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  • How Powerful Do You Feel?

    How Powerful Do You Feel?

    Most days I feel strong; yet, when I don’t–I REALLY don’t! Does it feel like you are two different people when it comes to your sense of strength? If so, a woman I respect and have learned a lot from dedicates her life to helping women work through those blocks to foster genuine empowerment. Here […]

  • Is Your Choice Between Life or Success?

    Is Your Choice Between Life or Success?

    Most entrepreneurs I speak with often find their personal life and health at odds with their success. “It goes with the territory,” they claim. Does it? Let’s look at this against well-documented start-up data. Al Ramadan, Dave Peterson, Christopher Lochhead, and Kevin Maney started a company called Play Bigger after successful careers in high-tech looking […]

  • Do You Have What It Takes?

    Do You Have What It Takes?

    Having the mental toughness to be an entrepreneur can sometimes feel like an overwhelming battle of nerves. Like any saleswoman, you are selling your vision at every moment–to investors, bankers, employees, customers, suppliers, even to yourself some days. Entrepreneurs have to be resilient when things don’t go as planned, visionary to inspire others, persuasive to […]

  • 3 Simple Questions to Keep You Sane

    3 Simple Questions to Keep You Sane

    This week I am suffering from a problem most entrepreneurs have –too little time and too much to do! (OK, you don’t have to be an entrepreneur to experience this.) As I felt the overwhelm of many important and wonderful things on my plate grow I had to take a short break and create an […]

  • Books to Read This Year

    Books to Read This Year

    A good business book is one you want to read over and over again to get everything out of it.  Why? Because these books are full of: Inspiration — for the times you don’t feel it yourself. Stories — that help you remember you are not the first entrepreneur to wonder if you are crazy! Tips — […]

  • Women of Influence

    Women of Influence

    So often I read about how women struggle to achieve their goals, suffer from lack of investment funding as entrepreneurs, and have so many strikes against us winning at the game of life. Yet, when I look at the numerous powerful women in the world I have to wonder: If they did it, what is stopping […]

  • Finding Time…

    Finding Time…

    I constantly get asked the question, “How do you find the time to X, Y, or Z,” from aspiring entrepreneurs because starting a business can sometimes feel like a all-consuming effort. Two things have helped me over the years. One I learned early in my career from my first boss and the other I have just […]

  • Do You Believe What Others Say?

    Do You Believe What Others Say?

    Julie Smolyansky, CEO of Lifeway, became the youngest female CEO of a publicly traded company at 27. She did a lot of things right–but the main takeaway is she believed in herself when others thought she should fold! Whether others approve of you has much less to do with your success than your internal belief […]

  • What Drives You — Your Problems or Your Dreams?

    What Drives You — Your Problems or Your Dreams?

    Do you find that you spend more of your time handling problems than pursuing your dreams? You are not alone. Most people when asked how they spend their time find they are managing circumstances and handling problems far more than they are actually working on achieving their dreams. Don’t be pushed by your problems. Be […]

  • Get Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable!

    Get Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable!

    Ingrid Vanderveldt has a powerful goal to Empower a Billion Women by 2020. A successful entrepreneur herself, she is on a mission to help other women. One of her most important messages to women is to “get comfortable with the uncomfortable.” She understands that intuition, one of our strengths is what has helped her succeed […]

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