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Perfectly present

It isn’t about being perfect. It is about being present.So often we get caught up in the idea of doing things perfectly that we never take any action at all. We overthink things, and as a result, nothing ever gets done.You need to show up and do the work, even if it isn’t perfect. Consistent…

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Good Conversations

Most of us don’t converse very well. We listen with the intent to reply, not to understand.  A great conversation requires a balance between talking and listening. This balance is important because bad communication leads to bad relationships, at home, at work, everywhere.In this engaging TED talk, professional interviewer, NPR reporter, host and correspondent Celeste…

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Remembering what you learn

There is a concept known as The Learning Pyramid and apparently learners retain approximately: 90% of what they learn when they teach someone else/use immediately. 75% of what they learn when they practice what they learned. 50% of what they learn when engaged in a group discussion. 30% of what they learn when they see a demonstration….

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How to make the Smartist decisions

I sometimes have trouble making what feel like big decisions. Perhaps it is the Libra in me constantly weighing my options. Unchecked, it can be quite an obstacle.  At its worst, it becomes analysis paralysis. Decision-making is a critical part of our daily lives both as individuals and entrepreneurs, and we’re making a staggering estimated 35,000 decisions every single…

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Be + Do + Have + Share = Success

Success is not just about what you have or even what you do. It’s also about who we are, and how we choose to show up for the people in our lives and ourselves.Limitless author Jim Kwik breaks it down for us into this simple four-word success formula: Be + Do + Have + Share = Success.BE,…

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essential questions your year in review

Your Year in Review: Essential Questions

Many people don’t realize how much positive change they can create by asking and then answering the right questions. I encourage you to take some time to determine what commitments and course corrections you wish to make and then take inspired action. Let’s focus on just one per day this week so we are able…

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creating consistent content

On Becoming a Consistent Content Creator

Yesterday I wrote and published a post on ContentCreatorsPanner.com — How to Become a More Consistent Content Creator.  Oh, the irony…Until very recently, I had not really been a consistent content creator. My planner partner Kim and I laughed about it at first. Then I started thinking about why it was that I had not been…

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