How to be unliked

How to be unliked

Here’s the reality: not everyone is going to like you. You’re not everyone’s cup of tea and guess what — that's ok. You don’t have to like everybody, so why would you expect that everyone else is going to like you?   The tricky part is that...

An interview with Phil Bedford

An interview with Phil Bedford

Last week I was in Northern California with amazing people—catching up with old connections and likeminded entrepreneurs, learning new things, and preparing for some amazing changes ahead.   On Day 1, as I scanned the room, a bright pair of glasses and a cheeky grin caught my...

Love your love handles.

Love your love handles

I am fat. Yes, that three-letter word: FAT. It’s a word that most people attach to a negative image. To every person, the definition varies a bit. So does their level of judgement and acceptance.   In Canada, 80-90% of women don't like their body. Think about that. It’s...

How to Speak Without Sweaty Pits

How to Speak Without Sweaty Pits

Yesterday I spent the day at a workshop where I listened to a lot of speakers. I have a new perspective on speakers now that taking the stage and owning the mic is part of my everyday life. Today, each speaker was well prepared. They were all...

5 Ways to Play at Work

5 Ways to Play at Work

Fun and work – I know: these two words aren’t often seen together. We have all experienced stressed out work, crazy work, want-to-run-away-and-never-come-back work. It happens. But no matter what level the Stress-O-Meter is at, we must make sure to keep fun in our 9-to-5....

The Reality Is: Shit Happens

The Reality Is: Shit Happens

We like to pretend it’s all roses. But the truth is: everyone has shit to deal with. The questions is: Are you dealing with it? Or are you just pretending it’s not there? If you have a pattern of sweeping elephants under rugs, you’re not the...

I Have Changed!

I Have Changed!

I practice what I preach. I’ve gone through the shit. I’ve put in the time. I still struggle and I grow. I know I’m doing the work to be my best self. However, sometimes when you’re deep in it, you can’t see progress. Throw a...

Know Your Business' Value

Know Your Business’ Value

(AND I’M NOT TALKING $) Value can be a noun or a verb. noun 
the regard that something is held to deserve; the importance, worth, or usefulness of something. "Your support is of great value." a person's principles or standards of behavior; one's judgment of what is important in...

How to Network Like a Pro

How to Network Like a Pro

One of the questions I get asked all the time is: “What is the secret to networking?” There isn’t just one answer. There are so many secrets. Networking takes planning and practice. It’s about building relationships, making meaningful connections, and having (and maintaining) visibility in...

Break the Cycle of Busy-ness

Break the Cycle of Busy-ness

Being busy is a cycle that we all get sucked into. It often happens without us even realizing it’s happening. Before we know it, we’re lost in schedules, doing things, to-do lists, and filling every minute. Sometimes being busy is a state of being for...

Business Women Rock: Tina O

Business Women Rock: Tina O

This month, I’m introducing you to the amazing Tina Overbury.  Everyone knows her as Tina O.  Recently, I was lucky enough to see her speak at a luncheon (ok… full disclosure… I personally arranged for her to speak there. Watching her do her thing is sooooo...

5 Ways to Manage Your Time Better

5 Ways to Manage Your Time Better

Life is busy. Work is mad. And so, naturally, time management can be tricky. But with a few easy tips, you can become the time management queen (or king)! Here are the tips I use to keep it all together. Synchronize all of your calendars. Instead...

An Interview with Lynn Howard

An Interview with Lynn Howard

If you don’t know Lynn Howard, you should. She’s a leader – in her career (she runs 3 companies – HTS Alarms, Referral Institute Hawaii, and BNI Hawaii), in her community, and in her life. She wows – a lot. And I have the distinct...

How to Apologize Authentically

How to Apologize Authentically

When my boys say “Sorry” in the flippant way that little kids do, I say to them: Say it like you mean it. Unless you know what you’re sorry for and you are actually truly sorry for it, it’s useless to apologize. Think about the last...

Wrestling with Self Doubt

Wrestling with Self Doubt

Have you ever had an idea or vision of yourself, then you catch a glimpse of yourself in the mirror or in a photograph and you’re shocked? You look nothing like you thought or felt? This has been my struggle for the last few weeks. Last fall,...

Tips for Self Care

Tips for Self Care

I just spent the last hour reworking the schedules for my two sons. We post them in the kitchen. It’s just one of the solutions we’ve implemented to see if we can help my youngest son with some challenges. Some days are harder than others....

3 Women Who Rock My World!

I know a lot of amazing businesswomen and I am going to start celebrating them. This month I want to introduce you to Kendall Ansell, Corry Staff, and Kim McMullen. Kendall Ansell of Kendall Ansell Interiors is an amazing interior designer whose talent blows my mind,...

GRATITUDE IS GOOD FOR BUSINESS

“Thank you.” This phrase is said so often that it has nearly lost all meaning. It’s just good manners. When I say to my two young boys “Say Thank You”, they do (because mother knows best!), yet they don’t really know why they’re saying it....

YOUR TRUE LOVE IS YOU

Valentine’s day is almost here. For some of us, it’s a great day. For others, not so much. It may bring up feelings that you don’t look at all the time (you know, the ones you stuff deep down inside?). You might feel an extra...

Divorce with a difference

When you find yourself in the position to end your marriage, you have a lot of choices to make. You made the decision that it’s not working anymore; now what? If you have kids, they are a huge and important factor in your decision-making and...

7 WAYS TO LEAD WITH LOVE

  “Leadership” is a popular word these days. Personally, I see it all over the place. There are thousands of tips out there on how to be a “good leader”. But what is a good leader, anyway? It’s important to find a leadership style that is...

When you’re scared shitless

When you’re scared shitless, move forward. Have you ever wanted something so much yet you were too afraid to do it? Maybe it’s something risky and active like bungee jumping or skydiving, something vulnerable like telling someone you love them or that, perhaps, you don’t love them...

Weird Works…

We all have quirks. Maybe you collect nutcrackers or love to quote movie lines. Discover more freedom by learning to accept yourself and the idiosyncrasies that make you special. Benefits of Embracing your Quirky side. Live authentically. You beat to your own drum instead of following the...

MAKE A CHANGE

“Make a change.” It sounds like a simple, totally doable statement. Yet for some it is one of the hardest things to do. You may thrive on change or you may hate it. Either way, one thing is for sure: Change will always be part...

Find your passion

It’s not uncommon to feel in your heart and your head that you should be doing things you love, yet due to your obligations and the pressures of everyday life you choose an easier road or more direct road. The end result, unfortunately, is usually...

5 ways to love your work

I had many, many, many jobs before I truly found what I was meant to do. Many. MANY! All of these jobs were a means to an end. That said, if you get up every morning and dread going to work, then for goodness sakes WHY...

10 ways to improve your life!

Albert Einstein said the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. The reality is that nothing in your life is going to change unless you start to do things differently. Your life shouldn’t be running you; you...

Stepping into happiness

In 2015 we faced a choice, to continue on with our marriage or not. After a lot of talking, seeing someone and being true to us, we decided that after 17 years we were going to call it quits. We made a choice, to be...

Do you ever feel stuck in a rut?

[fusion_text]  You know you want something different but you have no idea what it is. You know something has to give and make some changes yet we still do the same thing we always do. Things are not going to change until we got out of our own way. In our head...

Recipe for a year

It’s a new year and everyone is talking about goal setting and intentions for the year to come. This is common every year; people look back and make plans for the upcoming year. I am one of those as well, this year I put my money where my mouth...

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