Dealing With Email

Boost Your Productivity: 3 Simple Steps to Clear Communication Clutter

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Now, before you go thinking I’m so organized and it’s easy for me because I’ve got a big team, let me correct your illusions and make an ugly confession.  First when it comes to email, I don’t have an assistant currently, but tackle the daily onslaught of 500+ mails solo. Second, I’m a creative at [...]

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Vacation This Way

10 Smart Reasons Successful People Take Vacations

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Whether you make it a STAYCATION or you vacate your everyday life and make it a VACATION isn’t as important as that you take the time to call a digital disconnect and recharge your own internal batteries. This is about resting and refueling your body, your mind, and your spirit. While I’m certainly a fan [...]

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Overcome Your Fears

Overcome Your Fears and Find Your Freedom to Flourish

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When you were a kid, do you remember being scared of the dark? Do you remember needing a night light or asking to keep the door to your bedroom open so the hall light would help keep the dark monsters away? In my case, it was the clothes monster. My sister and I shared bunk [...]

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Risky is the New Safe

Mindset Mastery: Do You Want to Be Safe or Successful?

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Have you ever been in a networking meeting and after speaking with just a handful of attendees, you felt like yelling “stop being so small,play a bigger game!”  (Oops, is that just me?) It happened just the other day . . . It was frustrating because I was in a room filled with wildly well-educated [...]

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Mindset Changes

Mindset Changes: Lose Your Limiting Beliefs, They Aren’t Yours Anyway!

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I’ve not spoken to my father in over 20 years. Does that shock you? Does it make you feel sorry for me? (Please don’t.) Or, does it make you want to tell me to forgive and forget? Heck, you may even suggest (as some do) that I get in touch, it will make me feel [...]

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possibility book

How to Get Everything You Want Faster Than You Thought Possible, Really!

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Do you know that every house I’ve ever wanted, and I’ve owned four, I’ve gotten because I believed they were mine before they actually were. I know that may sound totally crazy, and it’s entirely true. In each case, I visualized how I would live in the house, what it would be like to entertain [...]

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Finish What You Start

Small Business Success: 7 Essential Steps to Finishing What You Start

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Success can only happen when you finish what you start. When you look at the landscape of your business and don’t see the success you envisioned, it is because you failed to finish what you started. I know you may want to say, but Melissa, it’s because of where I live, or it’s because I [...]

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Happiness is a Choice

How to Be Happy in Business (and How It Delivers Success)

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A friend of mine, Tamara is one of those truly rare individuals who has sorted out how to create a life and make a living out of things that make her happy. In fact, when something stops being fun and stops making her happy, she stops doing it and moves on to something else. She [...]

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Small Business Marketing: What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do

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One of the things I’ve noticed is that when I’m in conversation with a female business owner, the questions and challenges that come up are often the same. “Melissa, I know I need to do video, but I don’t know how to use youtube.” “Melissa, I’ve got a VA doing my Facebook and Twitter because [...]

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How to Increase Your Small Business Revenue

Small Business Marketing: 5 Revenue Generating Activities To Boost Cash Flow

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As a small business marketing consultant and coach, I meet a lot of business owners who seem to have more social media icons on their website than they do clients in their practice. If this sounds like you, this is a poverty producing imbalance and indicator that your time is being wasted on activities that [...]

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