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Are You a Boss or a Leader?

Lots of the clients that I work with supervise others.  

Principals guide their schools.

Teachers manage their students. 

Managers direct workers.  

Owners of businesses supervise their employees.

Here’s an important question for anyone in any of these…

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Added by Lynne Watts on May 22, 2017 at 7:30am — No Comments

Given up on Your Vision?

I had good intentions but…

I lost my focus and my emotions took over…

There was no time to follow through…

I feel like giving up…

What do you do when you have a vision, set an intention, make a goal…

and then stuff happens? You know what I…

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Added by Lynne Watts on May 15, 2017 at 7:30am — No Comments

Should You Hire a Coach or DIY?

Have you thought about hiring a coach, but wonder if you really need one?

Couldn’t you could just do it yourself?

Or maybe you could read one of those self-help books and just do what it says?

After all… how hard could it be?

Here are some thoughts to help you…

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Added by Lynne Watts on May 8, 2017 at 6:35am — 2 Comments

Overwhelmed?

I have a new baby, a business and a special needs 12 year old… I’m overwhelmed.

My business is really taking off.  I have more work than I can do and I can’t find good help.  I’m so afraid I can’t do it all and will let people down!

My biggest challenge is just stepping out…

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Added by Lynne Watts on May 1, 2017 at 7:11am — No Comments

Perfect

In January of this year, I adopted a dog.  I hadn’t exactly planned to do it.  However, I hadn’t planned not to either. I offered to foster a dog during a snowy weekend when the local shelter was trying to get most of the dogs out into foster homes for a short time. So just to help out,…

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Added by Lynne Watts on April 24, 2017 at 8:39am — 2 Comments

What is Your Leadership Style?

“I’m not really a people person,”  a leader at one of my DISC training sessions told me. A coworker was surprised.  

Many of us have the expectation that anyone in a leadership role must be a D personality style (dominant, decisive, doer, determined) or an I personality style…

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Added by Lynne Watts on April 17, 2017 at 8:19am — No Comments

4 Ways to Build and Bond Your Team

As I work with schools in providing staff and parent engagement training, a question that often comes up on the part of principals is, “How can I help my grade level teams work more effectively and productively together?”    Or as one principal told me, “Some of my teams don’t function as…

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Added by Lynne Watts on April 10, 2017 at 12:13pm — No Comments

Why Mindset Matters



Change begins within and moves outward. 

At the three month mark in my coaching program, I ask clients to reflect back on their accomplishments. Why?  There are several reasons:

  • I am results and goal oriented and I want to make sure that we are on…
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Added by Lynne Watts on April 3, 2017 at 6:37am — 2 Comments

Is it the Right Time?

At my recent Create Your Life Vision Board workshop I asked the participants what inspired them to come. Here are some of the answers:

“This opportunity appeared just when lots of other things were coming together for me. I just felt…

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Added by Lynne Watts on March 27, 2017 at 12:12pm — No Comments

When Vision Boards Don’t Work

“Vision without action is a dream. Action without vision is simply passing the time. Action with Vision is…

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Added by Lynne Watts on March 20, 2017 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

What is Your Vision for Your Future?

“I’ve drawn a line in the sand.  I’m quitting this job at the end of the year, come hell or high water.”

“This is absolutely the last time I’m working a holiday season.”  

“I can’t take the stress any more.  I’m retiring at the end of the school year.”

Have…

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Added by Lynne Watts on March 13, 2017 at 2:44pm — No Comments

Need Some Encouragement?

When you feel overwhelmed, overworked and over-it, who do you turn to?

When you feel you have failed…again, who do you turn to?

When you think your dreams will never materialize, who do you turn to?

Is there an extreme encourager in your life?

Extreme…

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Added by Lynne Watts on March 6, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments

Time For a Career Change?

How do you know if it’s time to make a career change?  

Here’s a little true or false quiz:

It’s time to make a change, if you dread Monday mornings…and the feeling starts Sunday morning or Saturday morning or Friday…you get the idea.

It’s time to make a change if you work for a business…

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Added by Lynne Watts on February 27, 2017 at 7:34am — No Comments

Five Steps to Overcome FOBO



Are you a victim of FOBO: Fear of a better option?  Here are the…

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Added by Lynne Watts on February 20, 2017 at 6:01am — 1 Comment

Do One Thing Every Day That Scares You

We are wired to be comfort seekers. Take a look at how we live our lives. No longer do we sleep or sit on the hard ground. Instead we are often…

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Added by Lynne Watts on February 13, 2017 at 9:06am — 2 Comments

Curious?

The first post that I wrote two or more years ago when I started this blog was Top Ten Ways to Not to Follow Your Passion. It was written a bit tongue in…

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Added by Lynne Watts on February 6, 2017 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

Create a Game Plan for 2017

Don’t we all want 2017 to be a banner year?  

Even better than 2016?  

One of the best ways to do that is to create a game plan for success by not only creating new goals but first taking the time to review your successes and failures of last year. Too often we simply reapply the same goals for 2017…

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Added by Lynne Watts on January 30, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments

Overcoming Overwhelm: 5 Practical Steps to Peaceful Productivity

Can’t find the report that your boss wanted you to review?

Spent the last 45 minutes looking for an email in your saved emails…and still can’t find the link you need?

Thought you’d make headway on the…

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Added by Lynne Watts on January 23, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments

Top Google Searches for New Year's Goals

If you set goals for this year, there’s a good chance that they will will fall into one of these categories: health, finances, relationships or job/business.  How do I know?  Aside from the fact that I spend a lot of time talking with people about their goals, here are the top searches on Google for…

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Added by Lynne Watts on January 17, 2017 at 6:36am — No Comments

Why Your Goals Don't Work

Have you ever said any of these things:

I’m not making any resolutions this year because they don’t work!

Setting goals is a waste…

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Added by Lynne Watts on January 9, 2017 at 9:43am — No Comments

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