Why Profit First, by Mike Michalowicz, is a MUST Read

If you are looking for a really great business book to prioritize profitsWhy You Should Read Profit First by Mike Michalowicz, author Mike Michalowicz, has the answer. In his new book, Profit First, Mike talks about transforming your business from being a cash eating monster to a money-making machine.


This book kicked my butt! His assessments …

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Personal Commitment: Pay Attention to Your Partnerships

How to Pay Attention to Your RelationshipsI am celebrating my 29th year of marriage. That’s right! When I think about the length of our personal commitment, I reflect on what was required of us both to make it work (it’s not been all sunshine and roses and unicorn kisses…. it’s hard work). What I realized is …

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Brandscaping by Andrew Davis: Book Recommendation

Read Brandscaping by Andrew Davis to Unleash the Power of PartnershipsAre you looking for a really innovative marketing book that’s going to challenge the way you think? The book, Brandscaping by Andrew Davis, has been called game-changing by so many rock stars in the marketing world.


This book is full of ideas on how to grow partnerships and grow …

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Everyone Needs Rest and Recovery

crazy busy productivity pto time off vacation rest recoveryHave you ever met someone who wears ‘busy’ like a badge of honor?


When you ask how they are, their response is “crazy busy.”


Stop it.


Stop wearing crazy busy like a badge of honor. It’s crazy town, and when you do it, it makes you look …

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Talk Triggers by Jay Baer and Daniel Lemin Ensures You Pay Attention to Word of Mouth Marketing

talk triggers jay baer daniel lemin marketingYou know how much I love to read. It opens your mind, creates great ideas and really engages you in greater thinking. I recently had the opportunity to read a book that grabbed my attention, called Talk Triggers.


Written by two ah-mazing speakers and experts in their field …

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Pay Attention to Your Health and Wellbeing

wellbeing fitness exercise take care healthDo you ever struggle to pay attention to your health and wellbeing? We all have good intentions, right? But sometimes it’s a little more challenging. It’s definitely an ongoing challenge for me. One thing I’ve come to realize is that we have a responsibility to ourselves as much as we …

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Become a Responsible Global Citizen

Are you a responsible global citizen? 

Nearly 25 years ago, my husband and I lived in Australia. We saved enough money to go explore the Great Barrier Reef. As we dove in the water, we were surrounded by coral, fish, and colors I’d never seen. It was one of the …

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Prioritize Personal Attention for Family

Friends are the family you choose for yourself.  No matter what shape, size or location of your family, it means different things to everyone. It’s a very cool encompassing term.  In my case, my family is spread all over the globe. While I live in the US, most of my …

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Start with Community When Caring for Mother Earth

How do you pay attention to the planet? It starts with your community.


In our book, Attention Pays, we talk about how we pay attention in the world, personally, professionally, and globally. Personally, it’s about who deserves your attention and being thoughtful. Professionally, it’s about what deserves your attention …

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Commit to Your Educational Development

What are you doing to stay current and relevant as a leader? This is a question that so many leaders ask me, no matter what company I’m serving. How do we pay attention to our own educational development when, as leaders, we spend so much time working on everyone else? …

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