Protect Your Email like you would your house

Cyber Security – the same rules as 100 years ago I remember the first time I was able to babysit someone other than my little brothers.  It was an exciting milestone in my tween years.  I had studied a book from the library and my mom reviewed it with me.  I had a check list.

Do you have a FIXED mindset or a GROWTH mindset?

In my work coaching ADHD/Dyslexia gifted people, I read a lot of articles on the subject.  This article really stood out to me.  It was about how we praise people and motivate them.  Wording is the key.  I found that the article really related to business and managing people.  They report on a study by

Best Way to Handle Reviews in 2017

“What if I get a bad review?” This week I went searching the web for a local photographer that a friend said was great at sports photography.  I wanted to see his website and my friend didn’t have his phone number, so I figured I could get it from his website.  I couldn’t find him.  So

Get the Most Out of Any Conference

Each month, I team up with Linda Laitala of Raven Performance Group to offer a free workshop that helps business owners and professionals stay up-to-date on the latest marketing, sales and business tools. Workshops and conferences, like those offered through our Central Minnesota Small Business Academy, are most valuable when you’re prepared to learn and

You’re Here…Because You Didn’t Make Any Other Plans

Do you ever look around your life and ask, how did I get here?  I know for a fact, if I had told my 13 year old self the story of how I got to 2016 I would have never believed it. People with written goals are 50% more likely to achieve them than people

What Do You Want Me To Do? website layout

I was visiting with a person, who I really hope becomes a client, last week and she has this totally rad, fun website and social media thing going on.  They are having a problem with not being able to turn that into sales. You can guess what I did next.  I went to the website

Do you buy ENCYCLOPEDIAS from a guy at your front door?

Do you buy encyclopedias from a guy at your front door? I don’t believe there exists a business of door to door salesmen selling encyclopedias.  If you have had someone come to your door in the last year selling encyclopedias, let me know.   Times change and so does what you do to reach your

I am Going to LIVE! – said by a man who was slowly dying

“I am going to live!” “I am going to LIVE!” said a random stranger coming through the doors from back of the clinic. I was sitting in the waiting room of a medical clinic, there were about three of us in the waiting area, not counting the three large goldfish in the aquarium in the

Silent Talking is not Listening

Silent Talking – is not LISTENING I was reading the “Art of Negotiation” by Dr. Henry Cloud and the term just caught me. How often do I silent talk? Gerard I. Nierenberg and Henry H. Calero describe it on page 52’ “It’s what so many of us are doing when we think we’re listening. Unconsciously,

“When I make my fortune…” – Would you say that out loud?

“When I make my fortune…” Yesterday I was reading through scholarship applications. It is one of my most favorite things to do. In a few paragraphs a student is asked to summarize why they are going to succeed, how they got to this point in life and what a scholarship would mean to them. When