Author Archives: Debra Kasowski

EPISODE 136 – Stop! No Excuses Allowed

“Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.” George Washington Carver

One habit you are going to want to break free from is the habit of making excuses. Excuses are the long litany of reasons or rationale as to why you did not take action or do what you said you were going to do. Excuses defend your behaviours. When you fall on excuses, you are avoiding taking ownership of your life and responsibility for the outcomes and results Read the rest

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EPISODE 135 – Learning to Let Go and Move On

“The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.” 
― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

Letting go of past situations where you experienced hurt, betrayal, or injustice can be challenging. What tends to happen is that people replay situations or moments in time where they made mistakes, said something they should not have, stressed over things that never happened, or they took actions Read the rest

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EPISODE 134 – Scheduling Your Priorities

“The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” – Stephen Covey

Your priorities are determined by what’s most important to you. People often have a long list of things to do but they do not always stop and prioritize what they need to get done. Why are you doing what you are doing? Is what you are doing getting yourself closer to achieving your goals? If not, you will want to start thinking about why you are doing what you are Read the rest

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EPISODE 133 – Pay Attention to Achieve a New Level of Thinking

“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” ― Albert Einstein

What we think about influences how we feel and the actions we take. When you think positive thoughts, you feel great and are more likely to take the actions necessary to get the results you want. When you get caught up in negative thinking, you feel frustrated, disappointed, and even let your imagination run wild with all the possibilities of what you think can Read the rest

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EPISODE 132 – Pack Your Sales Backpack with Debbie Mrazek

Meet Our Guest: 

“You don’t have to be great to get started, but you do have to get started to be great!”

Debbie Mrazek coaches and consults with Fortune 500 companies, CEOs, solopreneurs, entrepreneurs, business start-ups and family businesses, helping her clients to identify their toughest sales challenges and guiding them through the process of developing and devising a clear, concise plan; a road map to achieving their vision and exponentially growing by working “smarter not harder”. With wisdom, sincerity, perspective, and an impressive skill set, she counsels Read the rest

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EPISODE 131 – Putting Hearts in Seats with Levi Sanford

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Levi Sanford is widely regarded as a global leader in direct response advertising, lead generation, and online conversion strategy. He transforms online advertising campaigns for the world’s most influential entrepreneurs and brands in over 47 industries across 5 continents, spending over $30 million and receiving over 53 billion ad impressions in the past 5 years alone.

Levi believes that we can truly solve the world’s problems through effective campaigning. Levi’s mission is to help people who may be on their last dollar or last day Read the rest

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EPISODE 130 – Becoming a Sexy Boss with Heather Havenwood

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Heather Ann Havenwood, CEO of Havenwood Worldwide, LLC and Chief Sexy Boss, is a serial entrepreneur and major business builder interested in everyone being successful – with a special place in her heart for helping women equal the playing field.  She is regarded as a top authority on internet marketing, business strategies, and marketing.  Since marketing her first online business in 1999, bringing together clients and personal coaches, she has played an active role in the online marketing world – before most people Read the rest
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EPISODE 129 – Give More and Receive More with Teresa Spinelli

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Teresa Spinelli wasn’t destined to lead her family’s grocery business. But life takes
many turns and the leader is what she became.

Born in Edmonton in 1961 Teresa grew up at the Italian Centre Shop, taking her first
steps in the pasta isle. By age 13 she was working in the store regularly as a cashier,
never dreaming she would one day ascend to the Presidency of the company. In 1983
after successfully graduating from the University of Alberta with a psychology degree
her plan Read the rest

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EPISODE 128 – Turning Your Results Around

“. . . it’s worth recognizing that there is no such thing as an overnight success. You will do well to cultivate the resources in yourself that bring you happiness outside of success or failure. The truth is, most of us discover where we are headed when we arrive. At that time, we turn around and say, yes, this is obviously where I was going all along. It’s a good idea to try to enjoy the scenery on the detours, because you’ll probably take a few.” – Bill

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EPISODE 127 – Keep Your Goals Front and Centre

“I don’t do too much outside of football during football season, because this is my job and I take it seriously. I don’t do too much, don’t really go out at all that much, don’t eat out or anything, try to stay focused and stay to myself.”

Robert Griffin III

 

Out of sight…out of mind – goals need to be in your face!

There are many distractions and bright shiny ideas that can grab your attention. Squirrel! Told you!

You lose sight of your goals when they Read the rest

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Episode 126 – Selling in a Skirt with Judy Hoberman

Meet Our Guest

Judy Hoberman, President of Selling In A Skirt- International Speaker, Trainer, Coach and Mentor. Her 30 years in sales has given her both the knowledge and sense of humor about how men and women sell, work and live differently will enlighten you in learning how both genders can support each other’s successes in a more productive way.

Her audiences, from 10 to 10,000 are engaged with details wrapped in memorable     stories that are easily implemented that same day. In 2016 she was a TEDx speaker Read the rest

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EPISODE 125 – Silence the Voice of Mediocrity

“Every day, people settle for less than they deserve. They are only partially living or at best living a partial life. Every human being has the potential for greatness.” Bo Bennett

The other day I was watching the movie, Concussion, with Will Smith playing the lead role. He plays a physician named Bennett (who works in the coroner’s office) who is determined to make a difference and become the American he dreamed of being from childhood. He faced his biggest obstacle – the NFL organization. They want Read the rest

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Episode 124 – Struggles to Success with Pam Wasley

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Co-founder & CEO of Cerius Executives and Cerius Advisors, Pam Wasley is a serial entrepreneur with multiple decades of knowledge and experience. She has personally sold companies, led a management buyout, and advised hundreds of companies on strategies for growth and higher shareholder value. Pam has served on several private boards and is a highly sought after speaker. She’s been featured in prestigious publications such as Forbes, Entrepreneur, Fortune, and Bloomberg Businessweek on the topics of mergers and acquisitions, the workforce of the future, and Read the rest

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EPISODE 123 – The Simplicity of Success with Milana Leshinsky

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Simplicity Circle Founder Milana Leshinsky is creating a simplicity revolution for coaches, authors, speakers and entrepreneurs who want to grow their businesses with ease. Creator of Recurring Revenue Revolution, author of Coaching Millions, co-founder of JV Insider Circle, and an inventor of telesummits, Milana is known as a serial entrepreneur and paradigm shifter by many luminaries. She came from Soviet Ukraine 25 years ago as a classical musician with zero knowledge of the business world, and has built multiple six and seven-figure businesses since. Today Read the rest

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EPISODE 122 – Accountability with Purpose

“Maybe you’re not perfect, but you’re willing to actually look at yourself and take some kind of accountability. That’s a change. It might not mean that you can turn everything around, but I think there’s something incredibly hopeful about that.” Brie Larson

Let’s start by exploring what accountability means to you and why it is important. Accountability is about standing behind (or beside) the actions and decisions you make. Accountability is like a checklist to see if expectations have been met and who is responsible for what they Read the rest

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EPISODE 121 – Embrace Your Challenges as Gifts

“When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny.” – Paulo Coelho

Have you ever thought how easy life would be if only we did not have challenges? Read the rest

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EPISODE 120 – Creative Ways to Attract the Right Customers

“I attract a crowd, not because I’m an extrovert or I’m over the top or I’m oozing with charisma. It’s because I care.”

Gary Vaynerchuk

An entrepreneur does not make money without attracting the right customers to pay for it. There is more to attracting the right customer than focusing on your profit. Profit is a measure of the value you provide for others. When you are first starting out you may think you need to work with anyone who is willing to pay you. Wrong! This decision Read the rest

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EPISODE 119 – Celebrate Your Mistakes

“You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.” Johnny Cash

Many people avoid putting effort into projects and tasks because they are afraid to make a mistake. Chances are they associate making mistakes with some sort of punishment. To truly grow as a person, we need to Read the rest

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EPISODE 118 – Condition Your Mind Every Day

“Successful people maintain a positive focus in life no matter what is going on around them. They stay focused on their past successes rather than their past failures, and on the next action steps they need to take to get them closer to the fulfillment of their goals rather than all the other distractions that life presents to them.” Jack Canfield

Every day we are give a choice whether to allow the negativity in the world to influence our own world’s. You have a choice in what Read the rest

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EPISODE 117 – Don’t Be an Ass! Ask for Help

“Leadership begins by asking how you can make things better?”
― 
Jeffrey Fry

One of the greatest challenges new leaders face is asking for help. You can probably relate to being in a new role wanting to prove your capability to those around you. You do not want to show your weakness for fear that someone will think they made a mistake for hiring you. You want everyone to believe that you have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to do the work they have been hired you to Read the rest

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