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How to Train Your Subconscious to Work With You to Reach Your Wildest Dreams

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Did you know that research shows that the majority of our behavior is driven by our subconscious mind?    Studies say that it impacts 80-96% of what you think feel and do!    Your subconscious programming affects your health, weight, family life, finances, choices, etc.

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8 Ways to Help Everyone You Come in Contact with Feel Important, Special and Loved

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You see that woman standing next to me in the picture?    Her name is Ms. Beale (and I call her Momma and my son calls her Grandma.)    I have known her since 1990 when I first started working for her at the university. 

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Master the Art of Re-purposing Your Work and You'll Save Multiple Hours - 50 Ideas To Get You Started

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Earlier this week I was talking to a client about content creation for the marking of her business.    She mentioned wanting to start a podcast but she was not sure if she had enough ideas or time to make a go of it. 

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It's Time to Shed the "Should"

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The other day I was taking a walk with Danny (my ever faithful Havanese) and I really took in the look around us.    We had an unusual cold snap a few weeks ago and all of our trees dropped their leaves at the same time.    On one hand, it made quite a mess! 

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One of the Best Ways to Get What You Want #CatalystQuestion

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Do you know the best way to get what you want in business and in life? Ask for it! I know that sounds really simplistic, but many of the private clients that I work with have a really difficult time with this simple concept.

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Looking for Deeper Conversations? Give GooglePlus a Try #LinkLineup

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Are you on Google+ or are you one of many that feel like one more social network might cause your brain to rupture?    I was the latter for quite a while. 

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I'm Sure You Have a To-Do List, But Do You Have a To-Be List?

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I bet that in some form or fashion you have a list outlining the things that you need to do today.    Those tasks that you need to complete or projects that are in various states of completion. 

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Speakers/Coaches: 14 Sites to Find More Speaking Gigs

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The other day I shared 8 ways to get more speaking gigs.    In that post I promised that I'd go into more detail about where to look to identify event producers/hosts and offer to speak.

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The Pricing Battle: Charging for Your Time or Charging for Results/Value

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Recently, I've been talking a lot with clients and in on-line groups as questions come up about pricing strategy. There seems to be a lot of confusion around making the choice of hourly charges or value based pricing / results based pricing.

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Seriously, What Are You Waiting For?

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What Are You Waiting For? The next certification? Until you know more? Until your list is bigger? Until your book is done? Until you lose 20 pounds? Until. I talk to so many amazing people that are holding off creating their programs because they don't have the "perfect" circumstances. 

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How to Feel the Stretch But Avoid the Pain - in Business and In Life

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Are you forcing the pain or feeling the stretch?    The difference could grow your business. How often are you stepping out of your comfort zone? How often are you stretching yourself -- a good healthy stretch? Or maybe you are stretching too much. 

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Time Management Tips that DON'T Work -- Yet You Try Them All of the Time

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What happens when you get a group of organizing and productivity pros together and ask them a goofy question?    Well. You get this post! Here is a bit of background:  Earlier this week, I shared a link on my Facebook Page called 10 Time Management Tips that Work.

Staying Focused and Avoiding BSOs - 31 Tips to Take You to Focused Success

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Do you get caught up in BSOs?    BSOs are "Bright Shiny Objects" -- those things that easily catch your attention and steal your focus.    You spend time there, but you know that you should not be spending your time on them. 

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Best Business Technology for Small Businesses & Their Owners (28 ideas from them to you!)

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" Stephanie you are such a geek." " That is what I heard from her as we were talking on the phone.    OK!    I'll own that.    I like to share various tools that help to make you more productive.

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Keys to Get More Traffic by Sharing Powerful Testimonials

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So, you want to get your message out, grow your list of people that are interested in hearing what you have to say, right?      You might even be interested in getting in front of other influencers in your industry and building stronger relationships?

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Productive Communication & Marketing : How to Manage All of Those Links! Interview with @ItsMyURLs CEO @hustle247

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How many social networks do you belong to?    How many different web sites are related to you personally or professionally?    I bet the number is more than five.    How are you managing all of those different urls? Do you even remember signing up for everything?

Speakers and Authors: Get Your Image on Your Articles in Google Search Results

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The other day I was talking to Kenneth Manesse Sr. and he shared a few resources that I thought you would love to see: Which Google Plus Features Most Affect Search Rankings. How to Show Your Author Photo in Google Search Results.

Get Your Message Out Farther by Getting Rid of Your Visibility Blocks

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One of the fastest ways for you to reach more people, so you can serve more people, is to get your message out far and wide.    We all know that using different media to teach and market is an awesome way for our ideal clients to find us. 

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12 Ideas for the Best To Do Lists and How to Get Things Done

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  One of the questions that I frequently get when I work with clients is "What is the best way to ensure that I get things done? What type of to do list should I use?" "   And I often answer: "It depends!" " You see, managing your tasks is a personal thing. 

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Are You Engaging? Do You Really Know What That Means?

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Engagement is a word that many in the information marketing and social media industries are using lately.    I have been using the word a lot recently too.

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LinkedIn Success: 37 Thoughts to Help You Get More Out of LinkedIn

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LinkedIn is one of the largest and most popular networking sites for business professionals.    However, many business owners don't know how to leverage the fabulous networking tool to their full advantage.    Today, I'm sharing an info graphic from Boot Camp Digital. 

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4 Reasons Why She is in Love with @Asana and Her Team Has Never Been More Productive - App Review and How-To

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As I work with clients and talk with colleagues, delegation is often a topic of conversation.   Here are a few comments I heard just this week: "I've grown a 6-figure business on my own, but I know I'll be stuck at this point if I don't change something.

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Stop Reading Your E-mail on Your Smartphone!

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Just because you can do something does not mean that it is a good idea to do it.    Maybe you would be more productive if you stopped reading your e-mail on your phone. Don't get me wrong, you know from reading my blog and listening to my podcasts, I LOVE technology. 

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Creative Uses for 3M Post It Notes

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Creativity with post it notes has been happening for quite a while.    In fact, the history of the 3M sticky note is that it is an adhesive experiment gone bad. 

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16 Business Owners Share What They Would Do Differently

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Business owners hear it all of the time: document your processes and procedures.    Yet, time and again, it does not happen.    It might start out innocently enough. 

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19 Work From Home Success Secrets to Eliminate Distractions & Get More Done!

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There are more professionals working out of their home now than ever before. Working out of your home can be a blessing and a curse at the same time. Distractions can come from every corner. Today we will cover 19 tricks or tips to make working from home. work! Create Your Office Space!

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Mastery of the Message: Using the 3 M’s of Speaking Success

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Mastering your message delivery is one of the best ways to share your brilliance with your tribe and make a real connection.    Bob 'Idea Man' Hooey is a pro of powerfully speaking from the stage and I asked him to share a few tips with you. 

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What Are You Allowing Yourself to See?

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What Are You Allowing Yourself to See? There are things right in front of you every day that you don't see. To prove my point, let's go with the car example. Have you ever. experienced purchasing a new car? You do the research and you decide on a certain make and model.

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Creating Your Freedom Business - Expert Panel Shares Tips (Part 3)

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We're in our third week of the series Freedom to Work from Anywhere: Living the Mobile Life and my expert panel has shared some great tips so far.    Today, we're going to share some more! 

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Do You Hate Your To-Do List? Try This Instead - Productive & Organized

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"Stephanie, I make list after list after list, but never get anything done. Half of the piles on my desk are lists that I've made at different points!" Dawn was exasperated and frustrated. To do lists are great, but only if they work

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How to Get Through a Resistance to Planning

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The other day I received this message: "Steph, I have a client that is really resisting doing their annual plan.They hired me to help them with strategic planning for this next year, but every time we sit down, they find a reason to stall the conversations.    Any ideas? 

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Can you go from creative and productive in a corporate job to a mess working for yourself?

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Today, I'm going to address a question that I hear often in networking meetings and was expressed to me recently in a reader email.    Can you go from creative and productive in a corporate job to a mess working for yourself?

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5 Ways to Move Your Writing Forward: When the Sticky Wicket Becomes Super Glue

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Writer's block -- I've heard that even the best, most prolific writers experience moments where the words just don't come.   Yet, creating new content is an excellent way to get your message out.

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Business Networking - Breaking the Ice & Starting the Conversation #business #productivity

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Business Networking!    It is either something you love to do or something you would rather not do.    Many of my clients tell me that they would rather have a root canal than go to a local event to network! Does that feel familiar?

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STRESS - 22 Ideas on How to Identify it and Eradicate It!

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Do you know when you are stressed?    Do you know what you can do to eliminate your stress?    Not everyone can answer those questions.    Small doses of stress can help you perform well under pressure and even motivate you to do your best. 

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8 Ways to Get More Speaking Gigs

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Speaking. Even though speaking scares the crud out of many entrepreneurs, it is still one of the best ways to get your message out.    In the past, there was really only one way to get in front of an audience -- speak on stage. 

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Best Ways to Boost Morale or Motivation - Make Sure to Add Yours!

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People that are motivated are more productive. They just get more done - plain and simple.    Yet, many struggle with motivation, either with their staff or themselves!    So, how can one get motivated? 

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How to Go From Camera Shy to Letting Your Brilliance “Fly”

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A few days ago I shared the second of three videos from my friend and video fun guy Steve Washer. I've been enjoying his tips here on my blog and on his new series. Today, I'm sharing the last of his guest blog posts as he talks about how to go from camera shy to camera "fly."

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6 Tips to Save You Time and Wasted Effort - Productive & Organized

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We are really close to wrapping up time management month! February will be over in just a few days. Time is a very precious commodity! Have you found a few new ways to preserve the precious time in your life? Today, 6 of my colleagues

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Is it an Opportunity, a Challenge or a Problem?

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Have you ever thought about the words you choose when presented with a situation that you don't really care for?    Have you thought about the emotions that you release?        Oftentimes a problem is also an opportunity. 

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