Camilles CornerWritten to inspire, motivate and share ideas for building your business, these are Camille’s “lessons learned.”


How to Get 25 Hours in a Day


Isn’t that what most of us want?

To find enough time to do it all – enjoy family and friends, make money (i.e. pay bills) and relax? People like Oprah Winfrey, Deepak Chopra, Dr. Oz seem to get extra hours in a day and still have time to play, vacation, whatever. How do they do it?

One thing is for sure, there is a balance between health, time and money, the juggling act (so to speak). This is partially a function of three things

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Safe vs. Smart

There is a step between “playing it safe” and playing it smart. In baseball, it’s the question of when to leave first base to get home. In the terminology of one of my favorite authors, Barbara Schiffman, C.Ht., it’s when to take your “leap of faith.”

Are you at that step? Are you considering how to expand as effectively as possible? As a professional, practitioner and/or business owner, it’s up to you to decide which monthly time and/or financial commitments make sense because they will lead to more growth and which are just a waste of energy. Are you considering your strengths and opportunities while being aware of your weaknesses and potential challenges?

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Massaging the Details

Do you every have an idea, or find a product/service that you just love, and want to share it with everyone? What do you do when they don't "get it" right away?

When I know I'm on the right track, because people have started signing up already, and I just want to help more people see the value and benefits of the offer, it's time to "massage" the details!

Whether it's reviewing the copy used to tell others about the product/service or looking at where I've put the word out already (and new places to get it posted), I spend time considering my early choices and finetuning the message so that it's clear to everyone why they would want to participate.

As an example, it's mid-May 2014 and our HCC Leadership Retreat is on schedule for June 20th-22nd. We have a strong group already registered and we are excited to create powerful conversations and collaborations. Still, this is different from the typical weekend event and we aren't using a list of big-name speakers because we want everyone to have time to talk about how to make new ideas work. We want to develop real relationships that extend back in to our businesses, communities and the world us. The agenda is taking shape by looking at the strengths and interests of those attending.

How do you massage the details to get the word out further and faster when you know it's worthwhile?


How Do We Heal Our Health Care System?

TIME 20130304Having recently read the March 4th Special Report edition of TIME Magazine, “Why Medical Bills are Killing Us” by Steven Brill, I see the issue from a different perspective. Clearly, the problem is far larger than most of us would like to think.

Underlying it all are two concerns:

Main Street is broken in terms of health and wellness (consider our high obesity, diabetes, heart disease and cancer statistics), and we wait until we are really sick to see a doctor or go to the hospital.

Wall Street and big business are broken in terms of making choices that balance short-term results and long-term consequences (consider the recent economic meltdown).

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PoinsettiasMost of you know me as a public person and probably think of me as an extrovert. On weekends, I am often curled up at home with a good book. This got me to considering how opposites work together in building a holistic business...

A. Accept the paradox. Appreciate it.
>Introvert or extrovert. Humility with promotion. Fast and slow. Action and patience. Strength and vulnerability. Is there an area where you have two seemingly contrasting traits/tendencies and/or choices?

B. Blend and balance the contrasts.
>Some circumstances will call for one. Other times will call for the other. And periodically you will need both at the same time.

C. Choose wisely.
>What did you do last time? How did it work?  Are you in a position where consistent repetition will be your best action because it builds momentum, or where it is time to try something entirely new?

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