Success

What does likeability have to do with influence? Everything. For instance, when was the last time you left your child with someone you didn’t like? How many times do you buy from someone you despise? When did you follow a dislikeable person’s instructions? How much do you listen to a person who pretends to be[...]

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Remember the days when success meant graduating from college, finding a stable job, starting at an entry level position and rising within the ranks, and retiring with a pension that supports a lifestyle you’ve become accustomed to? Sounds too good to be real – and it is. Gone are the days when you were rewarded[...]

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When was the last time you swallowed what someone told you? Specifically, when “they” said you weren’t good enough or capable or too old? Did you accept it as gospel? Sadly, people buy into the belief that what society, their education or even their experience has taught them is the end-all. They begin to agree[...]

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7 Sources of Negative Self-Talk

by Karen Keller, Ph.D.

What happens when your core beliefs are negative? Nothing good. Negative, or self-limiting, beliefs create barriers for you on several fronts. They lead to procrastination and laziness. Negative beliefs habitually destroy your hopes and aspirations. Your morale suffers. So does your self-confidence and self-worth. Non-supportive beliefs make you lose your focus distracting you from your[...]

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Success in any arena depends on your ability to make excellent decisions. Solid decisions follow the guiding principles of your heart and your head. We are faced with decisions all day long: Saying “I do!” Making a purchase Believing what someone tells you Changing careers Starting a business And the list goes on. We make[...]

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It’s commonly known that the acronym KISS stands for “Keep it simple, stupid.” Well, I’ve gone ahead and modified it to be a little more effective by saying, “Keep it smart, stupid.” The KISS principle, while it shouldn’t be used every time in every situation, definitely has its place in the world of business. Where[...]

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Conflict is a fact of life. Getting comfortable with it is the hard part. Conflict is painful and when confronted many of us slip into some form of avoidance. That’s the first mistake. It doesn’t go away – it just grows. As the saying goes, dealing with conflict when it feels like a “pinch” is[...]

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Is work-life balance really a myth? Is it something for men as well as women? YES! Every now and then, I pop over and read the fabulous musings of Cali Yost. She’s an expert blogger on the work-life subject for Fast Company and hosts her own site at the Flex+Strategy Group. I like Cali’s content.[...]

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8 Secrets To a Greater Bottom Line

by Karen Keller, Ph.D.

Whether it’s your money bottom line or your life’s bottom line, there are ways to increase both. You need a bottom line that supports your lifestyle, delivers on your purpose, and brings you the security you deserve. Some women think a bottom line is only about the money. Remember the Jerry Maguire phrase, “Show me[...]

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Writing a business plan is the first step in venturing into building a business. It’s also a requirement if you plan to apply for a business loan. But a business plan can do more than get you a bank loan. A great business plan will help you plan your business from the end to the[...]

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