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Thoughts From the Coffee Table: Where was this when my son was a child? Preparation is key for success. To-do lists, an orderly desk, schedules for deliverables, blocking time for what I call “Get S**T Done” time, etc. Preparation does more than allow you to “Get S**T Done”, however. It creates new pathways for your […]

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Thoughts From the Coffee Table: Don’t count your Chicken Dumplings until they are served. Before a global pandemic turned my business (and yours as well) on its head, I was on my way to my best year ever. As events rapidly melted away, it was disheartening, to say the least. Training budgets have been chopped. […]

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Thoughts From the Coffee Table: Let’s agree to disagree. My outfit is most definitely NOT purrrrrfect. The first time someone said “Let’s agree to disagree,” it rubbed me the wrong way. The way it was said it to me, dripping with false sincerity, screamed an unspoken statement of “I am smarter than you and don’t […]

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Thoughts From the Coffee Table: Don’t go with the flow. Skip rocks instead. It’s easy to get stuck when faced with a challenge. It can feel easier to go with the flow and be propelled along, allowing the river of life to take you on its destined path. Why fight it? But when I have […]

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Thoughts From the Coffee Table: Life might be a box of chocolates, but heaven is filled with Macaroons. I can see it now. The light at the end of the tunnel. Vaccines getting rolled out. Businesses coming back. Hints of Spring. One year ago I was working on slide decks for 5 speaking gigs, my […]

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February 16, 2021

Scrub Daddy!

Thoughts From the Coffee Table: You can’t help but smile at a Scrub Daddy! In December I took care of my grandchildren while their parents got away for a much-needed break. While there, I bought a Scrub Daddy. I have one and love it. After all, the last year has taught us the importance of […]

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Thoughts From the Coffee Table: It’s not an insult. Groupers really are ugly. And also delicious. Last week I was speaking with someone about the “little exaggerations” that people put on their resumes. He said “Most of the exaggerations are just that. They aren’t lies, but rather they inflate the positives in a way that […]

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Thoughts From the Coffee Table: I am definitely an “in the box” thinker. I have dedicated Mondays in 2021 to business planning. How am I doing so far? I’d give myself a B-. I’m having difficulty with my dang email inbox. So yesterday I put myself in timeout. Seriously. I shut off my email and […]

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Thoughts From the Coffee Table: It’s always darkest before you break out above the clouds. 2020 sucked. Don’t get me wrong, there were also positives. But I think we can all agree that we could all use a vacation. Last month I went to take care of my grandchildren while their parents got a few […]

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Thoughts From the Coffee Table: Why are we still talking about “The Box?” Does it even exist anymore? I’ve been thinking a lot about limitations. I believe “The Box” is really a set of limitations we create ourselves. Why do we limit ourselves? Fear? Protection? Inability to see farther? Dream bigger? I have been immersed […]

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