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    June 25, 2012

    I like to keep it real and  I’ve mentioned in the past that I feel a shift. I know many of you feel it, too. People (me included) are getting tired of inauthentic exchanges. You want more and you deserve more. This isn’t really new but it’s becoming more prominent… especially in the world of marketing and advertising. I think that’s why my new copywriting formula is so welcome and is getting so much attention. You can check out the recent ink I received in Inc. Magazine here. I have to be honest. I was a little apprehensive about speaking up. No matter where we are in our success journey we all have doubts and fears. I questioned “who am I” to introduce this and more. Well, I’m the person who has the courage to speak up […]

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    June 7, 2012

    Things don’t always go as planned. The cool thing about that is we have the ability to course correct as we see fit.   Sometimes we’re forced to slow down and examine things whether we like it or not. This can happen via changes in relationships, health issues, business challenges and any number of “signs” that it’s time to regroup. A quote that really stuck with me lately is this “Life has a way of testing a persons will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen at once.” ~ Paulo Coelho. Perhaps you can relate. I sure can and I feel some BIG changes coming. AND, I’ve been forced to slow down again because of some health issues (nothing major — just a respiratory issues that’s hanging on a little too long […]

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    January 26, 2012

    Something is really bothering me and I bet it’s probably bothering you, too? Within the past several months I’ve received incredible feedback from my preferred clients about my Manyon Marketing Web Makeovers and the value they are getting out of having a clear strategy and plan to improve their current website. It’s quite humbling. Now, that’s GREAT news and I always like to hear when my clients are satisfied. I also like to know if there’s anything I can do to better serve them. What’s bothering me is the reason people are so satisfied with what I’m doing is because they are so dissatisfied with what others are doing or in many cases not doing. I cannot feel entirely good about that because it really ticks me off when I hear my preferred clients have poured thousands […]

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    January 16, 2012

    Are you really clear about values, goals and vision?  When we evaluate what’s working in our lives and businesses we gain a clarity that helps us live to the fullest.   I firmly believe that we experience whatever comes our way to teach us something. I challenge you to evaluate what’s working in your life and what isn’t (in a friendly, let’s make changes to support you kind of way).

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    December 28, 2011

    Do you embrace change or resist it? What changes are you making to make the New Year your best year ever? How can you embrace change in your life? Share your thoughts here.

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    December 21, 2011

    Have you ever had a moment when you felt a little jealous of someone else or maybe you started comparing yourself to others? Perhaps you even went so far as to say “who does SHE think SHE is?” when you saw how a mentor or industry expert was doing business? During the recent live webcast interviews with James Roche and Ali Brown, Doreen Rainey touched on the topic of “Business Envy”. She was very transparent about her initial reaction to how much Ali Brown charges for programs. She openly admitted that she had “Business Envy”. AND she got over it, enrolled in Ali’s program and invested in herself. I think if we’re all honest with ourselves, we’ve each felt this way a time or two and I applaud Doreen for coining the phrase “Business Envy”.  I told Doreen […]

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    December 4, 2011

    I don’t know about you, but I know I’m doing everything I can to make sure I have the right tools to succeed in business in 2012. This includes another big website revamp (did you know you should be updating your web flow and copy a minimum of once quarterly?– I digress –I’ll write a post about that soon). People often ask me why I invest in business mentorship… My answer: If you don’t continually hone your craft, learn to better market your business and get fresh perspective you’ll stay stuck where your are (even if you FEEL like you’re making headway). What are your BIG goals for 2012? How can I help support you in reaching them? I’m going to share some ways we can work together if it feels right to you but first, I […]

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    September 30, 2011

    Laughter is good for the soul. Are you taking life too seriously? Click below to enjoy a short escape. What touches your soul and makes you smile?

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    September 17, 2011

    One of the most beautiful things in life is freedom of choice. We have the opportunity to choose what we believe, what we do and how we do it. We choose where we live and what we really want to do with our lives. It is a great blessing that we have this freedom — and a tragedy to see many people not exercising their freedom of choice.Business success is also a choice. Anyone who has started a business or followed her heart and entrepreneurial dreams knows there is work involved. It takes a clear vision, strategic planning, marketing and more to be successful. Beyond all this, the most important element to true success is love.  There are so many things to love about being an entrepreneur. An entrepreneur makes her own rules and knows it’s […]

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    September 5, 2011

    “Children should be seen and not heard.” This is a Victorian-based idea that obedient, quiet children are superior to other children. Interestingly enough, it originally applied specifically to young women. With history like this, it’s not surprising that the societal and generational impact of specific sayings like “It’s not polite to brag,” and rhetorical questions like, “Who do you think you are?” continue to hold back women (and men, as well) even today. It’s hard to imagine a time when keeping to yourself was seen as a superior quality. Fast-forward to present day, and we see that many women still find themselves bound by the invisible chains of antiquated thinking and even familial programming. They shrink, hold back and don’t speak up. They are subconsciously afraid, maybe because they were taught as children that bragging isn’t polite […]

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