The Christmas Clock

Every year when I take down my Christmas decorations invariably there’s something I miss.  The boxes are packed up, ready to go into storage and then I see it and say “Ugh, how did I miss that?” A little frustrated that I thought I was done with the work, I take it down and perform…

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Lessons From the Edge

Lessons From the Edge by Nancy Matthews  Years ago one of Nike’s ad campaigns was “If you’re not living on the edge, your taking up too much space.”  The meaning of that for me was to be willing to get out there, be willing to take risks and apply massive action to your goals, which is generally, how…

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A Tribute to Our Friend, Kathy Dedek

Our community suffered a great loss this week with the passing of Kathy Dedek.  Our deepest sympathies and compassion go out to her family during this difficult time. Where do I even begin to speak of this wonderful woman?  I know I couldn’t possibly do her justice and invite each of you to share your…

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Remember Who You Are (and Who You Can Be)

What would your life look life if: Every time a roadblock or a challenge appeared you were able to quickly find a solution that allowed you to move forward (rather than causing you to get stuck)? In that moment of hesitation — just before you pick up the phone or ask for the sale –…

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Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day is a time for remembrance for the men and women who have died in our nation’s service.  Those who selflessly agreed to serve and protect our nation and gave their all for each and every one of us to be able to enjoy our  personal freedom.  While there will always be much debate…

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The Great Phone Debate

Well, maybe it’s not a great debate, but it certainly is a great conversation.  So here goes, when you see you have a voice mail message from someone do you … (a)  Listen to the message, or (b)  Just call them back As someone committed to creating clear and concise communication (and in my ever…

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Leaders Listen

When we consider what it takes to be a great leader, often times the first thing that  comes to mind is the ability to be a good speaker.  To be able to convey ideas, share a vision and direct the course of the team towards the desired goals is absolutely a plus for leaders, however…

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An Unexpected Gift at Walmart

An Unexpected Gift At Walmart by Guest Writer: Karen Mayfield (www.WakeUpWomen.com) Yesterday we went to Walmart, as we were walking in I noticed this young couple sitting outside the front door, they had their guitar two backpacks, and a sack of bottled water. I didn’t pay to much attention but I did notice them. As…

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Are You a Good Listener?

Are You a Good Listener? Last year I was the guest speaker at a Regional Conference for Jafra Cosmetics and had the honor of being introduced by Ann Fetters, a veteran Jafra consultant and an amazing woman and leader.  I had given Ann my standard bio to introduce me and was surprised and delighted when…

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The Power of Community and Yes! Energy

I would bet that you, like me, hear people talking about how bad the economy is, that no one is spending money and that making sales these days is hard. ***WARNING*** Do not believe them!  Do not buy into that doom and gloom mindset for if you do … that is exactly what you’ll get!…

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