What drives you to act?

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One of our worst traits can be perfectionism. Stymied by our desire to make sure that everything is perfect before doing something, the we are in danger of never moving forward because we don’t ACT.

I don’t know about you, but I spend a lot of time online. In addition to time spent on my laptop and desktop, mobile apps, and Instagram, my facebook timeline, twitterfeeds and emails stream directly to my smartphone. I literally spend my entire day with thousands of your voices echoing in my stream of consciousness all day long.

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Are you Villanova Piccolo Girl passionate about your business?

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last week or so, you’ve probably seen “Villanova Piccolo Girl,” a heartbroken Villanova basketball fan who persevered with her bandmates even though she was overcome with emotion.

We can all draw some lessons from this young lady.

Keep going in the face of disappointment. Keep your eyes on your mission. As a business owner, you will encounter lots of setbacks. If you can stay focused on your unique contribution, and “why” you’re doing it, you’ll always come out ahead, and you won’t let your bandmates down. It’s ok to cry Read More…

The secret of renewal and youth

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I really don’t think of getting older (or think that I’m even aging, really) until I observe someone else learning a lesson that I’ve already learned. This being said, I’m quite sure that I provide hours of amusement for those who are watching at me, realizing how much I’ve yet to learn.

But that’s what it’s all about, isn’t it? For what it’s worth, I’ve figured that one out: we’re all on a continuum here and we’re all learning, usually from each other.

“It is not more surprising to be born twice than once; everything in nature Read More…

What barriers are you using to block success?

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Sometimes, we don’t even know we’re stuck.

We go about our days, leveraging and win-winning, shuttling kids back and forth to school and soccer, lulled into a hamster wheel we can’t see. Only the vaguest notion of being in the wrong place filters to the surface of our consciousness on occasion. Are we blocking our own success?

In a previous blogposts, I’ve talked about what inspires my writing ~ who (or what) serves as The Muse. Sometimes, it’s a quote; sometimes it’s my children; other times, it’s people who populate my social networks and in the case Read More…

Beach Notes: Sand Spires

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By Suzie Cheel & Des Walsh

We were greeted by these beautiful sandcastles one morning as we were walking on the beach.

It is such joy to start the day with the creations of others that nature has left for us to enjoy before the tide comes in and washes them away.

Suzie Cheel & Des Walsh

What are the benefits of being backwards?

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When I was a kid, one of the things that you wanted to avoid at all costs was to be accused of doing something “bassackwards,”Ł which was a term my grandmother used to mean slipshod or backwardsŁ in a pejorative way. We grandkids were taught logical, linear methods for problem solving and being backwards was seen as being inefficient at best and stubborn at worst.

That being said, as I’ve grown, there have been many times in my life where doing things backwards has actually saved me time in the long run and helped me to stand out Read More…

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