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A Heart as Big as Texas

I love Texas! Really what I mean by that is I love my hometown of Houston. I was born and raised here and tell people all the time I live in the greatest city in the world! If you have turned on a TV in the past week, you have seen the devastation that hit…

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A Chance to Give Back

Last week we shared a bunch of ideas for holiday marketing. One of the things on my mind this week is that we have a great opportunity to give back to our community. For as long as I can remember, I have always wanted to give back to my community. I raised funds for the…

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It’s Not About You

I love working with our coaching clients and watching them grow their business. It never gets old seeing someone learn new sales techniques, or observing them develop great connections and closing more and more sales. Last week, while working with one of our amazing coaching clients, one of the salespeople asked me what marketing material…

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Because We Care

I just read Seth Godin’s blog entitled, “Companies don’t care about you.”  He talked about companies not being run by people who care, because “caring is unpredictable, hard to command and regulate, and sometimes expensive in the short term.”  He ends with the very poignant statement, “what a shame.” It is sad to me to…

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It Really is the Little Things

It is my habit to swing through Starbucks in the wee hours of the morning. I get up around 5:00-5:30, read my daily devotional, and then go to the gym. Some mornings I work out for about an hour and others (like today) only about 30 minutes. And then I do what I really want…

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I'm So Proud of You

I’ve been a grown-up for a long time, and it occurred to me just the other day that I still want to know that my parents are proud of me. For the record, my parents have been gone a long time–and yet I want to know. I picked the phone up this week and started…

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Uh-Wait Just A Minute

I had the weirdest shopping experience this week. I stopped at Staples to pick up a couple of things on Sunday. As an side, I love the office supply store the same way some women love Macy’s. I rounded up my items and proceeded to check out. There was quite a line with only one…

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Not Just for Moms, Old People Too!

Allison, a mom of two toddlers, works for Trainertainment and recently wrote an excellent article for this very newsletter. (check it out here) She talked about the hassle of getting everyone in and out of cars, taking a change of clothes, and wanting to be in a clean, safe environment. Those are very important things…

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What Can We Do for Others

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and all I have done for the past week or so is have a pity party that we won’t be celebrating the holidays with our family this year. No, they don’t have Thanksgiving in Indonesia; well at least it’s not a holiday for my husband or kids, and I…

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Make Team Members Matter, Start Today

You’ve Got to Get Out of Your Head and Into Their Hearts. One of the most significant things I’ve learned as a business owner is that your team CANNOT read your mind. As a business owner we have vision. We understand why we are willing to work until midnight and on weekends and holidays. It’s easy to overlook…

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