Dear Landlords, those bad tenants are your fault.

I hate to break it to you, but you are probably to blame for some of your rental woes. I recently read an article about a couple who said their experiences with terrible tenants (as a side note, I call them residents instead of tenants) are enough to make them

Want to set your content strategy up for failure? Do these 5 things.

Founders and executives shouldn’t write. It’s not that you can’t, it’s that your skill set is best utilized elsewhere.  But you already know that. That’s why you hired a sharp team to help you crank out killer content to your social media, blogs, and website.  Trusting a team of creatives

Bad Friend, Good Bye

We broke up, and of course, it hurt. Worse yet, no one reached out to see if I was ok with the relationship ending. It was expected that life would hum along just as before. This, unfortunately, is the ordinary course of things when a friendship ends. Have you noticed

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Where you been, girlfriend?

I love writing, and yet I have been absent from the task for a couple of months.  Honestly, I feel like I am in a cavernous creative rut these days.  I think it’s just because I have been so busy. So many things have been going on. My husband started

Flirting with Disaster: Failure to Edit

I spelled the word “success” wrong.  In an email to an organization I hoped to one day establish a working relationship with.  This was after I spelled the company name wrong.  I can’t decide if I want to cry, yell expletives, or tear my hair out.  The dog barking in

What Lights You Up at Work?

What special things light you up about your business? I mostly dwell in the solo activities of writing and looking stuff up.  (Which I love by the way!) But the other 40% of my job requires me to interview strangers, write about the intimate details of their business, edit their

There is freedom in being comfortable with the truth of who you are.

Words matter.  Using hateful words like fat, ugly, or stupid to describe yourself, even in your head, becomes the energy you send out to the world. It’s time to stop being at war with yourself.

What do you want from your career?

What do you really want from your career? Is it fame? Is it fortune? Is it making a difference in another person’s life? What is the thing that gets you out of bed even on the hard days? For me, it’s simple.  Show me the money. Sounds kind of cold

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The Fish Rots From the Head

Crappy service is the owner’s fault. Not the employees, not even the manager.  Attitude and approach are built into an organization from the top.  It’s the culture, buy-in, and decisions about who has real power within an organization.   These decisions influence hiring, onboarding, and training. The actions we take and

Words Matter

You are the words you say to yourself.

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