Ever watch the movie, MR. DEEDS? Adam Sandler who plays Deeds, asks people what they wanted to do with their lives.Many of the people in the audience shout out what they wanted to be earlier in their life.From veterinarians to fireman, everyone had a thought about what role they wanted to play and one woman even shouted out,” I wanted to be a man!”…Continue
Added by Kathy on August 21, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments
Ever look at those bright eyed, “I’m off to change the world” graduates and think, “Yeah, right!”
Truth is, most people have an expectation for their lives they expect to grow into.
Think back on your own experiences.What did you want to do or start or be part of?
What movement could you picture yourself being a leader in? What terrible crisis did you want to fix or unjustice did you want to resolve?
We tend to start out with big plans and then life gets in the…Continue
Added by Kathy on August 9, 2017 at 6:36am — No Comments
Scary little varmint isn’t it? I should know and knowing has been the entire battle.
A little over a month ago, we needed our air conditioner replaced.My husband decided that since the furnace was just as old, he would replace them both.Two men arrived and one worked installing the air conditioning unit outside while the other was up in my attic installing the furnace. When the repairman who was…
Added by Kathy on August 4, 2017 at 9:21am — No Comments
When she was just 5, Hannah Taylor observed a homeless man rummaging in the garbage for food.By the time she was 8, Hannah started The Ladybug Foundation which has had an incredible impact on homelessness in Canada.
It’s not important whether you have heard about it. It may be one of many organizations that are quietly making an…Continue
Added by Kathy on July 26, 2017 at 6:34am — No Comments
When you were younger did you ever try to fly? Probably weren’t successful right? I wasn’t either, at least at the type of flying I started out trying to do.
There are 4 little birds in a nest in a large Boston Fern on my porch.
I’ll be honest, I’m not much of a bird lover when they are located where I like to work most of the time.
I haven’t encouraged these birds, in fact earlier in the season, I bought a large owl ( yeah, I know bird lovers are gonna hate me!) and set it…Continue
Added by Kathy on June 30, 2017 at 10:13am — No Comments
One of my friends is a bit compulsive about any food presented to her.She often prefers any liquid foods to be a’la carte. Whether a gravy, sauce or type of condiment, she simply enjoys having those items on the side rather than on top or mixed in with her meal.
Many people prefer to start or even keep a business that way.
They are perhaps employed full or part-time as an employee and want to start a business but…Continue
This has been a week of mixed emotions for me.On Monday we said “Good-bye” to the Weimaraner we rescued more than 12 years ago.He truly was an amazing animal and one I bonded with completely.Everything about this week has been bittersweet.
Tomorrow we will arrive to meet our new special boy and take him back to his now furever home.I am anxious, excited and scared.I hope that the picture of what comes next in my mind will come to pass.
That’s what it is like to dream about…Continue
Added by Kathy on May 19, 2017 at 9:00pm — No Comments
There are countless new businesses opening daily.I live in Georgia, which was once again ranked the #1 place to start a business in the country(WOOHOO!).But there is no hiding the fact that 96% (YIKES!) of …Continue
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
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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
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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