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We all fail. The first time we tried to stand up, take a step or hit our mouth with that spoonful of applesauce, we failed. We tried again. And again. Sooner or later, we succeeded. We moved on to try the next new thing. And failed again. Until we figured it out.  If we didn’t tr...
We all have beliefs about why our customers walk away. Some of the most popular? The competition beat us on price. They gave it away to get the business. We didn’t have that nifty cool feature the competition has. If only we had that feature, we could have kept that customer. Our produ...
I’m done. I know a lot of you are too. I’m sick and tired of people deciding to blame others for their own stupid shit. You don’t do your job? It’s not my fault. You don’t keep your commitments and all hell breaks loose?  Not my fault either. You act like ...
We all know that today’s digitally empowered buyers are in control of the sales cycle.  Which is why it’s so important to have conversations that are personal and engaging. That’s how you begin to create a long term relationship.  By talking about what’s interes...
Popularity is not in your job description as a leader. In fact, popularity seeking leaders are notorious for not making the tough calls. The very calls that every business needs to be successful. Great Leaders Don’t Seek Popularity Great leaders attract respect. Being popular is ...
We all know that employee turnover is a big issue.  The cost of recruiting and retraining, combined with the loss of knowledge, can be devastating to any organization. Thanks to the internet, key resources find other positions with relative ease. But it’s not just the easy access...
Sound business decisions, or lack of, are the biggest challenge to your business. Not your competition. The thing is,  we are humans in business. In today’s stress-filled world, our innate human psychology (and instincts) are constantly triggered. That’s not a good thing fo...
We’ve all had a bad day. You know, the days when you wish you could just pull up the covers and stay home. I had a lot of those days. Before I learned how to heal the cause behind the feeling of wanting to hide from the world. I still have a few of them, usually […] The pos...
Speaking of Dumbing Down…. Yesterday, I read a supposedly satirical article, 9 Non -Threatening Leadership Strategies for Women.  I laughed when I first read it. But then it got me thinking… Are we still dumbing down to avoid upsetting the egos of others? The Dumbing Down o...
We all get anxiety from time to time. I get it when my show horse Pearli starts to amp up at a show and I can’t get her to calm down. She amps, I get anxious. She amps more cause I got anxious, I get more anxious. You get the picture, it’s NOT a positive […] The post ...
If you’re like me, changing a habit can be frustrating. We commit to a shift, our hearts filled with good intentions. Then, sometimes sooner rather than later, we fall back into the same habits. Which can be frustrating and defeating. But there’s Unstoppable news! Recently I learned th...
Until I learned the habit of self respect, I trained a lot of people to take advantage of me. By my forties, I consciously saw the abuse and disrespect.  That didn’t stop me from going back for more and more. It was as if I was magnetically pulled to those who took advantage of m...
“We’re all broken, we just learn to live with the breaks.” ~ seen on Facebook For most of my life, I believed I was broken. As a child I was a smart kid in a very small town, which made me different. That translated to my being somehow broken.  During my life the traumas have […]...
I recently asked someone to stop tagging and messaging me with the volume of social media posts they share. Their notifications were overwhelming me.  You see, I set a specific block of time for social media every day.  I couldn’t get to everyone else’s content due to the l...
If you want career success, be wary of these 3 faulty fears. They limit you tremendously. When you shift out of these fears,  you will take control and step into career success. Here are the fears, in no particular order. #1. The Imposter: I’m not good enough. How often do you do...
What if you could influence everyone you meet? Create that immediate sense of trust, or rapport, that leads to more powerful and immediate relationships? You can.  Just not necessarily in the ways you've been taught.Influence is UnconsciousI read articles all the time ta...
I cried as I watched Hillary’s speech last week.  I know a lot of women who were in tears as we watched Hillary’s speech. It was a defining moment, the culmination of decades of hard work and head-banging to get to this single most important event. Some younger women seemed...
Have you ever noticed how many comments on social media have little to do with the article you wrote or posted?  Either that, or the comments are simply some statement of hatred or bias, but that’s another blog post… I used to scratch my head. Wondering how the comment was ...
We all get overwhelmed. Especially in today's world. We do more, manage more, live more than any humans ever before us. It's stressful. I've always been focused. I can get a lot done in a small amount of time, which has been a blessing for me as a consultant and in my persona...
Rage in America seems to have become the new black. Everywhere I look, I see rage…. In politics, we accept candidates who bash pretty much every slice of humanity, except white christian males. Even grade school kids are using the N word again.  We’ve always had candidates ...
The ravens in my barn taught me something about leading through chaos this past month.  And yes, they are leaders of the most amazing variety. I didn’t know that when I moved here, but I’ve learned through watching them in the past 2 years. These ravens are all business. Es...
I've always known that Women in STEM simply kickass. Recent research finally proves it.*  Here's the scoop:Girls outperformed boys on a national test of technology and engineering literacy that the federal government administered.45 percent of girls and 42 percent ...
I had a major leadership insight this last weekend. Thanks to my horse, Pearli.  Who knew a cow horse could be so smart about leading?  Here's the scoop....We've been showing for a long time. We didn't get along, at all, until the last couple of years. Thanks to my amazing tr...
I hear so many negative comments about Millennials. Yet I think we Boomers have a lot to learn from Millennials. After all, we used to be like them. The post 3 Wise Ways Boomers Can Learn From Millennials appeared first on Rebel Brown.
For most of my career I've listened to this prevalent lie about women in business. Every time I hear or read about it, I want to just scream.I don't know who came up with it. Obviously that person has never been a woman in business.What's the lie? ​ The Woman Card  What a flippin'...
A number of my coaching clients are dealing with unreasonable women bosses who are just plain bullies in business. Most of the women I know have dealt with a nasty woman at some point in time or another. I've known some doozies myself. I've dealt with...
We all have unconscious programs that counter our career success. One set of programmed responses is what I call the Righteous Rights. These innate human programs trigger us to believe we are right. Even when we’re wrong. They literally stop us from further exploration and all to...
Of course there are mistakes you make with your boss. We all make mistakes with our boss. I’ve made some doozies. I’m not talking about the mistakes in decisions, project deliverables or managing your team. I’m focused on the simple mistakes. The mistakes that stand b...
I attract social media bullies like ducks on bugs. I’m not sure if it’s my name or my content. Most likely it’s both. Every week I seem to have some social media bullies commenting with oh-so-negative and quite often personal attacks on my blogs or articles, wherever ...
I was trained that the only option was to be a winner. Luckily, I’ve learned a lot about what it means to be a winner since my childhood.  About what really matters. I’ve learned to be a winner in my mind, no matter what happens. That’s so much more powerful than my o...
Great corporate culture is a key aspects of a sustainable business. Yet, all too often corporate culture becomes a thinly-veiled front for cults. When a group of people have excessive admiration for, and willingness to follow, a particular person or belief, it’s a cult. We all kn...
It's not difficult to apply neuroscience in business. As a matter of fact, some techniques and insights are just plain simple to understand and apply.  There's no need to get into all the complexity of the neurons and brain chemistry when it comes to simple applications that have ...
Yes, men are different from women. Men are more aggressive at negotiations, more likely to fight to prove they are right, they more easily promote themselves. Women are more collaborative, more likely to promote others versus themselves, more focusing on getting to the best answer than...
What the hell is happening to humanity? The bullies in our world are just plain cruel to others…yet how many stop the bullies vs jump on the band wagon to enjoy the rage ride? Human rights is  MIA from 3rd world countries,  U.S. political candidates call for atrocities against th...
I’ve spent most of my life avoiding self promotion. Even the thought of going “out there” and thumping my chest makes me nauseous. Which is why I’d rather kiss a frog. Maybe the frog will be a sales and marketing gooroo who can do all the self promotion for me. ...
Can’t’ is a destructive little word. How many times a day do you say or hear the word ‘can’t’ in your business? What about in your  personal life?  Pay attention for a day and see what you find – in yourself and in those around you. You may be surpri...
'Can't' is a destructive little word. How many times a day do you say or hear the word 'can't' in your business? What about in your own personal life?   Try paying attention for a day and see what you find - in yourself and in those around you. You ...
I was taught that a commitment was a commitment, whether it was convenient for me or not. Once I said I’d do something, committed to a date or process, that commitment was a bond. Which is why all the convenient commitments of our modern world is driving me nuts. It’s amazi...
'Should' can go the way of the Woolly Mammoth. It limits us, keeps us in a repetitive pattern of thinking and behavior. Think about it. Our parents used the 'should' word to teach us their version of right and wrong, to take responsibility and to follow the local cultur...
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