We Cannot Be Successful Alone

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It’s too hard. I’m not good at it. I quit.  Have you ever said those words, or something similar, to yourself when learning something new? It’s a cycle I go through with every new endeavor. And I’m going through it now the more I work on my stand up comedy. Just last week, while writing…

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Reflections on 2022: What are you pleased with?

woman in red hat sitting on a rock in a lake overlooking the mountains

What are you pleased with? When I had my business I’d ask this question at the end of a workshop. As part of my 2022 reflection, I decided to ask this question of myself. I like it better than, “What did you accomplish?” Feels more aligned with my desire for ease. Below are three of…

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Run the Experiment

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I’m a fan of experiments. Not necessarily the science kind (in high school biology class dissecting the pig sent me over the edge) but the kind that start with ideas.  For instance, my entire entrepreneurial career (15 years) was a series of experiments. I had ideas and wanted to see what transpired. Launching a local…

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FAQs: From Entrepreneur to Employee

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Since announcing the closing of my business and the start of a new job, I’ve been asked a lot of questions. As my friend and digital marketing strategist Susan Finn says, FAQs make some of the best content. So, today I’m answering a few of the most frequent questions I’ve heard since making these career…

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It’s OK to Quit

wood blocks with "No" written on. Block with "Yes" in the middle

“I don’t want to start a food business,” I told my husband after completing a 5 week course on how to start a food business. “But you made that big announcement,” he said. “What will people think?” “Honestly? I’m not worried about what people will think. And I’m not sure why you are.” He shrugged…

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New Year: New You or New Perspective?

pigeon looking down over a city

Went rock climbing with my 20 year old nephew on Saturday. An activity I’ve done 2x prior, the last time oh I don’t know 5, 6, 7 years ago. Let’s say, I’m rusty. About half way through our morning I got stuck trying to climb a moderate wall (the climbs are are all rated based…

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Stop Stifling Your Personality

Personality

It’s so much easier to network, speak, sell (whatever “self-promotional” interactions feel awkward) when we DON’T have to hide our personality, creativity & ideas. Our personality & way of seeing the world is what makes us stand out in business. Especially in a crowded industry (aren’t they all crowded these days?) And yet, that’s exactly…

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Are You Waiting for Permission?

Permission

Earlier this month, at one of my online networking events, we used a relatively new Zoom functionality where the host can set up themed breakout rooms (i.e,. Just for fun, favorite ways to promote your business, etc) and attendees can move themselves from room to room. It’s a pretty cool option. The first time we…

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What Makes You Feel Confident?

Confidence

Running makes me feel confident. Music pumping, heart racing, feet pounding the pavement. Singing in between catching my breath, stretching my arms wide (taking up space, people), smiling and saying hello to people I pass (and in a mask I have no idea if they notice) Running makes me feel like I can do ANYTHING.…

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