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What I Learned This Week: The Hero’s Journey

November 26, 2009

Most of us go on hero’s journeys in our lives and businesses. The idea of the hero’s journey or monomyth originally came from Joseph Campbell and had 17 steps.  I learned about a 7 step version on a group coaching call this week and raced to draw it for you (I still love that grade 6 feeling of using markers and…

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Coach Buffet: A Satisfying Soup

October 16, 2009

CANCER (June 21-July 22) Soup is your metaphor for the week, Cancerian.  Symbolically speaking, it’s the key to your personal power and a model for the approach you should take in everything you do. On the most basic level, you might want to eat some soup every day.  That will make potent suggestions to your subconscious mind about how to…

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Lead From Your Primary Aim

September 28, 2009

Over lunch I read three disperate things and somehow decided they were all connected (or that if they weren’t, I was going to find a way to connect them!).  Aim…Aim is the common theme I see.  And the three things I read are: 1)      Chapter 12 of Michael’s Gerber’s The E Myth Revisited (E stand for entrepreneur) outlining the importance of  “your primary…

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Risk/Reward: The Entrepreneur’s R&R: The Little Red Riding Hood of Cupcakes

September 24, 2009

This a.m. I sat at Cafe Momus in Old Montreal and enjoyed one of the best cupcakes of my life. It was creamy and chocolaty and just the right texture and consistency.  Across the table from me was Nadine Spicer, the woman responsible.  She owns Les Cupcakes du Chaperon Rouge  (Little Red Riding Hood Cupcakes) .  Her cupcakes are made…

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Seth Godin's Lessons From Very Tiny Businesses

August 23, 2009

Thank you to my friend and strategic communications expert Deborah Hinton of Hinton : for sending me the following tips from Seth Godin: 1. Go where your customers are. Jacquelyne runs a tiny juice company called Chakwave. I met her in Los Angeles, standing next to an organic lunch truck. Like the little birds that clean the teeth of the hippo,…

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Seth Godin’s Lessons From Very Tiny Businesses

August 23, 2009

Thank you to my friend and strategic communications expert Deborah Hinton of Hinton : for sending me the following tips from Seth Godin: 1. Go where your customers are. Jacquelyne runs a tiny juice company called Chakwave. I met her in Los Angeles, standing next to an organic lunch truck. Like the little birds that clean the teeth of the hippo,…

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Will You Gobble the Marshmallow or Wait?

May 29, 2009

There is much attention lately into what creates success.  Malcolm Gladwell demonstrates that it is the accumulation of advantages (i.e. intelligence/ talent, being born at the right time, having access to what you need to practice and learn, putting in the time practicing and learning etc.).  This must see TED video clip by Joachim de Posada adds another predictor into the…

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