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FEMALE MENTORS …

I am always amazed by women and their accomplishments. You can stack the deck against them but, they still rise! An example of “rising against the tide” is  General West. I had not heard about this Doctor who became the U S Army Surgeon General.  The Good Doctor sent this article to me … an…

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E IS FOR ELIMINATE …

“We create stress for ourselves because you feel like you have to do it. You have to. I don’t feel that way anymore. ” Oprah Winfrey I’m always on the lookout for great ideas that save time and cut down on wasted motion (have absolutely NADA when it comes to the new & awful “LA-like”…

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SUPERCHARGE YOUR LIFE!

Let me just get right down to it…I am crazy about this book! It’s on my 4 Must-Reads for this Summer if you saw the blog this week you’ll recognize the title. Darren Hardy has managed to write a book so simple, so actionable, so clear that I cannot believe I am just now reading…

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DO IT ANYWAY …

At this point, we’ve all had enough time out there in this great big world to know our strengths and weaknesses, right? Well, it turns out that we all seem to suffer from the same nagging thing …..FEAR. Well, maybe it’s a bit broader than that …. there may be fear you need and fear…

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BE SUCCESSFUL IN LIFE OR BUSINESS WITH THESE 5 TIPS

Are there really any sure-fire ways to guarantee a successful life, business or relationship? I’m not sure it’s really a “guarantee”, but I love these points as a beginning when you consider starting something new or scaling something you’ve been working on for years. Heck, you can apply them to life in general. JUST START!…

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BRAZIL…THIS IS FOR YOU!

Anyone who follows the blog knows that I had the privilege of speaking to a large group of professionals in Rio in June. I had a two hour time slot and wanted to keep the format open to questions as we discussed the current state of branding utilizing Social Media. Who knew that this was…

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DEPARTURE …

As most of you know at this point, I traveled to South America for both business and pleasure. This is the normal happy departure face as I check in ….just a quick side note, United has created a new Polaris area that is just spectacular in Houston (and other airports nationwide). So, the big smile…

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DOES EYE CONTACT REALLY MATTER?

I think we can all remember our parents or first mentors sharing the important skill of “establishing eye contact”. “Look a person in the eye….” was a mandatory business mantra. But, is making eye contact really that important in our interactions? “As any speaker will tell you, when you address a large number of people…

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3 Businesses to start after 50

The excitement or passion needed for starting a business isn’t reserved for the techie Millennial in the torn jeans and hoodie (although we could be wearing those things:). Even the person in the relaxed-fit khakis and reading glasses can feel the passion. Research indicates that Baby Boomers may have a greater passion for entrepreneurship than…

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Branding Your Business

Whether you are creating a new business or expanding an existing business, branding is the blood of your company.  What does it take to keep it consistent when you create marketing materials or promotions? When it comes to establishing the core features and qualities of your brand, all you need is a little time, a…

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