You know what you know. You know what you don't know. You don't know, what you don't know. You may need to read this sentence a couple of times....and you may not be fully clear on exactly what it means....yet.

This is a very important distinction about your mental awareness! .....

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You know what you know. You know what you don't know. You don't know, what you don't know. You may need to read this sentence a couple of times....and you may not be fully clear on exactly what it means....yet.

This is a very important distinction about your mental awareness! .....

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Many parents find that they just can't get everything done they want to do because of conflicting priorities that come up with raising children. ....

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We live in a very connected world through the internet.  First impressions used to come from face to face interaction with people we met.  Today that is done very differently through platforms like social networking and websites.

How do you want to be known?   Do you see yourself as a professional?  Do you understand the importance of .....


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So, you want to be an entrepreneur, or perhaps you have already started a business? Have you shared that dream with other people in your life? You know, your friends, family, co-workers, all those people you love that you expect support from. Are they fully behind you, or, are they pointing out "reasons" why you shouldn't do what you have a dream to do......

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We hear a lot, and read a lot of articles these days about the new millennial generation.   Most I have found are negative and judgemental......

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Many years ago, I learned a powerful concept.... that everyone, and everything is our teacher. Good or bad, there are messages in everything we experience, and with everyone we meet. The key is to be open to the message. If you don't understand this concept, you will miss clues for success that are right in front of you....

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I BELIEVE everyone is our teacher. We learn from every experience and every person we come in contact with…good or not so good. The key is to take the distinctions we find and ask ourselves how we can apply them to our lives to get the end results we want.....

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Many parents find that they just can't get everything done they want to do because of conflicting priorities that come up with raising children.....

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Have you heard someone make a remark about a business owner being lucky? Have you looked at the life they live and felt they have so much and you could never achieve this level of success? What does LUCK have to do with success?.....

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BELIEF is necessary to succeed in all aspects of life.  No matter what we are engaging in, without belief we will not have the desired result we are looking for.....

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BELIEF is necessary to succeed in all aspects of life.  No matter what we are engaging in, without belief we will not have the desired result we are looking for.....

Isn't in interesting how often people want to give us advice that are not qualified to give us that specific advice, yet before we understand this concept, we often have the experience where we give in to their beliefs instead of our own.....

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Just as I did in my personal life, something I learned many years ago in business, was to get very clear on what I wanted, and only make decisions that support my goals. This is a simple concept that many miss as they analyze and complicate the process of decision making......

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Old style management still believes they must rule their employees with an iron fist, instilling fear to gain respect and results.  These bully style, ego driven managers.....

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 Why fit in when you were born to stand out?  We have all heard this phrase from reading Dr. Seuss books.  How many actually took these words to heart and live them daily in their lives?....
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Employees driving to work in bad weather is a contributing factor to disengagement in the workplace.....

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It isn't how to write a business plan, how many staff to hire, or how to budget. There are obviously things like this to learn when running a business, however, the most important questions start before you get to that point......

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Regardless of whether we are talking about business, relationships or dieting, many people are accustomed to buying into their own excuses.   Why is it that someone can state they want to achieve something, yet, when it comes to taking action, they don't follow through?.....

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What did this hockey team display that could be applied to the world of business and help people step into their greatness?.....
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We all have word tracks in our heads that determine every decision we make.  Many times these word tracks are limiting and destructive to living the life we truly want to be living.  Unless explored, most don't even realize these word tracks are deep within their mind and limit them in many ways....

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Do you feel like you have to have everything perfectly figured out in advance?  Do you find that you procrastinate and don't take the actions you know you should?  Would you consider yourself a perfectionist?   Do you analyze everything to death?   Do you feel like you are often stalled and taking no action is the result because you have so much analysis going on in your mind?....

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Isn't in interesting how often people want to give us advice that are not qualified to give us that specific advice, yet before we understand this concept, we often have the experience where we give in to their beliefs instead of our own.......

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Many years ago, I learned a concept called Know For Yourself.    Know for yourself is learning to break the habit of needing other people's opinions and approval,  and learning to trust your own internal judgments.....
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There are two types of people that go to work everyday.  Those that spring out of bed every morning, with a sense of purpose and can't wait to get to work.  More common are those that want to sleep longer, call in sick, have a snow day or whatever it takes to get out of going to work.  I have been on both sides of the table, but very grateful that  many years ago I discovered what makes the difference......

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Change is a constant in life and in business.  At the beginning of every year, people decide to make changes they state are important to them.  Why then do so many fail......

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We live in a world of schedules, often jumping from one thing to another, multi-tasking along the way.  This can lead to performing tasks poorly because we are just trying to get through the long list of everything we have to do.  There is a huge difference between doing something well and doing something just to get it over with because we feel we have to get to the next thing on the list.  This happens in the business world as well as.....

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Do employees that are well paid stay longer?  Do they perform better?  Do they give great customer service?  It is thought that money is a key motivator for employee longevity and better performance. Giving an employee a raise is not enough to keep them committed to an organization.

Well paid employees leave an organization because of several reasons......

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Regardless of whether you are an entrepreneur or an employee, having a sense of purpose is worth more than any monetary rewards. Very often a person that is struggling to pay the bills will argue with this fact, and feel that those that have become financially successful don't understand their situation. They have bills, they have....

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For many years I have observed parents taking their children to hockey, soccer, piano lessons, etc.  I wondered many times why so many parents insisted on putting their children into "travel" sports, and witnessed  how many of them were stressed out due to all the travel commitments involved.....

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Society has been conditioned to believe the only way to work is to be employed by an employer. Most that have bought into this belief see this as "job security".

The reality in today's economic climate is there is no such thing as job security.....

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We are taught the basics of proper manners and etiquette when we are growing up.   Very often it seems to be forgotten in the business world.  The same manners and etiquette do apply....

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There are many ways to learn from experiences if you are aware and open to messages. Very often these messages have nothing to do with the area of life you apply the knowledge to.  That is one of the reasons that people often don't recognize these messages

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Several years ago I heard a speaker say "everyone is your teacher". This is a powerful message to keep in your mind.  Often we believe that the only people who can teach are those in a formal educational role.  

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"If it sounds too good to be true it probably is". How many times have you heard this type of advice from "the experts" and well meaning people in your life?  I recently received an email  from a company that had that phrase on the bottom of their email.  This phrase is used over and over in every category of life.

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Self Sabotage

In every aspect of life, there are individuals that create results for themselves, and those that don't. What is the difference?  How can 2 people with equal qualifications and capability have 2 different results?

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In my younger years, I strived for perfectionism. Everything in my life, both work and personal had to be perfect. I worked long hours,  cleaned my home before the cleaning lady came, did my hair perfectly before going to the hairdresser....the list goes on and on.

Why do people feel they have to do things perfectly?

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I've certainly been there in my early days of being an entrepreneur. It was part of my personality even when I worked full-time in the corporate world. I worked my 40 hours per week, and always brought work home and worked 4-5 hours at night. This was before I had a family.....

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We learn from every encounter we have, if, we are open to the messages. We see negativity in life every day.....

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Many people believe we are born entrepreneurs.  Although some are, I absolutely know entrepreneurship can be taught.  I have been an entrepreneur since 1986. When I started out, I had no background in being self -employed. As I look back on a 27 year career, there are some things I have learned along the way that shortened my learning curve......

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