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Did you have a chance to check out any of the amazing books on Self Development Secrets’ list of The Best Self-Help Books for 2017? As you probably know, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey is one of my all time favorite books. If you weren’t yet...
Be More Productive! Make More Money! Productive. Productively. Productivity. Productivistic? Any other versions of this word I'm leaving out? I think I've covered them all and made up a pretty good one — and now you get where I'm going with this week's blog. It's kind...
Who Knew Uber Was the Antidote to Stress? Like almost all of us who are (or try to be) good at what we do, I fret/think about/whine and stress about my business. Like a lot. I'm always looking to tweak something, fix it, improve, whatever. #ShockerTypeACheckingIn....

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Be More Productive! Make More Money! Productive. Productively. Productivity. Productivistic? Any other versions of this word I'm leaving out? I think I've covered them all and made up a pretty good one — and now you get where I'm going with this week's blog. It's kind...
If you're a small business owner that must travel frequently like me (!) you're going to LOVE these secret hacks that can save you a ton by taking advantage of travel discounts no one wants you to know about! They come courtesy of our resident digital strategy...
When it comes to the discussion of weddings, most people naturally envision the warm, fuzzy romantic aspects - hearts and love and botanicals, flowing gowns, doves being released into the sky! After nearly two decades as a celebrity event and wedding planner, when...
How To Be Goal Oriented! It's Not Just A Phrase For Your Resume! Goal-oriented. It's one of these descriptors that makes its way onto everyone's resume at some point. It's also one of those phrases that people use to describe themselves in interviews. It sounds like a...

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Woman With A Plan: How I Went From Winging It To Planning It It's always good to have a plan of action! How many times have you heard that one? I think my dad started saying it to me as early as elementary school, though I'm not sure I even noticed until I was in high...
From Entrepreneur To Mogul: One Of My Favorite Success Stories Many an entrepreneur who ends up with a huge enterprise doesn't start out with that in mind. Sure, they may have daydreamed about it, may have had it on a "What If" list in their brain. But most people who...
What Do Some Of The Most Successful Men Say? Last week, I talked about success and some of the women who've inspired me in different ways. I love looking to other women to see if their paths have been similar to mine. I do think that as a woman business owner, I've...
Say Yes To Success! And... Follow The Advice Of These Amazing Ladies! We all need mentors in our life to help us along the way. I've been lucky to have had plenty over the years. In the early days, I relied on the advice of seasoned friends and professionals, often...
Sometimes A New Approach Is Just What You Need! When all else fails, eat donuts! Wait, what? That's not what I meant to say. I do think that all the time, but that's not the right advice for a serious entrepreneurial blog. Let me start over. A while back, I talked...
Did you have a chance to check out any of the amazing books on Self Development Secrets’ list of The Best Self-Help Books for 2017? As you probably know, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey is one of my all time favorite books. If you weren’t yet...
What A Genius! Why Didn't I Think Of That? I'm sure you've heard this often-quoted definition of insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. That sounds like a logical way to describe it, doesn't it? Why on earth should we...
Even if you don’t have a blog (or, two, thank you very much!) like I do, there’s a pretty good chance, if you're a small business owner, that you still need to bust out those mad writing skills in order to put together website copy, product or service descriptions,...
Are We There Yet? It's A Journey, Not A Destination! I like to think of myself as successful. Pretty sure you do, too. I seriously doubt that you or anyone else likes to think of themselves as... hmmm... how should I put it... the opposite of successful? We could...
Self Development Secrets queried more than 200 of the world’s most renowned influencers - you know where this is going... yup! including yours truly, to name their favorite personal development books. Drum roll please... last week SDS published the 2017 update of The...
Next Time Someone Calls You A Daydreamer, Say "Thank You!" Are you a dreamer? I totally am! But for some reason, that word doesn't always have the positive connotation that it should. My teachers called me a daydreamer when trying to account for my apparent lack of...
Words Of Wisdom From Sheryl Sandberg, The Ultimate Miss Bossy Pants! Lately, I've been taking inspiration from some pretty interesting people. Lucille Ball, Steve Jobs, Sandra Day O'Connor, Abraham Lincoln, Helen Keller, Oprah Winfrey... these are just a few of the...
A toast for summer: Relaxation, inspiration & motivation! Ahhh... summer. How I love thee! A lazy beach day, fake-complaining about how hot it is, a cool libation at 5:00 (or 2:30 because it actually is that hot). What a nice change of pace from the rest of my...
Do Tell! Have You Figured Out The Secret To Your Success? We Want To Know! What exactly is success? I guess the answer to that question depends on who you're asking and what you're talking about. You might think of success as achieving a major goal: OMG I ran a...
Do You Love A Good Challenge? Or Would You Rather Just Not Deal? Last week I talked about believing in yourself and being your own cheerleader. (Yeah for you! Remember?) That little pep talk — and the fact that business is still quiet — has got me in a pensive mood....
Be Your Own Best Cheerleader! "You can do it, yes you can! If you can't do it, no one can!" I have no idea if that's how that cheer is supposed to go, but who cares! I'm in a rah-rah mood this week so I'm going with it. In my business, things tend to slow down in late...
So You Want To Be An Entrepreneur? So you have an idea for something you'd like to sell. A very cool product perhaps. Or you'd like to sell your services for something you're good at. Or maybe you plan to open a store and sell other people's products. Whatever it is,...