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Help! Work Sucks! What Should I Do? We all need a little passion in our lives. Or a lot! Passion gives us our enthusiasm, intensity and motivation... our spark. (I'm sure I could launch into numerous spark, fire, smoldering metaphors, but I won't.) Passion also helps...
Are you a Vodka & Red Bull? A Dirty Dirty? Or a plucky Blue Sapphire? Let's face it, you might be a little "disinterested," shall we say in whatever you're submerged in right now at the office. Totally get it, I'm kind of antsy right now too. Sometimes it's just...

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Help! Work Sucks! What Should I Do? We all need a little passion in our lives. Or a lot! Passion gives us our enthusiasm, intensity and motivation... our spark. (I'm sure I could launch into numerous spark, fire, smoldering metaphors, but I won't.) Passion also helps...
How To Survive Your Rookie Year Like A Seasoned Pro! Running a new business is not for the faint of heart — that's even more true if it's your first time! You need to be one tough cookie to survive the uncertainty, stress and worry that seem to be built into the job....
Go For The Gold: How To Get What You Want! I talk a lot about goal setting. And not just here in this blog, but almost everywhere — with almost anyone. My clients, colleagues, at speaking engagements, with my friends, at happy hour. Yes, happy hour. I'm a hoot that...
When You Look Good, I Look Good! There's an ad I remember from my childhood that couldn't be more 1980s if it tried. Soft lighting, jazzy saxophone, shoulder pads, big hair... it had it all! Only somehow better. It was like the hip version of a Dallas or Dynasty...

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How To Separate Work And Home When Your Office Is Next To The Laundry Room! I'm writing this not long after Mother's Day. Greetings fellow moms! You all rock! Mother's Day will always be a sentimental, warm & fuzzy holiday. But it's also big business. Businesses...
Navigating The World Of Small Business! If you read my blog regularly, even once in a while, it doesn't take long to figure out that I'm kinda obsessed with the financial aspects of running a small business. You can have the best idea ever, but if you don't make money...
Employees Got No Satisfaction? Here's How To Fix That! We all know the saying "Happy wife, happy life." I'll admit that the original sentiment behind this saying might be just a tad outdated. You know, as long as the little woman is happy, you won't have to listen to...
Advice For A Happy Life, At Work And Beyond! I've received a lot of advice over the years. And, big surprise, I've given a lot of it, too — to pretty much anyone who'll listen. Sometimes I get paid for said advice (you can hire me for that, it'll be tailored just for...
Nothing Good Comes From Too Much Of A Good Thing (Like Work)! Last week, I was a guest speaker at an online conference called Screw the Hustle. (Great title, huh? Sounds like something I'd come up with!) In keeping with the theme, my session was about how NOT to do...
You Go Girl! Women-Owned Businesses Are Kind Of A Big Deal! What's a girl gotta do to get ahead around here? Well, exactly what we're already doing, it seems. When it comes to running our own businesses and calling the shots, we've really got it goin' on. So nice job,...
I Named My Business The Profit Goddess! For A Reason! There's not much point being in business if you're not making a profit. Sure, we all hit rough patches — a slump in sales, a downturn in the economy. But if you're running a for-profit business, your goal is to...
Is Being Rich And Famous Really All That? Oh to be rich and famous. Or not. Every time I look online, there's another famous person getting into trouble for something they've said or done. Sometimes it's a dumb or tone-deaf Tweet — followed by all of Twitter promptly...
Who's Your Celebrity Crush? I'll Tell You Mine If You Tell Me Yours! Do you have a celebrity crush? Come on, we all have one! It's that famous person who makes us swoon and gush like we did in high school when the secret love of our life walked by (most likely not...
New Quarter, New Financial Workout! It's no secret that I'm a fan of money... to be clear, having it, NOT not having it. Are you following me? I'm not shy about the fact that I'm in business to make money. Hell, I even named my small biz coaching business The Profit...
Old-School Coding Is Your Secret To More Profits! I'm a huge fan of small business. Especially mine! We in the small biz sector rock! According to some stats, small business employs 60 million people in the U.S. and makes up just over 50% of the workforce. Go us! So...
If I Could Put Time In A Bottle! Do you know that song? If you do, sorry! It's probably in your head now. It's in mine, so I just had to share the fun. It's a '70s classic, though hardly the best song from that era. It was an antidote to disco: sappy, slow and...
Are you a Vodka & Red Bull? A Dirty Dirty? Or a plucky Blue Sapphire? Let's face it, you might be a little "disinterested," shall we say in whatever you're submerged in right now at the office. Totally get it, I'm kind of antsy right now too. Sometimes it's just...
Everybody Loves Ellen! Because She's So Damn Relatable! Ahhh Friday. I know it might not be Friday when you read this, but as I write this, it is. And not any regular old Friday, but the day before a long weekend. Woo hoo! And the day after Valentine's Day. (Woo hoo?)...
Sleep? Who Needs Sleep? I've Got A Business To Run, Thank You Very Much! My life can get pretty crazy. Crazy as in crazy, freakin' BUSY — juggling projects, business trips, speaking engagements and more at the same time as keeping the mechanics of my business in...
The Best Part Of Failing Is Trying Again! I doubt I know a single successful person who hasn't experienced their share of failures. Some "lucky" people rack up more fails on their resume than others. Entrepreneurs, small business owners, startup addicts... you know...
Are You Cut Out For Business Ownership? Every year, people start new businesses, while others must close their doors. Recently, I saw some stats about small businesses in the U.S. that were pretty sobering: 20% fail in their first year; 30% in their second; 50% fail...
Been There, Done That! Advice From A Seasoned Pro On Starting Your Own Business! Life is full of firsts: first time driving, first apartment, first love, first job, first paycheck (woo hoo!). The harder or scarier the thing, the more memorable it is, like running a...