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Why Is Work-Life Balance Important? 3 Ways the Cumulative Effects of Burnout Is Bad for You…

admin | April 24, 2017 | 3 mins 3 secs read

There’s a lot of talk these days about work-life balance. However, work-life balance has become little more than a buzz word (or buzz-phrase). Work-life balance sounds good to preach, but is hardly ever practiced. For greatest productivity, health, and happiness, work-life balance must be aggressively pursued. It can’t just be something mentioned or discussed. When […]

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How Achievers Get Their Goals Instead of Merely Setting Them

SIYP TEAM | April 19, 2017 | 6 mins 9 secs read

Research gathered by Locke, Shaw, Karyll, Saari, and Latham, published in The Psychological Bulletin in 1981 found that people who set challenging and very specific goals increased their likelihood of achievement versus those who set ambiguous and easy goals.  In an achievement based society where millennials strive for their own personal You Economy, Generation X […]

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Avoid the Average Success Coach…Seek Greatness

admin | April 17, 2017 | 4 mins 8 secs read

Success coaching as a term – or as an industry – often gets a bad rap. It seems everywhere you turn, there is another “success coach” who wants to convince you they either are – or have – the answer to all that ails you. From personal success coaches, to sports success coaches, to relationship […]

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A Credibility Enhancing Why

SIYP TEAM | April 12, 2017 | 2 mins 26 secs read

Wall Street Journal, and NPR, expert, Greg Hague knows a thing, or two, about disrupting industries. He coaches thousands of realtors to change the way they list and show homes to catapult their success. Drawing upon his own experience as an attorney and a realtor, Hague, likes to deconstruct the norm starting with asking some […]

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5 Strategies to Step Into Your Power™ and Stop Allowing People to Deter Your Progress

SIYP TEAM | April 11, 2017 | 4 mins 23 secs read

Let me know if this feels familiar – you have a call with a person who criticizes your actions and suddenly you feel deflated.  You ruminate on it for days feeling no self-worth and vacillating from anger to pity.  Perhaps you are at work and your boss calls you in for a sudden chastising of […]

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Decision Fatigue: 5 Ways to Combat the Negative Effects of Decision Fatigue on Productivity

admin | April 10, 2017 | 4 mins 7 secs read

Decision fatigue is a term coined by social psychologist Roy F. Baumeister. It’s loosely based on a Freudian concept that decision-making involves an expenditure of “self” or “ego” energy – of brain power – of which there is a limited cumulative supply. Further, this limited energy meant self-control was also finite. For example, Freud contended […]

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“The One Thing” by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan

SIYP TEAM | April 5, 2017 | 3 mins 43 secs read

Many of you ask me for suggested reading and whether it is sharing a post of my book-of-the-moment on Instagram as I did with Sophia Amoruso’s, “#GirlBoss,” video reviews, or in this case – a written review, I like to share the books which are worth the time invested to read. Your time if valuable […]

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Do You Want to Lose Weight, Be Happy, Make More Money, and Not Loathe the World?

SIYP TEAM | April 4, 2017 | 6 mins 34 secs read

Okay, so you hit the ‘snooze button,’ for the fifth time, what is the big deal? Well the big deal could be that you are not getting enough sleep, and it is costing you money, your relationships, making you gain weight, and overall – simply nasty. According to the Centers for Disease Control more than […]

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Decision Fatigue: How Late Nights and Decision After Decision Become Major Productivity Killers

admin | April 3, 2017 | 3 mins 9 secs read

Decision fatigue is likely one of the biggest productivity killers we all face today. Simply put, making decision after decision, over time, is literally wearing us out. What does this mean? What is decision fatigue? Why is it one of the major productivity killers we might face in our daily lives? Ever feel like it […]

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Yes, You Can Make $60 Million Dollars Selling Dirt

SIYP TEAM | March 29, 2017 | 2 mins 13 secs read

From hanging out with Derek Jeter, helping Mickey Mantle launch a business, to making $60 million from dirt, Brandon Steiner is the ultimate rags to riches story.  Brandon came from humble beginnings, growing up in New York, and living on food stamps.  When asked when he realized he was poor, he shared the story of […]

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Become More Organized with This Simple Tip

SIYP TEAM | March 28, 2017 | 3 mins 16 secs read

There is a massive difference between how much money we make versus how much money we could be making if we were more organized.  Procrastination, poor time management, not understanding how to prioritize, overwhelm, and uncertainty, bleed our income, and our profits.  Consider the following statistics: People working in offices waste approximately 40% of their […]

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Be Remarkable: How to Get and Keep Customer Attention

admin | March 27, 2017 | 3 mins 34 secs read

Why be remarkable? reports that consumer attention span is now only eight seconds. Interestingly, this is the same as that of a goldfish. It’s also four seconds less than what it was in 2013. This means you have an extremely small window of time to catch the eye of your potential customers and get […]

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Are Your Beliefs Holding You Back?

SIYP TEAM | March 22, 2017 | 5 mins 41 secs read

Have you ever felt that you were capable of more and yet regardless of how hard you tried to attempt something new, felt incredibly stuck?  Perhaps you made some progress and yet encountered a frustrating obstacle.  At my company, we believe in human potential.  We believe that although motivation is helpful, every person is capable […]

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When the Truth Hurts—Professional Reputation Management Online

admin | March 21, 2017 | 3 mins 53 secs read

Professional reputation management is becoming more and more of a big deal. Today, nearly everyone researches the professional reputation of someone with whom they are thinking about doing business. Whether they are going to spend $50 or $50,000, they want to know who they are doing business with and what experiences others have had with […]

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Taming Your Email

SIYP TEAM | March 14, 2017 | 2 mins read

One of my students had almost 100,000 emails in her inbox.  Every time she looked at her phone, her GMAIL icon illustrated the ridiculous number.  I asked her how it made her feel.  Her reply was, ‘stressed and guilty.’  The reality was that some of those emails were years old and frankly, those people were […]

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Facebook Live and Business: Are You Ready to Go Live – As In Facebook Live – For Your Business?!

admin | March 13, 2017 | 2 mins 33 secs read

It seems like everyone is doing it. Right? Business owners and brands themselves, large and small alike, are clamoring to “Go Live” on Facebook. Yet, is this Facebook Live for business social marketing strategy effective for all entrepreneurs and all businesses? If done properly, going live on Facebook – Facebook Live as most call it […]

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Step Up and Value Your Time

SIYP TEAM | March 9, 2017 | 4 mins 14 secs read

I have just returned from Las Vegas where I took the stage at The Most Powerful Women in Network Marketing Event. Imagine the energy of five thousand women, along with several highly in-tune men, all with the singular focus on helping others and taking their lives to the next level in the process. After this, […]

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How You Should Protect Yourself Online

admin | March 7, 2017 | 3 mins 52 secs read

The internet is amazing—when it’s amazing. It can also be scary, frightening, and downright dangerous. Today, more than ever, making sure to protect yourself online is a vital part of productivity. Fixing the mess that can happen when you are careless with data – or even not diligent with guarding your data – can waste […]

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Do Not Let Objections Take You Out of The Game

SIYP TEAM | March 3, 2017 | 2 mins 59 secs read

Dealing with Objections – How to Be More Confident and Accomplish More When Facing Obstacles Whether in business, or in life, objections can sting. There is a tendency to misconstrue an objection as something personal, when often it is not. Objections are par for the course when we are presenting an idea to a potential client, […]

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Stress Management: Is Your Stress Hurting Your Kids?

SIYP TEAM | March 1, 2017 | 4 mins 39 secs read

Stress management is not only vital for your health & happiness – it’s important for your kids too! For many of my clients, and students, the struggle with stress management is real – when they are working, they feel guilty that they are not spending time with their family and when they are spending time […]

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Why You Should Protect Yourself Online

admin | February 28, 2017 | 4 mins 14 secs read

The internet is amazing but also scary, frightening, and downright dangerous. Today, making sure to protect yourself online is a vital part of productivity.

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Balanced Living: Do You Need to Do a Detox?

SIYP TEAM | February 22, 2017 | 6 mins 51 secs read

Are you sabotaging your attempts at balanced living? It can start so subtly – feeling a bit rundown, slightly irritable, sluggish, and out of balance. It can grow into something too big to ignore

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Productivity Tips: Stay Productive While on Holidays or Vacation

admin | February 21, 2017 | 4 mins 47 secs read

There’s no way productivity tips or ideas could solve this dilemma, right? After all, it hardly seems conceivable that you could stay productive and enjoy your trip at the same time?

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Relationship Tips: When Life Isn’t Instagram Perfect

SIYP TEAM | February 15, 2017 | 4 mins 35 secs read

Relationships take work for both partners to be happy and thrive. Yet, many articles on relationship tips sometimes ignore how to bounce back when things get tough. The other day, Chris and I fought.  It was not our best moment, and certainly not our worst.  Stress was involved and frankly, we were on the cusp […]

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3 Simple Steps to Finding Work-Life Balance for Couples

admin | February 14, 2017 | 4 mins 13 secs read

Let’s start with the big question that seems to bounce around in the mind of many working couples… Is work life balance for couples even possible? Sure, it is! Work life balance for couples while a little more challenging, is just as attainable as it is for anyone. Although, it does take a tad more […]

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Improve Productivity: Do Not Let Challenges Derail Your Progress

SIYP TEAM | February 8, 2017 | 6 mins 6 secs read

Nearly everyone would love to improve productivity. One key is not letting challenges take you too far off course. To dramatically improve productivity, we must learn to roll with the punches and go with the flow… Okay, so life has thrown you’re a curve, or three, and you are tempted to give up, have a […]

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Getting Organized in 2017 – Do You Need a Will?

admin | February 7, 2017 | 3 mins 27 secs read

Part of getting organized in life – or organizing your life – is preparing for the future. And as unpleasant as this may be to consider… possibly, a future without you. However, it’s amazing how much you can reduce stress about this idea when you do the preparations to ensure that whenever this time comes, […]

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Massive Success: Five Minutes is All the Time in the World

SIYP TEAM | February 6, 2017 | 2 mins 24 secs read

Just saying or thinking the words “massive success” is enough to intimidate some. But isn’t it amazing that the difference between winning and losing is often minimal? It looked like the New England Patriots, the likely candidates to win the NFL World Championships were going to tank and Matt Ryan’s Falcons would have one of […]

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Are You Backsliding?

SIYP TEAM | February 2, 2017 | 1 min 21 secs read

Here is the challenge – we start the New Year off strong, committed to our goals, only to fizzle out a few weeks later.  What if 2017 could be the year that this didn’t happen? What if you could achieve more, stay focused, and live into the woman, or man, you were destined to be? […]

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Improve Efficiency: Guard Your Productivity

admin | January 31, 2017 | 4 mins 37 secs read

Do you need to improve efficiency? Guard your productivity… Numerous studies have recently demonstrated that despite the fact people are working greater hours at both home and work, productivity is declining. Even though running themselves ragged, people are not achieving more. Want to improve efficiency? This is one of the major reasons you must make […]

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Working Sixteen Hour Days?

SIYP TEAM | January 25, 2017 | 3 mins 14 secs read

  Okay, sometimes it happens – the crazy train!  We have a project deadline handed to us by our boss, or we are the boss and a new opportunity has arisen that commands our attention, or perhaps we have indeed left some things to the last minute and yes, we find ourselves working long hours […]

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8 Apps to Help Us Increase Productivity This Year

admin | January 24, 2017 | 3 mins 6 secs read

Been thinking you need to increase productivity? It’s a new year. And with this new year comes an opportunity to set gigantic, awe-inspiring, goals and go after them with everything you’ve got. Your time to increase productivity is now! However, a crucial element of doing more, being more, and accomplishing more this year is our […]

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Work at Home Mom Tips: No, Mommy Can’t Give You Her iPhone!

SIYP TEAM | January 23, 2017 | 3 mins 51 secs read

Struggling to stay sane working from home? These work at home mom tips might be your saving grace! You have an important business call to make.  You have done the research.  You are ready and even though you are still in your Lulu Lemon yoga pants, your hair is in a top knot, and you […]

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How Increasing Positivity Leads to Productivity

SIYP TEAM | January 18, 2017 | 4 mins 29 secs read

Is increasing positivity the key to happiness? What about increased productivity? Would you believe that just might be true?! I recently read Harvard researcher and TED Talk super guru, Shawn Achor, discovered a correlation between positivity and productivity.  In fact, his research concluded that people who are positive tend to be 31% more productive.  (Watch […]

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Chart a Course: Step 3 in Your New Year Productivity Plan

admin | January 17, 2017 | 3 mins 24 secs read

You now have a plan to increase your productivity in the new year. You also know exactly where you are going. Now, you need to chart a course. You’ll begin by returning to each of the six balanced living quadrants and the individual goals you will take to increase your productivity in the new year. To […]

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Stop the Insanity!

SIYP TEAM | January 11, 2017 | 2 mins 42 secs read

As someone who specializes in mentoring people to achieve greater work-life balance and become more productive, I want to get out my pointy shoes and declare loudly – stop the insanity; booking appointments by multiple modalities is a surefire way to stress you out.   Consider this for a moment: * The average American spends […]

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A 3-Step Process to Increased Productivity in Your Life in the New Year: Step 2 – Defining the Destination

admin | January 10, 2017 | 3 mins 6 secs read

Increased productivity is a byproduct of increased planning. First, of course, you must know where you want to go. That’s why defining your precise destination is so critical. Let’s return to our trip analogy as it relates to a plan for increased productivity. If you were heading to a conference and had 2 days to […]

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Want to Achieve Work-Life Balance? The Three Fatal Errors You Must Avoid

SIYP TEAM | January 9, 2017 | 3 mins 1 sec read

As the debate about work-life balance, and having it all, rages on, many of my clients, and students, come to me wondering if they really can have fulfilling relationships, better finances, good health, and a modicum of sanity all at the same time. My personal opinion, as a mother of five, someone who was diagnosed […]

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A 3-Step Process to Increase Productivity in Your Life in the New Year: Step 1 – The Plan

admin | January 5, 2017 | 1 min 57 secs read

Think about it… if you had to be cross country in a very limited amount of time for a very important event, would you set out without a plan? Without knowing the address of where you were going and the most direct route? Would you “wing it?” Or would you plot your course on a […]

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Why Resolutions Fail and What You Can Do About It! 3 Necessary Shifts to Achieve Your Goals

SIYP TEAM | January 4, 2017 | 3 mins 31 secs read

Our intentions may be great however the reality is that many people fail to live into their goals and often end up worse off at the end of the year than they were at the beginning of the year. According to research conducted, and published, by Statistics Brain, most people are destined to fail. Consider […]

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Preparing for the New Year – Part Three – The Five Step Process to Create a Clearing

SIYP TEAM | December 21, 2016 | 3 mins 1 sec read

That can happen to the best of us for a variety of reasons, the most common being that ‘life’ cannot live in a vacuum; space ultimately gets filled with something. That’s why it’s vital to get organized now for the new year. Even the most meticulous of organized souls finds ways to fill space albeit […]

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Improve Productivity Now with The Super 7 – 7 Ways to Get Your Financial House In Order So You Can Stop Worrying and Enjoy the Holidays!

admin | December 20, 2016 | 4 mins 32 secs read

Photo Credit:Flickr/ Why think about how to improve productivity now? With the end of the year rapidly approaching, it may seem a little overwhelming to start thinking about next year. However, if you wish to make strides to improving productivity and efficiency, that’s exactly what you need to do! If you want to improve productivity now, […]

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Preparing for Victory Part Two – Get Energized to Achieve Your Goals With These 5 Key Tips

SIYP TEAM | December 14, 2016 | 3 mins 46 secs read

“Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.”  – Thomas Jefferson I was training a group of entrepreneurs who professed to have very specific goals they want to achieve […]

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5 Ways to Avoid Overspending on the Holidays

admin | December 13, 2016 | 3 mins 54 secs read

For many, the holidays are one of the favorite times of the year. Especially for those of us who innately have a giving and generous nature, we love searching for that perfect gift for all those on our list. This may be a huge list that includes tons of people—from our partner, kids, and other […]

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Preparing for Victory – 5 Key Habits That Support Achieving Your Goals

SIYP TEAM | December 8, 2016 | 6 mins 43 secs read

I read an article that chronicled how long the average Olympic athlete had prepared for the opportunity to represent their country at The Games. A study by the National Lottery in London found the following: * 11 years preparation. * 10,000 hours of training. * Training 6 days per week averaging 6 hours per day. […]

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4 Ways to Help Kids Stop Procrastinating & Be More Productive

admin | December 6, 2016 | 2 mins 27 secs read

Sometimes we forget kids are really “people” too. Little “people”. Adolescent “people”. Teenage “people”. But definitely “people”, who like me and you, have demands put on them day in and day out. And just as with the deadlines and pressures we deal with, sometimes those demands can feel overwhelming. Likewise, just as often happens when […]

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Overcoming Challenges: Our Past Does Not Have to Dictate our Future: My Story

SIYP TEAM | December 5, 2016 | 5 mins 11 secs read

I know something about overcoming challenges. I grew up with a highly educated drug- and alcohol-addicted mother. When I was three years old, my mother kidnapped me in her effort to assume parental responsibility for me. That attempt at parenting, however, lacked continuity because of her struggles with addictions to prescription medication.  Unfortunately, she conveniently […]

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Obstacles to Success: How to Stop Procrastinating and Get Stuff Done!

admin | November 29, 2016 | 2 mins 51 secs read

Procrastination is one of the major obstacles to success because it not only often puts us under a great deal of stress, it messes with our work-life balance. Thus, also affecting the quality of work we produce. Likewise, it can even mean we never achieve our greatest potential because we are constantly playing “catch up” […]

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Women of Extraordinary Greatness: Louise Hay

SIYP TEAM | November 28, 2016 | 1 min 43 secs read

“As your understanding of life continues to grow, you can walk upon this planet safe and secure, always moving forward toward your greater good.” — Louise Hay, Author The mind is a very powerful thing. Our series on Women of Extraordinary Greatness continues. Please enjoy this excerpt from my book The Have It All Woman. […]

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Organize It! Organize Your Life When You Organize Your Inbox – 5 Tips to Taming the Email Giant…

admin | November 22, 2016 | 4 mins 21 secs read

– By the SIYP Team Email can be a major stressor at work. However, when you learn how to organize it, you may find your entire day becomes more productive. Vacations are wonderful, right? You get to have fun and relax – enjoying your days and nights with friends and family. Yet, as the vacation […]

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Women of Extraordinary Greatness : Oprah Winfrey – Have It All Woman

SIYP TEAM | November 21, 2016 | 2 mins 34 secs read

Oprah is a true have it all woman… “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” — Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady Our series continues, Women of Extraordinary Greatness, from my book, The Have It All Woman. I believe we all can create the life we desire. You will face challenges and people who will […]

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Get Organized – With Your Health! 5 Ways to Fit in Fitness When Your Life Is Crazy…

admin | November 17, 2016 | 4 mins 37 secs read

We talk a lot about getting organized in your home and office because it can help you be more productive and get more done. It also has positive mental health effects in general. For example, “clearing” your space has been proven to help you be more focused. But what about your health? Is your health […]

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Be Your Own Health Advocate: Getting Sick Will Take You Out of Production!!

SIYP TEAM | November 16, 2016 | 5 mins 23 secs read

Why must you be your own health advocate? Let’s start with this – nothing will throw you out of balance more than getting sick. Whether it is a common cold, a flu, or something much more serious such as a diagnosis of cancer, no matter how consciously competent we feel in our lives, illness will […]

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Success Principles: Don’t Waste Time – Organize It and Stop Procrastinating

admin | November 14, 2016 | 1 min 54 secs read

Sometimes, success principles are considered life hacks, business hacks, or even relationship hacks. In other words, “shortcuts” that – when followed correctly – allow you to achieve a desired outcome faster, with fewer obstacles, and greater potentiality. Time… there never seems to be enough of it and we always want more. Yet, when we have […]

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Become More Time Efficient with Sales: 3 Things Potential Clients, and Customers, Want to Hear

SIYP TEAM | November 10, 2016 | 3 mins 49 secs read

Recently, I was at a time share presentation. This was not, however, any sort of regular sales jaunt, it was an upsell from my existing investment. And one that should have gone much better than it did, given the professed experience of the sales person. If ever one needed to become more time efficient with […]

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Women of Extraordinary Greatness: Sister Madonna Buder- It Is Never Too Late To Start

SIYP TEAM | November 7, 2016 | 2 mins 16 secs read

“Don’t let your age be an obstacle. Remember: It’s never too late to start. Thus we never get too old to experience something new. Be patient. Your body is a very faithful instrument and will respond to your commands.” — Sister Madonna Buder, Nun and Athlete Our Series on Women of Extraordinary Greatness continues. Please […]

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Be Happy Now! Stop Putting Contingencies on Your Happiness

SIYP TEAM | November 2, 2016 | 3 mins 52 secs read

Over the course of my career, I have worked with thousands of people through courses, programs and coaching. Most say they want to be happy. By observation, the vast majority have had a degree of delayed gratification syndrome; in other words, they tell themselves that they will be happy when something occurs and have made […]

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Women of Extraordinary Greatness: Immaculee Ilibagiza

SIYP TEAM | October 31, 2016 | 2 mins 10 secs read

“…I came to realize that God never shows us something we aren’t ready to understand. Instead, He lets us see what we need to see, when we need to see it. He’ll wait until our eyes and hearts are open to Him, and then when we’re ready. He will plant our feet on the path […]

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Time Management Tips: Do You Own Your Schedule?

SIYP TEAM | October 26, 2016 | 2 mins 18 secs read

Do you worry about your time management? When it comes to creating a schedule, the first and foremost rule is that this is YOUR life; comparing yourself to anyone else is only going to serve to take you out of balance. People often come up to me and say, ‘I don’t know how you do it,’ or […]

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Leadership Qualities, Leadership Skills and What It Means to Be a Leader

admin | October 25, 2016 | 2 mins 39 secs read

Photo Credit:Flickr/Atos Right now, the US is going through a pretty messy Presidential election. It seems both candidates are leaders with their dedicated following but completely repel (or maybe even repulse) their opponent’s constituency. Without diving into this heated political debate in any form or fashion, this issue does bring up some very important questions […]

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Never Give Up On Your Dreams: Women of Exceptional Greatness

SIYP TEAM | October 24, 2016 | 2 mins 15 secs read

 “Like my mother, I was always saying, ‘I’ll fix my life one day.’ It became clear when I saw her die without fulfilling her dreams that my time was now or maybe never.” —Liz Murray, Speaker Every night before my children go to sleep I tell them this, “You can be, do and have anything […]

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Get Out of the 92% & Get More Productive

SIYP TEAM | October 19, 2016 | 4 mins 33 secs read

“With self-discipline most anything is possible.” Theodore Roosevelt Did you start 2016 with some resolutions? Maybe to get more productive?  Did you declare that you were going to get healthier, make more money, pay off debt or finally take action on a goal worthy of your life? If you are like the majority of people […]

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Develop Leadership: When You’re Not a Born Leader But You Have to Do It Anyway…

admin | October 18, 2016 | 2 mins 38 secs read

What if you don’t feel like you were born with leadership qualities?  And don’t know how to be a leader or develop leadership? Yet, you are thrust into a leadership position anyway? Or maybe you have great entrepreneurial instincts and skills so you have this business that is taking off… Yet, to take it to the […]

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Greater Work-Life Balance: Create More Time During the Week With Your Meal Prep

SIYP TEAM | October 17, 2016 | 3 mins 27 secs read

Do you need greater work-life balance? A survey put forth by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics reported that we spend approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes daily on food prep and clean-up. I find that interesting for several reasons because here in our home we focus on healthy eating, no fast-food, and sitting down […]

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Organize It! 3 Ways to Stop Sending Mixed Messages

SIYP TEAM | October 5, 2016 | 3 mins read

Have a crazy life? Want to organize it once and for all? Recently, we started our newest program – OYL Sales Academy. In this class, I assist people from many forms of sales to organize it – get organized, get focused and embrace their profession. One of my consistent areas of focus is ‘mixed messages,’ – items […]

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Productivity Tools: My 3 Must-Haves You Must Try

SIYP TEAM | September 28, 2016 | 1 min 31 secs read

There are so many productivity tools out there that can make your life easier and more efficient.  Running multiple businesses and also maintaining a house and 5 children, I’m always being asked what I do to stay so productive? There are, however, such a variety and volume of productivity too choices that it be overwhelming […]

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Social Media for Business: 3 Tips To Avoid Social Media Disaster

SIYP TEAM | September 27, 2016 | 4 mins 35 secs read

Social Media for Business: Become More Productive On Social Media Social media for business tips by Best Selling Author, Leader Among Women Entrepreneurs, & Productivity Coach – Susan Sly “Lost time is never found again.” – Benjamin Franklin You know you need to get to know social media for business. You have the best intentions. You […]

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My Reading List

SIYP TEAM | September 21, 2016 | 1 min 19 secs read

I’m often asked what books I recommend – what’s on my reading list. I do love reading. I travel frequently and I always have books by my bed at night. I take advantage of the opportunity to read as often as possible. Here are my top 3 books right now. Shoe Dog by Phil Knight In […]

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Success Stories: How I Finally Learned How To Trust

SIYP TEAM | September 20, 2016 | 5 mins 9 secs read

Want to Learn to Trust? If We Want to Achieve Results, It Begins with Us “Trust is the glue of life. It’s the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It’s the foundational principle that holds all relationships.”  Stephen Covey My earliest memories are filled with terror. My mother kidnapped me at the age of three, and […]

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My 5 Minute Life Hacks

SIYP TEAM | September 14, 2016 | 57 secs read

Life hacks are shortcuts – things we can do or use – to help us maneuver the things that come up in our daily lives quicker and easier. The Five Principle is one of my favorite life hacks. This, for me, is my saving grace to prevent overwhelm. When I have a day with a […]

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3 Tips To Get More Productive With Kids Back To School

SIYP TEAM | September 12, 2016 | 5 mins 1 sec read

“Time management is an oxymoron. Time is beyond our control, and the clock keeps ticking regardless of how we lead our lives. Priority management is the answer to maximizing the time we have.” – John C. Maxwell Depending on where you are in the world, it’s very likely your kids are now back in school and […]

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Work Smarter Not Harder: If You are not Working Smarter You are Working Harder

SIYP TEAM | September 8, 2016 | 1 min 24 secs read

Do You Want to Work Harder Not Smarter? Learn to Sell Without Selling… According to Marketing Tech Blog, only 40% of salespeople understand customer pain. Yet, somehow the majority of people in sales seem to do all of talking. How many times have you walked into a store just to be accosted, possibly by multiple […]

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Stop Being Overwhelmed: 7 Tips To Get Over Overwhelm

SIYP TEAM | September 6, 2016 | 6 mins 59 secs read

Feeling Overwhelmed? A Lot Going On? 7 Things You Can Do Right Now to Re-Gain Control by Best-Selling Author, Susan Sly “Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” -Mahatma Gandhi So, as I write this article, we have a lot of things going on. I am currently on a […]

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10 Mother Teresa Quotes That Will Uplift You

SIYP TEAM | September 2, 2016 | 1 min 52 secs read

If there was one who demonstrated love, courage, and selflessness in bringing God’s mercy to the world, it was Mother Teresa. The founder of the Missionaries of Charity will be declared a saint by Francis in a Sept. 4 canonization ceremony in Rome. Mother Teresa, the legendary “Apostle of the Poor” stands as one of […]

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Increase Sales Opportunities: One Simple Tip To Sell With Greater Ease

SIYP TEAM | August 31, 2016 | 1 min 28 secs read

Why are some people able to sell with such ease? It is as if they were born to sell and need no help learning how to increase sales opportunities. Other people, however, couldn’t sell something if their life depended on it. Is it that some people are just born with the qualities and personality of […]

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8 Simple Sales Mistakes To Avoid

SIYP TEAM | August 30, 2016 | 3 mins 2 secs read

The difference between a good salesperson and a bad one can be massive. Some people just know how to sell – maybe they are born with it. For those who are not genetically gifted when it comes to sales, there is still hope. Even if you feel like you commonly make sales mistakes, you can always […]

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Turn Failure Into Success: 6 Ways To Bounce Back After Failure

SIYP TEAM | August 26, 2016 | 2 mins 21 secs read

All right, so you failed with this attempt. So what? Now what are you going to do? While it might feel comfortable crawling under a rock and disappearing into obscurity, realize that this failure, whatever it might have been, just might be the catalyst for future successes. You can bounce back after failure; you just […]

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Setting Good Goals: Who Are You Proving Right By Giving Up?

SIYP TEAM | August 23, 2016 | 1 min 25 secs read

So often, people set goals and have this picture in their head what it will look like when they cross the finish line. What often is not taken into account is the roadblocks that are encountered along the way. That’s why setting good goals is so important. Is setting good goals the key to achieving […]

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5 Tips For Success In The You Economy

SIYP TEAM | August 23, 2016 | 6 mins 3 secs read

“Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.” – Abraham Lincoln The You Economy is on the rise with more and more people, of all ages, embracing the notion that 9-5 in a cubicle just doesn’t work. People want to work; however, with the demands of life, they […]

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Bite the Lemon: Overcoming Obstacles When You Feel Like Quitting

SIYP TEAM | August 23, 2016 | 3 mins 38 secs read

Overcoming obstacles isn’t always the easiest thing to do or deal with in this life. Time management often flies out the window at the worst time. Okay – so you created a schedule, you wrote it all out, you felt good – empowered even – because you had a plan. Then, out of the blue, you […]

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Recognize These Top 10 Companies By Brand?

SIYP TEAM | August 19, 2016 | 2 mins 18 secs read

What do you think of when you think of top 10 companies – the top brands – in the world? What do they do to dominate their market? Starbucks Everywhere you turn, another Starbucks is popping up. They are everywhere – grocery stores, airports, and every other street corner. Starbucks might be pricey but customers […]

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One Simple Way To Keep Customers Coming Back

SIYP TEAM | August 17, 2016 | 1 min 42 secs read

While most of you would agree, trying something new can be a great experience. Variety is the spice of life, as the saying goes. Yet, as a business, you ability to keep customers is vital to your success. When it comes to building loyalty among customers and clients, providing certainty is one of the most […]

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Become More Successful: 3 Simple Things Achievers Do Before Bedtime

SIYP TEAM | August 16, 2016 | 2 mins 17 secs read

What is it that sets people apart? How can some people consistently achieve greatness, while other seem destined for mediocrity? And there is more to it than just being born with a silver spoon. In fact, many of the greatest achievers and wealthiest people came from humble or disadvantaged beginnings – Oprah, Tony Robbins, Ralph […]

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Be An Entrepreneur: The Top 10 Reasons

SIYP TEAM | August 12, 2016 | 2 mins 26 secs read

Younger generations entering the workforce today are seeking greater work-life balance than previous generations did. More freedom in terms of family, time schedule, and earning potential are becoming increasingly important. Here is a list of 10 reason why so many people are deciding to blaze their own trail – to be an entrepreneur – rather than falling into the […]

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Want to Have More Freedom? The Economy Wants YOU! Are You Ready?

SIYP TEAM | August 11, 2016 | 1 min 56 secs read

Nowadays, more and more people are becoming entrepreneurs – many because they want to have more freedom. Folks are beginning to say goodbye to the corporate bureaucracy in favor of the ‘you economy.’ According to CBS News, 70 percent of U.S. workers do not feel engaged or inspired at their jobs and feel that they are […]

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Be Great In Sales Secrets: Crush Your Sales Goals By Using 4 Key Phrases

SIYP TEAM | August 9, 2016 | 1 min 56 secs read

What allows some people to be great in sales while others struggle to close even one deal? Is it simply product superiority? Is it a seductive advertising campaign filled with happy, gorgeous models? Well, maybe those could factor in, but in sales, people are buying people as much as anything else. Therefore, to be great […]

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Entrepreneur Tips: 10 Questions Entrepreneurs Should Ask Themselves

SIYP TEAM | August 5, 2016 | 2 mins 6 secs read

Perhaps one of the greatest entrepreneur tips is that anyone starting a new business, a new endeavor, a partnership, or even just a change of profession, should be asking themselves pertinent questions to help to provide clarity on the future. Below are 10 questions entrepreneurs should ask themselves before jumping in: What’s your why? Why is […]

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Be Successful: For Greater Success Ask Bigger Questions

SIYP TEAM | August 3, 2016 | 1 min 36 secs read

Ever wonder what is the magic secret that will allow you to be successful? When we were little, we used to ask all sorts of big questions… all the time. Why is the sky blue? Where do babies come from? Why do I have to go to school? Are there aliens? Admittedly, as a parent […]

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Be More Successful: Master A Winning Mindset

SIYP TEAM | August 2, 2016 | 4 mins 5 secs read

What does it take to achieve – to be more successful? Skills? Focus? Passion? Desire? These are commonly considered some of the most important factors necessary to be successful. And yes, those are all extremely helpful in any pursuit of greatness. But before any of those attributes can drive your vision, there is one important factor […]

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Reading For Greater Success – Summer Reading Recommendations Of Top Universities

SIYP TEAM | July 29, 2016 | 2 mins 12 secs read

One out of every four adults read exactly ZERO books last year, according to an Associated Press-Ipsos poll. That is quite a depressing stat. All of the great books out there, and 25% of people don’t read a single one. It’s truly amazing that people don’t spend at least a little time reading. The benefits […]

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9 Ways that Parents Can Improve Work Life Balance

SIYP TEAM | July 28, 2016 | 6 mins 9 secs read

You can be organized and have the best time management skills in the world, but working from home with kids around can still be challenging. Want to improve work life balance? Of course you do! That’s likely one reason you work from home. It cuts down on commute time and for many, it can help […]

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Be More Productive Working From Home: Create a Summer Schedule That Works For You and Your Kids

SIYP TEAM | July 27, 2016 | 1 min 56 secs read

Be More Productive Working From Home By Finding a Summer Schedule That Benefits You and Your Kids   If you want to be more productive working from home, getting into a routine and consistently getting work done is imperative. Finding that groove is attainable for the majority of the year, but then summer rolls along. […]

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Preparing Kids for College: 15 Stats Every Incoming College Student Should Know

SIYP TEAM | July 22, 2016 | 1 min 55 secs read

Getting Kids Prepared To Head Off College – What To Know Preparing kids for college… the thought stirs up many different feelings – excitement, apprehension, hope, and so much more. Students and parents alike ride the rollercoaster of emotion, as the “baby” now becomes a college student. There is a lot to process in the […]

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How Organizing Your Taxes Can Save Big Bucks

SIYP TEAM | July 21, 2016 | 2 mins 7 secs read

Take Control of Your Taxes! Taking control and organizing your taxes can be one of the most daunting and stressful, but absolutely one of the most important things you have to do. Why is organizing your taxes so important? According to Sandy Botkin, CPA and former IRS Attorney, the average entrepreneur is spending much more […]

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3 Ways To Create Financial Success for Kids Going To College

SIYP TEAM | July 20, 2016 | 4 mins 14 secs read

College Bound – Is Your Child Organized With Their Money? 3 Things to Do Right Now in Order to Create Financial Success With Your Kids “Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like.” ~ Will Smith ‘Do you think you will cry?’ I […]

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Get Organized If You Want More Success

SIYP TEAM | July 19, 2016 | 2 mins 56 secs read

Get Organized to Benefit the Entire Family and Have More Success You owe it to your kids to get organized. What if I told you that by doing so, you were able to make them into well-adjusted, successful adults? You will likely have more success too! At surface level, it might not seem like a very […]

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Goal Setting and Goal Getting – What Successful People Do

SIYP TEAM | July 15, 2016 | 1 min 58 secs read

Goal Setting: The Most Important Factor in Achieving Goals Goal setting is the first step of turning your thoughts, hopes, and dreams into a reality – and it is a big step. How can you accomplish anything without having a goal to achieve? Unfortunately, a large percentage of people do not even have goals. A […]

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Personal Development & Having It All: Which Side of the Desk Will You Be On?

Susan | July 14, 2016 | 3 mins 13 secs read

“Only 10% of YOU will ever read these books and of that only 10% of those that do, will ever finish them.” Jim Rohn, the business philosopher was in fine form teaching from the stage in Dallas, Texas. The year was 2006. He was challenging all of us and I, not one to shy away from a challenge vowed not be in the 90%.

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Learn To Overcome Challenges And Achieve

SIYP TEAM | July 13, 2016 | 1 min 38 secs read

Overcome Challenges: How Successful People Deal With Obstacles Setting goals is easy. Anybody can set lofty and ambitious goals. Achieving those goals is another story altogether. Some people don’t even take a single action towards their goal. The majority of people, however, don’t have a problem starting – they have a problem finishing. Often, challenges […]

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How I Overcome Obstacles In Goal Getting

SIYP TEAM | July 12, 2016 | 2 mins 56 secs read

5 Tips to Overcome Obstacles on the Way to Achieving Your Goals It happens! We set goals for ourselves from a place of high motivation. We want to lose weight. We want to make more money. We want to find the perfect partner. We are excited and start to take action toward our objective. Yet, […]

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10 Ways to Stop Procrastination

SIYP TEAM | July 8, 2016 | 2 mins 11 secs read

Stop Procrastination: Limit the Destruction Caused By Procrastination With 10 Easy Tips Researchers at the University of Sheffield, in England, recently began studying the effects of procrastination on coping with chronic illness. They have found that habitual procrastinators have higher rates of depression and anxiety. Furthermore, procrastinators struggled with poorer physical health and well-being. Here are […]

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You Will Procrastinate… So Procrastinate Successfully

SIYP TEAM | July 6, 2016 | 1 min 49 secs read

Putting Things Off Can Lead To Big Problems Unless You Can Procrastinate Successfully Everyone procrastinates. If someone says that they never do, they are lying to you. Experts define procrastination as: the voluntary delay of some important task that you intend to do, despite knowing that you’ll suffer as a result. Oftentimes, the realization of short-term […]

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Stop Procrastinating Now Or Pay For It Later

SIYP TEAM | July 5, 2016 | 2 mins 15 secs read

Time to stop procrastinating, get organized, and be happy! You can accomplish more and you can have it all… Surveys show that procrastinators tend to eat less healthy, sleep fewer hours, and drink more heavily than those who don’t procrastinate. According to Newsweek, due to poor life organization, the average American wastes 55 minutes a day […]

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Storytelling and Business: Forget Facts, Tell A Story – 10 Reasons Why

SIYP TEAM | July 1, 2016 | 1 min 38 secs read

Storytelling and Business: 10 Facts On How Your Story Can Set You Apart From the Masses Have you ever considered the relationship between storytelling and business? In today’s world, our brains are so busy! We have a screen in front of our face for countless hours a day. We have so many things to remember […]

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Balanced Living Breakdown?! Stay Long Enough To Make Your Breakthrough

SIYP TEAM | June 29, 2016 | 3 mins 22 secs read

Feel like you’re having a balanced living breakdown? “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying ‘I will try again tomorrow.’” – Mary Anne Radmacher  A while ago I was in Florida to shoot an episode of Lifetime’s, The Balancing Act.  When I travel I make every effort […]

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Career Advancement: Can Storytelling Give You An Edge in Your Career?

SIYP TEAM | June 29, 2016 | 1 min 38 secs read

How Telling a Great Story Can Make All the Difference to Your Career Advancement With the complete information overload that people experience in this day and age, setting yourself apart can be difficult. Now, more than ever, it is imperative for your career advancement that you get your story out there. Not just any story, […]

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Self Development: 5 Success Principles From Successful People

SIYP TEAM | June 28, 2016 | 3 mins 15 secs read

Self Development: Learn Life Lessons From Successful People Mark Victor Hansen is best known for creating what Time Magazine called “the publishing phenomenon of the decade,” with his series of Chicken Soup for the Soul books, created with co-author Jack Canfield. With more than 500 million books sold internationally and more than 100 licensed self development products, […]

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Work-Life Balance Via Caffeine: Coffee Addiction? You’re Not Alone!

SIYP TEAM | June 24, 2016 | 1 min 19 secs read

Work-Life Balance Via Caffeine? Addicted to Coffee and Caffeine: 10 Crazy Stats Demonstrating Our Dependence It seems like another Starbucks is going up every time you turn around, and somehow there is always a long line. Our coffee consumption has reached epic proportions, as the U.S. is now the leading consumer in the world. For […]

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Achieve Work Life Balance: Know Your Daily Essentials

SIYP TEAM | June 23, 2016 | 2 mins 28 secs read

Achieve Work Life Balance: Identify your daily essentials Sometimes the ability to achieve work life balance seems like the impossible dream. In our day we have several things that are essential – sleeping, bathing, exercising, generating income – these are things we must do to maintain a minimum level of sanity. These “musts” are called our daily […]

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Be More Successful: 3 Easy Tips To Wake Up And Start Your Day Like A CEO

SIYP TEAM | June 22, 2016 | 1 min 55 secs read

Be More Successful – Start Your Day With the Right Success Habits Do you want to be more successful? How do you start your day? Do you hit the snooze three or four times? Struggle to get up and get ready for the day? Is drinking coffee or caffeine the first thing you do when […]

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Be Succesful & Create More Wealth: Habits Rich People Have That Poor People Do Not

SIYP TEAM | June 21, 2016 | 2 mins 13 secs read

11 Habits You Can Incorporate Now To Be Successful and Create More Wealth So what is it that wealthy people do that sets them apart? Are they destined to be rich? Is it just hard work? Is it luck? A case can probably be made for each of the aforementioned, but when it comes down […]

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Achieving Work Life Balance Can Be Hard If Your Financial Goalpost Is Moving

admin | June 20, 2016 | 2 mins 21 secs read

Warren Buffet once said that the whole point of working throughout your life is to get to the point where you don’t have to work anymore. Today, we as a society – whether we are professionals working for someone else or we are entrepreneurs – are earning more than ever. Yet, we don’t really know […]

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Save Time: These Junk Mail Stats Will Blow Your Mind

SIYP TEAM | June 17, 2016 | 1 min 51 secs read

Get Rid of Junk Mail – Help Save the Environment, Save Time and Create Better Work Life Balance. These Junk Mail Stats are Scary! Need to find work life balance? Junk mail is literally one of the most maddening things we have to deal with. I understand that the production is due to people who are […]

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Remove The Monkey: Organize Your Life

SIYP TEAM | June 16, 2016 | 3 mins 7 secs read

Want to Organize Your Life? Figure Out – Which Monkey Is On Your Back and Remove the Monkey Now! We all have a monkey on our back. The question is how big is it? You may be a person who is somewhat organized. Or conversely, you may be a person with a significant degree of […]

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Junk Mail – A Silent Assassin: Reduce Junk Mail to Save Time

SIYP TEAM | June 15, 2016 | 1 min 40 secs read

Reduce Junk Mail to Save Time, Save Money, and Save the Environment In just 5 days, we produce enough junk mail to reach the moon and back, according to an article from Hubspot. Equally staggering is the fact that approximately 44% of that mail goes unopened, and only a fraction of that gets recycled. Our […]

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Be More Successful | Value Your Time – If You Don’t No One Will

SIYP TEAM | June 14, 2016 | 4 mins 41 secs read

Be More Successful When You Value Your Time Time is the one thing we all have in common. From the moment we are born, the clock of our lives starts ticking. 86,400 seconds, or 288 X 5 minute blocks, or 1440 minutes, or 24 hours in a day; ultimately, the only thing that varies, from person […]

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Get Organized | The High Cost of Disorganization – 3 Areas to Clean Up NOW

admin | June 13, 2016 | 2 mins 2 secs read

Photo Credit:Flickr/Benjamin Thompson Why Get Organized? Why Organize Your Office? Why Organize Your House? Why Organize Your Life? Sometimes, people talk about being disorganized off-handedly – almost as if it’s just a “quirky” personality trait. Makes you wonder if they realize the high cost of disorganization at all? When you get organized, you get clear. And […]

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Is Where You Live Making You Poor?

SIYP TEAM | June 10, 2016 | 1 min 16 secs read

Fun Fact Friday: Median Household Income By State Deciding where to hang your hat can hinge on a number of different factors – weather, environment, cost of living, job and income opportunities – the majority of people are considering some list of criterion when choosing a location to call home. Major metropolitan areas generally have more […]

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More Work Life Balance – Will Retiring Your Spouse Help? 5 Considerations…

SIYP TEAM | June 8, 2016 | 6 mins 59 secs read

More Work Life Balance – Retiring a Spouse For More Freedom? by Susan Sly It seemed like a good idea at the time; something we had romanticized. Imagine defying the much loved American Dream and creating a new one for ourselves. By ‘retiring’ my well-educated, professional husband from his self-proclaimed boring career as a C.P.A., […]

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Work-Life Balance – 10 Companies That Make It A Priority

SIYP TEAM | June 7, 2016 | 4 mins 16 secs read

Work-Life Balance is a Demand of Millennials – Here Are 10 Companies That Make it Happen Several of my close friends, and the majority of our students, have chosen an entrepreneurial path. There are great benefits in creating a balanced life, one where work, family, friends, and self all have their place. Today, this is […]

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Setting Boundaries to Improve Work Life Balance – 5 Ways To Back Out Of A Commitment Without Drama

SIYP TEAM | June 3, 2016 | 3 mins 15 secs read

Improve work life balance by setting boundaries For many achievers, filling a calendar is not a problem – it is done quite easily. On the other hand, many people will ask for our time, but the tough part is setting boundaries. Likewise, backing out of commitments when we have already given our word can be hard too. […]

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Work Life Balance – How Not Trusting Your Gut Can Be Dangerous To Your Health

SIYP TEAM | June 2, 2016 | 2 mins 32 secs read

Work Life Balance: TRUST  YOUR GUT? According to neuroscientists, and validated by articles such as Think Twice: How the Gut’s Second Brain Influences Mood and Well-Being, published in Scientific American, our gut has millions of neurons, the same specialized cells that are found in our brain. Connectivity between the gut and the brain makes sense anatomically; […]

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Be More Productive – Organize Your Office So You Can Make More Money

SIYP TEAM | June 1, 2016 | 1 min 44 secs read

Can you feng shui your office to attract more wealth? Is this a key that helps you to be more productive and be more successful in business and life? When you are in the right environment, you are able to think more clearly and create greater business opportunities. Feng shui balances the energies in a home […]

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Create Better Work Life Balance With One Easy Strategy

SIYP TEAM | May 31, 2016 | 3 mins 32 secs read

Create Better Work Life Balance By Saying No To More Things I once heard my fellow co-author, Jack Canfield, say, “If you want to be successful, you will have to learn how to say ‘no’ to the good so you can say ‘yes’ to the great.” That really triggered some deep, palpable emotions for me […]

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Be More Productive – How Fixing Up Your Office Will Make You Money

SIYP TEAM | May 27, 2016 | 2 mins 21 secs read

Want to be more productive? Consider fixing up your office. You might make more money too! Think about your home office for a second. Is your office conducive to being productive? Do you feel powerful, focused, and at peace when you sit at you desk? Does the place you work help you to be inspired? […]

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Work from Home? Get Rid Of Clutter – How To Take The Headache Out Of Organization

SIYP TEAM | May 26, 2016 | 2 mins 24 secs read

Work from home? Ever wonder how to get rid of clutter once and for all? There is a secret to getting organized and organization in general. Do you have items that send mixed message? What you may not fully realize is that all items in our home are a catalyst for some form of energy. […]

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How to Organize Your Life: Eliminate Your Chaos With Simple Feng Shui

SIYP TEAM | May 25, 2016 | 1 min 59 secs read

Ever wonder how to organize your life? Consider Feng Shui… Do you ever feel stuck? Ever feel like you are working hard, but just not getting the desired results? Of course, we all do. Perhaps it’s time to change the environment around you. Sometimes feeling stuck can be the result of being overwhelmed with all […]

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Get Organized | How Your Environment Might Be Holding You Back

SIYP TEAM | May 24, 2016 | 3 mins 17 secs read

When you get organized magic can happen! How becoming more organized can improve your life I teach my students that internal chaos is reflected back to us by external chaos.  When we look outward at our space, we have mirrored back to us an amplification of something that is disharmonious within.  Tradition teaches that when […]

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You Are Getting Sleepy, Very, Very Sleepy – 12 Interesting Sleep Quotes

SIYP TEAM | May 20, 2016 | 1 min 51 secs read

Here are some sleep quotes to get you through the night… Is it time for you to address a shortfall in the amount of sleep you are getting? Scientists have recently been uncovering the true value of sleep. Sleep deprivation can have serious negative effects on your body and your mind, so it is time […]

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Sleeping Like A Baby: Will It Help You Get Paid More?

SIYP TEAM | May 18, 2016 | 1 min 58 secs read

What is an extra hour of sleep worth to you? Will it enable you to get paid more? Want to get paid more? What if I told you that you could increase your income by more than 15% by sleeping for another hour at night? A research study published in the WSJ suggests just that. Two […]

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Sleep More for Better Life Balance: Sleep Is The New Status Symbol for the Wealthy

SIYP TEAM | May 17, 2016 | 5 mins 49 secs read

Can getting more sleep lead to better life balance? Why more and more successful people are making a decision to get some Z’s by Susan Sly It seemed like a good idea at the time, as most such endeavors do. Perhaps that is why so many of us have trouble finding true life balance. I […]

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Accomplish More & Be More Successful: 7 Habits Successful People Have

SIYP TEAM | May 13, 2016 | 3 mins 41 secs read

Can you accomplish more and be more successful? Of course you can! You always have the ability to accomplish more and be more successful. It starts with the right mindset, followed up by focused action and then, follow through. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – […]

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Successful Entrepreneurs: Is Entrepreneurship Sexy?

SIYP TEAM | May 11, 2016 | 1 min 58 secs read

“Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t, so that you can spend the rest of your life like most people can’t.” — Anonymous Successful entrepreneurs are sometimes considered a rare creature – mythical almost – by those who have not yet explored or embraced an entrepreneurial lifestyle. It happens […]

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4 Reasons You Need A Life Coach or Life Planner Now!

admin | May 9, 2016 | 2 mins 29 secs read

Having a Life Coach, Success Coach or Life Planner – Why? Having a life coach, success coach, or life planner couldn’t possibly help you be more successful. Or could it? You’re not one of those people, right? You know – one of those people who needs a life coach, success coach, or life planner to help […]

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Enjoy A Quick Mothers Day Laugh, You Deserve It

SIYP TEAM | May 6, 2016 | 24 secs read

Do you need a Mothers Day Laugh to celebrate this day? I think we could all likely a Mothers Day laugh, today of all days! Motherhood is serious business. We all love our kids to the moon and back, and we will protect them with our own lives.  But at times it is exhausting, frustrating, […]

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Relationship Hacks – Relationship ROI: Why You Should Think Of Relationships Like An Investment

SIYP TEAM | May 3, 2016 | 4 mins 11 secs read

Relationship hacks are ‘shortcuts’ that help us deepen our relationship with others as quickly as possible. Are Your Relationships An Investment? Think about all of the people in your life – your family, your friends, colleagues, social media connections and your local Starbucks Barista. Today, we have relationships with a great many people. Perhaps, that’s why a […]

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The “It” That Changes Everything… How to Gain Confidence In Yourself and Inspire Others By Developing Your “Credibility”

admin | May 2, 2016 | 3 mins 29 secs read

Learning how to gain confidence and inspire others starts with understanding credibility. The credibility you have is vital to your personal and professional development and success. Would you be here at this website – listening to the things I say and reading the things I write – if you didn’t believe I “walked the talk”? […]

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Work Life Balance: Put The Phone Down And Slowly Back Away… Here’s Why

SIYP TEAM | April 26, 2016 | 3 mins 26 secs read

Does technology negatively impact our work life balance? Is our dependence on technology bad for us? Can we have work life balance with our technology dependence? According to Nielsen’s Total Audience Report, Americans aged 18 and older spend more than 11 hours a day watching TV, listening to the radio, or using smartphones and other electronic devices.   […]

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4 Life Hacks to Help You Be More Confident (Or At Least Appear That Way) When You Feel Like Falling Apart

admin | April 25, 2016 | 4 mins 26 secs read

Photo Credit:Flickr/Chris & Karen Highland Life hacks are shortcuts to achieving more of the things we want in our life. Some life hacks enable us to achieve more in less time, develop positive personal characteristics quicker, be more confident, and much more. Have you considered what life hacks might help you in your quest for […]

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Earth Day: Be Inspired By 15 Beautiful Examples of Man Working With Nature

SIYP TEAM | April 22, 2016 | 1 min 43 secs read

Ready to be inspired? On this Earth Day – Be Inspired by Man & Nature It is hard to believe, but the first Earth Day took place 46 years ago in an effort to increase awareness to the brilliance and also the fragility of our great planet. Earth Day Network’s mission is to broaden and diversify […]

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Organize Your Life Champion – Clear the Clutter

SIYP TEAM | April 21, 2016 | 2 mins 54 secs read

Clear the Clutter!!! Get Organized! Organize your life when you clear the clutter… Organize your office and organize your home! In the first weeks of class, much of the work the students do revolves around cleaning their office space. Releasing clutter, becoming more organized and structured, and creating a proper working environment are the foundation of […]

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Improve Relationships: Could Your Job Lead to Divorce? 15 Jobs With The Highest Divorce Rates

SIYP TEAM | April 19, 2016 | 1 min 53 secs read

Change jobs to improve relationships? How much does your job impact your relationship? It could be more than you think. You have been with your significant other for a while now. You’d like to think that your relationship is like a rock and that nothing can shake it, but could your job eventually cost you […]

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Why We All Must Face Our Fears – Bouncing Back After The Boston Marathon Bombing

SIYP TEAM | April 18, 2016 | 6 mins 7 secs read

Overcoming Challenges Is An Important Part of Life Success How the 2013 Boston Bombing Helped Me Overcome Challenges and Shaped Me in Life and Business Monday, April 18th will be my sixth Boston Marathon and a flood of emotions ensue.  Three years after the Boston Bombing, which was my fourth time running Boston, flashbacks to […]

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If You Don’t Get Organized Now You Will Hate Yourself Later

SIYP TEAM | April 15, 2016 | 1 min 46 secs read

Why get organized now? Learning to get organized now can be the greatest skill in the arsenal of a busy, success-driven person. Simply not having to search for lost items will save time and headaches right away, but once you really become organized and time efficient, your world will be much more clear and much […]

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Increase Productivity With A 6 Hour Work Day? Who is With Me?

SIYP TEAM | April 12, 2016 | 3 mins 20 secs read

Is the secret way to increase productivity a 6 hour work day? “The average person puts only 25% of his energy and ability into his work.” – Andrew Carnegie Is there anything more maddening than sitting in traffic – inching down the street in the middle of a construction zone? The inconvenience of not being able […]

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Preparing Taxes: What You Should Know Before Tax Season

SIYP TEAM | April 11, 2016 | 1 min 53 secs read

Preparing Taxes: General tips you should consider as you prepare for tax filing TAXS… That is how the word should be spelled. The word ‘taxes’ is much better suited as a four letter word; it really should join all the other colorful four letter words that grace our language. Nobody enjoys paying taxes or even preparing […]

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Life Hacks: 7 Time Management Apps That Can Help You Be More Productive and Have Better Work Life Balance

admin | April 11, 2016 | 4 mins 57 secs read

Life hacks are intelligent shortcuts that we can take in our daily lives – work, professional, and personal – to live more efficiently, be more productive and experience better work life balance. While mobile phones have definitely made life more convenient, if not used responsibly, they too can become a huge time drain. On the […]

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Tips for Personal Development: 10 Ways To Become More Awesome

SIYP TEAM | April 8, 2016 | 2 mins 30 secs read

You are awesome!! 10 Tips for Personal Development We have all met that person… the one that can handle anything, who is never flustered, who is respected by all, who is kind, who seems to do everything right, and manages to do it all with a smile on their face. Wow – that person is […]

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Work Life Balance Expert Susan Sly Releases New Episode on the Topic of Burnout on Her Step Into Your Power™ Podcast

admin | April 7, 2016 | 1 min 28 secs read

Speaker, Entrepreneur and Best-Selling Author Susan Sly has released a new podcast addressing the issue of burnout and how to overcome its effects. Scottsdale, AZ. — April 7, 2016— Best-selling author, speaker, and entrepreneur Susan Sly tackles the topic of burnout in her latest podcast and shares with her audience 8 key strategies to deal […]

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How to Break Bad News Over a Text : Adding Some Sugar to That Spice

SIYP TEAM | April 6, 2016 | 4 mins 26 secs read

Does anyone really know how to break bad news? Specifically, how to break bad news over a text? “I think professionalism is important, and professionalism means you get paid.” Erica Jong Not long ago, I received a call to my mobile from a certain person who tends to be the bearer of bad news.  This individual […]

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10 Favorite Tony Robbins Quotes

SIYP TEAM | April 5, 2016 | 1 min 21 secs read

It is a requirement that every team member of mine sees Tony Robbins. No exceptions. Watching Tony (actually, participating is more accurate), you are immediately drawn to a towering, 6’7″ man, with a huge voice booming from behind his blindingly white teeth. The magnetism only grows as you listen to the messages he delivers. Through his […]

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Life Hacks for Time Management and Increased Productivity: The Pomodoro Technique & the Draugiem Group Study to Achieve Work Life Balance

admin | April 4, 2016 | 3 mins 3 secs read

The Pomodoro Technique™ is a time management method devised by Francesco Curillo in the late 1980’s.   To begin with this method of time management, you will create a list of projects or tasks you need to complete for the day. These tasks and to do items should each take approximately 25 minutes each (this […]

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Bite The Lemon: Ask These 3 Questions To Overcome Challenges When ‘Life Happens’

SIYP TEAM | April 1, 2016 | 3 mins 42 secs read

Overcome Challenges “What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.” -Oscar Wilde The ability to overcome challenges isn’t always the easiest thing to do or deal with in this life. Time management often flies out the window at the worst time. Okay – so you created a schedule, you wrote it all […]

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Balanced Living Expert Susan Sly Concludes 3 Part Series on Leadership Development – Whether Leaders Are Born or Made – by Examining The “Leaders Are Made” Argument

admin | March 30, 2016 | 1 min 40 secs read

Best-Selling Author Susan Sly concludes this leadership development series by exploring the “leaders are made” argument in response to the question as to whether leaders are born with these qualities or whether they are developed over time. Scottsdale, AZ. — March 30, 2016 — Best-selling author, speaker, and entrepreneur Susan Sly recently published the last article in […]

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Why Following Up Is The Key To Making Sales

SIYP TEAM | March 30, 2016 | 1 min 49 secs read

Ever wonder – what is the key to making sales? Follow up! Follow Up! Follow Up! Follow Up! Follow Up! That is about the number of times that you should follow up with your potential customers if you really want to be one of the top sales people – making sales hand over fist – […]

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Life Lessons & Personal Development From The Greatest Coaches In Sports

SIYP TEAM | March 29, 2016 | 6 mins 25 secs read

Coaches can teach us a lot about life lessons like personal development… Sports can often tell us a lot about life, and there are many parallels between the two. Whether it’s learning to trust others, accepting losing, or becoming aware of our own accountability, sports offers a very real look into some of life’s greatest lessons […]

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Leadership Development: Are Leaders Born or Made? Part 3 – The “Leaders Are Made” Argument

admin | March 28, 2016 | 1 min 52 secs read

The age-old leadership development question – are leaders born or made? Some experts argue that while people can be born with leadership traits, a leader is made through training and leadership development experiences. But is there a difference between someone who has leadership skills and a true leader? The ‘Leaders are Made’ group says, “No.” […]

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Entrepreneurial Chaos – 5 Tips To Stop Wasting Time And Produce Results

SIYP TEAM | March 25, 2016 | 3 mins 8 secs read

How many times do you say to yourself: I must be more productive? I have to stop wasting time!? Time Management Tips, time management srategies and formulas to be more productive. Stop wasting time. I have been responsible for my own paycheck for the last twelve years.  Although I started my first business at the age […]

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OYL Champions: Where are they Now? Brian and Natacha L.

SIYP TEAM | March 24, 2016 | 2 mins 7 secs read

A Family That Organizes Together… OYL Champions – Brian and Natacha’s Journey First off, we cannot thank Susan and her awesome Step Into Your Power team enough for all that has developed in our lives from taking the Organize Your Life courses. Natacha and I would not be where we are today without the instruction, […]

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Without Proper Business Infrastructure You’re Sunk

SIYP TEAM | March 23, 2016 | 1 min 56 secs read

Proper Business Infrastructure Is Just As It Sounds – The Foundation to Any Good Business You might have a million amazing ideas, but without the right business infrastructure – knowledge, skill set, and organization to make those ideas into a reality – into a sustainable business – you are likely finished before you even get […]

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4 Basic Success Principles of Success & Principles of Successful People

SIYP TEAM | March 22, 2016 | 4 mins 14 secs read

“If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.” – Colin Powell We all have access to the same success principles and principles of successful people. We are all born with the same blank canvas; we all […]

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Leadership Development: Are Leaders Born or Made? Part 2 – The “Leaders Are Born” Argument

admin | March 21, 2016 | 2 mins 2 secs read

Leadership Development & Leadership Skills Development In studying leadership development and leadership skills development, despite that fact that so many ponder the question of whether leaders are born are made, there is still a pretty great divide between both camps.  Of course, some people studying leadership skills development just lean slightly one way or the […]

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Life Hacks: 8 Strategies To Overcome Challenges and Turn Your Life Around

SIYP TEAM | March 18, 2016 | 6 mins 11 secs read

Life Hacks: Overcome Challenges and Turn Your Life Around Does it ever feel like you are doomed? That you just cannot overcome challenges facing you and get to that place where you can be happy and relax? Learn how to organize your life and turn it all around… I humbled myself and got down on […]

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Leaders Born or Made? Balanced Living Expert Susan Sly Launches 3 Part Series on Leadership Development & What Does It Mean to Be A Leader

admin | March 16, 2016 | 1 min 41 secs read

Are Leaders Born or Made? Best-Selling Author Susan Sly launches leadership development series by exploring the qualities of leadership and presents the question as to whether leaders are born with these qualities or whether they are developed over time. Scottsdale, AZ. — March 16, 2016 — Best-selling author, speaker, and entrepreneur Susan Sly recently published a […]

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Create Boundaries to Save Time & Be More Productive

SIYP TEAM | March 16, 2016 | 2 mins 14 secs read

Who Doesn’t Feel the Need to Save Time and Be More Productive? Everyone – from every walk of life and in every area of business – often finds themselves wishing they could save time and be more productive. My favorite things in life don’t cost any money. It’s really clear that the most precious resource we […]

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Personal Development Life Hacks: The #1 Fundamental Building Block For Greatness

SIYP TEAM | March 15, 2016 | 4 mins 15 secs read

Personal Development Life Hacks What does it take to realize true greatness? To go from good to great in your personal development? Everybody has their take on what is needed to achieve lofty goals. Skills, focus, passion, and desire are commonly considered some of the most important factors necessary to be successful and personal development. […]

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Leadership Development: What Does It Mean to Be A Leader? Are Leaders Born or Made? Part 1

admin | March 14, 2016 | 2 mins 26 secs read

Whether leaders are born or made is a long-standing question among business leaders, academics, the military, and even athletes of every age.  Nearly every corner of society asks, “What does it mean to be a leader? What are leadership skills? Is leadership development a real possibility or is leadership something that can’t really be taught?”  […]

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Be More Productive: 5 Tips to Get Out of the Entrepreneurial Rut

SIYP TEAM | March 11, 2016 | 2 mins 43 secs read

Be More Productive Sometimes it can be tough to be more productive. As entrepreneurs, there will be times when the last thing you want to do is think about your business… As an entrepreneur, we all will have times where we need to be more productive. We might say we are stuck in a rut. We might […]

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Get Organized to Be More Successful! Work Life Balance Expert Susan Sly Releases New Study on the Effects of Disorganization on Your Life and Career

admin | March 9, 2016 | 1 min 47 secs read

Do you want to be more successful? Speaker, Entrepreneur and Best-Selling Author Susan Sly has released an in-depth study outlining the detrimental effect a lack of organization can create in one’s personal and professional life and how to be more successful. Scottsdale, AZ. — March 9, 2016— Do you want to be more successful? Best-selling […]

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Entrepreneurial Advice From The Amazing Lisa Nichols

SIYP TEAM | March 9, 2016 | 1 min 43 secs read

I – and other successful entrepreneurs – often get asked for entrepreneurial advice. “How did you go from being on government assistance to building a multi-million dollar business?” This is the question Lisa Nichols is most often asked during interviews. And she has been interviewed a lot. And asked for entrepreneurial advice a lot. Lisa […]

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Do You Need an NDA?

SIYP TEAM | March 8, 2016 | 2 mins 49 secs read

“It’s not me who can’t keep a secret. It’s the people I tell that can’t.” – Abraham Lincoln How do you know who needs an NDA? An NDA can protect both you and the business. The question is whether you need one or not and who needs an NDA in general? Do you have any […]

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Be Successful: Congrats Peyton Manning – 18 Entrepreneur Lessons We Can Learn From #18

SIYP TEAM | March 7, 2016 | 5 mins 23 secs read

Do you want to be successful? They may not always be obvious, but entrepreneur lessons can be found nearly everywhere we look if we want to be more successful. Huge congratulations to Peyton Manning for a stellar career. He is expected to announce his retirement today from the NFL after 18 seasons with the Colts […]

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Become More Successful by Mirroring Successful People – 5 Questions to Keep In Mind

SIYP TEAM | March 4, 2016 | 5 mins 46 secs read

Become More Successful Through Modeling Successful People When you want to become more successful, sometimes the best thing to do is find someone else who has accomplished what you want to accomplish and simply do what they did! “Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.”  -Jim Rohn “Only ten percent […]

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Work From Home Tips: Is Your Home Office Really Deductible?

SIYP TEAM | March 2, 2016 | 3 mins 50 secs read

Work from Home Tips If you work from home, can you always take the home office deduction? RECENTLY… I visited a friend who has her own work from home business which she runs from her condo. This particular friend, let’s call her Sharon, likes to work at her dining room table so she can look […]

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Get Organized – It Might Make Your Kids More Successful

SIYP TEAM | March 1, 2016 | 3 mins 50 secs read

written by Joel Kribel for SIYP Get Organized to Benefit the Entire Family? Yes! When you get organized, it empowers you to be more successful and leads to a happier life – and more successful life – for your kids too. Alright all you fathers out there… I am generally not one for telling other people how to […]

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Learn to Think Outside the Box? Why Not Throw the Box Away to Be More Confident & Successful?

admin | February 29, 2016 | 3 mins 4 secs read

Why Learn to Think Outside the Box? Have you ever really considered what it means when someone tells you to, “…think outside the box?” Sure, you’ve likely heard the expression more times than you care to count, but have you ever stopped to think about what it truly means? Or maybe more important than that, […]

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Business Tips: The Secret To Business Success – Fire Yourself Everyday

SIYP TEAM | February 26, 2016 | 8 mins 21 secs read

Business Tips FOUR KEY QUESTIONS TO ASK OURSELVES ON A DAILY BASIS TO ENSURE THE HEALTH, LONGEVITY AND PROFITABILITY OF ANY COMPANY When Donald Trump uttered the words, “You’re fired!” he not only made those two dreaded words synonymous with failure, regret, anger and frustration, he also massively engaged an audience of millions watching, as […]

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4 Key Phrases to Increase Sales Results

SIYP TEAM | February 24, 2016 | 1 min 36 secs read

To increase sales results you need to know what it is that makes or breaks a sale… Is it simply product superiority? Is it a seductive advertising campaign filled with happy, gorgeous models? Well, maybe those could factor in, but to increase sales results, you need to know that people are buying people as much as […]

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10 Simple Money Hacks – Begin to Create More Wealth

SIYP TEAM | February 23, 2016 | 4 mins 33 secs read

Money Hacks Help You Create More Wealth Fast! MONEY!! Money is what makes the world go around. While there is often a stigma attached with being wealthy, it is the wealthy who can have the greatest impact on society. According to the Wall Street Journal, the top 20% of income earners in the US pay 84% […]

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Salary Raise Negotiation Mistakes – 5 Things You Should Never Do

admin | February 22, 2016 | 3 mins 57 secs read

In salary raise negotiations, who doesn’t want to make more money at work or get a better salary? Learn how to be more confident, ask for a raise, and hopefully – get a raise! You deserve it! No matter how much you make (or don’t make), it’s very likely that most everyone with a little ambition would say they […]

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Follow This One Simple Tip To Overcome Challenges

SIYP TEAM | February 17, 2016 | 2 mins 11 secs read

We all need to know – at some point in our lives – that we can overcome challenges thrown at us and thrive. Think about a situation or time when you were really frustrated.  Or a time when you might have been afraid or anxious. Due to that state of mind, maybe the outcome wasn’t […]

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Improve Your Business – Take the SWOT Test

SIYP TEAM | February 16, 2016 | 5 mins 12 secs read

The majority of small businesses fail – that’s the bottom line. That’s why it’s important to always seek ways to improve your business. Bloomberg says 80%; The Small Business Administration says around 50%; and Neil Patel and Rand Paul say as many as 90% of start-ups fail. Whichever number you believe most, the reaction is […]

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Success Coaching: 5 Tips To Create Better Business Relationships

SIYP TEAM | February 15, 2016 | 3 mins 16 secs read

Success Coaching Tips for Better Business Relationships Alright, listen up. I am in no way advocating kicking your significant other to the curb until Christmas. However, now that Valentine’s Day has come and gone, let’s get down to business – business relationships. Mutual success coaching is two or more people sharing tips and ideas to improve […]

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Relationship Hacks: 5 Quick Ways to Win Support, Build Connections, and Improve Relationships

admin | February 12, 2016 | 2 mins 43 secs read

Relationship hacks help us build or improve relationships quickly. Often, due to the busy lives we lead today, we may find ourselves in need of quick ways to improve relationships. This may include shortcuts to developing a connection with someone new or strengthening the relationships we already have. Of course, we always desire methods of improving […]

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Life Hacks: 7 Life Rules for Greater Fulfillment

SIYP TEAM | February 11, 2016 | 44 secs read

Life Hacks: Greater fulfillment… we all seem to want it. Can we find it? In Susan’s first podcast back from hiatus she shares the emotional lessons garnered from a close friend who recently passed of stage four cancer. This friend – an entrepreneur, loving husband and father – chose to create several ‘rules’ to apply to […]

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Internet and Social Media Tips – Questions Any Business Needs To Ask Before Messaging

SIYP TEAM | February 9, 2016 | 2 mins 45 secs read

Social media tips your business needs to know before getting started. Let’s be really honest about one thing – the internet is a noisy place.  Get rich quick schemes, sexually charged content, inflammatory political and social issues can dominate the landscape of what people are viewing. So how do you get your message across to […]

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Get SWOT Tested to Know If Your Business Is Built to Last…

SIYP TEAM | February 8, 2016 | 3 mins 21 secs read

If five entrepreneurs start businesses today, how many will still be functioning 18 months from now? Get SWOT tested to know where you stand! According to Bloomberg, only one of those five businesses will survive that time span. So what is it that makes starting a profitable business so elusive? There are plenty of ideas. […]

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Feng Shui Your Office For Greater Flow and Productivity

SIYP TEAM | February 8, 2016 | 2 mins 20 secs read

Ever thought about how or why you should feng shui your office? Chinese New Year is on February 8. In China and in much of Asia, they will be celebrating the of the monkey, one of the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac. In honor of Chinese New Year, here is are some feng shui […]

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Achieve More: Three Things Achievers Do Before Bed

SIYP TEAM | February 4, 2016 | 1 min 44 secs read

Ever wonder how some people are able to achieve more than others? What is it that sets people apart? How can some people consistently achieve greatness and achieve more? While others, seem destined for mediocrity? Likewise, is there more to being able to achieve more than just being born with a silver spoon? In fact, many of the […]

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Epic Fail: Why Small Businesses Fail and Don’t Survive

SIYP TEAM | February 2, 2016 | 2 mins 45 secs read

Ever wonder how many and why small businesses fail?  According to Bloomberg, 8 out of 10 entrepreneurs who start businesses fail within the first 18 months. A whopping 80% crash and burn. However, the Small Business Administration published stats that say about half of all employer establishments survive at least five years and a third survive […]

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Brand Building and Social Media – 4 Keys to Using Social Media Effectively for Business

admin | February 1, 2016 | 2 mins 27 secs read

Using social media effectively is definitely something that requires practice and skill… Social media – we love it and we hate it; we need it and we wish we never had to think about it ever again. Many of us definitely have a love / hate relationship with social media on a personal level and […]

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Congratulations OYL – Organize Your Life – Class

SIYP TEAM | January 27, 2016 | 2 mins 14 secs read

Week 1 of our Organize Your Life class was a complete success!!! The homework for the week was all about how to begin to get organized by purging the excess and creating a clearing. So many students turned in great pictures and videos of their work, and we celebrate these victories with you. Everyone should […]

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6 Easy Time Management Tips Anyone Can Use

SIYP TEAM | January 26, 2016 | 2 mins 32 secs read

The right time management tips and strong time management strategies can help you organize your life and get back in control so that you can have it all! Do you remember back in grade school, looking up at the clock, praying for the hands to speed up? Inevitably, that never happened, of course.  If anything, […]

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Get Over It! Get Rid of Fear of Public Speaking With This One Secret…

admin | January 25, 2016 | 4 mins 40 secs read

One of the quickest and easiest ways to build credibility and authority as a leader in your industry or field of expertise is through public speaking appearances. Yet, fear of public speaking strikes many. Yet, the mere thought of getting up in front of some number of people and talking in any kind of coherent […]

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Work Life Balance: Balancing Kids and Working from Home

Tisha Nolan | January 21, 2016 | 6 mins 18 secs read

9 Ways that Parents Can Improve Their Work Life Balance Working from Home You can have the best time management skills in the world and have done everything right to organize your business and organize your life, but working from home with kids around can still be challenging. “Mommy, Daddy, I want…,’ finish the sentence.  […]

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Stop Procrastinating and Get Organized: What is Clutter Costing You?

SIYP TEAM | January 20, 2016 | 1 min 58 secs read

You try and try to organize your life. Life organization is important for you both personally and professionally. Time to stop procrastinating, get organized, and be happy! You can accomplish more and you can have it all… According to Newsweek, due to poor life organization, the average American wastes 55 minutes a day looking for things […]

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The Cost of Disorganization: Time to Organize Your Office

SIYP TEAM | January 19, 2016 | 2 mins 19 secs read

Think it doesn’t really matter if you organize your office? Think again! Get organized to get on track. Have you seen this person? The employee with a horribly cluttered desk, hopelessly rifling through piles of paper.  The small business that can’t seem to get orders right.  Or maybe the entrepreneur with countless scattered ideas but […]

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13 Martin Luther King Jr Quotes and the Lessons We Can Take

SIYP TEAM | January 18, 2016 | 2 mins 28 secs read

Martin Luther King Jr Quotes Have Long Inspired the World Martin Luther King, Jr. had an incredible, positive impact on so many. His philosophies were based on justice and equality.  However, a lot of his words and lessons can carry over to many facets of life. Here are a few Martin Luther King Jr quotes […]

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Give A Great Presentation: 6 Steps to Nail Any Presentation

admin | January 16, 2016 | 4 mins 55 secs read

Want to Give a Great Presentation? Take the Stress Out of Presenting and Hit it Out of the Park Being an exceptional presenter – and the ability to give a great presentation – can be a deal maker in business. No matter if we are presenting to one person or thousands of people, a high quality […]

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Are You Sending Confusing Messages?

SIYP TEAM | January 12, 2016 | 3 mins 20 secs read

Don’t send mixed messages with your actions and thoughts. Improve non-verbal communication and improve your life and improve relationships! Items that create negative emotions stifle our ability to attract greater abundance into our lives.  They also send extremely confusing messages about what we truly want. For many, it is human nature to hold onto sentiment, […]

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The Wonderful Things That Happen When You Learn To Delegate

SIYP TEAM | January 11, 2016 | 2 mins 32 secs read

Learning to delegate offers tremendous benefits to you in terms of finding life balance but also helps those you delegate to learn to be more productive and be more efficient… One of the biggest reasons people fear delegating, is their belief that it somehow makes them “less” (of a boss, mother, chairperson, etc…). Yet, ironically, the […]

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Creating New Habits

SIYP TEAM | January 7, 2016 | 1 min 51 secs read

Creating New Habits for a Great New Year! As 2015 has now ended and we flip the calendar to 2016, you can bet that millions upon millions of people will be making resolutions for the upcoming year and beyond.  The New Year psychologically provides a fresh, new start and is a great time for people […]

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What We Can Learn From The Greatest Coaches in Sports History

SIYP TEAM | January 5, 2016 | 6 mins 12 secs read

The greatest coaches in history can teach us a lot about personal development… Sports can often tell us a lot about life, and there are many parallels between the two. Whether it’s learning to trust others, accepting losing, or becoming aware of our own accountability, sports offers a very real look into some of life’s […]

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Healing Our Hearts—The Gratitude Process

admin | December 15, 2015 | 2 mins 34 secs read

The Gratitude Process Can Be Life-Changing “Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself.” — Suzanne Somers, Actress and Author One of the things I have taught over the years is how to make peace with difficult people in our lives. Not only do we have toxins in our bodies, we can also have them in […]

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Childhood Obesity & Sugar Addiction: Convenient Obesity – How Sweet It Is

admin | December 1, 2015 | 1 min 39 secs read

Childhood Obesity Is Becoming An Epidemic The roots of adult obesity may lie in childhood obesity, sugar addiction, and our willingness to look the other way… A very special Step into Your Power ™ Call as Susan Sly welcomes Camille Lawson. Camille Lawson – RN, Sexuality, Hormone and Health Consultant Podcast : Play in New […]

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How to Bounce Back When Your Schedule Throws You a Curve – Just Roll With It

admin | December 1, 2015 | 4 mins 57 secs read

When Your Schedule Throws You A Curve, Bounce Back and Just Roll With It “You CAN have it all. You just can’t have it all at once.” – Oprah Winfrey Our house is very much what you would expect with four children, two dogs and two fish — extremely productive. Those of you who have […]

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Get Organized and Get Productive For Less — Black Friday Deals

admin | November 25, 2015 | 2 mins 8 secs read

The number 1 killer of productivity is lack of organization. Get organized and get productive. Don’t believe me? A 2013 survey by market research firm, Brother, estimated that the cost of disorganization to US companies is $177 billion annually. When you combine the time spent searching for misplaced items in the office with the time […]

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What To Do When You Have Nothing Left To Give

admin | November 24, 2015 | 4 mins 29 secs read

The Empty Well – When You Have Nothing Left to Give “You cannot give what you don’t have.” – Dr. Wayne Dyer Let us imagine that a thirsty traveler happens upon a remote homestead.  The woman who resides there, eager to help this poor soul, offers a large glass of water.  The stranger is so grateful; […]

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Want to Be Successful? Take Advantage of Successful People in Your Life

admin | November 19, 2015 | 5 mins 45 secs read

Want to Be Successful? The secret is learning to take Advantage of the Successful People in Your Life : How a Few Minutes Can Make You a Fortune Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.”  Jim Rohn “Only ten percent of you will read the books that I recommend,” the octogenarian […]

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OYL Champion Jennifer B.

admin | November 18, 2015 | 2 mins 27 secs read

We are so excited to share the story of this week’s champion, Jennifer B. Jennifer has taken the Organize Your Life course multiple times and her accomplishments have been life-changing. So proud of you Jennifer.  Keep up the great work!! Jennifer’s Journey My goodness, when I think of how far I have come during this OYL for home based […]

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Women’s Empowerment: Confessions of a How-a-holic

admin | November 17, 2015 | 4 mins 18 secs read

Women’s empowerment among women entrepreneurs is a movement making waves in society and business today. “The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity.” – Ayn Rand At a Have It All Women’s Weekend, which is a women’s empowerment group I mentor, one of the exercises I did was guide the participants through a […]

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Want to Be Successful? Why Entrepreneurs Should Embrace the Word ‘No’

admin | November 11, 2015 | 3 mins 16 secs read

Do you want to be successful? Then, you may need to try using the word, “No,” more often! “If you want to be successful, you will have to learn how to say ‘no’ to the good so you can say ‘yes’ to the great.” I once heard Jack Canfield, co-author of Chicken Soup for the Soul, use […]

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OYL Champion Jessica L.

admin | November 11, 2015 | 5 mins 12 secs read

 OYL Champion Jessica L. Have you ever wondered what it takes to truly have a breakthrough and break through?  The answer is that it starts with a decision. Our decisions are often born out of pain, and when we get to the point where ‘enough is enough’ that is when the most profound breakthroughs occur. […]

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Overcoming Challenges: Are You Letting Others Label Your Life?

admin | November 10, 2015 | 4 mins 22 secs read

Overcoming challenges can be tough. Just be sure to not let your circumstances define YOU… On March 06, 1972, a baby boy was born to an estranged, drug addicted father and a mother with a bigger vision for her own life and that of her new baby. This boy was labeled early on as someone […]

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OYL Champion Brian L.

admin | November 3, 2015 | 55 secs read

Such a proud Mama. Brian is a true OYL Champion. He has committed to the Organize Your Life principles and the results have been transformational. Brian has purged, repurposed furniture, created a daily schedule and integrated time management skills. Ultimately Brian has been able to create more balance and is on the path to living the fulfilling life of his […]

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Staying Long Enough for the Breakthrough

admin | November 3, 2015 | 3 mins 13 secs read

“Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.” –William Feather (1889-1981), American author A while ago I was in Florida to shoot an episode of Lifetime’s, The Balancing Act.  When I travel I make every effort to stick with my workout and nutrition routine, which includes yoga and eating […]

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Life Lessons from Mark Victor Hansen

admin | November 2, 2015 | 2 mins 54 secs read

“Put your future in good hands – your own.“ — Mark Victor Hansen  Mark Victor Hansen is best known for creating what Time Magazine called “the publishing phenomenon of the decade,” with his series of Chicken Soup for the Soul books, created with co-author Jack Canfield. With more than 500 million books sold internationally and more than 100 licensed products, […]

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Stuck In A Rut? 5 Tips for Entrepreneurs to Get Out of a Rut

admin | October 29, 2015 | 2 mins 26 secs read

Ever wonder how to get out of a rut? As an entrepreneur, we all will have times where we can get stuck in a rut. We might have difficulty finishing a task. Maybe we temporarily lose vision of where we are headed in business. Or perhaps we are so stressed out we can’t focus. Whatever the […]

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Champion Margaux D.

admin | October 28, 2015 | 44 secs read

Big Shout Out To Margaux D. So proud of this beautiful woman.  Research has proven the many benefits of meditation for our physical and mental health, but it is truly amazing to see the real results like this from one of our Champions, Margaux.  She has adopted the Shift as part of her daily routine and has made great […]

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Powerful Affirmations: Why Entrepreneurs Should Meditate

admin | October 27, 2015 | 3 mins 52 secs read

Work life balance can be hard to achieve… Can powerful affirmations and meditation help? We have all been stressed.  We have all felt the anxiety that goes along with trying to balance work, family, and life.  Even just considering how to organize your life and your business at the same time can be stressful. Similarly, […]

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Heading To The U.K.

admin | October 26, 2015 | 1 min 36 secs read

Deeply honored and excited to be going to Manchester, UK for Go Pro Recruiting Mastery from November 5-8.  Go Pro Recruiting Mastery has become THE annual event for people in the Network Marketing Profession to improve their skills and prepare to make the next 12 months the best of their lives.  The event will be sold out with a maximum […]

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Become a Super Producer

admin | October 22, 2015 | 4 mins 32 secs read

What does it mean to become a super producer? “You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.” Richard Branson Not long ago I had the privilege of spending the day with Darren Hardy, President and CEO of Success Magazine™. Darren has interviewed the top producers on the […]

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Organize Your Life Champion: Nichole R.

admin | October 20, 2015 | 1 min 28 secs read

OYL Champion Nichole R. has made tremendous strides towards creating boundaries in business that ultimately lead to greater productivity. She has implemented the notion that it is ok to say ‘no’ if something isn’t in alignment with our goals. Further, by planning the week before it begins, she is able to block out time to time to […]

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What Does Oprah See Through Oprah’s Eyes?

admin | October 20, 2015 | 4 mins 11 secs read

 What 3 Things Entrepreneurs Can Learn from Oprah and Her Recent Investment in Weight Watchers™ It was announced that the invincible powerhouse, Oprah Winfrey, purchased a 10% stake in weight loss giant, Weight Watchers, for about $43.2 million, with stock options to buy an additional 5% of diluted shares. She will become an advisor, joining the board of […]

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The Art of Saying No

admin | October 15, 2015 | 3 mins 55 secs read

The Art of Saying No: An Exclusive Excerpt From Organize Your Life “To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.”  ~Mark Twain The Art of Saying No To the Good I once heard my fellow co-author, Jack Canfield, say, “If you want to be successful, you will have to learn how to say ‘no’ to […]

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Can Gratitude Fix Your Life?

admin | October 8, 2015 | 3 mins 29 secs read

5 Simple Ways to Incorporate Gratitude Into Your Life and Amplify Your Results A study of forty-five adults at the Institute of HeartMath, and the U.S. Naval Post Graduate School, found that a program designed specifically to increase gratitude, and ‘cut-off’ negative thinking had a significant effect on increasing the anti-aging hormone, DHEA, and lowering […]

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5 Minute Life Hacks & Relationship Hacks – Holiday Stress

admin | October 6, 2015 | 3 mins 58 secs read

Life Hacks and Relationship Hacks Let You Have a Happy Life and Keep The Sanity In Your Primary Relationship During the Most Stressful Time of the Year With the holiday season upon us, there is no doubt that the majority of us will be spending more quality time with family for the next couple of months.  While […]

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Do Less To Do More

admin | October 1, 2015 | 5 mins 21 secs read

I humbled myself and got down on my knees, the cool floor pressing into my bones. “God,” I sobbed, “if you will show me the way, I will do the work.” Exhausted, overwhelmed, feeling shredded to my core, tears streamed down my face. How could it have come to this? Only a few months earlier, […]

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Built on Faith – What Pope Francis Can Teach Us About Doing Business

admin | September 29, 2015 | 5 mins 22 secs read

“In a word, if we want security, let us give security; if we want life, let us give life; if we want opportunities, let us provide opportunities.” Pope Francis Let me start by saying that I am not Catholic; however, my fascination with Pope Francis’ historic visit to the United States has been nothing short […]

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Business Coaching Tips – Fire Yourself Everyday: Would You Hire YOU?

admin | September 24, 2015 | 47 secs read

Our Business Coaching Tips are intended to help you be the best entrepreneur, manager, or superstar-in-training, you can be! Welcome to our Business Training Basics – Business Coaching Tips with Susan Sly Fire Yourself Everyday: Would You Hire YOU?   From punctuality to attitude to willingness to grow – would you hire yourself today? If […]

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Jessica Leichtweisz

admin | August 11, 2015 | 1 min 44 secs read

When I started Organize Your Life, all I wanted was more money. I wanted to go to bed and not wonder if I would be homeless if I lost my job. To be honest, at that time, I couldn’t see past that. I had no idea that being disorganized was costing me in terms of […]

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Nicole West

admin | August 10, 2015 | 1 min 7 secs read

Susan Sly’s Step Into Your Power: Organize Your Life Class has totally helped me to get my life back! Three and a half years ago, I was in a place that I was so overwhelmed I didn’t even know where to start. After having severe chronic fatigue for years, I was finally moving back out […]

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Nichole Rich

admin | August 10, 2015 | 1 min 53 secs read

I believe I will be a student of Susan Sly for the rest of my life. Prior to learning the OYL Principles, I had been experiencing some struggle within my home-based business and my personal life. It seemed like I would gain momentum only to be knocked back down. I’m a yoga instructor and martial […]

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Are Your Hormones Out Of Balance? Hormones & Relationships

admin | August 1, 2015 | 1 min 1 sec read

If you have hormones out of balance, you will want to attend… A very special Step into Your Power ™ Call as Susan Sly welcomes Camille Lawson. Camille Lawson – RN, Sexuality, Hormone and Health Consultant Podcast : Play in New Window | Download (Duration : 37:17 – 34.3 MB) Camille has been empowering clients […]

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Entrepreneurial Chaos : 5 Tips to Stop Wasting Time and Start Producing

admin | July 22, 2015 | 3 mins 10 secs read

How many times do you say to yourself: I must be more productive. I have to stop wasting time! Time Management Tips, time management srategies and formulas to be more productive. Stop wasting time. I have been responsible for my own paycheck for the last twelve years.  Although I started my first business at the […]

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I Will Be Happy When…

admin | July 15, 2015 | 47 secs read

“You can begin to be great to-day in your own home, in your store or office, on the street, everywhere; you can begin to make yourself known as great; and you can do this by doing everything you do in a great way”  – Wallace D Wattles I will be happy when… I lose 10 pounds. […]

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The Delicate Art of Uncommitting: 5 Tips for Success

admin | July 8, 2015 | 1 min 59 secs read

The Delicate Art of Uncommitting… Tips for Success …an excerpt from Organize Your Life – a new book by bestselling author, Susan Sly. Graciously uncommiting is simple.  I have done it time and again in my life and guess what?  The world didn’t end.  People who genuinely wanted to do business with me continued to […]

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Creating Happiness: 3 Actions to Achieve A Happy Life

admin | July 7, 2015 | 3 mins 22 secs read

3 Actions For Creating Happiness and a Happy Life Hi, my name is Matthew Ferry and I want to tell you about three actions that I guarantee will help you get into happiness.  Creating happiness isn’t easy necessarily. So, how did I come to these conclusions? Since 1993, I have coached more than 8,000 people to […]

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The Climb May Be Tough : Develop Courage to Transcend

admin | June 24, 2015 | 1 min 8 secs read

Can you develop courage? “If you’re trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I’ve had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.”  Michael Jordan The […]

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The Happiest Place on Earth? Strategies For a Better Family Vacation Experience

admin | June 10, 2015 | 6 mins 40 secs read

“Adventures are to the adventurous.”  Benjamin Disrael What is the Secret to Better Family Vacations? On a recent trip to Disney World™ in Orlando, navigating the crowds, waiting in hour long lines to jump on a 90 second ride, I observed an interesting phenomenon – the happiest place on Earth was filled with miserable people. […]

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Step Into Your Power: Organize Your Life Success stories

Susan | June 9, 2015 | 2 mins 31 secs read

My life today is absolutely unrecognizable from when I started. I have newfound success in so many different aspects of my life. I have relocated to a new city, and I now live in a much bigger place. It is completely redecorated and is in a very fun, trendy area that I would have never dreamed of affording prior to my transformation.

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Reduce Stress: On A Scale of 1 to 10 – What is Your Stress Level?

Susan | June 3, 2015 | 1 min 9 secs read

What is your stress level right now on a scale of 1 to 10? What do you feel that stress is doing to you? Check out Susan’s latest video on stress and the impact that it may be having on your health.

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OYL Champion: Nichole Rich PHD

Susan | June 2, 2015 | 1 min 46 secs read

When you decide to be your own boss, the only person telling you what to do is YOU, and I found myself some days saying, “If only someone would just tell me what needs to be done, I’d be able to do it”. What I hadn’t anticipated was the extent that fear makes you hold onto things that don’t serve you. I am in my second OYL course, and I know that I will sign up for every one that comes along. Throughout these courses, I learned how my fear of the unknown kept me hanging on to behaviors, material items, relationships and patterns that were preventing me from getting to the next level.

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Think and Grow Rich For Women

admin | June 1, 2015 | 35 secs read

A very special Step into Your Power ™ Call as Susan Sly welcomes Camille Lawson. Camille Lawson – RN, Sexuality, Hormone and Health Consultant Podcast : Play in New Window | Download (Duration : 37:17 – 34.3 MB) NY Times Best Selling Author, Sharon Lechter, CPA, is Susan’s guest on the Step Into Your Power […]

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Susan’s Insider Secret to Stop Overwhelm: The Principle of 5

Susan | May 28, 2015 | 1 min 5 secs read

People are not organized when they are overwhelmed. When you are in overwhelm, it is challenging to take action and to even think about beginning a project. Watch Susan’s video as she explains ‘The Principle of 5’ and the freedom that it can create for you.

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Strategies for Entrepreneurs with Kids for Staying Sane During the Summer

Susan | May 21, 2015 | 3 mins 43 secs read

One of the things that many parents find challenging is embracing new routines when the kids get out of school. After the excitement of anticipating the fun holidays and adventures, many parents approach the end of the summer with equal enthusiasm; eager for their children to return to school. The question is this – can we have it both ways? Can we enjoy the summer holidays and also remain sane?

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Working Relationships: The Struggle to be the “Boss”

Susan | May 14, 2015 | 1 min 56 secs read

Our unresolved authority figure issues are playing out in our business interactions. Of course, our first “authority figures” were the people who raised us, so once again, our unresolved childhood issues are being triggered and who best to trigger them than the person closest to us?

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Working Together & Growing Apart?

Susan | May 8, 2015 | 54 secs read

“Sometimes you’re married to work; other times you are married at work.” Katherine Reynolds Lewis

A Very Special Power Call with

Susan Sly & Special Guest, Dr. Adam Sheck – The Passion Doctor

What are the best strategies to create balance, harmony and respect when you work alongside your partner? Dr. Adam gives our listeners his best guidance to avoid ‘Working Together & Growing Apart’; We want you to foster relationships that GROW TOGETHER STRONG.

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Organize Your Life: Featured Student

Susan | May 7, 2015 | 2 mins 18 secs read

I was hopeless prior to the class. I knew what I wanted, but I had no idea how to REALLY put it together. Now, I have hope that my life of financial freedom and time abundance is on its way, something that NEVER would have happened without this awesome and very simple course

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Ask The Expert: Hormones out of Balance

Susan | April 30, 2015 | 1 min 39 secs read

It is important to get a baseline hormonal blood panel and/or saliva test done by a qualified health practitioner who knows how to accurately interpret the tests. Often, these are called Integrative Physicians, Bio-identical Hormone Doctors, and Healthy Aging Practitioners. I love their training – usually medical background, nutrition, hormones, herbs and more! They work collaboratively with YOU, the client, who is always your own best health advocate.

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Organize Your Life Course: Featured Student

Susan | April 28, 2015 | 1 min read

Since taking Susan’s course, my life has completely changed. I have my appointment book color coded and scheduled. I have not missed or double booked an appointment. I have left 2 hours a day for “me time”, which I so deserved. But most importantly, now that I have a work space at my condo to call home, I have had 2 back to back 5 figure months for the first time in the professional network marketing career! I could not of achieved this success if it wasn’t for Susan and her Organize Your Life course.

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Driven to Exhaustion Trying to Have It All? Time to Find Balanced Living.

Susan | April 27, 2015 | 1 min 9 secs read

Can someone push too hard? We are told to go for our goals but what happens when we drive ourselves to the point of exhaustion. Does doing more actually mean accomplishing more? In this podcast, balanced living strategist, Susan Sly, shares her personal journey with pushing herself to the point of losing her health and how she learned how to live with greater balance.

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Ask the Expert: Getting Spouses Organized

Susan | April 23, 2015 | 2 mins 8 secs read

Your question reveals a common theme I’ve encountered in my almost 25 years of couples counseling and relationship coaching. What happens when one partner is “growing” in one area, while the other is not or is more accurately “growing” at a different pace in their own way?

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Goal: Stop Being Disorganized – Organize Your Life: Featured Student

Susan | April 16, 2015 | 4 mins 49 secs read

All I wanted from Organize Your Life was to increase my income. What I got, was my life back. Organization is a process. I continue to take Susan’s courses because I learn something new every time, and because honestly, I don’t have it all figured out yet. I am off to a good start, but I am still in the process of creating new habits. But what I do know, is that getting organized took me from where I was a year ago to where I am today, and I continue to stay committed to the process. As Susan says, “I can be, do and have anything I dream.” And I dream really big

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Make Tax Savings Easy with the #1 Tax Coach in North America

Susan | April 14, 2015 | 1 min 22 secs read

Join Susan Sly as she interviews Sandy Botkin in this very insightful interview. Sandy is known as the #1 Tax Coach in North America.

Prior to joining the Tax Reduction Institute, Sandy spent three years in the tax department of the international accounting firm, Touche Ross. He has extensive financial and legal experience, including five years as a legal specialist in the Office of Chief Counsel for the Internal Revenue Service.

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Ask The Expert: How To Take Great Professional Headshots

Susan | April 9, 2015 | 1 min 58 secs read

What is the look you would like to portray to your client? Do you want to feel approachable? Do you want to have strictly a business look or more laid back? There is nothing more frustrating than investing both time and money for photos, only to realize the end result doesn’t fit with your brand. As small business owners, many times we are our brand and it is important to stay consistent with the image you are trying to portray.

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Work-Life Balance Tips: Put it Away! :The Benefits of Locking Up Your Mobile Phone

Susan | April 7, 2015 | 2 mins 56 secs read

Today, many people live, breathe and exist with their phone as an appendage. An article in the Daily Mail reported that the average smart phone user picks up their phone 1500 times per week and spends over three hours per day using it. Essentially one day each week, in total, is dedicated to smart phone use. We are using our phones more supposedly so we can be more efficient however how healthy is it?

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Nothing Is Impossible: What to Do When Someone Tells You It Is Impossible

admin | April 2, 2015 | 45 secs read

Are you someone who really believes nothing is impossible? Or when faced with new ideas and opportunity, does your mind immediately go to the challenges? The happiest people are those who believe that nothing is impossible. At least not completely. These people believe that with dedication, perseverance, and some creativity – there is very little that is not […]

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Create An Extraordinary Life in 7 Steps

Susan | March 31, 2015 | 1 min 14 secs read

Do you want to create an extraordinary life? Learn how with leader among women entrepreneurs, Susan Sly. Susan guides you through 7 Steps to Take to Create An Extraordinary Life in this amazing podcast. Get your pen and paper ready. This podcast will transform your thoughts and make creating an extraordinary life simple and easy! […]

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Overcoming Challenges In Life

Susan | March 31, 2015 | 1 min 3 secs read

Overcoming challenges – sometimes it feels like there is just no solution to what life throws at you. From time to time, we all feel like life can be too much to take. Yet, the strong keep getting up and put one foot in front of the other until suddenly, we are moving forward again. Overcoming […]

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Power Affirmations: Negative Thoughts? Affirmations Shift

Susan | March 31, 2015 | 56 secs read

Power affirmations are those you repeat to yourself over and over that empower and energize you into taking action, feeling better, and having a greater sense of control over your life. Power affirmations can include positive thinking affirmations, inspirational affirmations, and more. Basically, power affirmations are anything that shifts your mindset from where you are […]

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Are Your Hormones Out of Balance?: A Special Hormones & Relationships Power Call

Susan | March 31, 2015 | 23 secs read

What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.” Oscar Wilde Okay – so you created a schedule, you wrote it all out, you felt good, empowered even, because you had a plan. Then, suddenly, you received a call that you had to pick up your. What seems to us as bitter […]

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Is Procrastination Costing You?

Susan | March 27, 2015 | 48 secs read

We know that procrastination is a problem.  However, how much does it actually cost you? It can be so innocent – saying we will save money when we make more money or start working out when we lose weight.  The reality is that the small things, procrastinated on, over time, do add up. Consider this: […]

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Does Your ‘to do’ list build up and create chaos? : Susan’s Top Tip

Susan | March 19, 2015 | 34 secs read

Are you allowing your ‘to do’ list to build up and create chaos, overwhelm and anxiety in your life? In this video Susan shares her top tip for getting things done!

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7 Steps to Create an Extraordinary Life

Susan | March 12, 2015 | 40 secs read

Join Susan Sly as she takes you through 7 Steps to Create An Extraordinary Life.

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Overcome Life Challenges

Susan | February 27, 2015 | 46 secs read

Everyone goes through life events that rock their world, whether it’s a job layoff, illness, bankruptcy, divorce, massive debt, etc. In this blogcast, Jeffery Boyle interviews Susan Sly, a Balanced Living Strategist, and discusses the steps we can take to overcoming life’s challenges.

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Positive Thinking Affirmations – Negative Thoughts? Affirmations Shift Your Perspective

Susan | February 20, 2015 | 46 secs read

We have the power to change our thoughts. Inherently, when we change our thoughts we change our lives. Affirmations are an effective tool to shift you from negative to calm, positive and productive thoughts.
Affirmations have been proven to transform our thoughts. When we begin to shift our thinking toward the positive, we become powerful magnets for improved health, finances, self-esteem, relationships and more.

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Creating A Schedule | Life Happens: 4 Key Questions that Lemon Biters Ask

Susan | February 12, 2015 | 4 mins 17 secs read

Creating a schedule is great! But what about when life happens? Sometimes despite our best attempts at creating a schedule and getting organized, life gets in the way. This is when it is time to just bite the lemon… “What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.” Oscar Wilde Okay – […]

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Hormones Out of Balance? A Hormones & Relationships Power Call

Susan | February 5, 2015 | 1 min 6 secs read

If you are dealing with hormones out of balance, it can affect many areas of your life. Having hormones out of balance takes its toll on relationships and even hinder your ability to be happy. Camille has been empowering clients in the healthcare profession for over 25 years. If you have hormones out of balance, she […]

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Getting Organized: Are You Operating in Chaos? 5 Tips to Create A Million Dollar Schedule

Susan | January 30, 2015 | 4 mins read

Although scheduling can sometimes feel overwhelming or confining, the reality is that it is essential to the prolific results that the majority of us want to achieve. Scheduling can in fact be liberating as we configure our time to align with the life we desire to establish.

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Your Life Planner Tip: Master Your Day Planner

Susan | January 16, 2015 | 1 min 15 secs read

“Managing multiple projects is like being the parent of a large family that you have to feed. Each aspect of your job can be like another child that needs nurturing. You can’t neglect any one of the ‘children’ and expect to have a healthy family.” – Peter Turla

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Thrive Though Adversity

Susan | January 9, 2015 | 56 secs read

Have you ever wondered how some people thrive through adversity? Watch Susan’s video and learn more about adversity and how it impacts people.

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Increase Personal Power: Step Into Your Power™ – Creating An Epic Year

Susan | January 9, 2015 | 1 min 10 secs read

So many people set goals with excitement and determination and yet not everyone is able to stay committed in the long haul. What does it really take to stay focused and on task? What do you require to really thrive in 2015 and create your epic year?

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3 Key Questions to Get Unstuck

Susan | January 1, 2015 | 1 min 12 secs read

When you can’t move forward or make progress, you need to get unstuck. Yet, it can be hard to get unstuck when you are trying to do it on your own. Let me help… Everyone gets stuck now and then. It happens to the best of us. When this happens, it can be hard to […]

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Happy Holidays

Susan | December 24, 2014 | 8 secs read

Happy Holidays.
We wish you a wonderful new year filled with abundance, joy and treasured moments.
May 2015 be your best year yet!

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Be Successful With Courage: The Greatest Gift

Susan | December 18, 2014 | 4 mins 11 secs read

The greatest gift we can ever give another is to pour greatness into them; to show them not who they are but who they can become. Throughout the day people tend to beat themselves up, and this includes our children. It is easy to become enraptured in the notion that we are stuck and that success isn’t on our horizon. All it takes is one person to see our capacity and change our entire life.

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A Life Planner Can Help When You Are Ready to Get Organized!

Susan | December 11, 2014 | 1 min 25 secs read

Considering a life planner? If you have decided now is the time – you are ready to learn how get organized and you are going to finally get organized – good for you! The really great news is that you don’t have to do it on your own! A life planner can help! Likewise, a life […]

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Rise of the Entrepreneur

Susan | December 4, 2014 | 1 min 25 secs read

So you think you want to be an entrepreneur? Last week, in Las Vegas, we premiered the new documentary – The Rise of the Entrepreneur.  Amazing thought leaders, teachers and authors such as Robert Kiosaki, Jack Canfield and John Assaraf appear in this film to share their thoughts on entrepreneurship and the changing face of […]

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Rise of the Entrepreneur – Now On DVD

Susan | November 25, 2014 | 30 secs read

The Rise of the Entrepreneur The Most Powerful Recruiting Tool in Network Marketing History. The world is changing faster than ever. Technology is accelerating, job security is declining and income inequality is increasing. People are overworked and underpaid. With less time and freedom, people are left wondering if there is a better way. Our changing […]

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Rise of the Entrepreneur

Susan | November 18, 2014 | 11 secs read

Congratulations Eric Worre. The movie will premier this Thursday, November 20th at the Go Pro Recruiting Mastery event. Featuring interviews with Paul Zane Pilzer, Les Brown, Robert Kiyosaki, John Assaraf, Susan Sly and many more amazing entrepreneurs.

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What To Do When You Stop Going for Your Goal

Susan | November 7, 2014 | 3 mins 17 secs read

We set goals for ourselves from a place of high motivation. We want to lose weight. We want to make more money. We want to find the perfect partner. We are excited and start to take action toward our objective. What happens to the majority of people is that they very quickly lose their drive; giving up on their goal often within days or weeks of starting.

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Being Happy & Life Balance: Do You Require Some Breathing Space?

Susan | October 30, 2014 | 3 mins 53 secs read

Breathing space, the ability to step away if only for an hour, is a powerful tool to re-gain energy, perspective and lower stress. A balanced life requires times of production and times of recuperation and when we are ‘in it’ it is tough to carve out that space.

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Organize Your Office: Cleaning Up a Small Workspace – Part Three

Susan | October 24, 2014 | 2 mins 54 secs read

An organized workspace is essential for productivity. It doesn’t matter if you are a student living in a dorm room with minimal space, someone who has a desk in the corner of their family room or working out of a converted closet. When we are serious about creating results in our lives, having a place to produce those results that is both utilitarian and inspiring is essential.

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Organizing Your Office: Cleaning Up a Small Workspace Part-Two

Susan | October 17, 2014 | 2 mins 24 secs read

In looking at workspaces there are several key aspects for productivity – functionality, inspiration and accessibility to necessary items.

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Organizing A Small Workspace – Part One

Susan | October 10, 2014 | 3 mins 10 secs read

One of the questions I get asked from students, renters and people who, for whatever reason, are residing in a dwelling where they cannot make significant changes, is – how do I organize this? My passion is organization and specifically workspaces. When our workspace is free of clutter, inspiring and functional, we are able to be much more productive and this translates into many other areas of our lives.

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Be More Productive: The Production Notebook

Susan | October 3, 2014 | 59 secs read

The Production Notebook…What is It and Why Should Your Start This Daily Habit?

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Enjoy Life: A Case For Clarity

Susan | September 11, 2014 | 5 mins 54 secs read

On an early flight from Toronto to L.A. two years ago, I had a delightful, albeit brief, surprise encounter with Joan Rivers.

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A Happy Life: Life Hacks to Be Happier – 12 Ideas for Creating Great Family Habits

Susan | September 4, 2014 | 5 mins read

Habits are what shape our reality and we either sit in a place of contentment with that reality or we look for ways to improve. Back to school time is a wonderful arena for the creation of new habits as we are conditioned to associate this time of year with new beginnings.

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Having It All: The Right to Complain Is A Myth

Susan | July 3, 2014 | 5 mins 26 secs read

One thing is for absolute certain – complaining takes us out of balance. The more we complain, the worse we feel. The worse we feel, the tougher it gets. Resisting the urge to complain immediately sends a signal that we are not going to succumb to the seduction of the pity party; we are not going to allow ourselves to get caught up in verbalizing our disappointment in a situation when that takes our attention away from focusing forward.

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Being Happy & Personal Development: What Will It Take For You To Set a New Course?

Susan | June 27, 2014 | 3 mins 43 secs read

Being happy… that elusive goal we all seek, yet seem to chase more than find. What will it take for you to be happy? Personal development requires you to move forward with passion toward your goals. The question is not how to gain confidence but how to prevent yourself from blocking what you need to […]

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Stay On Track This Summer – Time Management for Work Life Balance

Susan | June 5, 2014 | 3 mins 22 secs read

Craving work life balance this summer? These time management and personal development tips can help you stay on track! With strong time management skills, you can have a strong career and be happy in your personal life at the same time. This is the key to work life balance! “People who produce good results feel good […]

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