I recently asked a question to John Maxwell about momentum. Sometimes in our careers we start to gain momentum, which is great especially when you're starting a business or starting something new. Momentum is AWESOME.It's important and it's critical to our success. We start to have people actually contacting us and asking us to do things; so we say 'YES'. And we keep saying YES, YES, YES. And eventually we start to say YES to things that don't really make any sense. Until we get to a point that all of those YES's are actually causing us to go backwards.Read More
How can I improve my thinking ?
For the longest time I lived in a lack mindset. I never thought there was enough of anything. I wasn’t enough. There were never enough resources, money, time, or energy for anything. I spent most of my time feeling guilty Then I learned about the abundance mindset. Stephen Covey explained these concepts in
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. He wrote,Read More
One of my favorite books related to growth is John Maxwell's, "The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth." It share the 15 laws that will help you grow yourself. The really impactful thing about growing ourselves is that it impacts everyone around us. Many of us try to grow others first, without thinking about our own growth. But that is exactly opposite of what we need to do. We need to grow ourselves first. We need to focus on filling ourselves up with whatever we need to be the best version of ourselves. If we aren't growing, our team will notice. Our clients will notice. Our family will notice. Take time today to think about your growth plan.Read More
Last September on a warm day in Paraguay I walked around the campus of National University with my new friend Gabi. Gabi showed me their typical classrooms, library, and beautiful campus. Students were doing their homework outside, while cats wandered around. They even had pet alligators on campus!
Have you heard of the 'Hot Air Balloon Effect?' I bet you haven't because I just came up with it. HA! :)
I live in a beautiful community in central Wisconsin. We have lakes, rivers, rolling hills, farmland, and a mountain. It's a magical place, but there is one other thing that makes it even more magical...Hot Air Balloons!Read More
"You can’t afford to quit on your dreams.” -Terry Bradshaw
A few weeks ago I had the privilege of learning from Terry Bradshaw at a conference in California. He's a football champion and I was excited to hear his message, so I could share it with all of you. :)
I can't tell you how many times in my life that I've said these two magical words to myself. I remember when I started my first business and I was unsure of what to do. I would say, "Allison, just start." Then as I gained momentum and I wanted to grow more I would say, "Just start...again."Read More
Leadership Lessons from Paris, France
About one month ago I did something CRAZY! My husband and I decided to travel to Paris, France. We were a bit nervous, but mostly excited because we love adventures and visiting new cities. The first day we arrived we jumped off the plane and it was tomorrow already. We had a choice. Stay awake and tour around Paris for the day or go to sleep. Of course we decided to stay awake. Each day we visited amazing historical monuments and walked the streets of Paris. It was so fun and I learned so much about leadership.Read More
What does Collaboration vs. Competition mean to you?
I had my friend Natalie ask me to cover this topic...She’s currently a college student in education and is experiencing other students feel like they need to compete against each other starting because they think they'll be competing in the workforce.Read More
I’m working on my next keynote speech. I posted a quick question about excuses on Facebook last week and had from all over the world respond to it. I learned that we all have excuses that hold us back from doing what we truly want to do.Read More
“Whether you think you can or you think you can’t you’re right” Henry Ford
Today’s topic is about what you can do and what you can’t do. I like to think that I can do anything, however there are definitely things that will be out of my reach… I do think that if I really want to accomplish something and it’s in my strength zone I can do it.Read More
"I believe ambition is not a dirty word. It's just believing in yourself and your abilities."
- Reese WitherspoonRead More