Sounds selfish doesn’t it? But I think frequently we fail to recognize the important things we need to do in our…Continue
When a baseball player first gets to the major leagues, he is welcomed to the “show”. The phrase,”You’re going to the show” often signifies a move up into a truly professional league, whether baseball, hockey or basketball.
Years of practice, hard work, commitment and discipline finally pay off with an opportunity to show off skills at the highest platform.
Players in all sports dream of the day they get to the “show”.…Continue
Added by Kathy on April 12, 2017 at 12:27pm — No Comments
Yes, I know, that’s not what SHE SAID.
She also never said, “You had me at “Van Gogh” or at “Bordeaux”. But I bet the headline caught your eye and you just had to take a look and now you’re thinking, “Wait, this is not going to be about wine and good times at all.”
Wait…Stop! It is!! Well, it is going to be about whiners which agreed, is nothing like fine wine, but if you leave you’ll miss the part where the party begins and everyone likes a good party, so…Continue
Added by Kathy on April 3, 2017 at 2:09pm — No Comments
After giving a presentation to a group of business owners last week, I was not surprised to find that some entrepreneurs attending had thriving, prosperous businesses while others were struggling just to make ends meet.
There are a few obvious red flags that separate the successes from the ones struggling and if you are an entrepreneur, it might be helpful to know what those…Continue
Added by Kathy on March 31, 2017 at 11:56am — No Comments
Have you ever sat down to a meal and said, ” I’m so hungry I could eat a _____?” When you are that hungry, you often will eat whatever is available. If you are eating in a restaurant, you may order more than typical because you just want some food. Sometimes you will choose something that may not be exceptionally appealing but will satisfy the hunger you are experiencing.
When I am coaching clients, I often discover many are very hungry for whatever they can grab onto to help them…Continue
Most entrepreneurs dream big dreams and have great visions for their business.I think that is wonderful and wouldn’t want it any other way.I love to work with entrepreneurs who don’t give up after a setback and are committed to making their business a success.
But sometimes entrepreneurs miss the details and the subtleties that impact their businesses.They might dedicate every minute to working on their…Continue
Added by Kathy on March 13, 2017 at 12:04pm — No Comments
Did you watch the Academy Awards a few nights ago? Everyone is talking about how unfortunate it was to have announced the wrong winner for the Best Picture. It was unfortunate, but certainly not devastating, because everyone goofs sometime.
Of course, no one wants to wear egg on their face in public but I think it is a sign of transparency and just being human when we make a mistake, own up to it, and ask forgiveness if it has offended anyone. In fact, I tend to trust people who are…Continue
We’ve all been in that place where what seemed like a good idea at the time ended up being one we regretted later.
I was looking…Continue
“I don’t just want to stop being an employee, she volunteered. I want to stop being a witch.”
That’s what a new client said as we discussed what she wanted to do with her future. She has given me permission to share her comment but I am sure she is really saying what many people are thinking.
You see, when you are in a soul sucking job; one with a toxic environment, or a boss who is a narcissist or maybe one that makes you feel like someone you hardly recognize, it’s likely you…Continue
Let’s face it. It is about time. It’s always about time. It never fails when I work with clients, they often say “It’s about time” but WHY they say it often separates those who are committed and those who are still making excuses.
Where Are You On the About Time Spectrum?
I can always tell when I speak with a client who really wants nothing more than to change the direction of their career. They are all about doing whatever it takes to make that dream happen and even when it…
So, you think next year will be different…AGAIN?
Everyone starts out with a level playing field but only those with the best strategies reach the most success.
One loss, one false move, one wrong decision and the chance to have it all might have to wait until “Next Year”. Well, that’s true of college football anyway.
I love college football. I love…Continue
I hate to be the bearer of news that might frighten you, but if you are like most people. you are most likely not even remotely thinking of Christmas until at least after Thanksgiving, even though as I am typing this blog post, you have less than 50 days (Yikes!) to decorate, purchase and wrap gifts, bake, and plan your holiday get-togethers.
Okay, that is only the beginning of the news that might get your heart in a tizzy.
Ever wait to purchase something (toys, tickets to an…Continue
Unless you live under a rock, you know who Oprah Winfrey, Michael Phelps, Serena Williams, Leonardo DiCaprio and Michael Hyatt are. They are all the best at what they do. But, they didn’t get to that sweet spot without help. Everyone of them had a coach who helped them reach their potential…EVERY ONE!
Sure, there are successful people who have never had any type of coach, but to really be the best…Continue
No, I’m not planning to talk about the recent political fallout. I’m talking about the type of Damage Control needed when a business looks more like a sinking ship.
Please don’t get me wrong. Nobody plans a wreck. No one wants to cause damage but sometimes it happens and when it does if you don’t control the bleeding there can be a fatality and a business with potential will die.
I love to work with clients helping them grow thriving businesses. Moving someone from an ordinary…Continue
Added by Kathy on October 14, 2016 at 9:48am — No Comments
You're really NOT in a productive business if you are not selling anything. Even a not for profit, must "sell" it's benefits to contributors in order to fund raise. For any business, whether with a product or service, to be successful it must make sales and when that selling isn't gelling, there is a problem.
Sometimes the problem is obvious; maybe the business owner really isn't visible, available or promoting a business that is easy to access, maybe the business is…Continue
Added by Kathy on October 4, 2016 at 6:56am — No Comments
Remember when you were a small child and a toy broke? What did you often do? You most likely brought the toy to someone and asked, "Can you fix this?" You needed first aid for your toy. Or,when either your feelings or your body had an injury, maybe you…Continue
Added by Kathy on September 23, 2016 at 12:08pm — No Comments
We can learn a lot of things by the seat of our pants. If you sit around a with a group of people playing bridge and start to play, you might be able to pick up the game after awhile or maybe you want to try to learn to ice skate. You can put on a…Continue
Added by Kathy on September 14, 2016 at 12:49pm — No Comments
I’m hooked on repurposing. I love to see what creative people can do with something most people would just discard. One of my favorite things to do is browse furniture consignment stores to see the amazing products people have repurposed from discards.
That’s somewhat why I love working as a career designer and coach. I often meet clients who are despondent about working in their current job as well as those simply burned out with the 9 to 5 scene. Whether searching for more…Continue
One of the most frequent questions I get from clients is whether or not I believe their idea can produce a good revenue stream. Let’s face it, everyone has ideas about all kinds of things but to really have wings an idea must satisfy specific criteria.
It’s not uncommon for an idea to have an amorphous shape in the beginning but become more distinct with time. Similarly an idea can have many loose ends about what it will finally “look like” but become more distinguishable with polish…Continue
Added by Kathy on August 23, 2016 at 10:22am — No Comments