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Stepping into Your Greatness

Posted by on Aug 15, 2013 in Creative | Comments Off on Stepping into Your Greatness

Stepping into Your Greatness

The music was blaring from the stage. She swayed to and fro, her little hips gently moving in sync with the music. The look of bliss on her tiny face was undeniable. She was in heaven! Every fiber of her being yearned for more melodious beats. So when the singer on stage asked for the children to come up for “Kids Karaoke,” it was no surprise she shot up like a rocket, her little legs pumping to be the FIRST on stage, front and center, the mic closest to her eager mouth. The song was “Shake, Rattle & Roll” and boy,...

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Bubblegum and Business

Posted by on Jun 28, 2013 in Creative | Comments Off on Bubblegum and Business

Bubblegum and Business

Note: As women, we are often accused of taking on MORE responsibility than we can handle, suffering all manner of side-effects from the ensuing burnout. In the proceeding article, I am not encouraging you to take on more than you can handle – things that really aren’t your responsibility or that you don’t need to take on. Rather, I’m encouraging you to take on those things that scare you. The things you KNOW will help you reach your goals, but you just can’t seem to get out of your own way to...

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How to be Successful in a “Program”

Posted by on Jun 19, 2013 in Creative | Comments Off on How to be Successful in a “Program”

How to be Successful in a “Program”

The year was 2005. We had just purchased our first home in Southern California. Business was going well and for the first time in years, I felt ready to tackle my life-long “battle of the bulge.” As they say, when you’re ready, the teacher appears. I prayed and put out the good ju-ju vibes. Seemingly out of nowhere, a “Lifestyle Consultant” materialized. At the time, he was everything I was looking for. He believed in me. He had a plan that included a “maintenance phase” at the end. I wouldn’t...

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When Life Happens to You…

Posted by on Jun 12, 2013 in Creative | Comments Off on When Life Happens to You…

When Life Happens to You…

You get good breaks. You make mistakes. You learn and grow. Life happens. It’s the period after the sentence that punctuates. So teeny-tiny you might miss it. So significant, it ends a new sentence, chapter or book. Marking the good ‘ol days you didn’t know were the “good ‘ol days” until they were over. Life happens. Your dreams grow. Your actions grow. Your life grows. Life happens. Happiness is a state of mind. Joy comes from within and expands the ends of our own little world just a little further....

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Outsourcing when You Don’t have a Budget

Posted by on May 16, 2013 in Creative | 1 comment

Outsourcing when You Don’t have a Budget

As I write this post, I have been lost in “coding hell” for the past 3 hours. That’s 3 hours I was SUPPOSED to be reaching out to my peeps and doing the things that bring me closer to my goals in my business. NOT trying to figure out how to integrate Mailchimp so it looks as beautiful as Melanie Duncan’s website (she has an “About Page” I’m extremely envious of). This gets me to thinking about the worth of my time. It may SEEM like I’m saving money when I spend my own time on something outside of...

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Letting Go of the Ropes

Posted by on May 7, 2013 in Branding, Creative | 2 comments

Letting Go of the Ropes

Years ago, I met with a potential client at a Starbucks in my then-hometown in Southern California. He was a star multi-tasker – or so he told me. He had so many things going on at one time, so many balls in the air. He was a mover and a shaker. I was impressed, if not a little intimidated, by his claims. Possibly sensing how impressed I was, he proceeded to tell me all about his multi-tasking abilities – in the car. Mind you, this was before the age of smart phones. Wifi was relatively new and hot-spots (the little contraption you...

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The Gift of Smaller Events

Posted by on Feb 1, 2013 in Business, Creative | 1 comment

The Gift of Smaller Events

The day had finally come. I was to lead my 4th Right-Brain Business Plan® workshop at my friend’s body work studio in Redwood City. The date had been set for over a month. I had done all the “right” things. I talked about it with my networking groups. I passed out flyers. I invited people I knew were interested. I pored myself into the material so I knew it like the back of my hand. I even gave a 1-hr. talk to give my peeps a “taste” of the Right-Brain Business Plan®. Despite my best efforts, I had landed...

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Five, 5-minute Stress Busters for the Holidays

Posted by on Dec 11, 2012 in Creative | Comments Off on Five, 5-minute Stress Busters for the Holidays

Five, 5-minute Stress Busters for the Holidays

This time of year is especially hectic. And it’s especially difficult to convey the true essence of your brand when you’re stressed out and running around like a chicken with your head cut off! On a recent call with the new “Serendipitous Hangouts” group, we came together for a 45 min. conversation and chatted about how we beat stress – in general, but definitely this time of year. (The recording is available to members.) Here are some highlights: 1. Breathe and/or meditate/pray for 5 minutes. If you can, take a...

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Why Forcing Things to Happen Doesn’t Work

Posted by on Oct 2, 2012 in Branding, Creative, Life | 1 comment

Why Forcing Things to Happen Doesn’t Work

Let’s face it. There are lots of things in life that are easy to do. It’s “easy” to wake up in the morning and brush your teeth. It’s “easy” to drive your car from one place to another. It’s “easy” to do some of the tasks you do at work each day. These are skills you have mastered, and as such, they come easily to you. You do them almost without thought or concern. In an entirely different realm lie the things that come to you “with ease.” They are fun to you. You wake up...

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The Fastest Way to Grow Your Business

Posted by on Sep 19, 2012 in Business, Introvert | 3 comments

The Fastest Way to Grow Your Business

While on a conference call today with some awesome women in an online group I am part of, the question came up “what do you do to move through your comfort zone?” Let me stop there and say that I don’t LIKE moving outside of my comfort zone. I LIKE my comfort zone very much, but I also understand that to learn and grow, I have to be willing to step outside of it. So I practice. I mentioned that personally, few things get me more worked up than picking up the phone and making a call. I’m having to do it now for the...

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