Be Nice

Be nice. Such a simple statement. Such profound advice. Several times last week, I was reminded of the huge difference it makes when someone is simply pleasant. Gracious forgiveness for my late arrival. Sincere appreciation for a small favor. Personal note of encouragement. Words of affirmation that were specific. Door … Continue reading

Need Less, Have More

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The point of being in business is to make money. No arguments, I expect. Yet, depending on your industry and/or work situation, the measure of success is often something other than money in your pocket. Success might be determined by the number of sales completed or appointments made or clients … Continue reading

Ways to Give More

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Need some help in knowing how to give more? Intentionally… Read a book to someone. Visit a friend. Volunteer time or talent. Share your knowledge or wisdom. Bake a treat. Pick up the tab. Teach a class. Give a gift. Hear a friend. Welcome a stranger. Offer a smile. Remember … Continue reading

What It Means to Need Less & Give More

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I had a conversation with a business coach who could not “get” my approach.  “Why would people want to know how to be poor?”  “Who would want to hear you talk about making less money?”  “What kind of person wants to have less?” We were not a “fit.”  But he … Continue reading

Why Need Less, Give More?

Need Less, Give More….Why? It’s not about money.  It’s not making less.  It is about consuming less, using less, needing less.  And, sharing, giving, more money… to organizations and individuals and causes, without agenda and, sometimes,  “just because.” And it is about giving more than money.  It is about being available to … Continue reading

21-Second Decision

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Habits come and… are gone!? We know that it takes 21 days to make a habit, right?  Consistently doing something 21 days in a row makes it feel comfortable, or normal, or, at least, not terrible.  And the habit is born and can be done with little effort or thought. … Continue reading

The Power of Memories

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  I just booked flights to join my @copperCanyonGuy husband in Mexico City for a long weekend.  He will be there on business (authenticMexicotravel.com) and we have miles with airlines, so it is a relatively inexpensive trip. Dave has been wanting me to experience Mexico City.  It is huge… the … Continue reading