Nancy

The Easy Way Or The Hard Way – It’s Up To You

The last time our 4-year old nephew Kai was spending the night, I had a hard time convincing him to brush his teeth.  I tried all the bribing, cajoling, and threatening I could think of until finally I said, “Okay, we can do this the easy way or the hard way, it’s up to you!” […]

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A Year From Now, You Will Wish You Started Today

Awhile back, I heard a quote that stopped me in my tracks. Jim Rohn, America’s foremost business coach once said: “We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret.” While the truth of this quote sunk in, I had to admit there were plenty of things I […]

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How to Actually Survive the Holidays

I know this time of year, everyone encourages you to be thankful for the good in your life.  Holidays, by their very definition, should be a time of reflection and gratitude. So how is it that this time of year sometimes becomes the craziest of all?  Relatives to visit, parties to attend, extra meals to […]

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Why Only 20% Ever Succeed

Last time we talked about the phenomenon that in almost any population, you will have 5% who are superstars, 15% who show potential, and 80% who for the most part will not ever rise to the top. So the question that comes up is…Why don’t the 80% move? Scientists may blame DNA and assume that […]

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Why 80% Will Never Succeed…

Most people have heard of the Pareto Principle, otherwise known as the 80/20 Rule. The premise is that 80% of your results come from 20% of your efforts. It can and does apply to most things in life: If you’re in business, 20% of your clients bring you 80% of your revenue. If you look […]

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How Well Do You Handle Criticism?

Every week when I publish my Ezine, I usually get very positive feedback.  Everything from “you go girl” to “that was exactly what I needed to hear.” However, once in awhile someone will react badly to something I’ve written and take the opportunity to let me know about it and usually not in such positive […]

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A Note From Nancy

Over the past few months, Chris and I have been attending local events for women business owners. We have heard at several of them, when reviewing the “mission” of the group, that they are not a “selling-organization.” They are for support, sharing of ideas and best practices, etc. After observing what happens at these groups, […]

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Why so many women business owners are broke

In the last two articles, we have been discussing three theories as to why women are naturally good at the interaction (connection) and often really bad at the transaction (asking for the money). Low self-esteem Taught to cooperate, not compete Our view of sales Here is the third reason! No matter what business you are […]

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Q&A With Nancy – The Law of Attraction

Q: On a recent call with Chris, he talked about the problem of running away from pain and suggested that one of the ways to get motivated was expressing what circumstances you DON’T want in your life. Isn’t the Law of Attraction to attract what you desire through emotion and visualization of what you DO […]

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Why women are really good at the interaction but really bad at the transaction

In the last article, I wrote about how as women, we are naturally good at the interaction (connection) and often really bad at the transaction (asking for the money). I suggested three theories as to why this is: Low self-esteem Taught to cooperate, not compete Our view of sales On to the second reason. Most […]

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