I had gone to a panel discussion on failure last month at part of the Twin Cities Start Up Week. The panelists shared their thoughts on how to navigate failure and the mindset to have around it. What usually showed up as failure ended up being an opportunity to something better down the road. As… Continue reading Quitting Is Not An Option – Failure Is
Every day we are imploded with advice and advertisements on all the things we need in our personal and business lives to feel sexy, but not necessarily successful. More followers on social media, or we don't have any validation. The perfect dress or we won't get the perfect picture. The latest craze workout that'll have… Continue reading Do You Want Sexy or Successful?
We have mice. My husband found some mice in an outside storage shed a few weeks ago. And he set up traps and got most of them over the course of one gruesome month. The problem was that they had gotten at a ton of our things and we had to go through the cardboard… Continue reading Fighting the Trap of Unfulfilling Success
Did anyone else do a countdown this year?!?! Just me?!?! No, I'm not crazy - I realize January 2020 is still four solid months out. But I'm not waiting 4 months to hit some goals and finish 2019 strong. And neither should any other parents out there. The day after Labor Day is the first… Continue reading Happy New Year Moms!
If you’re like anyone else in business, you face some competition. If you aren’t ready for it you might want to consider getting out of the ring. That being said, it’s important to stop focusing on what competition is doing and run your race. Play more offense instead of defense. This is kinda funny, but… Continue reading Defense Wins Championships, But Offense Wins Business
When I was 18-24 years old, I sold books. An incredible experience I wouldn't change for the world. There were many things we all learned in that business bootcamp. That a positive mental attitude can make or break you. Things like, "your schedule is your lifeline." And one mantra that was taught to us is… Continue reading Why Rent Your Success When You Can Own?
My greatest fear is being alone. Coming up a close second (after the welfare of my family, of course) is giving up control of my life. I've been in complete control over my career, work hours, income, and destiny for 20 years! The last time I had been an employee was when I interned at… Continue reading You Can Be Independent, But Not Alone
Stop. Really, don't read another word. These words I'm about to write are only for people who are tired of being busy. Tired of working endless hours and not making the money they deserve. Done with doing work they aren't good at and fed up with spending all day reacting to "emergencies" that get them… Continue reading Don’t Read this if you like wasting time…
This blog post is going to be published on a Monday morning. The morning of the grind. When I was new in sales, I embraced the term. I was bad at everything, cried often, but wasn't a quitter. I bought into the mantra, "Do now what others won't so you can do later what others… Continue reading Girl, Stop Grinding
For those of us in the repeat sales business, making our customers feel special is critical. It's why they probably bought from you in the first place. You took the time to listen to their concerns and needs. You then found a solution to fill that need, and they understood you could help them. They… Continue reading Making sure every Interaction isn’t a Transaction