Category Archives for Planning

What If I Looked In Your Closet?

I recently sent out a survey to my colleagues, asking them to evaluate my personal brand. I wanted to know what they thought of me and what words they would use to describe me. One of the words that came

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How Can A 520-Year Old Rule Double Your Income Faster?

One of the most common goals I hear at this time of year is, “I want to double my income”. It’s a great goal but, in all honesty, very few people will do what is necessary to double their sales

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The $10,000/hr Appointment

Can one hour really generate $10,000 for you (or more)? Yes it can if you do the right things during that hour. Read on to find out how a story on NPR reminded me of how to use one hour to put $10,000

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Partial failure leads to…

At the dentist last week, I got some great advice for my business and the way I set goals. I was tipped back in the chair, and the dentist was up to his elbows in my wide open mouth. As all dentists do,

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Outside Interference (the good kind)

This past week I had the great fortune to spend time with 40 of the top women sales trainers, consultant, authors and speakers. As we gathered in Seattle at the lovely Pan Pacific hotel on Thursday morning

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You Should Probably Do More Boring Work

If you’ve known me for any time at all, you know that I love renovating old houses. I love the transformation that can happen when you take good bones and apply modern conveniences to create one-of-a-kind

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Ketchup Day

I was chatting with a friend the other day about productivity, while my friend’s 11-year old played in the background. In the middle of the conversation, the child interrupted and asked, “Why do you

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The same guy doesn’t win the Superbowl and World Series

Have you ever noticed that there is not one single athlete in the history of sports who has been part of a championship team and then has then gone on to win another major championship in another sport? Tom

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The Power of “Or”

As a child, I loved the School House Rock shows on Saturday morning TV. “I’m Just a Bill”, “Lolly, Lolly, Lolly, Get Your Adverbs Here” and “Three Is A Magic Number” were staples of my childhood

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Why Superman Never Swims

Have you noticed that you never see Superman fighting crime in the water? Okay, there isn’t as much crime in the ocean as in Metropolis, but even when there are villains lurking in the seas, Superman

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