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it was unexpected
It was unexpected.

It was unexpected.

It’s been so fun going down memory lane and sharing stories from a few years ago. I had forgotten this one, which in it’s own way is a lesson. Read on and see if you get what I mean… I did a thing. It pushed me way outside my comfort zone and now that it’s behind...

priceless
Priceless

Priceless

It all started because I wanted to get away for one night. It was September 2018 and my 5th wedding anniversary was in a couple of weeks so we arranged to get away for a night without our children. A night without our children. Just seeing that in print gets me...

Of course, I said yes.

Of course, I said yes.

My first book, “Croissants vs. Bagels: Strategic, Effective, and Inclusive Networking at Conferences” was published in July 2018. I put a ton of effort into the book launch and was very pleased with the results - 150 Amazon reviews posted within one week of the...

Yes, That Seth Godin!
Yes, THAT Seth Godin!

Yes, THAT Seth Godin!

I remember it like it was yesterday, it was mid-2015 and I had left my career just six months earlier to pursue speaking as a business. I was feeling a bit unmoored. After having my days clearly defined by endless deadlines, I was the one who had to decide what was...

I found your wallet
I found your wallet

I found your wallet

I pulled up to the restaurant and parked my car. As I got out, I nearly stepped on a wallet sitting on the ground just outside the driver’s door. This was about ten years ago and not the only time I found a wallet, but a memorable one. Immediately, I looked through...

A Burst of Willpower

A Burst of Willpower

For years, I struggled to take a simple step that would improve my health. I tried a lot of different hacks to make it a daily habit. I knew that it would not take more than a minute of my time but somehow could not get into a rhythm around doing it. Of course,...

This Surprised My Wife

This Surprised My Wife

My wife is sitting at our kitchen table scrolling through Facebook when something catches her eye and she starts to laugh out loud. A moment later she calls me over to read the post and when I do, I’m confused. I had never heard about the #TargetDressChallenge and...

Yes, I sleep.
Yes, I sleep.

Yes, I sleep.

Sleep. I think a lot about sleep. Mainly, I think about whether my kids are getting enough sleep. And whether I’m getting enough sleep because of my kids. When I’m feeling a bit run down, overwhelmed, or lacking focus - I start to get myself back on track by making...

I wear a lot of hats.
I wear a lot of hats.

I wear a lot of hats.

It’s true, I do wear a lot of hats in my business. A quick review of all that I do would take at least 20 minutes and you’d still miss some of the pieces of the puzzle. I wrote “Croissants vs. Bagels” an Amazon bestseller which has nearly 200 reviews worldwide. I...

Don't wait years.
Don't wait years.

Don't wait years.

The next cohort of The M.O.R.E. Program for Entrepreneurial Women just got underway, which is quite exciting. When I was having my first one-on-one coaching calls with each of the participants, I started to see a pattern. They had really, really big ideas of what...

No Beans.
No Beans.

No Beans.

Last week I shared that a very unlikely thing has happened to me… I’ve become a seltzer drinker. Every day, I’m getting used to this new identity and I’ve experimented enough with various flavors that I can now say plain seltzer with fresh lime is all I really...

It's time to come out.
It's time to come out.

It's time to come out.

It’s time to come out. I haven't been able to come to grips with my new identity, but it's time I share so I can find my community. It's been years of trying and failing. I kept going back to my old ways. I was being stubborn or at least going with what was...

You make the topic sexy.
You make the topic sexy.

You make the topic sexy.

I just had a very interesting conversation with my friend Jeffrey Shaw, host of the very popular podcast Creative Warriors. Jeffrey had recently heard me being interviewed on The Profit First Podcast hosted by Mike Michalowicz.   While Jeffrey has known me through...

Empowering Introverts
Empowering Introverts

Empowering Introverts

5/8/2018 Have you ever been voluntold to do a task that ends up being an amazing opportunity? That happened to Susan, one of my clients. I had encouraged her to get involved with her industry’s association. Not to just show up to a few events over the year, but to...