How Tidying Up Can Bring Life-Changing Magic into Your Life

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Inspired by audio book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, I announced to my husband that we were going to devote an entire day to tidying up! Having moved twice in 2015 (both times not doing this before moving), I thought, here’s the perfect sign from the universe.

If you haven’t read the book yet, these are the only two steps needed (but don’t skip out on the book, lots of good stuff): 1) discarding 2) sorting. Author Marie Kondo recommends tidying by category vs room—discarding absolutely everything before doing any type of sorting (putting away). [Read more…]

6 Tips to Help You Write Anything (Yes, Anything!)

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typingYou peeked at your calendar today and – ugh! – it’s a writing day. Even though you’re dynamo at speaking engagements and A+ with anything face to face, writing just isn’t your first love.

So, you’re sitting at your keyboard hoping lightning strikes while your mind wanders in and out of all the stuff on your to do list. And did you remember to grab milk at the store? [Read more…]

Is Your Business Healthy? 4 Signs You’re Golden

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golden coinsSelf-doubt is just human nature. And women who go into business for themselves know this better than anyone. But what about those times when you’re just being too hard on yourself for no good reason?

You know, like every other day? Well, let us put it to rest for you once and for all.

Here are four signs your business is healthy and thriving:

You’re viewed as an expert … in everything. [Read more…]

Rising Star Spotlight: Stand Up Comedian & Writer, Kevin Avery

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Rising StarThis monthly blog series: “Rising Star Spotlight” (launched prior to ABC’s TV version) highlights cool people doing remarkable things. Let their stories inspire and ignite the fire within you; may they propel you out into the world to take action! If you’d like to nominate someone, please visit Rising Star Spotlight for details.

June Rising Star Spotlight: Stand Up Comedian & Writer, Kevin Avery

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Phenomenal Woman Tribute: Maya Angelou

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maya angelouMy heart wells as I honor the passing of phenomenal woman, Maya Angelou. Her love, wisdom, poetry, and books have touched millions of people around the world – teaching us to laugh, share, and have more compassion for ourselves and those around us.

At 86 years of age, she had already given the world so much, it was time for her to rise. [Read more…]

Shiny Object Syndrome or Game-Changing Strategies?

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shiny objectWe generally fall into 2 different camps. Those of us who subscribe to the shiny object syndrome OR to game-changing strategies. Which one are you in? Due to social media and 24/7 online access, more people are being recruited into the shiny object syndrome camp. At the same time, others are really subscribing to game-changing strategies due to industry leaders and coaching.

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What Will You Accomplish Today?

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post it notesSome of the best advice I’ve ever received was from an ex. He was a terrible boyfriend, but a remarkable businessman. And isn’t that the way it is sometimes? People can be extremely gifted in one area, but totally suck when it comes to relationships. However, that’s the topic for another time…

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Losing Productivity by Not Taking Breaks?

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breakWhile it may sound counter intuitive, taking breaks actually increases your business productivity and longevity! Do you regularly subscribe to the afternoon “I’ve hit the wall” syndrome? This occurs mentally and physically before you even register the effects.

Why not test this theory on your own with a simple change? [Read more…]

Rising Star Spotlight: Rena Nicole

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Rising StarI’m excited to announce the launch of my new monthly blog series: “Rising Star Spotlight.” I will be highlighting cool people doing remarkable things. If you’d like to nominate someone, please visit Rising Star Spotlight for details.

So many amazing things are quietly happening in our own communities. I’m honored to provide a platform for them. Let their stories inspire and ignite the fire within you; may they propel you out into the world to take action!

April Rising Star Spotlight: Rena Nicole

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