problems.  […]

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Action Outwits Worry

The time and energy you spend worrying is wasted. Worry is a mental habit that robs you and our business of solutions. With recent developments on Wall Street that have reverberated around the world, you may be thinking that if ever there was a time to worry, it is now.  The Random House College Dictionary […]

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Courage, The Antidote for Fear

Fear comes in all sizes and shapes. We all experience it.  Fear can be subtly woven into your corporate culture and affect the decisions at all levels. Fear-driven decisions, systems, and policies can undermine your profit, efficiency and fun. Protecting one's turf, creating chaos, micromanaging, blaming, and reacting to the crisis de jour become normal […]

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