Helping Maine Business Owners M.A.P. Out Their Plans

And having a blast doing it! I have to admit – sometimes, I have so much fun working with clients, I have to pinch myself.  I have been offering 2-hour business building sessions this summer, and I have to say – the transformations I have seen with these entrepreneurs is amazing! OK, maybe I’m a […]

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Off the Clock – Mark Your Trail to Success

Some people wonder why I carry a roll of field marking ribbon in my backpack.  My answer? “Because breadcrumbs will get eaten.”  I read the story of Hansel and Gretel, and I know better than to get myself in a predicament, and not be able to find my way back. I recently read the story […]

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Off the Clock – SMART Guidelines to Put Your Side-Business into FOCUS

If you told me two years ago that by taking a full time job, my business would become more streamlined, organized, AND profitable – I would have asked you who bought my business?  But that is what became my reality.  Taking a full time job forced me to reanalyze and restructure my business.  I had […]

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Off the Clock – The Road not Taken (YET)

There I was, at a crossroads.  I had traveled so far already.  In the course of five years, I had gotten divorced,  lost my job, my dog, and my truck (cue the banjo) … But I also had gotten got my coaching certification, a new puppy, met the love of my life,  and we were getting […]

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Day 30 – Creating Your Motivational Action Plan – Signal for Help

I’ll never forget a camping trip I took with friends a few years back.  A group of us always got together for an annual camping trip, and we all rented sites close to each other, and set up one site in the middle as a “community kitchen.”  During the day we hiked, kayaked and fished, […]

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Day 5 -Creating Your Motivational Action Plan – Survival

Welcome back Trail Blazers to Day 5 of my 31 Day Series “Creating Your Motivational Action Plan.”  For the next couple days, I am going to cover critical material that is essential for the success of your journey.  I have learned this life lesson the hard way, and I have watched other entrepreneurs make the […]

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Day 2 – Name Your Everest

Good morning Trail Blazers!  If you have found your way here via the #Write31Days challenge -welcome!  I am honored to have you along on this journey.  Yesterday, I introduced the concept of creating a “Motivational Action Plan” – a one page, simple reference guide that you use to get back on track, get motivated, and […]

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How to be a natural salesperson….

Over Thanksgiving weekend, my mother, sister and I went to a few local craft fairs.  We aren’t “Black Friday people” – we prefer to avoid the crowds, but we do enjoy perusing the aisles of arts and crafts made by local artisans.   We enjoyed looking at, tasting, and smelling all the wonderful wares that were […]

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From Wallflower to Wonderful

As a small business owner, I’ve attended more than my fair share of networking events.  When I first started attending networking events, because I am an introvert, I spent more time getting to know the cheese plate and the hor d’oeuvres than anyone else in the room. Once I got more comfortable, I found myself mingling, […]

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