• Attitude,  Challenges,  Coaching,  Goals

    Dear Future Self – What a Year 2020 was – yikes!

    Another holiday season almost under the belt – yay! This feels like it’s been the longest year ever. I still can’t believe I’ve been home in my office for nine months.  That’s not ever happened before. Usually, I’m off traveling to meet clients, attend a mastermind, an event, or visit my mom. I’m sure you can relate. So, I was home long enough to put together a gingerbread type house for the holidays. Instead of gingerbread, it was made with Oreo cookies and fluffy white icing.  I’ve not ever tried to do one of these before. And when you check out my picture, you will know why! I’m not sure…

  • Attitude,  Balance,  Challenges,  Coaching,  Motivation,  Overcoming Obstacles

    Lessons In Being Grateful

    One of the hardest things I’ve ever done in my life was to walk away from corporate America. To be honest, it was corporate America that walked away from me first.  So what happened? The company I had put my life into for over ten years decided to make my Director of Corporate Communications position redundant. So I was floundering around for almost a year trying to get another job in a company because that’s what I was SUPPOSED to do.  Working for myself was out of the question. I needed to have that big paycheck and health insurance. It was 2005. I was in a relationship. We had a child…

  • Coaching,  Entrepreneurs,  Productivity,  Technology

    5 Must-Have Tools for Successful Entrepreneurs

    During these bizarre times of COVID-19, I started looking at all the tools I use that help me be more successful (and productive), it really only boiled down to 5. I thought it might be helpful to share them with you, especially because all these tools just happen to be tech tools. And a lot of us are now confined to working from home, with the exception of me, I’ve always worked from home since I own my own business. (And FYI – I’m a Mac person – former PC user.) And hopefully, you know some of these, if not all of them, and maybe even using some! 1) Evernote…

  • Attitude,  Balance,  Blogging,  Challenges,  Clients & Customers,  Coaching,  Communication,  Entrepreneurs,  Goals,  Implementation,  Marketing,  Motivation,  Overcoming Obstacles,  Procrastination,  Productivity,  Taking risks,  To Do List

    The Productivity Secret That Will Change Your Life

    One of the things I’m constantly struggling with: my plate is incredibly full. I just have way TOO many things on that proverbial plate and it’s constantly weighing me down. I’m a Strategic Marketer & Product Launch Manager, I help people get things done, and here I am, revealing to you my own challenges with getting things done.  Well, I’ve actually invested good money with experts to help me “organize” my office, my computer, and my life, as well as I got a new desk, bookshelves, and on an on. The interesting thing is after that expert gave me this “system” it wasn’t mine. So I had great difficulty in…

  • Balance,  Blogging,  Clients & Customers,  Coaching,  Communication,  Entrepreneurs,  Goals,  Implementation,  Motivation,  New Year,  Procrastination,  Productivity,  Risk,  Taking risks,  To Do List,  Website

    5 Goals to Achieve This Year

    If you’re up for it — I am going to push the envelope a little today and actually give you five goals to try to achieve by the end of the year. Remember you are never going to know if you are capable of something if you don’t take that first step. 1. Go small This may be a big one to start with but here goes-Downsize.  Look at all aspects of your business whether that includes employees, vendors or service providers.  If you find that there is a way for ONE provider to handle multiple jobs than cut back.  This may sound strange but sometimes less is more when…

  • Blogging,  Clients & Customers,  Coaching,  Communication,  Implementation,  Marketing,  Motivation,  Procrastination,  Productivity,  Risk,  Taking risks,  To Do List

    How to Take Bigger Risks This Year

    Something fascinating happened to me a few years ago that was worth repeating. I had this experience that totally changed my perspective on how I would think and do things in my business and my personal life. Here’s what happened— I had decided to go to the DMV, yes everyone’s favorite place to make jokes about.  I had been putting it off for almost a year and I had to finally deal with getting a new title. I actually wanted to cross if off my to-do list!  (I had paid off my car loan—yeah, and needed to get the lien holder name off my car title.) I had a phone…

  • Balance,  Coaching,  Dog Marketing,  Implementation

    What My Chestnut Chasing Dog Taught Me About Implementation & Getting More Done!

    It’s fall here in Virginia and I know that not only because there’s a little chill in the air, and … I know because now when I got to hiking with my rescue dog Lily, she chases after all the chestnuts falling from the trees.  The whole scene is actually quite comical, albeit sometimes a little frustrating.  We get a pretty good pace going, then all of sudden we come across this huge patch of several hundred chestnuts on the ground and more falling. (In fact, I have to be careful and often dodge those falling from the trees or they get me right on the old noggin.) As soon as Lily sees…

  • Challenges,  Coaching,  Entrepreneurs,  Marketing

    The Secret Mysteries of Entrepreneurship

    This journey of entrepreneurship has been a fascinating 9 years.  One with many amazing rides, bumps in the road, flies on the windshield, savory and also loving adventuress moments.  I wouldn’t trade it for anything… What I have discovered from this journey of the past 3 years, are some amazing entrepreneurial secrets that I wanted to share with you.  It all started after my father passed away and the spiral upward and downward consumed me. From ending a 12 year relationship and being single again. To Finally realizing I was no longer being served by living in the northeast any longer. I was not and never will be a Jersey…

  • Attitude,  Challenges,  Coaching,  Entrepreneurs,  Motivation,  Overcoming Obstacles

    It all Boils Down to Courage- Do You Have What it Takes?

    One of my favorite quotes is “Fall down 7 times, get up 8” by Buddha.  It’s such a subtle quote and so much where I’ve been these past 8 months. I can’t believe I haven’t written since October of last year!  Or maybe I can after I tell you all I’ve been going through—and it really does “all boil down to courage…” Have you ever had the rug pulled out from under you? Like really pulled hard and you land smack on your rear end in shock of what just happened.  Well, that’s what happened to me… My relationship of 12 years ended back in September of 2012, and that…

  • Balance,  Challenges,  Coaching,  Entrepreneurs,  Motivation,  Overcoming Obstacles,  Taking risks

    5 Steps to Daring Greatly and Living Authentically

    I was totally shocked when I realized I hadn’t written in my blog since July—yikes! I thought for sure I had written something in August— nope!  So I thought this post would be PERFECT to get me back on track.  It’s interesting how life throws these curve balls at you and even more interesting how you respond.  One thing I know for sure is that life is ALL about CHANGE—you have to simply just expect it and realize you absolutely have NO CONTROL What we need to do is simply prepare ourselves well with riding the waves… And that’s how this post came to be… the 5 Steps to Daring…

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