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How to Fill Your Well

As a fan of the Rule of Three, I mulled over what would complete my list for this month’s newsletter inspiration. It all started, serendipitously, while I was in Iceland on vacation last month and received an email from one of my collectors. She wanted me to see...

Magic, Luck or Persistence? Yes!

As a kid in the 50’s, I played a game called 7-Up. All you needed was a Spalding ball and a wall. Our garage was the perfect arena for mastering the seven different challenges of throwing the pink sphere against a flat surface: allowing it to bounce, catch it...

What Inspiration Looks Like

Driving down William Street toward our house in Connecticut, a full moon lit up the winter-black sky. “Ach!” I exclaimed to my family of passengers, the ‘ah’ catching in my throat from the emotion behind my pleasure. Henceforth, that monthly spectacle was labeled...

Have You Tried Reframing?

  Each time I visit my grandsons in NJ, I bring a surprise. It could be folding a dollar bill into an origami shirt, sharing a fun painting technique (making roses using a plastic bag), or introducing silly riddles or word games. I listen for cues to...

The Place of Not Knowing. Do You Know It?

An actress/playwright I knew in the 90’s described a pop-up tent she’d erected in herbackyard in rural Connecticut. What intrigued me most was the handmade sign she’d hung atits entrance. She labeled it The Place of Not Knowing. She explained that she would sit in...

The Cost of Holding On

  Lilli Weisz, organizer extraordinaire, worked with me last month to carve out a larger and more streamlined area for my textile work. She started our session examining the contents of each desk drawer and inquiring about every item within. She pointed to a...

Why Isn’t This Woman Smiling?

Brilliant entrepreneur that she is, Louise Albin had the good sense to let her new hire pastry chef get creative. Lesley, the pastry chef, did just that and came up with a line of desserts served in jars. Not only are they delicious and attractive, they're also...

Ralph Lauren is Scared Every Day

He said so, as quoted in the New York Times, when recently interviewed by Oprah at a benefit event held at Lincoln Center last week. Why do I love reading those words? It makes me feel connected to greatness. It makes me feel normal for having the same feelings. It...

Want To See What Joy Looks Like?

It doesn't get any better than this for a client or her coach. Attending Patti Tower's View From the Tower Open House on Saturday was like watching a vision unfold. She had several dozen guests and clients visit and purchase items from her new collection of...

Faith Middleton on Behalf of WBDC

Last night I attended another outstanding WBDC event in Stamford featuring Faith Middleton who has become an ardent supporter of their mission to help women entrepreneurs. Her talk focused on WBDC's success stories--women who had started and are thriving in...

I was quoted in US News and World Report

When my caller ID showed the message US News World Report you can be sure I picked up the line! How exciting to be interviewed by such an eminent publication. My main question was, "How did you find me?" but I graciously delayed asking until the interview was...

Bumper Sticker Wisdom

On my morning walk recently I saw a fancy sports car in a neighbor's driveway. Its bumper sticker said: The older I get, the faster I was. I filter pretty much everything I see, hear and do through the senses of an entrepreneur so I thought about how that applied...