Generous July!

Uncategorized Jul 22, 2021

Have you ever paused and thought about what the word "generous" actually means? I looked up the word and found a fabulous meaning: more plentiful than is usual or necessary.

WOW! Think about that. What are the times in your life when something has been "more plentiful than usual"?

Our minds can go to the obvious places of money or food, but what about the times you have had laughed more than usual, soaked up more sun than was necessary, or just relaxed longer than usual?

Those are very "generous" moments in our lives.

I invite you as you look the last week of July to pause, recognize, and be thankful for the "generous moments".

With that, let's catch up on what I've been up to this week...

Quote  “When you embrace your difference, your DNA, your look or heritage or religion or your unusual name, that’s when you start to shine.” - Bethenny Frankel

 

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We’re coming up on the anniversary of my husband’s death and I’ve already received...

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Gliding Through July

Uncategorized Jul 15, 2021

This month is flying by as fast as the birds fly overhead. I often sit in my garden and watch the birds as they swoop in and out. There is something so magical in their flight. And as I pondered their beauty, I realized that what caught my attention was how they glide.

They have a goal, to get to my bird feeder. They see the destination. And they use what they have, their winds, to guide them. Sometimes the hit the bird feeder exactly as intended, and sometimes they miss it. But they use their wings and try again.

How wonderful! Why, because we too can glide to our goals like the birds.

When we know what our goals are and when we can visualize them, we know what we need to strategize how to get there. We may not always hit our target the first time, but we can glide around and try again.

So, as you read through my notes this week be thinking, how are you "gliding through"?

With that, let's catch up on what I've been up to this week...

 

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Let's Generate In July!

ceo connections courage Jul 08, 2021

Two things happened recently, we crossed into the second half of 2021 and the first tropical storm of the season made landfall in Florida.

Both occurrences brought the word generate to mind. And I took some time to reflect on the word.

There are so many things we need to generate in our life. From the funds to live and support our families to the energy we need to accomplish our goals each day, generating is something we cannot get away from.

I am taking some time to focus on both aspects for myself so that I can hit my goals on both a personal and professional level.

From adding more time with my art coach to generate creative energy, to spending more time in my garden generating peaceful energy, I am making sure my personal generator is ready to carry me through the second half of this year.

Let me know what you are doing to generate what you need in the coming months.

With that, let's catch up on what I've been up to this week...

 

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Jumping into July.

Uncategorized Jul 02, 2021

I cannot believe that we are already halfway through 2021. The weeks are flying by as we work to continue to pivot and shift so that we deliver what you need to be the CEO that we know that you are.

I must admit, I am so excited about our July topic "Celebrating Entrepreneurial Freedom". Not only is this one of the main reasons so many of you started or are thinking of starting your business, but it is one of the things I find myself consistently reminding my clients to embrace.

There is a reason you chose this path. So take some time this month to reflect and celebrate. And if you are still considering if going from "employee to entrepreneur", then be sure to join us for our conversations all month long.

For now, celebrate all that is the year and this life.

With that, let's catch up on what I've been up to this week...

 

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People like you and me never grow old. We never cease to stand like curious children before the great mystery into which we were...

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Just another Joyous June Week.

The rain keeps showering each day breathing life into my garden much the same way that opportunities are raining down on our team and our members.

I have been invigorated each day by the connections I am building and the stories I am hearing. While we are missing the sun, the nourishment the rain is bringing to all levels of my life and business has been outstanding.

With that, let's catch up on what I've been up to this week...

 

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“When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.” - Malala Yousafzai


 

This article popped up on my newsfeed and the title intrigued me enough to stop and read it: Four Tips for Talking with People You Disagree With, by Megan Phelps-Roper (Click here) That article led to my listening to her TED Talk on the same subject (click here). And WOW, just wow!  Her story will leave you shaking your head, then nodding, and...

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Genuinely June

blog Jun 17, 2021

I must admit one of the most wonderful things about what I do is that I get to be "genuinely me". Every day, I have the opportunity to coach and guide women on their entrepreneurial journey utilizing my joy of reading, creating, and connecting. 

I overheard one of our team members telling a new member, "you have to schedule a call with Nancy. You will leave with at least one new book, a link to a podcast, and a quote that you will never forget."

WOW! Just wow!

With that, let's catch up on what I've been up to this week...

 

Rain is good for me. I feel like I achieve clarity actually when it rains. The longer I have to sit and wait, the clearer my game becomes to me.” (Venus Williams)

 

What I am reading...“How To Make Yourself Work When You Just Don’t Want To,” by Heidi Grant. (click here

We’ve all been there, right?  You’re supposed to do something, but you keep putting it off… Then you feel guilty...

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6 Reasons for the type of people we meet

Uncategorized May 29, 2020

I’m fond of saying “so and so, I am so glad that God put you in my path!”  I first heard that saying in a great movie called The Four Feathers. I’m the person who meets you and wonders how our lives will be affected by the encounter... Over the years many people have come into my life with messages that once understood made a world of difference. 

I recently read a great article by  Karen Salmonson called 6 Reasons We Don’t Meet People by Accident.  We Meet for a Reason. (www.notsalmon.com).  I encourage you to read the article and I’ll bet that you will have lots of ahas...Here is a summary:  (1) Some people are bridges-- they serve as pathways to get us to where we need to go. They transport you to the next level of your life journey.  (2) Roadblocks or re-directors-- these people come to delay and redirect you. Sometimes they delay you from harm. Sometimes they delay you so you meet someone else who will...

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In praise of habits and pink shoes

Uncategorized May 15, 2020

I’ve been reading about habits and the science and psychology of why breaking bad habits and creating new habits is so hard. It turns out that habits have triggers, actions, and rewards. Knowing this is the key to success. Sounds simple, right? Well, the challenge is in identifying the trigger, the action, and the reward. Here’s an example: the alarm goes off (trigger). You go to the kitchen to make coffee (action). You drink the coffee, get the boost and enjoy the moment when it’s just you and the coffee (reward). The good news is that you can insert a new habit during the reward phase. So, in this case, you could start reading a book while you enjoy the coffee. Pretty soon you will associate reading with rewards and whenever you have coffee you will probably want to read. That will lead to more reading and voila, you have a new positive habit.

I’ve been working out with a trainer for 2 years now. Same trainer. Same gym. Same routine every week: upper body...

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In praise of meltdowns

Uncategorized May 01, 2020

I was recently sitting in the pool of potential jurors for a federal case. I was juror #4. Frankly, I did not want to be there. A federal criminal case usually means days of testimony and deliberation and I was in the middle of some projects with deadlines, a meeting with over 50 people to prepare for and another trip out of town. So when juror #3 told the judge that she was a hospice nurse, I started crying. Silent tears came down my cheeks and my lips started trembling because I was transported back to the last days of my husband’s life. AND I was going to have to answer that I am a widow to the dreaded question “do you have a spouse or partner?”

Well, I did not get selected for the trial. I actually got to go home with the promise that I will not be called to serve as a potential juror for another year. What I really got, though – the lesson we learn when we take time to reflect-- was an opportunity to look inside myself.

As a coach, I often ask my clients...

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