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How To Eat an Elephant? One Bite at a Time

How To Eat an Elephant? One Bite at a Time

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Ok, so we’re not going to eat a real elephant, but aren’t there tasks and projects that seem as big as an elephant? You’re not sure where to start – at the tail or the ears? If you get overwhelmed at the prospect of doing something new and big in your business, you’re not alone. Putting off or AKA procrastination, of big projects is...

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Paper Files, Coffee Rings, Dust Bunnies – Oh My!

Paper Files, Coffee Rings, Dust Bunnies – Oh My!

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Spring has sprung! My tulips are coming up, the snowdrops and crocus have bloomed and the buds on my magnolia tree are but a couple weeks away from their magnificence! After such a long, cold winter (yes, we had snow on the west coast!) it is such a treat to feel the sun on your face and be able to open up the windows and let that fresh air in. Every year I pick a...

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Do You Have ‘Call Reluctance’?

Do You Have ‘Call Reluctance’?

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You’ve got a good lead but you’re not sure your call will be welcome. You’ve decided to sort your files, put on a pot of coffee or worst yet, clean the bathroom just to put off calling. Yup! You’ve got Call Reluctance and it’s a common affliction. Some people have a fear of using the phone. they would rather hide behind an email or...

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On Masterminds and Synergy…

On Masterminds and Synergy…

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If we’re going to be completely honest, standard networking events definitely have a place in business development but I need MORE. Call me impatient (it’s OK, I’ve been called worse! *smile*) but as an entrepreneur, I’m a ‘doer’. If I’m going to spend some of my precious time that only comes in 24 hour increments every day,...

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A New Year = New Connections

A New Year = New Connections

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A new year is a great time for planning and putting into practice those plans that will propel us into the new year and beyond. If you want/need to grow your business, an important piece to the plan is meeting people. My friend Jacob, made a new year’s resolution in 2016 to dine/break bread/coffee/sweatwork with at least 250 different people, of which at least...

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You don’t know me but …

You don’t know me but …

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 In the beginning … You know, when you’re starting out and trying to build your business and you can’t tell if what you’re doing is really making a difference? The you open your email … “Dear Cathy, we’ve never met but twice during this morning I was given your name as someone I had to talk to. My friend saw you speak at an...

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Stop. Drop. Keep on Rolling.

Stop. Drop. Keep on Rolling.

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No, nothing has caught fire but your business could burn a bit brighter just by implementing this simple strategy. During any time of the year that business is a bit slower paced, you have plenty of opportunities to make an impression with a “Stop & Drop”     If you are not familiar with what a “Stop & Drop” is, it’s this in a nutshell: you “Stop”...

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It Can Be REALLY Scary!

It Can Be REALLY Scary!

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Next to buying my first car, this was a BIG investment. I still remember when I wrote my first $1500 cheque for coaching – it felt like it could have been a million dollars. I actually hesitated signing the cheque. As a wife and a mother, I could see a list of other things that the $1500 could pay for – groceries, kid’s shoes, a credit card payment, but I knew it...

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Learn to Say “No”.

Learn to Say “No”.

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This was posted on “Eat Pray Love” author, Elizabeth Gilbert’s  Facebook page. It doesn’t need any other words from me.   “Years ago, a wise woman told me this, and I’ve never forgotten it. Don’t get too proud, she said, of your capabilities at handling anything — or soon people will expect you to handle everything. The...

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Disconnect to Reconnect

Disconnect to Reconnect

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Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, Skype, LinkedIn, Google+, Reddit, Yelp … and the list goes on.   We are so ‘connected’, we are disconnected. What does it mean to be truly connected?   I understand that technology is a part of our lives but there’s a disturbing trend that has been building over the years  – there are...

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