Doing Whatever It Takes

I will never forget the words of Dr. John Maxwell during one of his presentations. He talked about what it takes to go after your dreams. He shared that after giving a speech one day a young man came up to him and said, "Dr. Maxwell, I want to do what you do. I want to get paid to speak in front of big groups of people."Dr. Maxwell smiled, looked at the bright eyed and clearly excited young man and said, "You want to do what I do, but are you willing to do everything I've done in order to get to do what I do?"...more

A Must Watch For Entrepreneurs Starting a Biz

Starting a business is anything but easy, but it is also one of the most exciting and amazing experiences you could possibly have.  One of the topics that often comes up when I’m chatting with my fellow entrepreneurial friends is the best way to market, get their ideas out and bring more customers/clients in.  It’s all well and good that you’ve got an amazing product or service, but if you’re the only one who knows about it…um…you get the point....more

You Just Have To Start

I read about people who gave up their fancy corporate jobs with huge salary and annual bonus to start a business they’ve been dreaming up for years.  I see people create something out of nothing and all of a sudden they realize they are building an empire.  I’ve watched stay at home moms start blogging and quickly realize just how much what they have to say matters.  I’ve seen people fearful of taking that next step keep a smile on their face throughout the entire crazy and wild ride of entrepreneurship....more

It Starts With An Idea...

And that’s the easy part.  People come up with great ideas every day.  It’s the ones who actually execute on the idea that get to watch it come alive....more

Every Experience Counts

I’m reading Mark Cuban‘s book How to Win at the Sport of Business: If I Can Do It You Can Do It.  Awesome book!  Why?...more

Are You All Talk?

You have some amazing ideas.  Come on, admit it…they’re pretty fabulous. Things that may seem absolutely crazy to others, but you just know it will work.  Whether it’s a new business, product, career move, book or group you want to start, you are confident that you will make it happen.You can’t stop thinking about it.  It keeps you up at night and even when you’re in an important meeting completely unrelated to your idea, you’re doodling on your folder and dreaming up ways to make it happen.And then comes decision time…...more

Relentlessly Pursuing Your Dreams and In the Meantime...

I often have this idea in my head of the “perfect” life.  You know, one with no challenges, zero drama, the perfect relationship, a hugely successful business with dream clients and lets not forget tons of shopping!Yes, it’s my own private fantasy and I am working hard every day to make it come true.  I know, I know, it’s probably not going to look exactly like that (hey, it’s my dream).  I mean come on, zero drama?  Even the most mellow of women who swear they don’t “play that game” encounters their share pretty regularly....more

What Will Happen If You "LIKE" It?

I’ll tell you what will happen…you’ll help me win the co-host spot for a new webtv show (and I want it really really bad)   Listen, I can’t help it…I just love marketing.  I could talk about business and marketing all day long and being part of this new show would be a dream come true....more

The Power of Offline Marketing

With everything so accessible online, we never have to leave our home.  Seriously, we can have food delivered, all kinds of products shipped, we can google our way to finding the answers to our most burning questions and we don’t even have to get out of our pj’s to find love.  And our business?  Who needs to slap on lipstick, spend hours searching for the perfect outfit and head out to a local event?  You do! Yes, it’s true t...more

4 Steps to Love Your Career Path

While in my twenties I envisioned myself as a successful entrepreneur with offices in New York, Chicago and California.  Yep, I’d watch The Devil Wears Prada and dream of a day that I, too would prace around New York City in my stilettos with non-fat latte in one hand and the latest Chanel handbag in the other.  My girlfriends and I would spend hours at brunch followed by a day of shopping.  Oh yeah, my imaginary life pretty much rocked!!  Now, in my thirties I see things just a bit differently (and by “a bit” I mean absolutely and completely ...more