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  • Wired to Win: How Are You Hardwired?

    As a courtesy reminder, registration for the Wired to Win 101: How Are You Hardwired? online class to be held on Saturday, December 12, 2020 is closing on Monday, December 7, 2020.   ABOUT THE CLASS With your participation in this class, you will understand your innate wiring at a level where you transform how The post Wired to Win: How Are You Hardwired? appeared first on Excellerate Associates.

  • The Unexpected…

    In life and in business, things happen that we don’t expect. I’m all for planning. Teach it. Do it. And think all business owners need to do more of it. If you plan correctly there are very few things that will catch you off-guard. I always plan for as many contingencies as possible and then...Read More

  • Giving Thanks is a Powerful Habit

    Thanksgiving is an opportunity to reflect on even the littlest things in life. It’s a moment to focus on the positive aspects of life. It’s also a time to acknowledge others around you, like your team. My team means the world to me. Whether they handled the IT, lead an initiative, completed construction, or cleaned The post Giving Thanks is a Powerful Habit appeared first on Excellerate Associates.

  • When to Hire New Employees – 3 Tips to Hiring Responsibly

    If you noticed that the mound of work is preventing you from following up, it may be time to increase your staff. Your business can’t sustain itself if customers aren’t nurtured or opportunities are falling through the cracks. To determine when to hire more employees, there are several things you should consider. 1. Audit the The post When to Hire New Employees – 3 Tips to Hiring Responsibly appeared first on Excellerate Associates.

  • Reflections

    As you read this, I have just boarded an airplane. Headed to Ohio to bury my mom who passed last week. I’ve spent a lot of time, in the last week, reflecting on my relationship with my mom. It was complicated. And, in the end, she was still my mom. As with most of us,...Read More

  • See What Happens When You’re Grateful

    From the moment I could write, my parents insisted that I send thank you notes whenever I received gifts. I learned that it was a way of showing gratitude and acknowledging that person’s thoughtfulness. I also learned to say thank you whenever someone commented or acknowledged what I had done well. At the time, I The post See What Happens When You’re Grateful appeared first on Excellerate Associates.

  • We’re In Our Last Few Hours…

    It’s Day 4 of the “Your 90 Day Year” online event so we’ll be wrapping things up today with the detailed 90-day marketing plan. Each day up until now has led up to this…the most exciting part. Tomorrow will be a full day Mastermind with my Platinum and Private clients as we wrap up a...Read More

  • Happy Dance, Last Chance, and Plan For It

    Happy Dance! We’re Certified! It’s official! I’m proud to announce that Excellerate Associates earned the national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Great Lakes Women’s Business Council, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). Earning our WBENC Certification and joining this powerful network of women-owned businesses is an The post Happy Dance, Last Chance, and Plan For It appeared first on Excellerate Associates.

  • New Beginnings Now!

    Have you ever wished you could start over? Or does the mere mention of it make you shudder? Start Over… that’s a BIG concept! What if you thought of it as a New Beginning instead of starting over… I use the term “Start Again”! I always feel like I can start again… in the new...Read More

  • Association Email Scripts for BeeKonnected

    Help for BeeKonnected members reach out to Associations, Clubs, Rotary, Groups, Clubs and Non-Profits. This is broken into 2 major sections: (1) GETTING THE ASSOCIATION Here are the steps – so you know what to do next and where to start. 1. Make a list of all associations/groups/chambers/rotaries/nonprofits – you must know TONS – especially The post Association Email Scripts for BeeKonnected first appeared on Tracy Repchuk.

  • Thinking of Writing A Book? 3 Things You Need to Know

    According to Bowker’s annual survey of the self-publishing market, the number of books self published in the U.S. jumped 40% from 2017 to 2018. With print on demand technology, it’s becoming easier than ever to get your ideas out into the world. If you have dreams of writing a book, there are three important things The post Thinking of Writing A Book? 3 Things You Need to Know appeared first on Excellerate Associates.

  • Do You Worry… All The Time?

    Worry, worry, worry… Do you worry and fret that things in your business won’t work? Then, do you also worry that they will work too well? All at the same time… What if it doesn’t work and nobody buys? Then you just re-group and try some other things. What if too many people buy and...Read More

  • The Ten Simple Words

    This week, I had the pleasure to be on a panel facilitated online by Financial Editor of NBC Today, Jean Chatzky and hosted by Citizens Bank. I was sharing my experiences and the impact of the pandemic on both of my businesses and how we pivoted. As I look at how we and my clients The post The Ten Simple Words appeared first on Excellerate Associates.

  • Do You Know What’s Working In Your Business Right Now?

    Does that sound like a silly question? Think about it for a minute… Do you really know what’s working and what isn’t? Are you measuring? Do you have a plan for where you’re going? Or, do you just throw mud on the wall and have to clean up the mess later? So many businesses just...Read More

  • The Inner Game of Entrepreneurship

    While most business courses focus on educating entrepreneurs for all the “external” challenges they’ll face, such as market strategy, product rollouts, and team recruiting, very little attention is paid to the internal quandaries you face when operating a business. However, much like sports, what separates champions from the others is the ability to master your The post The Inner Game of Entrepreneurship appeared first on Excellerate Associates.

  • Overwhelmed… Or Not…

    It’s easy to get overwhelmed in life and in business. And, sometimes, we let things overwhelm us that are actually good things. A simple paradigm shift can change everything… There’s always an upside to everything you do in your business. And everything that happens in your business. Have to separate from a team member? There’s...Read More

  • Are You Trying to Grow Your Business in Bits and Pieces?

    Are You Trying to Grow Your Business In Bits and Pieces? What’s a bits-and-pieces approach you ask? After working with thousands of entrepreneurs over almost 20 years now, I found that many people take a bits-and-pieces approach to their business. When I started my business many years ago, I did it, too. I would wake up and The post Are You Trying to Grow Your Business in Bits and Pieces? appeared first on Excellerate Associates.

  • Your Last Quarter Push… Or You Can Give Up

    You have 2 choices about how you handle the next two and a half months… You can sort of blow it off and take a wait and see attitude. You can say 2020 was a bad year, it sucked, and you’ll be glad when it’s over. OR… You can start fresh. Right now. In this...Read More

  • Networking in a Virtual World: Seize The Moment

    What a joy it was to be asked to speak at the 20th Great Lakes Women’s Business Virtual Conference this week. I think it was my topic title that got their attention: Shift Has Hit The Fan! Now How Do I Navigate It? I shared strategies for staying motivated when working virtually based on your The post Networking in a Virtual World: Seize The Moment appeared first on Excellerate Associates.

  • Time For A Business Inventory

    How often do you look at your business to see what’s working and what isn’t? Do you consider what programs to add and which ones you should eliminate on an annual basis? At Your 90 Day Year™” November 9th-12th, we’ll do just that. I’ll lead you through a process so you can get clear on...Read More