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Pat the Post Office Lady, and Why You Should NOT be Like Her

I got up early to run to the post office. Who knew they’d changed their hours to opening at 10:00am?! The blinds finally came up and the door unlocked. I prided myself for being first in line, and for reserving my new PO box online. This was going to be a quick and easy task […]

Do What You Love to Do!

I know there is something inside you that you would do…if things were different. You keep the dream tucked inside you and rationalize that you’ll pull it out, maybe when the kids are grown. Or when things slow down at work and you’re not dead-dog tired when you drag yourself home at the end of […]

Work Smarter, Not Harder

Ever sit in traffic and notice the looks on the faces of those fellow commuters? Rarely are they positive. In fact, most of them look as though they could pull over to the emergency lane, crawl up into a ball and pass out for a week or two. One of the biggest reasons for their […]

The Entrepreneur in Me

I have a confession to make. The thought of being a sole proprietor used to terrorize me into absolute paralysis. It’s true. The only childhood experience I had with entrepreneurship ended dismally with my parents in bankruptcy court.  My family lived on a cash basis from that day forward. When I grew old enough to […]

My Greatest Blunder: Paying For Nothing

Striking out and living life on your terms, while exciting, is a scary proposition. And, in today’s world, it’s easy to get duped. I’ll use one of my blunders as a case in point. When I started my own business, I knew the steps I needed to take to get it up and running, and […]

Step… and the Path Will Appear

Relax ladies. I’m not going to suggest you jump headlong into the scary terrifying darkness of the unknown. That would be suicide. But so would not doing anything at all. Here’s the thing. That dream in your heart won’t go away. You may drown it out temporarily but it will remain there. It’s meant to […]

Hidden in Plain Sight

I recently watched Hunger Games with friends. Those who know me understand this is a radical departure from my typical genre flick but I was up for something new. I’d never read the books and my only exposure to the movie was a glimpse here and there on the laptop of the airline passenger in […]

Why Do It Your Way

Let’s face it. In today’s world, there is no job working for an employer that is totally fulfilling to you. Why? Companies design job descriptions that are based on the needs of the company, not the best contribution you can make to its success. So there you sit, day after day with all those gifts […]