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VIP Platinum Award Winners

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By Gail Doby, ASID
Watch the video below to see the announcement of the 2015 VIP Platinum Coaching Award Winners …

Our winners experienced amazing transformations in their businesses during the last year, and we are very proud of each of them. For those of you that did not enter, be sure to send your results next year. For those […]

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“Make Every Day a Masterpiece” John Wooden

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By Drue Lawlor. FASID
Director of Coaching at DSU
How often do you think about the real consequences of the decisions you make?  John Maxwell reminds us that making good decisions can create benefits far into the future points, but bad decisions can come back to haunt us.
He points to John Wooden’s quote, “make every day a masterpiece”, and explains that there […]

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Five Tips To Enlist Other People To Do Your Marketing For You

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By Gail Doby, ASID
Most interior designers are so busy working on client projects and managing their business that marketing often ends up on the back burner. When that happens, sometime in the near future, your phone will ring less often.
What if you could get someone else to do your marketing for you?

Hire a PR firm. I recommend that you start […]

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Progress Not Perfection!

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By Gail Doby, ASID
The DSU team has been swamped these last few weeks getting ready for our Interior Design Summit on May 29 & 30, and never is the statement “progress not perfection” more important to keep in mind. There are literally a few thousand details that have to be managed, and though our team is amazing, we can’t get […]

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What You Resist Is What You Need To Do

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By Gail Doby, ASID
I’ve shared this concept with my coaching clients when they are stuck. “What you resist is what you need to do.”
Usually, the client is stuck at a decision point, and the reason they are stuck is because they are emotionally resisting doing something that they think will be unpleasant, uncomfortable, potentially unsuccessful, or “unfun.” Sometimes we need […]

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“Adjusting” Your Core Circle

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By Drue Lawlor, FSID
Director of Coaching at DSU
Why is this so important to be aware of for your business?  Whether the design firm you run is large or small, you want to pay great attention to what type of people you are hiring and working with, both for your internal team and your external team — and that flows through […]

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Interior Design Inspiration

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By Gail Doby, ASID
According to Wikipedia, inspiration is the act of an elevating or stimulating influence upon the intellect, emotions or creativity. From time to time, even creative professionals feel “uninspired,” so how can you rekindle inspiration for yourself?
“In spirit” implies that we are motivated by something external, but it can also come from within. I personally started my own […]

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DE | CIDE

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By Gail Doby, ASID
Decide = Choose Sides.
A common challenge that designers face is rethinking decisions. On the surface, that might not sound like much of a problem, but what if your “re-decisions” or lack of decisions costs you a lot of money and creates stress?
Every time you make a decision and then go back and second guess yourself, you’re probably […]

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