Yearly Archives: 2012

  • Who is the Boss of You?

    Posted on December 30, 2012 by Frances Schagen in Know Where You Are Going.

    There are two reasons why everything starts with you. 1. Everything is perceived by you and seen through your lens. 2. Your situation is the sum total of all the decisions and actions you have taken to this point. By everything I mean your life, business, relationships, situation etc. I don’t believe that there is […]

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  • It’s All About YOU!

    Posted on December 29, 2012 by Frances Schagen in Do It.

    The way your life and business are right now, are because of you. More importantly – the way your life and business will be in the future are because of you. That means, if you want different results, you’re going to have to do something about it. It all begins with you.

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  • Iterations

    Posted on December 18, 2012 by Frances Schagen in Do It, Know Where You Are Going.

    We are living in a time of flux. Which means, as we start new businesses it is unlikely that we will know what they will be like in the end. We will pivot, head off in other directions, on a regular basis. Sometimes we will hit a dead end and have to retreat a bit […]

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  • New Report – Seven Secrets to Building a Great Life

    Posted on October 31, 2012 by Frances Schagen in Do It, Know Where You Are Going.

    Seven Secrets to Building a Great Life

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  • Anxiety Happens, then Cast it Away

    Posted on May 30, 2012 by Frances Schagen in Aside.

    Seth Godin’s post today is about how we all feel anxiety. “Perhaps it is due to the fact that you’re trying to control things that you can’t possibly control. Your anxiety might merely be a sign that you care deeply about your work. Anxiety is almost never a useful emotion to carry around. Even for […]

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  • I’m Not Good Enough

    Posted on March 14, 2012 by Frances Schagen in Do It, Your Effortless Business.

    I’m listening to Seth Godin’s Linchpin this week and this point really struck a nerve with me. We are trained to not make mistakes. School is all about getting high grades by not making mistakes, but you can’t make art by not making mistakes.  No wonder we feel like we are wrong all the time. […]

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  • Reading Books

    Posted on March 7, 2012 by Frances Schagen in Book Report.

    Julien Smith has written some killer posts recently on his blog, In Over Your Head. Last month he posted a list of 200 books he’s read with a succinct take-home lesson from each. Check it out here and subscribe to his blog.  

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  • February Reading

    Posted on March 7, 2012 by Frances Schagen in Book Report.

    The Great Railway Bazaar: by train through Asia by Paul Theroux. I’ve already read his later one where he made the trip 30 years later. Our online book club wanted to try something different than the usual business books we read so we decided to try travel books. While searching for options I came across […]

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  • Reading List January 2012

    Posted on February 5, 2012 by Frances Schagen in Book Report.

    100 Places to go before they Disappear. This is a book about all the wonderful places being affected by climate change through rising sea levels, retreating ice, changing growing seasons, and loss of groundwater. Creating a Forest Garden: working with nature to grow edible crops by Martin Crawford. I saw a movie about Permaculture at […]

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  • Strength in Teams

    Posted on January 27, 2012 by Frances Schagen in Develop Strong Teams.

    Strengths-based leadership is about building a team where everyone works from their strengths and everything gets done well. It’s so easy it feels like cheating. When it’s our turn, we breeze through the work we have to do while, of course, doing our best work because the pressure is on. Then we watch while others […]

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