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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...
She Said What? Take Your Cue From These Very Successful Women! I work in a female-dominated field (yeah for me!), which means many of my clients are female. And so are many of the associates I work with when putting on events. Whether it's flowers, wedding-related...
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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She Said What? Take Your Cue From These Very Successful Women! I work in a female-dominated field (yeah for me!), which means many of my clients are female. And so are many of the associates I work with when putting on events. Whether it's flowers, wedding-related...
2017 Was A Remarkable Year For Women! I Am Inspired! Happy New Year! 2017 was quite a year and I wonder what this next year will bring. Looking back on the past 12 months, it's hard not to feel inspired by everything we saw in the news. Many women spoke publicly about...
We Give And Take This Season! But Giving Is Better! I don't know about you, but I love giving gifts! When I find something I think a friend will like, I can't wait to see their reaction. If I've scored a particularly awesome gift — especially for someone who's really...
Connecting With Your Customers During The Holidays Is Good Marketing! It's the holiday season! And yes, that's the beginning of a goofy Christmas song (that I must admit to liking!) that actually includes the words "So whoop-de-do and hickory dock." Apparently not...

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It's The End Of The Year! Can't I Just Be Done Already? So 2017 is winding down and I thought it'd be a good time to share with you the pep talk that I give myself occasionally. I won't share my full internal monologue because that could make me sound a little crazy....
Ask a hundred people to define success and you’ll likely get a hundred different answers. For some it’s about the size of their bank account. For others, success its a measure of joy. Some want fame whether money’s attached to it or not. And many people feel they’re...
The Optimist Club: Are You A Member? No one likes a Debbie Downer. Sometimes we like to be a Debbie Downer — everyone needs to vent and emote and complain now and then — but a little of that goes a long way in the company of others. Don't you agree? Think about the...
It's Not Rocket Science! Becoming More Creative Isn't Hard, But It Does Take Practice! Do you describe yourself as a creative person or a numbers person? Artsy or techie? Left brain or right? Most of us tend to be more of one than the other. If we describe ourselves...
Last year, Ruby Receptionists asked me to be a contributor to their publication, Lessons Learned: Advice & Insights From Entrepreneurs, For Entrepreneurs. I was excited to join the discussion to share my own lessons from the school of hard knocks and offer pearls...
To Become An Expert, You Have To Become An Expert DIY-er! When you're a business owner, there's no shortage of stuff you have to do yourself. Sometimes that's because there's no one else to do it. Staff? What staff? Other times, you do something because you're the...
Starting A Business? No Worries! (Ha!) Going solo! For some people, the sound of that — regardless of the scenario — makes them break out in a cold sweat. For me, that's how I feel about going to the dentist. But doing stuff alone is not a problem. In fact, I welcome...
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...
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...