Looking away

I’ve been thinking about the topic of “looking away” for almost two weeks. It’s shown up for me in many places and I’ve wanted to write about it here. So, we’ll be exploring this topic for the next couple weeks. This week let’s look at what I mean by “looking away.” It’s those places in your life or business that are uncomfortable to look at for too long, for whatever reason. Looking away from conversations, actions, events, beliefs or even … Continue reading

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Throw yourself a pity party

Pity Party

Over the past few weeks I’ve noticed that some of us are coming up against our stuff. Maybe you’re there too. Maybe for a bit your goals felt too big and the path there too daunting. And everything that comes your way is another thing to add to your already heavy load. You feel like you’re just waiting for that proverbial straw that breaks the camel’s back. So, what do you do? There are several ways to handle it. Some people … Continue reading

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Networking in a way that didn’t work for me

This is the seventh (and final) installment of the 8 easy-to-make networking mistakes that can be avoided series. This week I’m covering the second of two mistakes that aren’t immediately apparent, but are there just the same. Networking in a way that didn’t work for me because I saw it work for someone else or I read that it was the way networking should be done. This one I made a bit later on, when I started to realize that maybe I could be doing more than … Continue reading

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The networking events I didn’t go to

This is the sixth (but not final) installment of the 8 easy-to-make networking mistakes that can be avoided series. This week I’m covering one of two mistakes that aren’t immediately apparent, but are there just the same. The networking events I didn’t go to. Between you and me, I like being at home. It’s comfortable, I know what to expect and I usually don’t have to have conversations with people I don’t know. And I’m more of an introvert* than an extrovert. … Continue reading

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You always have more to offer than you think you do

This is the fifth installment of the 8 easy-to-make networking mistakes that can be avoided series. This week’s mistake is: I assumed I had nothing to offer in the way of connections or possible referrals. My belief around business relationships was they were only useful if you immediately had something to offer in the way of connections or possible referrals. And I did not have any of that (partially because I wasn’t willing to share the contact info of my friends and family). … Continue reading

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