Category Archives: 2006 Linda Talley Articles

Traits of Successful People

Ever wondered what successful people have? It’s really not what they have but what they do with what they have! Write down what you believe to be your 5 strengths. Then write down your 5 weaknesses. Now, how are you … Continue reading

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Tis the Season, a Magical Time for Personal Growth

Yes, it’s that time of year again when we are out celebrating, shopping, decorating, cooking, you name it! This is a magical time of the year that I look forward to (because I am not in retail) and cherish. Some … Continue reading

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Silence in the Workplace

What happens when your staff keeps quiet? Is this a good or bad sign? I always say that when no one talks at a meeting, people are not saying what’s on their mind! Probably today many employees are staying quiet … Continue reading

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Learning to Control Your Control Freak

You might have built the company! It’s your baby! And it’s grown and you are overworked, over-contacted, over-emailed, over budget and perhaps just plain tired! The first question I ask my clients when working with them is “what can you … Continue reading

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Knee-Jerk Reactions

These may be stressful times but you don’t have to have a knee-jerk reaction to them! You can beat those knee-jerk reactions because they are a learned reaction that over time you make into a habit. It may not be … Continue reading

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Hooking Walk-In Customers

Is there a method to hooking walk-in customers? Yes, you can always do that with displays but if you don’t have displays, what do you do? Here are some key ideas: 1. Make eye contact. People want to be seen. … Continue reading

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Do You Know Your Customers?

The best way to get to know your customers is to ask them. They will tell you what they think about you, your business, your staff (if you have them), and how they feel they have been treated. With this … Continue reading

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Creating Balance

How do you create balance this time of year when everything seems to be happening at once and everyone wants a piece of your from business associates, the boss and family members. It can be hard on anyone. Instead of … Continue reading

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Confidence Boosters

Last month we talked about traits of successful people and I talked about how keeping your word to yourself would boost your self-confidence. People have begun asking me for more ideas on these boosters so here are a few ideas … Continue reading

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Clean Out Your Mind as Well as Your Closets

Hey, it’s 4 months into the year and because you’ve been reading all my enewsletters and articles, I know you have completely cleaned out your closets, your garage, your drawers, etc. Now, have you cleaned out your mind? This is … Continue reading

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