Monday, February 16, 2015

Having It All - A Myth or Obtainable Reality

Later this month new literature, The Art of Having It All: A Woman's Guide to Unlimited Abundance, will be adding to the Having It All debate. And from its dust jacket, I'm realistic that this will be just one more source exhorting women of the evils of choosing parenthood over a path to an executive office.
 

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How do you manage to "have it all"?
 

Why is Having It All so enticing? Because no one wants to have to chose. We all want to believe everything and anything is possible. What follows are my thoughts on whether Having It All is a myth or an obtainable reality.
 

Thursday, February 12, 2015

A Romantic Glamping Retreat for Valentine's Day

Courtship is thrilling. Every day takes a back seat to romance, to the thrill you feel when you see each other. You plan trips to get away, to escape the ordinary and just be together. And then the newness wears off or schedules get in the way.
 

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How do you make Valentine's Day special?
 

With our busy schedules, cubes and I aren't always able to get away from the hustle and bustle of the everyday. So this year, I'm surprising him with a romantic glamping retreat for two--no travel or babysitter required!
 

Monday, February 02, 2015

Things I Learned at Alt Summit Winter 2015

I always feel that my year doesn't really start until I'm back from Salt Lake City. This year, for the third year, I headed to Salt Lake City for Alt Summit. Alt Summit is a business conference for creatives and bloggers. There are sessions on entrepreneurship, using your business to do good, social media promotion, and more.
 

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Here are the seven things I learned at Alt Summit.
 

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The Comparison Trap: Owning One's Bravery

When doing something for the first time it's easy to fall into the trap of comparison. Nerves can overtake and swallow one's confidence. Then self doubt creeps in. But this is the very moment when you need to be brave, to be bold.
 

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After recounting a story I often hear, "Wow that was so brave." Or, "I could never do that." But here's the secret, any time you're tempted to doubt whether you could do something yourself, ask the storyteller for the backstory. Not all will share, but it never hurts to ask.
 

Do you share your backstory?
 

Today before the first full day of sessions at Alt Summit Winter 2015 kicks off, I'm sharing my backstory for any who needs a pep talk on being bold and taking that first step whatever it may be.
 

Thursday, January 15, 2015

From the CEO's Desk: Setting Priorities

The more I talk to successful entrepreneurs the more I realize they have one thing in common: extreme focus. They don't just work hard, they work smart. (They actually work hard AND smart, but that's another post.)
 

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As I talked with them, extreme focus seemed obvious. One of those insights where you go D'ouh why didn't I think of that sooner? Of course! Focused, concentrated efforts push entrepreneurs towards realizing their goals faster than diverse, broad efforts.
 

But how does one achieve this focus?
 

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