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?
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
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
I remember the first time I competed against someone and won. My older sister - by 18 months - was learning her multiplication facts. I was two years behind her in school, but wanted to do whatever she was doing. My dad was in our room holding the flash cards. 3 x 4? 12!!! I… Continue reading The Conundrum of Competition and Comparison