Practical Wisdom

I have really been looking forward to writing this post. Interestingly this topic has come up in a few different areas of my life. The first instance was when I was re-reading “42 Rules of Product Management: Learn the Rules of Product Management from Leading Experts from Around the World” by Brian Lawley and Greg Cohen. Their number one rule was “Rules Are Meant to Be Broken.” They even supplemented their first example with a great quote by the Dalai Lama: “Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.”

In Lawley and Cohen’s book they start with…

Hello Everyone -

I just wanted to take a quick moment to invite you to free hot seat business coaching next week.

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The session will be on Monday May 3, 2021 at 12pm — 1pm. It will be first come, first served. I hope you come join me!

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Practical Wisdom Newsletter

Hello Everyone!

I have been a bit quiet on the writing front over the last few months. I started working at eCornell as a Program Lead in the Business, Technology, and Design courses and got a bit out of the writing habit.

So, this week I have a few stories for you. Expect more than just one or two stories a month in the future. I will aim for at least a few a week as I get used to the new schedule. Please let me know what you find helpful!

For your reading pleasure!

And, as always, if you need more support in creating positive habits in work or in life reach out to me or one of the many other amazing coaches on to get support.

Practical Wisdom

Close to the Vest

Stack the Deck

Back in the days of the wild west, poker players use to keep their cards low on the table and close to their vests. They did this to make sure no one else could see their cards and to avoid other players getting the upper hand by changing their playing style based on knowing about their cards.

In this analogy, I want you to think about your inner circle as the hand you have been dealt. Now you might have a hand for business, for family, for friends … but usually, in a special area of your life, you are…

Practical Wisdom

Get Out of Your Own Way

This is one of those things that I talk about often with clients. They tell me they are busy all day long, but they are not getting the important things done. Or they tell me that they know they are procrastinating on doing something, so they put it off until the end of the day and then sometimes just don’t do it at all.

I’m no stranger to procrastination or putting off hard things for longer than is healthy. It wasn’t until the last few years that I even knew you could get an extension on filing your taxes. It…

Practical Wisdom

Get Out of Your Own Way

Years before I the kids, I had that friend. You know that friend. The one that you go everywhere with. The one that you call for no reason. The one that everyone tells you is bad for you, but you don’t listen. Wait … what?

Yeah, that friend. I am not even sure how I met her. But since she didn’t have a job and I worked from home … it was nice to have a friend that I could call just about anytime I wanted. Interestingly, my husband and I even purchased a house across the street from her.

Practical Wisdom


The holidays can be a stressful time for anyone, and even more so when you are in charge of hosting a holiday party, having family stay with you, are experiencing financial restraints, are in the middle of quarantine, or have a lot of responsibilities.

This can all take away a lot of the joy of the holiday season, no matter which holiday your family celebrates. But with mindfulness, you can learn how to let the unnecessary stresses go, and live in the moment. …

Practical Wisdom

Protect Your Mental Health

Most of us have that one person we can always count on. You call them up when you’re nervous about a job interview, frustrated with a family member, or even grieving the loss of a loved one. They always seem to know the right thing to say to make you feel a little better about the situation, a little more confident in yourself, and a little less lost in your sadness.

But we have been facing a global crisis for some time now that is unlike anything we have ever seen before. When anxiety spikes, many respond by pulling away…

Practical Business

Get Your First 1000 Subscribers in 30 Day

Once you have created your freebie, you need to create and set up autoresponder messages based on that freebie and based on the goals you have for the people who downloaded that freebie. You can use these ideas to brainstorm ideas for your autoresponder series.

Thank You Email — Once your target fills out the form to get the freebie, they should receive an email right away that thanks them and gives them a link to the download page. …

Jackie Schwabe, MBA, PCC

Certified ICF PCC Coach. Student of Habits Empowerment — Communication Based Leadership — Entrepreneur Autism Mom

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