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It’s a new year, which means updated goals and strategies. Maybe you’ve wanted to quit smoking, lose a few pounds, write a novel or get out of debt. Whatever your dream may be, the thought of achieving it can be daunting. Below are four tips to help you attain whatever changes you decide on. Set … Read more

5 tips for small businesses Tip #1: Know your audience/customers. Shot-gunning emails and cold calls to numerous people usually never works. People won’t buy if they don’t know you and trust you first. Build a relationship first. Tip #2: Listening Effectively and start to build that relationship. If you are doing all the talking you … Read more

The Definition of Insanity “Doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different outcome!” Are you in that rut and stuck? It is time for a new direction. First some numbers you need to know: % of people unhappy in their careers or jobs = > 65% % of people in the wrong … Read more

I’ve have delivered training and development to over 10,000+ individuals in the last 30 years and accomplished life and career coaching to over 1,000+ individuals, all in 6 different countries. Our first conversions with new individuals I would be coaching always started with my one question, “Why do you believe you need a coach?” The … Read more

As a life and career coach I am always amazed when my clients always start our first interview and coaching session with what are you going to do for me and how much work am I going to need to do? They think I am going to hand everything to them on a silver platter … Read more

Horatio Alger themes for success in your life and career: Luck and Pluck Struggling Upward Helping Yourself Making your way Strive and Succeed Facing the world All it takes is Hard Work Will Insure Success? How you may feel: You have had the benefit of better education and better jobs than your parents. Your success … Read more

What is Listening? It consists of: Hearing Seeing Comprehending Interpretation Results of Poor Listening Wasted time Inaccurate work/outcomes Lost sales Inadequately informed, misinformed, confused, or angry staff and customers Unmet deadlines Unsolved problems and issues Wrong decisions Lawsuits Poor morale for all involved Results of Effective Listening Greater Productivity Work Excellence Smoother relationships Collaboration Sharing … Read more

A number of my blog followers have asked how to you get started and what tips are there to start a blog of their own. I am no expert but I’ll pass on my experience. I went to WordPress.com. It is a free blog for basic blogging. I get no commissions for recommending it and … Read more

Success always comes from the strangest places. On the day I lost my full-time job this summer, I quietly walked out with a plan already established. As a competitive speaker, I wrote this short narrative on the day it happened. “Have you ever imagined your own funeral? Who will do your eulogy? Who will be … Read more

Recently I meet a successful businesswoman named Susan in one of the networking events. She asked me, “What are you passionate about?” I told her I am passionate about helping innocent women and children of war. She looked at me in a strange way and she said why? I replied because, It is a MIRACLE that I … Read more