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Has your business slowed or stopped ticking?

October 31, 2017

Seemingly out of nowhere today, I thought I need to call a watch craftsman to fix two clocks; one is a grandfather clock and one is a beautiful European masterpiece clock.

In almost the same instance, I realized that both have not been ticking for years! Yes, years! And then, when I realized that they stopped around 2010, I thought of what was happening in my life at that time.

It made complete sense. It was two years after my divorce, and my business and life slowed down measurably.

What is showing up for you in your environment that is reflecting back to you that “time is standing still” in your business or your life? Why not find the mentor to get things going again?

I want to share with you a mindset…thoughts to help get your business and book sales ticking regularly again. Read More

Are you “giving up” or “surrendering” to your business?

October 17, 2017

What is the difference between “giving up” and “surrendering” to new possibilities for your business?

I had the most interesting conversation with a friend the other day. He was talking about “surrendering” to what happens in life and how that is so different than giving up.

Immediately, I thought of entrepreneurs who have given up on reaching their dreams, creating financial success, or of becoming an influencer in social media.

And, I found this topic to be of such interest to me, that I ended up writing about it in the chapter of my book titled “Intentions.” Let’s just say that is a working title for now.

So, here are my insights… Read More

What is Your Intention for Your Business Brand?

October 10, 2017

A big part of your Business Brand is the experience that your clients have before working with you, while working with you and after working with you. It is the experience that they enjoy and it is important for that experience to be consistent each time you have a “touch point” with them, ie. newsletters, social media, blog posts, speeches, delivery of services and/or products, follow up, payment structure and follow up.

There’s a wonderful book entitled, The McKinsey Way. Even though the founder, James (Mac) McKinsey is no longer alive, the culture…the internal Brand and most importantly, the Intention of the Brand is similar to what it was decades ago, when it was first founded in Chicago by McKinsey.

I have always been inspired by the consulting firm, McKinsey & Company, since my son, David, worked for them out of college. I was impressed that the whole company took a day off just to review it’s values!! Interestingly enough, McKinsey is known as a CEO Factory, as many of its consultants end up running large companies. Read More

Is it Time to Refresh Your Spirit?

August 9, 2017

I had a most interesting thought yesterday: “I need to take three weeks off and refresh my Spirit.”

Wow! What does that even mean?

At first, I was really confused by this “intuitive hit.” After all, I didn’t feel like “escaping” for a few weeks from everything that I have going on. In fact, I really appreciate where my life and business are right now. So, what was this all about with “refreshing my Spirit?”

As it turns out, I just need – and want – time to do nothing but reconnect with myself and my friends, make new friends, chat over coffee, chat over a great glass of wine and just C-H-I-L-L! My Spirit just wants to BE…no pressure, no time restraints…just, plain old-fashion connection, day after day after day! Read More

Are you Living on Purpose?

June 22, 2017

I’ve been a little “pushed” for time in the last two days. This is what happens when I have two trips planned within a few days of each other. I just came back from NY for the Book Expo and the trip was one of the most productive and fun trips to NY in a while – and I am so grateful for meeting such great literary agents and book publishers!

I can tell you unequivocally that publishers are looking for new and fresh work, new authors both for fiction and non-fiction. In fact, my clients with me in NY found several interested publishers, asking them to send them their book proposal…wahoo!!!

Writing a book is such a sacred opportunity to share a story, share your life, and share your message so that others may be entertained, helped, healed or uplifted in some way. Read More

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