Sep 28

Guest Post: Modern Changes for Effective Leadership

By Katherine Hartvickson

What has 2017 shown us when it comes to leadership?


Leadership and how to go about it changes with the times. Yesterday’s methods may no longer be the best option and certainly not the only option.

When was the last time you reassessed your leadership approach? It’s an important question considering the rapid pace at which our world is changingas well as the many age groups now actively working.

New technologies and methods might not seem relevant to your business but adopting them, or adapting to them, will make a significant difference for you when you’re in charge of a team or assigning a team a set of goals.

We often think that ‘if it isn’t broke, don’t fix it’ is a safe method of thinking to fall back on. But don’t let it become an excuse that keeps you from trying new ways to build and lead your team(s). All employees are unique and once you understand what they need and want from a leader, the better you can motivate them to help you grow your business while accomplishing their goal of having a great place to work.

Do your employees need to be on site?

A recent study on effective teamwork found the effectiveness of a team was in no way reliant on working together in person.

Many companies have the perception that without middle management peering over an employee’s shoulder that person will not do the work assigned.

Others are confident that the tasks won’t be understood and the team won’t be motivated to succeed because of a lack of face to face communication...(Read more.)

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Sep 25

Video Tip: 3 Strategies for Lasting Change

We all make changes in our personal and business life because we want more fulfillment, happiness, success, and inner peace. But it’s not always easy to make those changes and it’s even harder to make the new change a habit so it will last. Here are 3 strategies for making lasting change in your life.

Sep 14

Guest Post: Marketing With the Help of the Brain

By Dr Simone Ravicz

Consumer Neuroscience: Marketing With the Help of the Brain

The application of neuroscience, or the study of the nervous system and the brain, is springboarding from the realm of research and medicine to many other areas, from economics (neuroeconomics) to marketing (consumer neuroscience). While it might just all sound too far-fetched to you, this newest form of market research is more likely to be good common business sense that you should really learn about.

marketingConsumer neuroscience explores how the brain reacts to typical marketing information, such as brand, point-of-sale information, advertising, packaging and the like. The usual method of gathering marketing data by asking consumers questions will likely remain of value. However, how it is increasingly being done in laboratories these days looks nothing like the more traditional way.

What is being studied about people are their brainwaves and eye movements. Subjects wear wired caps on their heads which reveal EEG data or information about electrical impulses along the scalp. This data about the subjects’ brainwaves provides information about how much attention is being paid when watching a commercial or looking at a product. In addition, the eye movement data communicates just what the subject is specifically looking at...(Read more.)

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Aug 31

Guest Post: Balancing Your Life

By Aimee Reese

We all agree that we should live balanced lives. We should never put too much emphasis on a single area of our life at the expense of others. For instance, one should never be too busy to laugh. That said, how exactly does one figure out when they need to balance their lives and how exactly does one go about achieving balance?

Figuring out the lack of sync in your life

Look out for signs of burnout and stress

Your body will always let you know when your life is out of balance, regardless of whether the problem in something physical, physiological or even psychological. When your life is out of sync, you have a very high likelihood of developing either burnout or stress, which can then evolve into more serious issues such as anxiety and depression. So you should always be on the lookout for signs or burnout and stress, which include such things as lack of sleep or too much sleep, loss or gain of appetite, loss of productivity, low moods and such.

Know yourself

The key to figuring out when you are out of balance lies in having total awareness of yourself. Keep in mind that stress, burnout, and other related psychological problems present themselves differently in each individual. By having a better understanding of who you are, you are therefore in a better position to identify these issues as soon as they present themselves and take appropriate action.

Balancing your life

Put yourself first

When looking to achieve balance, it is paramount that you put yourself first. You should take immediate action as soon as you notice indicators of a lack of balance. You shouldn’t,(Read more.)

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Aug 28

Video Tip: Do You Have Mindworm?

In this video tip, I explain what a mindworm is and how to eliminate it.


Aug 22

All-New Business Bootcamp for Coaches

I’m so excited to announce that the doors are officially open to my friend Melinda Cohan’s NEW Easy-Breezy Coaching Business Bootcamp 2.0! (But only for the next 3 days.)

What IS the Easy-Breezy Coaching Business Bootcamp? It’s a world-class, 10-week program that gives new and seasoned coaches exactly what they need to get their businesses up and running … from best practices to strategies to all-inclusive software to support … and actual lead generation tools and done-for-you coaching programs.

You can enroll here:

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Aug 17

Guest Post: Developing Your Ideas & Designing Your Future

By Randy Tudor

Designing Future

I recently met with a client who is very concerned about losing his job. He has worked hard, has built a great reputation in his industry, and has risen to a leadership level that he always wanted. But he’s still worried. His company was recently taken over by another company, and the future is uncertain. He shared that he thinks over the years his income has steadily increased to the point where it might be difficult to quickly replace his level of pay. He wants to maintain his current lifestyle for his wife and family, and he believes they cannot go six months to a year without money coming in. Does this sound like you, or perhaps someone you know?

Where to Go Next

He wanted to know if I had any ideas—any suggestions he might consider. I brought up the possibility of him taking his expertise, along with his contacts, and starting his own small business. He said he and his wife have given that some thought, but he doesn’t know if he has what it takes. He said he has no idea how to go about starting his own business—what steps to take, who to contact, or even how to efficiently operate one. I told him we could help coach him through the process—point him in directions he could go, and help him to develop ideas he might not otherwise consider on his own. I said that we could work with him in learning how to operate a profitable business. He asked me what that might look like. So, I shared with him my vision for moving forward.

The Coaching Process in Action—Designing Your Future

I told him we would get together and start to brainstorm about his wants, his interests and his dreams. We would start to identify his strengths and abilities and would begin developing some ideas for a start-up business he would enjoy for the next twenty or so years. He started to get excited about the possibilities. Collaborative brainstorming and idea generation gets everyone involved thinking at a higher level, and he began to acquire even more confidence and the belief that he could do it.(Read more.)

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Jul 20

Guest Post: Personal Responsibility: Are you a Victim?

By Carolyn R. Owens

Personal Responsibility

There are so many thoughts that come to mind when we talk about the subject of personal responsibility. We often avoid talking about the subject because it’s something we really don’t want to accept about ourselves, the things we don’t won’t to face. However, when you don’t take a look at your own actions and behaviors, you can become a victim of life. So what do we mean by personal responsibility? We have to begin by understanding the definition of responsibility.

 Responsibility is the state or fact of having a duty to deal with something or of having control over someone. A lot of times we don’t want to take it on, we don’t want to deal with certain things that are happening in our lives. Taking it a little further, personal responsibility is the idea that human beings choose, instigate, or otherwise cause their own actions. This is the responsibility we have for ourselves.

 When you think about he word victim, what comes up for you? What does that mean to you? What does the word victim mean to you? When I talk about victim in terms of personality responsibility, I am not talking about a victim of a crime, but being a victim of your circumstances.

God give us free will to make choices. With the choices we make we understand there are consequences for those choices. We often don’t stop to think that taking no action, well that’s a choice to. There are consequences for inaction, not making decisions – the choices we make or don’t make.

Often time we spend to much time blaming others and not taking responsibility for the choices we make. We allow this to hold us prison in our on lives, actions, everything we are doing. It’s as if we have surrendered control of our lives to everything that is happening to us. We are not enjoying life but instead letting life just happen to us…(Read more.)

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Jul 18

Video Tip: LinkedIn Connections

Are you connecting with prospects on LinkedIn? Here are some tips for connecting with them so they are more likely to turn into clients.

What are your biggest challenges with connecting on LinkedIn?  Post in the comments below.

Jul 06

Guest Post: Start Your Own Online Business in Less Than 30 Days

By Davida Shensky

Start Online Business

It doesn’t matter what business you’re in you need an online presence.  You can build your own online business on any product or service you provide, or you can become an affiliate what a company in an area or field you have an interest in.


Before you start any business, you need a business plan.  It doesn’t matter what type of business you’re in but you need something written down as an action plan to follow to build your business.  In this business plan you should include:

  1. Executive
  2. Company
  3. Industry
  4. Customer
  5. Competition
  6. Marketing
  7. Team

To have an online presence and market your products and service you need a website.  From this website you need to consider these marketing tools:

  1. social media marketing
  2. content marketing
  3. Search engine optimization
  4.  Keywords


You can build your website yourself or turn it over to a professional.  If you build it yourself you first need to decide what server you’ll use to host your website.  There are many different servers and price ranges to choose from.  You can use WordPress directly or several platforms that incorporate the WordPress platform into their platform.  What makes WordPress so popular is that you can build content into your website as a marketing tool(Read more.)

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