Thinking On Purpose

Some things are just meant to be. I just finished reading a great interview with Roy Spence author of the new “It’s Not What You Sell. It’s What You Stand For.” In it he describes the success of several great companies who continue to succeed even in today’s rough economic climate. He credits their ability to define their purpose - the difference you are trying to make in the world. Not touchy feely but a serious way of approaching bottom line decisions. ...more

The Earth Mother ring

My company The Paris House designs is a lifestyle business that is run our of my 200 year old farmhouse in the country about one hour outside of Manhatten, which is the best of both worlds.  I can go to meetings in the city and come home to my old farmhouse with my husband, three children and our many pets.   I am a party planner and designer who teaches workshops on entertaining especially focused on travel.  Entertaining ideas all over the World. ...more

My First Post On BlogHer!

I am very excited about being here at BlogHer - I am great believer in using social networking to promote blogs. I recently started a blog to help bloggers succeed, its called Blogs With Wings, because as a budding Blog Angel I believe every blog deserves a chance to fly! ...more

A WomenOnGuard.com customer in Texas, uses TASER on a client

A customer of WomenOnGuard.com called us on the phone today. She lives in Texas and purchased a TASER X26c from us last week. The woman wanted to let us know that she had to use her TASER against one of her clients and also wanted to thank us. ...more

Is This Really a Secret? Or Why Does This Sound Vaguely Familiar? or Confessions of a Former MLM Zombie

I’m reading The Secret.  Something about it just isn’t settling quite well with me.  I couldn’t put my finger on it, until Regina said that she thumbed through it once, and it just sounded to her like an infomercial.  THAT’S IT! ...more

 I have never read the Secret but read a lot of other books about taking control of your ...more

Wedding planning 101

Hello everyone! My name is Megan and I am a wedding planner and Army Wife. I decided to start writing about the thing I feel most passionate about, Weddings! In my blogs I want to go over the planning process, finding the perfect dress, announcing the engagement and more! (Most importantly, you are going to be getting free information from a wedding planner herself ;) ) ...more

Stay-At-Home Mom Utilizes Free Time To Lead Internet Startup To Record Sales

Interesting, inspirational story about a stay-at-home mom who turned her free time into a fairly profitable online business. Here's an excerpt from the full stroy which came out on 1/26/09:   Stay-at-home moms are a rarity in today's economy. One mother found a way to use her spare time to earn a six-figure salary by launching a successful internet company.  ...more

King, crochet, Arbonne, exercize

Poor old King had received a terrible injury from a diaper he was wearing (the boy is almost 15 and has lost control of his bladder) and after weeks of meds and carefulplacement of a makeship diaper, the injury would not heal. So the Vet had to perform a minor operation to stictch up the gapping wound. In all honesty, they weren't sure he would make it through the operation but he did. He will be wearing the Elizabethan collar for a while... I feel so bad for him to have to wear the collar and the diaper... the diaper is bad enough. ...more

Maximize Marketing Dollars

In the business and service industry you always hear the saying, “The customer is always right.” But you have to remember just who your audience is. Not everyone is going to love your product or service. Those people are not your target audience, so don’t waste your time and dollars trying to win them over. Get to know your brand believers and what they expect from you. How? ...more

The decision of a lifetime...

Torn between two loves, the comfort of having a job and being happy. In this situation, I always say happiness comes first. One of my favorite realisms is: You never have to stay in a bad situation. It can apply to any situation and carries a lot of power. ...more