Tag: success

Micromanaging Clients – Hell to the No

Earlier this year, I was approached by a potential client that wanted to hire me to do targeted marketing to nonprofits.  We had two calls to determine if I was a good fit. Once we determined that my background could serve the skills of the organization, the executive proceeded to

Leadership in a new normal.

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about leadership. It’s kind of a slippery little concept, isn’t it? It’s hard to define, and the granular details differ for everybody. But when we’ve seen it (or not seen it!) we know. I’m fortunate to work with some fantastic people. Individually they know when

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I Love Money

Do you love money too? I recently watched an interview where Marie Forleo interviewed soccer legend, Abby Wambach, about her new book, Wolfpack. Here is the post that links to the video–it is a great interview!  While I really enjoyed learning more about Wambach and what led to her book,

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

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

Are we Going to Hell in a Handbasket?

My younger sister, Adrianna, and I don’t live in the same town, so when we do get together, it is not uncommon for us to get into some deep conversations.   We were sharing drinks one night, and she asked me if I thought the present is better or worse

Don’t invite me to your women’s only event.

(I don’t own this image.) Ok – this is probably going to piss some people off… I don’t participate in women’s only business events. I don’t think there is anything wrong with women doctors, CEOs, engineers, or techies. What I do have a problem with is that we feel the need

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