Monthly Archives: February 2011

What’s Your Shark?

March is Stop Your Drama Month! My colleague and friend Marlene Chism of StopWorkplaceDrama.org has several exciting things happening in March, all tied in with Stop Your Drama Month. So I sat down to chat with Marlene and learn more about Stop Your Drama and her JUST RELEASED book Stop Workplace Drama. We had a great conversation about Islands, bridge …

The 3 Enemies (and 3 Allies) of Business Trailblazers

The 3 Enemies of the Trailblazer Business 1. Lack of focus. Moving in too many directions. Unfocused ideas, offers, services and products with nothing unifying them. 2. Distractions and Diversions. Constantly reacting to present problems and urgent issues makes you unable to focus on the long term opportunities and vision. 3. Slow response. Indecisiveness, overthinking, low reserves of time, money, …

Missions Wanted!

I confess. I’m a big idea junkie. Nothing inspires me more than someone with a big vision they’re passionate about. That’s why I’ve been in my own private heaven the past few weeks. As I’m filling my upcoming Trailblazer program, I’ve been in conversation with entrepreneurs on big impact missions and I’m loving it! In fact, these conversations inspired me …

Getting what you want

The other day my son came to me wanting a new video game that he ‘just has to have’. So I said…”well, what can you do to come up with the $30 in the next 30 days?” He looked at me a little suspicious. And tentatively said “Some extra chores?” “Bingo! You’ll have to earn a dollar a day extra …

I just read a great blog post by Danielle LaPorte about how to break out of the ‘slick sales’ formula and still be profitable. (read it here) What I loved most was this line: Assume intelligence. Operate on this fundamental principle: people are reachable. And there are still a lot of awake and discerning humans, with credit cards, who need …

The Biggest Challenge You’ll Face

You’re not always going to be understood. As a trailblazer, change maker, visionary or maverick, you are out in front, on the leading edge of what’s current. Not everyone can see what you see. At least not yet. And sometimes those around you will question your vision—which can cause you to question your path. Sometimes the advice others give doesn’t …

Is Your Vision Suffering Like Mine Did?

When I left my corporate career to start my coaching and consulting business I was scared. Leaving the security of a big firm, an established reputation, a regular paycheck and benefits freaked me out! So, I became very focused on doing it ‘right’. I worked hard to master my craft as a coach. I bought blueprints and programs to learn …

Is Something More Calling You?

Have you ever experienced a nagging feeling inside that it was time to move in a new direction? That it was time to take your work to the next level? Maybe you’re feeling that inner call right now. If you are, I want to share one of my favorite exercises to bring clarity to your calling so you can get …

The Great Debate

You’re good at what you do. In fact, I bet you’re good at many different things. You probably love learning and mastering new subjects and skills. You pride yourself of being multifaceted. And often, there’s the problem. You’re good at so much, it feels fragmented. It feels all over the place. You struggle with being unfocused and often overwhelmed by …