Learn and G.R.O.W. with our Informative Blog

Learn and G.R.O.W. with our Informative Blog

Money Strategies That Will Make You Rich

Are you reaching your financial goals? Do you even have financial goals? Regardless of your current financial situation, there are several money strategies to use that can make you rich. There are no guarantees in life, but you can greatly increase the odds in your favor. Intelligent decisions, great ideas, and consistent behavior are all you need.

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Money Habits That Can Keep You Poor

Are Your Money Habits Harmful?

Most people believe that some individuals are just born lucky. Or they have a predisposition to succeed. But, no, that is not true. None of us are born with a rare success gene. What is true? Our success results from what we repeatedly do or do not do.  And keep this in mind – it is not only about forming positive habits. But it is avoiding poor habits, too.

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Why You May Want to Be Wealthy

Few topics elicit such a wide range of opinions as wealth. It seems we either pursue wealth with reckless abandon or downplay the importance of having money altogether. While money isn’t the only thing that matters, there are few substitutes for those areas of life where money excels. Being wealthy certainly has its advantages. And believe it or not, it has disadvantages too.

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Money Beliefs That Are Not True

It’s not the things you don’t know but rather the incorrect things you believe that cause real challenges in life. A few errors in your thinking can be a detriment to your finances. So, steer clear of money myths. And enhance your understanding of money and personal finances. That’s an effective way to get on the path to prosperity.

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5 Steps to Move from Scarcity to Abundnace

Most people live with a scarcity mindset. In certain parts of the world, people have a good reason to feel this way. There is a shortage of food, clean water, and housing in much of the world. But our scarcity thinking is heavily influenced by advertisers and the media. Move your mindset from scarcity to abundance with these 5 steps.

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Do You Have an Abundance or Scarcity Mindset?

How you view the world can affect the opportunities you see, your expectations, and ultimately your results. You can choose to see the world as a place of abundance or a place of scarcity. One is certainly more optimistic than the other! Your view of the world is very different if you choose one over the other. An abundance mindset…

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Independence Day Perspective

The fourth of July is a time for fireworks, backyard barbeques, and get-togethers with family and friends. For most Americans, it’s a day to celebrate. But there’s another perspective to consider. Independence Day celebrates America’s freedom from Britain. However, not all Americans were free on July 4, 1776.

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3 Types of Intelligence That Impact Your Success

How many types of intelligence are there? Some experts claim there are two – others claim nine! But which kind matters for success and happiness? Three types of intelligence significantly impact your success. And it may surprise you to learn that the first one (IQ) doesn’t matter very much.

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Assembling Your Personal Board of Advisors

Imagine for a moment that your life is a business, and you are the CEO. Perhaps each quarter, or even each month, you would gather in a meeting room with a group of trusted advisors – a board of directors. With their input and guidance, you would develop strategies for the growth and success of your joint venture. You wouldn’t make those critical decisions on your own. That’s why having a Personal Board of Advisors is essential.

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6 Steps to Cultivate Courage

Is fear holding you back from living your life to the fullest? Do you wish you could show up more courageously in your day-to-day interactions with coworkers? Are you afraid to go after bigger things even though you deserve them? Once you learn to push past the fear, a whole world of endless possibilities can open up for you. Take these steps…

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You Have the Power to Choose Yourself

Decisions! Decisions! Decisions!
In the third article of the Power Series, I shared how I dealt with an impossible-to-please boss. And survived! Actually, I excelled. Now let’s pick up where we left off: I realized that while the regional VP had seniority, that did not negate my power to decide what was best for me. Remember, you always have a choice.

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You Have the Power to Survive a Bad Boss

I worked at Microsoft for 7 years, from 2004 to 2011. And I did well from the start. My hard work and contributions were appreciated. It showed in the promotions I received, along with increased responsibilities. Everything was fantastic, and I was on a fast-tracked upward trajectory. You can probably tell where this is going. Undoubtedly, you know something went wrong…

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You Have the Power to Create Wealth

The Money Talk
“Financial illiteracy is not an issue unique to any one population. It affects everyone: men and women, young and old, across all racial and socioeconomic lines. No longer can we stand by and ignore this problem. The economic future of the United States depends on it.”…

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You Have the Power to Defy Your Beginnings

My Family’s Humble Beginnings
As far as humble beginnings are concerned, mine was almost as modest as they come. Like so many others in this country who descended from slavery, my ancestry is a mystery to me. But I do have a few old, faded family photos. While I can’t look as far back as some people can, I can tell you a few things about my parents, JT and Marion Lester…

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Does Personal Coaching Really Work?

Yes, Coaching Works!
If you are ready to invest in yourself and your future, coaching might be the very best investment you can make. Why? I firmly believe that personal coaching is the fastest way to move, or ascend, from where you are to where you truly want to be….

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‘Self-Made’ is Not a Thing: It Takes a Team

We hear a description all the time about successful, and usually incredibly wealthy, people: self-made. It sounds impressive, but can it really be true? Can an individual achieve their wildest dreams without the assistance of another soul? Personally, I think not. Keep reading to find out why!

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The Key to Career Satisfaction

How Do You Feel About Work?
Unfortunately, if you are unhappy and feel stuck in your career, you are not alone. A worldwide Gallup poll found only 15% of the world’s one billion full-time workers are engaged at work. Moreover, 80% of Americans are dissatisfied with their jobs…

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A Lucrative Guide to Creating a Wealth Mindset

Do your financial goals include building wealth?
Without a wealth mindset, it’s unlikely that you’ll do all the things that are necessary to build and preserve wealth. While it’s not the only thing you…

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The coach is ‘in’: Are you?

So, you think you are ready for a personal coach? If so, you’ve come to the right place! I am here and ready to be a guide on your journey towards reaching your limitless potential. But because we’re big on managing…

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Make a Big, Bold Move #likeaboss

I want to share the life-changing moment of Gaining Clarity that led me to my Big Bold Move. Hopefully, it encourages you to get clear on your next bold move.

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The Power of Relationship Capital

Do you ever wish you had a cadre of people you could rely on to support your goals, to celebrate your successes, to stand up for you? You can, and you should. Those people – your true connections – amplify your personal power…

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Stay Connected: A 5-Minute Guide to Boost Your Social Wellness

Mental health, physical health – google either one and you’ll find billions of articles and websites with helpful information and advice. But there’s another important factor in your overall wellbeing: social…

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3 Simple Steps to Find a Career That Brings You Happiness

Are you still trying to figure out what you want to do when you “grow up”? Do you already know exactly what position you want, but you’re just not sure how to get there? We spend such a large portion of our time at work that…

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Level Up and G.R.O.W.

Hi, I’m Lisa L. Baker, founder of Ascentim.
Here, you’ll find inspirational quotes, thought-provoking articles, challenging questions, and personal stories to help you reignite your passions, connect to your purpose and leverage your strengths…

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“People who want to stand out
at work or face a job crisis increasingly turn to career coaches.”

– The Wall Street Journal

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Lisa’s approach to personal finance is equally compassionate and no-nonsense. Never judgmental, her guidance allows me to make sound financial decisions because — once my emotions are grounded — it truly does come down to ‘basic math.’ Thank you Lisa for your wisdom!”

– L. Hawkins

Lisa’s approach to personal finance is equally compassionate and no-nonsense. Never judgmental, her guidance allows me to make sound financial decisions because — once my emotions are grounded — it truly does come down to ‘basic math.’ Thank you Lisa for your wisdom!”
– L. Hawkins

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