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The Shift Towards Social Entrepreneurship

Quietly but steadily, there is a growing shift towards social entrepreneurship.   Today, new, developing and existing companies are implementing a social cause in their business model. “Social entrepreneurship is the use of startup companies and other entrepreneurs to...

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Who Do You Want On Your Team?

This comes up often as I coach and mentor my team members on who they want in their tribe. You know the kind of people that would contribute to growth and team success. I started to write down the qualities that were important to me and essential if the business was...

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Pushing Through The Pain

This past week I was fortunate to be with my daughter and son-in-law for the birth of their first child. They had decided to have a home birth using a midwife to have a more meaningful experience. I'm so proud and pleased they went that route and that I was able to be...

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How Residual Income Changes Everything

Most of us work very hard to make a living, but it's really trading time for money.  It means providing our time to someone else or to our business to generate enough revenue to live off.   And there is only so much time in a day. In this fast paced world, time is...

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Why I Changed My Message.

Messaging is so important in today’s social environment. And keeping it up to date is definitely a necessary requirement, otherwise it gets stale and old. That’s why many companies and organizations change their logos, taglines and messaging every so often. To refresh...

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Are Emotions Getting In Your Way

Did you just get an email that caused your emotions to stir? Did someone just say something to you that you took personally? Did someone’s body language indicate displeasure with you? Or did someone ignore your text messages and you now feel unimportant? All of these...

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7 Secrets To Achieving Your Dream Lifestyle

Years ago I realized that I wanted a different lifestyle for both my family and myself and knew that this lifestyle could be created with enough planning, work and enthusiasm. Having the type of life that most people only dream about is entirely possible, but you need...

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Are Your Limiting Beliefs Holding You Back?

Do you have limiting beliefs?  Well, it’s kind of a rhetorical question.  We all have limiting beliefs whether we recognize them or admit it. So what is a limiting belief anyway? Limiting beliefs are ’those which constrain us in some way.’  They keep us from growing...

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The Power of Gratitude

This past weekend we celebrated Canadian Thanksgiving  in Saratoga Springs, NY. We got together with our daughter and son-in-law who live there and our son joined us from Toronto.  Along with the 3 dogs, we climbed one of the nearby Adirondack mountains in the rain! ...

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Set It. Plan It. And Then Forget About It.

From an early age we dream about what we want to be and do.  In those years, we just dream and wish. “A dream is a wish your heart makes.” - Walt Disney We have no idea how to get there.  If we are lucky, we might have parents that get us started in the right way, on...

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Is This Business Model Right For You?

Many people jump into network marketing without really thinking if this type of business model is right for them. The story goes something like this.   They are confronted by a friend or family member who tells them that it would be good for them, that it is easy,...

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15 Things To Get You Out Of A Rut.

Are you in a proverbial life rut? You know what I mean. You are doing the same old, same old, day in and day out, never getting ahead, never moving forward, just running in idle. Does bored, tired, disinterested, lifeless, grumpy, complaining, blaming, irritable,...

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Do You Feel Jaded by Network Marketing?

I have talked to a lot of people in network marketing and a lot of people who have been in and out of network marketing.  Of that second set of people, many were out of it because of what happened.  They were rejected, they didn’t make any money, people told them it...

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Are You An Influencer?

Are you an Influencer? I was at a recent high level leadership training that focused on taking your business to the next level.  During the 4 days, the speaker talked about the fact to go to the next level you have to become an ‘influencer’.   The point he was making...

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Why We Need a Game Plan

“Every game has a winner.  Every winner has a game plan.” - Quoteprism No matter what we do in life, we need to plan on how we are going to do it.  Otherwise it will never happen. Whether you call it a game plan, a life plan, a business plan or an action plan, it is...

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The Greater The Risk. The Bigger The Reward.

The greater the risk - the bigger the reward! Life is full of risks.  You cannot get away from the fact that whatever we do, has an element of risk to it. Risk - a situation involving exposure to danger, harm or loss. Whether it is walking down the stairs, eating...

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Why You Need Multiple Streams of Income

Why You Need Multiple Streams of Income Pocket Sense defines multiple streams of income as “as having income from several different sources. If one stops or is eliminated, you can rely on another source.” In other words you are not dependent on...

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Yes. You Are Worthy.

Yes, you are worthy! Let's start out with a little humour... if you ever watched Saturday Night Live in the early 90’s and specifically the Wayne’s World segment, you may remember Garth and Wayne on their knees, chanting “We are not worthy, we are not worthy!" I bring...

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Stop Selling. Start Doing This Instead.

Stop Selling. Start Doing This Instead. Most of us are in the selling mindset, whether we are trying to sell our business, a product, an idea or even ourselves. It is ingrained in us to sell.  And of course this impacts how we relate to others. We are always trying to...

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Seeking Help Is Not a Weakness

I was brought up where we did things ourselves.  Seldom did we rely on help from others, because to put it bluntly, others were not always that reliable. That’s just the way it was. So I developed into someone who relied solely on myself and my abilities. Was that...

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Have You Fallen Into the Text Trap?

“Hey, how’s it going.  I was thinking of you today and thought maybe we could get together for coffee this week and catch up.  Text me when you can.” We have all probably received a text message like this or a similar one.   A message that comes out of the blue. Maybe...

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How Fear Can Get You to Where You Want to Go

I was thinking the other day about fear and how it holds us back.  But then I took another approach... Fear helps us get to where we want to go. It really does! Actually fear is healthy if we view it in the right way - not as an obstacle, but as a motivator, a...

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2 Key Things That Make A World of Difference

Have you ever wondered what kind of image you portray to others?   We think we know who we are but do we really show who we are?   Often the image of ourselves is not in sync with the image others have of us. What and who we portray to others can affect everything...

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Be Thankful This Canada Day

There sure is enough complaining and insulting going around these days in the political arena whether it is south of the border or right here in our backyard. We are inundated daily with critical news from all the major media outlets, whether we want it or not. Just...

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Are You Excited?

I was thinking the other day about how excited I am.  Why am I so excited?  As I'm out west this week, I realized it's about entrepreneurship and how it has been a fundamental part of my life. As a young girl growing up on a farm, I was exposed early on about being an...

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