words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes
are truly endless."
- Mother Teresa
yourself; no base imitator of another, but your best self. There
is something which you can do better than another. Listen to the
inward voice and bravely obey that. Do the things at which you
are great, not what you were never made for.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a
second-rate version of somebody else."
- Judy Garland
for a lovely thing and you will find it.
- Sara Teasdale
the Road Map alone was worth the price of attending.”
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saw measurable improvements in one month."
-James F. Sunderland Jr.,
James and Sons
"It was fun and interesting. I never knew numbers
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-Ray Bleser, Northeastern Fine Jewelry.
Bringing Stewardship to Your Role as a Business Owner
Top 10 Ways To Endorse Your Worst Weakness
- December Tip of the
Stewardship to Your Role as a Business Owner
lead article this month features an interview on
stewardship with Molly Gordon, President of
Shaboom Inc. Molly is a Master Certified Coach
who specializes in helping individuals and
organizations navigate the seas of complex
change. Molly is also the creator of Authentic
Promotion, a course in transformational
In your recent book, Authentic Promotion:
Grow Your Business, Feed Your Soul, you
challenge the reader to become a steward of
their business. What does being a steward mean?
What's the difference between being an owner
of a business versus being its steward?
At the beginning of the chapter on stewardship,
I write: "Being a steward means that you
will regard your business as something separate
from yourself rather than identical with your
personal and even your professional
identity." In addition, being a steward
Corner by Laurie Owen
Top 10 Ways To Endorse Your Worst Weakness
piece was written by the late Thomas Leonard,
author, coach, and founder of two schools for
coaches: Coach U and Coachville. For more
information about Leonard, visit http://coachville.com/tl/thomasleonard/.
human tendency is to either ignore,
hide, deny, compensate for or strengthen
our weaknesses. After all, they ARE
weaknesses, right? And weaknesses aren't
GOOD. Well, until now. The following Top
10 List makes the case for getting to
love and honor your worst weaknesses
instead of trying to improve them. continued...
you always find yourself in a flail come January
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this last minute scramble by setting up a system
early in the year to assemble a list of
recipients, verify whether they’re a
corporation, and obtain their taxpayer ID
information. Ideally, you’d want to collect
all this information at the time you engage
their services. Have your bookkeeper set this up
now and it will save you a lot of time at the
end of next year.
2006 Profit Mastery
Workshops & Plus Days Dates are Finalized:
to go from surviving to thriving? Make plans now
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April 18-19 Newark, May 2-3 Chicago,
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the workshop, you gain skills in analyzing a
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coaches, you put your new-found skills to use on
your own company. Does it work? You bet! How do
we know? Because our attendees tell us they make
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more information, including brochure and
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