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One of the things that I do not think I have done very well as a business owner is to work ON my business versus IN it. I think there are a few reasons for that: I loved working in...
“I don’t think that it is the right time to leave my job. I have a vacation planned in December and I am moving in the spring.”  I can’t tell you the number of times I have heard a version...
Recently I was reminded of an article from the Huffington Post on the wage gap. (Link to article) It speaks to several possible reasons why women still earn less than their male counterparts. One of the paragraphs talked about the fact...
All of us have dreams. Some of us are actively pursuing them and other of us are busy with our daily life having put the dream on the shelf… for now. Or at least that is what we have been...
Every year I go to Sarasota, Florida to a timeshare we own. I spend much of my time walking the beach shelling. Shelling is like a treasure hunt to me. I love the joy of finding that one great shell....
This past weekend I celebrated 20 years of playing poker, once a month, with my closest girlfriends. (I’m in the center sitting on the lifeguard chair). I’ve written about my group before, check out: Stack the Cards in Your Favor. I...
This is one of my favorite lines. From one of my favorite songs. From one of my favorite lyricists. From one of my favorite soundtracks. From one of my favorite movies of all time. The song is Momentum by Aimee Mann. The...
I am reading this great book by Peter Wohlleben called The Hidden Life of Trees. What they Feel, How They Communicate. This book has become my go-to gift because I have found it to be extremely profound. Peter worked for the Forestry...