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Welcome to “The Lies I Tell Myself to Justify Living the Wrong Life!” The title of each blog post represents a lie that I will bust through, in the hopes that if you’re using that story in your mind, you can exchange it for greener pastures. :-)

Today’s Lie: You Have to Make Everyone Happy

Posted by on Aug 4, 2015 in Business, Inspiration | 0 comments

Today’s Lie: You Have to Make Everyone Happy

Tweet I recently found some notes from several years ago in a coaching program I was taking at the time.  I had scribbled down a conversation between myself, and, my self.  It was down and dirty and a lot of expletives were thrown around as I battled a bad people-pleasing issue I had going on.  My favorite part of the exercise was: Me: “So, basically, you’ve wasted years of your life, doing what everyone else thinks you should do and now you can’t make a fucking decision about anything without seeking someone else’s...

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Today’s Lie: Your Business Cards Are Great For Getting Business

Posted by on Jul 28, 2015 in Business, Marketing, Productivity, Sales | 2 comments

Today’s Lie: Your Business Cards Are Great For Getting Business

Tweet Today’s blog comes from getting absolutely frustrated with some of the business cards I see.  Frustrated, because, I believe that if you want to succeed at your business, you CAN, but you need to change how you’re going about using the tools that can get you business!  Do you know what it’s called a business card?  Because, the point is, it’s supposed to connect you with BUSINESS!  Now, if you think “Heather, duh!” double check your cards.  If you really understand that your card is meant to get you...

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Today’s Lie: You Have to Tolerate Things You Don’t Like

Posted by on Jul 21, 2015 in Business, Inspiration, Marketing | 2 comments

Today’s Lie: You Have to Tolerate Things You Don’t Like

Tweet Right now, you are probably walking around unaware of how much crap you are tolerating in your life.  By crap, I am talking about things that you actually hate tolerating, but have come to make excuses about, in order to sleepwalk into believing you have to tolerate them.  And you wonder why you are sick and tired! At a recent intensive with my business mentor, we were given a really simple exercise that blew my mind.  The instructions were: Write down 50 things you are tolerating right now. (e.g. a bad haircut, cracked dishes, a shitty...

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Today’s Lie: You Should Act Happy Even When You’re Not

Posted by on Jul 14, 2015 in Inspiration | 0 comments

Today’s Lie: You Should Act Happy Even When You’re Not

Tweet I recently saw the movie “Inside Out” and was profoundly impacted by one of the messages I took from it – the idea that we are often told things like, “Keep your chin up!” or “Put on a happy face” which give us the impression that it’s important to hide our feelings, especially when we’re sad.  Add to that the habit of prescribing medication for people that are apparently more sad than we think is the normal allowed amount of sadness to have, and we have a real recipe for hiding out....

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Today’s Lie: You Are Not In Control of Your Time

Posted by on Jul 7, 2015 in Business, Inspiration, Productivity | 1 comment

Today’s Lie: You Are Not In Control of Your Time

Tweet How often do you tell someone, “I don’t have enough time?” Or, “I wish I had enough time to….” or “I wish I had more time!” You don’t.   Telling someone you don’t have time is full of bull.  We all have exactly the same time as everyone else. What you do have are priorities.  I was reminded of our relationship with time on a recent radio interview.  A couple of years ago, I enjoyed a FANTASTIC trip to Sedona, Arizona.  In fact, it was so good I had absolutely no desire, in that...

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Today’s Lie: Your Clothes Have to Match

Posted by on Jun 30, 2015 in General | 2 comments

Today’s Lie: Your Clothes Have to Match

Tweet I’m not sure where the idea came from, but it seems like there’s a belief out there that your clothes need to match.  As a kid, I used to wear crazy clothes, get teased, and then cry.  Problem was, I grew up having to wear a uniform to school.  I could pick from a navy dress or a navy and white pin-striped dress, and a white shirt.  Wow.  What fun.  So, you can understand that when I was set free in college, with other colors to choose from than navy and white, it was overwhelming. I was chatting with a friend recently about...

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The Power of Perception in Marketing

Posted by on Jun 23, 2015 in Business, Expatriates, Inspiration, Marketing | 1 comment

The Power of Perception in Marketing

Tweet You ever hear of a Brita filter?  I’ve been using one for years.  I’m mostly a happy customer, except for those darn black bits of charcoal, and how dirty the water receptacle seems to get, it’s been fine.  When I went to replace my old one recently, I suddenly realized how important a role perception plays in our buying decisions.  I was at a Costco and automatically picked up the Brita which included 2 filters, stuck it in my cart, and assumed I would just cart off happily.  Instead, I took out my iPhone and started...

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How to Stand Out at Events

Posted by on Jun 16, 2015 in Business, Expatriates, Inspiration, Marketing, Productivity, Relationships | 0 comments

How to Stand Out at Events

Tweet Hey, it’s high time for a video blog, don’t you think?  I recently sponsored a booth at Be The Change, and one of the great lessons was how important it is to stand out.  But that lesson carries into everything you do as a business owner, so here is a short video tip on how you can stand out as you market your...

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Your Business Relies on Your Belief

Posted by on Jun 9, 2015 in Business, Expats, Inspiration, Marketing, Productivity | 0 comments

Your Business Relies on Your Belief

Tweet Having faith and trust in yourself is hard. It’s a lot easier to come up with all the reasons not to believe in yourself.  You simply look at everything you haven’t done, why it’s taking you too long to accomplish your goals, make everyone who doesn’t believe in you either, right, and talk yourself out of all your “foolish” ideas because you don’t have time for dreams. Faith. Trust.  Vision.  Belief.   All of these are hard. Last week I flew home from Orlando amidst the super rainy, stormy,...

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Are You Thinking The Right Way?

Posted by on Jun 2, 2015 in Business, Inspiration, Marketing | 0 comments

Are You Thinking The Right Way?

Tweet A recent experience reminded me about the power of setting intentions. We walk around too often feeling powerless.  We get lost inside the vast thoughts of our mind, listening to the words that keep us down, justifying beating ourselves up, and open to low energy to fuel this negative process. Actually, we are very powerful beings in our business, and in our lives.  I was reminded of this on my way to the park. I was in a hurry, as I always am living in New York, and having only 15 seconds to cross the street before the light changes....

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