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
I have to address the fact that my husband will be thoroughly annoyed with this title, but it's not wrong. It's not the most professional, either. But accurate. I've built a reputation of having my shit together. I mean, my whole job is helping people get clear on what they want, figure out what tools… Continue reading My Shit Stinks and It Isn’t Together
Attitude is a belief that what you are spending your time and effort doing will work out and is aligned with your strengths and purpose.
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
Have you guys heard there is a blizzard out there?! No?! It's all everyone in a four state zone can post about. And it sucks. My pasty white legs wanna see some sun! I haven't left the house in 54 hours and when I do tomorrow I may have forgotten how to drive. But, it's… Continue reading The Perfect Storm
I was out to happy hour last week with a friend and I randomly commented that everyone knows about the freshman 15, but no one mentions the 35/10. You know, the 10 pounds that randomly hangs on your thighs and hips with a grip that gives Wonder Woman a run for her money. And she… Continue reading Random Things No One Tells You
If you consider yourself a professional in any way, then networking is probably part of your life. With social media making the world smaller, networking has become an easier thing to do; we can connect with people around the world and become acquainted with people we have never even meet. And while networking and connecting… Continue reading Casting a Net when Networking
The penalty of not looking into the eyes of the person you are clinking glasses with during a toast is 7 years of bad sex. Yep. Got that?! In France and Germany it's a superstition that forces people to look into each other's eyes. My old boss had told us it was tradition to look… Continue reading Eye See You, Why Doesn’t Your Eye See Me?