Are You Giving Enough … to Yourself?

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Are you acknowledging the toll this year has taken on you? Especially when it comes to running your business? That’s something I try to remind my consulting, creative, and independent service professional clients when they beat themselves up for being distracted. Having trouble focusing. And definitely NOT feeling enthusiastic about the months ahead. No question, … Read More

Focus on what you CAN control

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We’ve all had a lot to shoulder recently — New Yorkers especially. We’re the epicenter of the Coronavirus. Roughly one out of every eight people killed by the disease in the world lived in the tri-state area. So we’re likely to be in lockdown well after everyone else can start moving about freely. Add to … Read More

Take a breath

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How often have you rushed ahead in business, instead of taking a breath? A while back, I took on a leadership role with a business group. It had the promise to showcase my systems and operations expertise. A chance to explore: How can the group hum like a well-oiled machine … especially for the next … Read More

Focus on the Right Things

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I subscribe to SUCCESS magazine and re-read a little snippet from Shawn Achor—also known as “The Happiness Guy.” He wrote about a business woman who was losing her mind. Spending hours worrying about different aspects of her company. Like, what wage laws will politicians pass next? What trends am I missing the in the global … Read More

How to run a successful business

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I was sitting with my client Miriam over cocktails, a couple of weeks ago. She was having challenges growing her corporate training business and we were coming up with a game plan. (Sometimes, wine helps). Out of frustration she asked, What’s the secret? If there’s one thing—one magic bullet to running a successful business—what do … Read More

What kind of cake do YOU want?

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It’s my birthday week, so naturally, my thoughts turn to cake. (I love cake.) As a kid, I got to choose what kind of cake I wanted for my birthday. Not there was such a wide selection in those days. You got Duncan Hines® chocolate cake or golden cake. Chocolate icing or vanilla icing. Fruit filling … Read More