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Lynne Watts's Blog (177)

Got a Question?


Here’s how to ask it to maximize your results

In a previous post, I revealed the secret to getting what you want in life…

Spoiler alert: simply ask for it.

If asking for what you want is so easy, why don’t more people do it? 

How hard can it be to ask a question? 

Turns out it can be really hard, which is why I’ve decided to write this post…


Added by Lynne Watts on November 10, 2017 at 3:25pm — No Comments

Two Tips to Double Your Productivity

Eliminate Two Things to Be More Productive

What if you could make two simple changes in your life and double your productivity?  

What if it not only increased your productivity but it also freed you from unnecessary stress and frustration? 

It’s a no brainer… right? 

Here are two changes I’ve been making that have improved my productivity as well as created a calmer environment and a more focused mindset in my daily life.  

Eliminate Unnecessary…


Added by Lynne Watts on November 5, 2017 at 5:10pm — No Comments

Feeling Scared? Good!

Is Your Passion Greater than Your Fear?

One of the most common emotions that I work with clients on is fear. 

Fear can be paralyzing. 

Fear can hold you back from realizing your dreams and accomplishing your goals.  

Fear can be a good thing.


What if it is possible that fear can influence us, but in a good way?

What if fear is the fuel we need to move forward? 

What if complacency is actually the biggest danger? 



Added by Lynne Watts on October 29, 2017 at 6:07pm — 2 Comments

Living a Purposeful Life

Three ways to live a life of purpose

Are you living the life you wish to live?

Or are you living a life of comfortable complacency?

I believe we all have a mission or a calling in life.  It might not be a big worldwide mission like caring for the dying as Mother Teresa felt called to do. Instead, it might be a way that you impact the local environment that you live in. It might be the role model that you provide for your children.  It might be a cause that you created…


Added by Lynne Watts on October 24, 2017 at 11:55am — 3 Comments

Burden or Gift?

How to Survive Difficult Family Changes

There was a point in time about five or six years ago when my family relationships felt as though they had fallen apart. It was one of the most depressing and low points in my life. Both my children had not only moved out of the house but were also very involved in creating new lives that didn’t much need or involve me.  My mother and step-father had passed away within 2 years of each other and my husband had passed away a number of years…


Added by Lynne Watts on October 16, 2017 at 8:24am — No Comments

Two Steps to Connecting with your Next Client

Worn out with attracting clients?

My first attempt at starting my own business was writing and selling children’s picture books for school counselors. I started it about nine years ago when I had not a clue about how to write a book or publish it, never mind how to promote or sell it. In fact, the biggest challenge was changing my mindset about selling.  I had always thought of myself as someone who couldn’t sell anything and the thought of pushing my personal product and generating…


Added by Lynne Watts on October 9, 2017 at 11:16am — 1 Comment

Top Ten Ways NOT to Follow Your Passion


Are you following your passion?

There’s a lot of talk about discovering your gifts and finding your passion these days.  In fact, following your dream through creating a dream job seems to have become a national pastime.  When I started The Called Woman Conference and wrote the book, …


Added by Lynne Watts on October 3, 2017 at 7:57am — 1 Comment

The Secret To Getting What You Want


Want to take your current career to the next level?

Want to expand your influence as an author by developing your skills as an inspirational speaker?

Are you asking for the opportunities you want or are you wishing the pieces would magically fall into place?

Are you living a safe, wait-and-see-what-happens life or a risky, take-action-creative life?

In this video, Steve Jobs reveals the secret to getting what you want in your life.  



Added by Lynne Watts on September 25, 2017 at 9:04am — 1 Comment

Now is the Time


This month 16 years ago my husband passed away suddenly of an aortic dissection.  He was 51 years old. Our children were 17 and 20.  As you might imagine in the midst of the tragedy and grief, there were a lot of what ifs. There always are when there is a great loss.  However there was something else that truly changed my life and how I approached it from that time on.  There were a lot of unfulfilled dreams. There were plans that never came to fruition.  There were feelings…


Added by Lynne Watts on September 19, 2017 at 9:07am — No Comments

Why Writing it Down Works

I recently returned from a trip to Alaska where I visited Denali National Park, then boarded a cruise ship for 7 days of visiting several ports of call. Experiencing the wildlife and the incredible glaciers as well as interacting with fellow travelers were highlights of the trip.  Because I wanted to focus on the travel experience and not be distracted by the internet, I did not take a computer on the trip.  Of course, it helped my resolve to know that much of the time, internet service was…


Added by Lynne Watts on September 11, 2017 at 9:00am — 5 Comments

Presence as well as Preparation is Key

Hi There,

For the past few years, I’ve done a lot of training at schools, businesses, and conferences.  When I first started, I spent hours, days, weeks even getting ready for the event.  I researched.  I practiced. I researched some more.  I rewrote the material.  I practiced…  You get the idea.  

Sometimes the material went over well and I was elated.  Sometimes I knew it hadn’t gone well and I needed to regroup and revise.  

Eventually, I learned something that not…


Added by Lynne Watts on September 4, 2017 at 12:57pm — No Comments

Clean Your Office

Hi There,

Seems like everyone I talk to lately remarks on how badly they need to clean their work space. It’s easy to let things get out of hand.  Files piled everywhere.  Books that need to be shelved or even potentially shared. Office supplies stashed everywhere.  Even personal items that need to be put away.  It didn’t happen over night.  Instead, little by little the clutter took over the work world like a kudzu vine.

I recently took on a major office overhaul myself.  Here…


Added by Lynne Watts on August 29, 2017 at 7:38am — 2 Comments

Doubtbusters: Changing Your Mindset


I’m not good enough…

If they really knew me…

Everyone else does it better…

I’m not worthy…

We all have it.  The fear of being seen.  Not a fear of being seen in our latest contrived photo-shopped selfie on Facebook.  Not a fear of being seen in our latest story of  “I’m the greatest” as we rail on about the ailments of our society and how things would be different if we were in charge.  Instead, our fear of being seen is that primal fear…


Added by Lynne Watts on August 21, 2017 at 8:11am — 1 Comment

Crucial Conversations


Recently I presented a training on parent engagement and crucial conversations for the staff at a local school.  You might wonder why a school would be interested.  It was a school that already delivers a great academic program with lots of dedicated teachers.  The involvement of parents is outstanding with a stellar number of parent volunteer hours.  

However, for most teachers, interaction with parents is the most challenging aspect of their job.  They know what to do…


Added by Lynne Watts on August 13, 2017 at 5:30am — 2 Comments

Fear of Failure or Fear of Success?

What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail?

What if you deliberately chose to take a path in life where you knew there was a good chance you would fail?

Would you steer clear of the challenge?  say bring it on?  start strong and then give up?

I recently watched…


Added by Lynne Watts on August 7, 2017 at 12:59pm — 1 Comment


I often talk with clients about things they want to stop doing or habits they want to break:

stop spending so much time on Facebook

stop worrying so much

stop being depressed

stop neglecting their business

Here’s the problem with…


Added by Lynne Watts on July 30, 2017 at 7:39am — 2 Comments

#1 Enemy of Productivity?

What is the #1 enemy of productivity?  





It could be any of those but I often find the number #1 enemy for many clients is perfectionism. Seriously. Why? Because if you feel you need to do…


Added by Lynne Watts on July 24, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments

Where is the Story in Your Business?

I was consulting with a business owner recently who has a gift for seeing the story, the message in everything that his business does.  You might find that hard to believe if you knew his business.  He cleans. You know, offices, homes, dorms, new construction.  Bathrooms, bedrooms,…


Added by Lynne Watts on July 18, 2017 at 8:46am — No Comments

What's Next?

Now that you know who your clients are, the next question is: where can you find them? Knowing who they are should give you direction. If your clients work a 9-5 job, where can you find them after hours? Are they at the gym? On the golf course? Are they working moms who are…


Added by Lynne Watts on July 10, 2017 at 8:35am — 2 Comments

Looking for Clients in all the Wrong Places?

In my line of work as a career and business coach, I talk with a lot of aspiring entrepreneurs who aren’t making the sales that they expected.  Heck they aren’t even making enough sales to justify their business as a business rather than a hobby. Many are confused and discouraged. They…


Added by Lynne Watts on July 3, 2017 at 10:35am — 1 Comment

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