The Most Powerful Story You Can Tell Is Your Own

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Your Personal Story Has The Power To Heal, Influence, Engage & Inspire 

I recently attended Jeff Goins’ Tribe Writers conference in Nashville, TN and loved hearing storytelling coach, Marsha Shandur speak about the power of personal story.

You have a story inside you. Many stories, in fact.

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Tribe Writers Conference 2017: Best Conference I’ve Attended In Years!

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Are you tired of attending one bad conference after another? Did your last conference experience include dodging stuffy business professionals and weaving through countless irrelevant vendor booths only to discover that the speakers weren’t even worth your time? I know the feeling.

If you can relate to this, I’ve probably met you at one of these conferences. I’ve been to too many...

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Taming Difficult Clients: 4 Ways To Protect Your Business And Your Sanity

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Can't Live With Them; Can't Live Without Them. Or Can You?

Difficult clients.  They deserve a sentence all by themselves.  These two words describe the type of clients that conjure strong feelings of frustration and regret for most business leaders.  And I would bet money that someone comes to your mind that fits this description.

Let’s face it, working with difficult clients is an inevitable part of doing business if...

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3 Keys To Healthy Relationships That Will Surprise You

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What Do Relationships and Trees Have in Common?

Healthy relationships are like plants - they blossom when they are nurtured.  Just as professional networks are a critical part of business success, our personal relationships are vital to living a happy fulfilled life.  Our relationships help us learn, grow, and thrive.

But do all relationships deserve our tender loving care? What of those people who come into our lives and...

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5 Simple Ways To Diversify Your Network For Success

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Your Success Coincides With The Balance In Your Network Bank Account

“You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.”  ~Dale Carnegie

Success in nearly every aspect of life comes down to your ability to build meaningful relationships – both personal and professional.  It’s no surprise that the best...

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3 Tips For Leading Effective Organizational Change: Video Interview

Why Effective Organizational Change Matters More Than Ever Before

Today’s successful businesses are innovating faster than ever to stay ahead of the competition. Agile companies intelligently implement changes through shorter development cycles and then test, scale, and perfect products/offerings along the way.  By replacing the previous system of longer development cycles, businesses ensure that they are staying relevant with...

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6 Undeniable Benefits of Meditation To Help You Stop Running

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There's something you need to know about silence.  So that you can understand why you are running from it.  What you are missing every time you avoid it.  I wished someone had told me this when I was younger, had explained the benefits of mindfulness and meditation.  I was 44 years old before I learned this invaluable lesson.  So, I wrote an article about it and published it on Medium.com.  I also want to share it with you.  I hope you enjoy it and decide to give silence a second...

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5 Critical Disruptors to Successful Business Growth

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You’re ready to grow your business – maybe you’re planning to expand, add new services, or acquire some of your competition.  Either way, it's is a big shift that requires you to transform the way you do business today.  Are you ready?  Have you properly prepared for the change?  Do you know the five business transformational pitfalls that can derail your success?

Business Growth Doesn’t Come Without Growing...

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Are You Stuck? 3 Soulful Reasons You Should Enjoy The Ride

Being stuck is the ride of your life

It’s hard to deny the fact that life moves quickly and requires us to continually adapt and change. But sometimes we get stuck and we literally stand still while everything speeds around us.

Have you ever felt this sense of inertia in your life?  It’s frustrating when we become aware of it and can’t figure out how to start moving forward again.  I know.  I’ve been there many times. After losing loved ones, my career twice, and through many transition periods in my life, I’ve...

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The Art And Science Of Innovation Through Test & Learn

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“The goal is not to conduct perfect experiments; it is to make better decisions.”  ~ Eric T. Anderson and Duncan Simester

If we knew exactly what our customers wanted, everyone could run a successful business.  But you already know it’s not that easy because customers’ wants and needs change with the wind.

There is a way to get closer to the heart of the matter, to better understand their deepest wants and desires. This requires a convergence of art,...

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