Relationships thrive on strong emotional connections. Like a fire, they need to be stoked regularly to maintain their force. Taking time to check in with a family member, friend, client or business associate or to say hi to a neighbor helps to keep those bonds intact. Even better is to let them know how much…

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This past year has been “unusual”, to say the least and yet there are some business owners who have embraced the challenges and looked for creative ways to approach these challenges. How are you creating successes from the challenges you have faced? Remind yourself that design is a problem solving business by nature. Look at…

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Every business has to manage with some level of uncertainty. But every now and then something happens that causes uncertainty to rise to the level of upheaval. Your world goes topsy-turvy, and you find yourself facing challenges you haven’t encountered before. The way to keep your bearings is to focus on the future and your…

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Photo Credit: Jason Hayes Consult any number of experts on what determines business success and you’re likely to find about as many different answers. One thing is certain, though. You can’t achieve success unless you can envision what success looks like or create the mindset. Regardless of where you are now, as you look ahead,…

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Are you feeling stuck or frustrated that your business is not doing as well or growing as fast as you’d like? It happens to most business owners every now and then. Things are going fine, and then you hit a plateau or roadblock that you can’t seem to get past. When that occurs, you need…

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By Drue Lawlor, FASID Director of Coaching at Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting Do you remember when every day was fueled with excitement and creativity? Do you still feel that way or are you feeling like your passion for design is slowly burning out and you don’t know how to rekindle that passion?  Here are…

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By Drue Lawlor, FASID Director of Coaching, Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting & Design Success University  “Change yourself, and your world changes” John C. Maxwell Have you ever thought about what you might do if you did not let fear get in the way? As so well stated in an article I read recently, fear…

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Half Empty Or Half Full

I attended a great conference over the weekend and had some unusual things happen that could have created a “Half Empty” experience, but instead led to amazing experiences. The Shore Hotel in Santa Monica is right on Ocean Boulevard, and I made sure to reserve an ocean view room. When I checked in, the front…

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