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Business Strategy Tip – Ignore Your Mind

I heard a wonderful podcast last week--a story told by a woman who participated in a trial drug for her depression. She was given a month's worth of pills and a very serious warning that eating chocolate while taking these pills could cause temporary or permanent...

More Soul, Less Proprietor

Like many of you, I've been going through major transitions in the last couple of years. The economy has definitely impacted my business, and my personal life has also changed substantially. My long-term marriage came to an end, and a new relationship is beginning...

Georgia, Mount Holyoke and Friendship

My primary reason for visiting Savannah earlier this week was to visit my good friend Meredith Gray in her new digs. She moved from Connecticut last fall after one too many winters in the Northeast. Coincidentally, I'd recently heard from another dear friend in GA,...

Networking – Savannah Style

I spent the early part of this week visiting my good friend Meredith Gray at her new bungalow in Savannah. We invited a fellow Savannah-ite to join us for breakfast Tuesday morning at the Sentient Bean. Carlette Cormier and I had met in 2003--I as a speaker,...

The Wisdom of Christina Pirello

While on the Holistic Holiday at Sea a few weeks ago, I had the privilege of hearing many experts speak. One of the most compelling classes I attended was titled The 5 Essentials of Health given by Christina Pirello. Her own personal journey to health is amazing....

Boundary Setting 101

"Unless you're bleeding, don't come in for the next hour," I would tell my daughter Laura back in my home office/egg decorating days. That was my inelegant way of establishing privacy and quiet time for my work. I didn't have better tools back then and blush at how...

Soloing and Partnering

I learned during the webinar course I took last spring that to become really successful and to expand your reach in the world, creating Joint Venture (JV) relationships would be critical. To be honest, I had no idea what the instructor was talking about. But I hung...

What I Learned on my Winter Vacation

I'm back from 7 glorious days on the MSC Poesia attending the Holistic Holiday at Sea cruise to the Caribbean. It would be hard to isolate a highlight of this experience, because it was day after day of education, meeting fascinating people, eating exquisitely...

Manifesting Your Vision Around Self-Care

I love watching a conversion. In the first module of my webinar series I talk about creating a vision for your business/life. I offer two methods for doing that--a vision board or a written statement. This week I had the opportunity to review visions with one of my...

Facebook – I Get It.

I know I'm late to the party, but I've arrived. In one of my webinar modules I quoted David Pogue talking about his conversion to twitter three years ago. After hearing all the fuss, he still didn't 'get' what was so great. Until he was on a selection committee for...

Calling It As I See It

I met with a group of women business owners recently, where one participant whom I know and adore, shared a challenge about how crazy-busy she is. She felt frantic and incapable of prioritizing. The proverbial fires were all burning equally in her arena. Taking...

Last Post of 2011

I'm back! The most significant takeaway from my wonderful trip to Mexico and California was that for the entire week at Rancho La Puerta I was fully present and never thought about home, work, responsibilities, finances, 2012 or anything other than what I was...

Big Ooga Comes to NYC

Lennie Rose, the founder of Big Ooga in Chicago, let me know that she would be in NYC over the Thanksgiving holiday. She and I have been corresponding for a few years now thanks to our connection through our blogs. We both thrive on getting fabulous entrepreneurs...

Feeling Scattered?

I finished reading my first book on a Nook last week--the weighty 642-page biography of Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. (I want to re-thank Tessa McGovern for inviting me to her echook event at Barnes & Noble a few months back. It was there that I won the raffle...