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Leave it?…or Makeover Your Business

My friend and mentor, Al Levi, uses a powerful exercise to engage clients in business development.  He asks, “Imagine this.  You walk out the front door of your business, and cross the street.  You decide you are going to recreate, … Continue reading

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Time is Money – Spend it, and Sell it, Wisely

“I would willingly stand at street corners, hat in hand, begging passersby to drop their unused minutes into it.”  ~Bernard Berenson Our most precious commodity is time.  You can always make more money.  You only have so much time.   In order … Continue reading

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The 5 Most Important Minutes of Your Day

I used to answer the clanging alarm clock by shouting, “NOOOOOO!” as I reached out to SHUT IT OFF.   While that may sound harmless, even humorous, I realized that it probably was not the best way to greet the … Continue reading

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The Solyndra Shame

In 2011, a solar panel manufacturer in California named Solyndra filed for bankruptcy and left 1,000 workers jobless. Solyndra would have been just been the story of a company that tried to develop a unique non-silicone photovoltaic panel and hit … Continue reading

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My favorite Jim Rohn story…

Once upon a time, I saw Jim Rohn speak. There were 15 of us in a small room, thanks to my mentor Paul Swan for setting it up. Jim was a physically small fellow, but his presense was enormous. We … Continue reading

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Ode to the Working Dog

All dogs stink, chew, puke, poop, bite, whine, scratch, swallow objects which must be removed surgically and sleep in newly planted flower beds. The Working Dog also offers additional benefits. If your best customer calls, The Working Dog will alert … Continue reading

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Here’s to the heroes!

Was it really 29 years ago? My college roommate Lisa and I set up our lawn chairs in our dorm room, inches away from our 13 inch television. There we sat for the duration of the 1981 Winter Games. Classes … Continue reading

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Matter of perspective…

Greetings! What if you got out of the office and went to the front lines. Got in the truck. Put on the coffee. Picked up the garbage. What would you learn about your company and yourself? It’s a matter of … Continue reading

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TMB – Phc News – Features: October 2009: The Turnaround

TMB – Phc News – Features: October 2009: The Turnaround Meet Chris…and consider the promise of a second chance. xo$, Ellen

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Living the dream…hanging with "Coop"

Greetings! How cool is this? These are two of my sisters, Trish and Gail, hanging with Anderson Cooper. The report: Anderson was cool, interesting, authentic and FUNNY. That’s high praise from two of the coolest, most interesting, completely authentic and … Continue reading

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