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

“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

Groovebook Review- Free your Photos – A little bit techie persons review

SHARE- – A LITTLE Tech and Sharing So while you are creating memories this holiday season I want to encourage you to share those photos you take.  Not just via facebook, twitter, instagram and all the other ways, but also by printing them out for the senior and tot generations. Kids love nothing more than

Thinkertoys – Book review by JoyGenea

Page 126 – Idea Grid “There is a vast order to the universe.” even when it comes to ideas.  The FCB Grid is a great tool and I have used it with many clients since reading about it. This book is a must for anyone in leadership, business development and marketing. It is fun to

TOP 5 BEST REASONS For Small Businesses to Start Engaging IN Social Media

“Why use blogs, youtube, twitter, facebook, pinterest….?”  I have lots of businesses ask me that.  “I know I should do this, but I don’t care or use them myself.”  That is another opening line I hear a lot. VIDEO- no time to read? Watch video My TOP 5 BEST REASONS For Small Businesses to Start

ECHO – Review of Amazon Echo

PRODUCT TEST & REVIEW Amazon ECHO Talking & Listening Speaker VIDEO – No time to read watch the video Just to clarify I did not receive this from Amazon to test. I ordered it early last winter and it just arrived in May, 2015. It looked cool and useful. In the month I have had