"I'm just waiting for the other shoe to drop." I got to thinking about this phrase over the weekend. It used to make a lot of sense to me. I mean, things don't always work out, right? We make mistakes, bad things happen, and stuff doesn't work out like we'd like hoped. We "prepare" for bad … Continue reading Are You Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop?
Hello, my WordPress followers! Thank you for being loyal and encouraging as I've created this blog and launched it into the internet universe. As I have grown my business I've been doing "double duty" posting my blog here and through my WordPress website, because, it's meant a lot to me that you've followed along on … Continue reading Are You Still Interested in this Blog?
My twelve-year-old daughter, Carmen, is wise. The other day we were talking about confidence. She sails through life feeling good about who she is and what she does. She always has. When she was three, I gave her crackers and cheese slices. She placed a slice of cheese on top of a cracker, held it up … Continue reading What if You Decided to be Confident?
This is me before my high school graduation. The photos are fuzzy. Yes, that's a Marborlo light in my mouth. I started smoking when I was fourteen years old, and it took me until my mid-thirties to stop completely. I used one of the photos during a presentation I gave over the summer about executive … Continue reading Where Did You Start?
We would've been married for 18 years this past Sunday. I can't remember the last time I did the math or thought about how long it's been since I married Tony. We've been divorced longer than we were married. I've been happily remarried for the last eight years. No bride or groom walks down … Continue reading Who Are You Committing To?
...the most powerful lessons are ones we've heard over and over again in different ways
"It cost us $8,000," Ben said. He was talking about a situation where he " was just talking through things out loud" and "the next thing you know, things got done." (The thing that got done was unapproved rental of a very expensive truck) He was frustrated. Ben's the Executive Vice President of his company. When he talks, people listen. "What … Continue reading Are You Direct or Indirect?