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Three Remain: Faith, Hope & Love

Everyone has secret fears, worries and thoughts better left unsaid. In the rare and unfortunate case, those are so great that you’d trade your life to eradicate them.  …A happy topic this is not, but a worthwhile one just the same. The last few days I’ve been in London, and yesterday particularly struck a chord […]

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Pursuing Your Passion at Any Age

I’m honored to share my second post for Entrepreneur.com: It’s Never Too Late to Pursue Your Passion. Maybe your dream is to be a business owner, but maybe it’s something else entirely. Whether in work or in life, it’s always important to follow your dreams and believe in yourself. We have one life and it’s […]

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Giving Women a Voice

In 2010, I began writing for YoungEntrepreneur.com, publishing an article per month for the next 1.5 years. I could barely call myself an entrepreneur at the time, but I had dreams. 7+ years later and I’m excited to share that I’m now a business owner of Promise Consulting Group, LLC and a writer for Entrepreneur Media. My […]

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Why I Still Believe in the American Dream

“I used to subscribe to the American dream. You go to college, get a 9-5 job, get married, buy a house, have kids and happiness is yours. 2 years ago I realized – not everyone’s dream needs to be the same. I went to a well-regarded business school. I married my college sweetheart. We bought […]

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The Importance of Tenacity

When you think of the things that you pride yourself most on – what comes to mind? For me, it’s empathy – being kind and compassionate – and tenacity. What does it mean to be tenacious? Some people may say stubborn, others say persistent. I tend to agree with the latter. The dictionary definitions include […]

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The Challenge of Choice

Life is full of choices. Some are easy and others are hard. Some you never need to think of again and others have effects that last for a lifetime. I made a career choice two months ago, an unexpected choice, that I was not certain of but went in with best intentions and felt it […]

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Life is Either a Daring Adventure or Nothing at All

Helen Keller said it best. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all. The last 6 weeks have been nothing short of crazy. I’m adjusting. I’m still learning balance of work and life. The line is so blurry, it’s hard to know where one ends and another begins. I’m working more than ever…it’s […]

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Is Good Ever Good Enough?

Starting a small business takes work and resources – specifically your most limited of assets, time and money. You invest a great deal in something you believe in, but are still uncertain if it will succeed. Nobody likes to fail, but too often people settle so they don’t have to. Being hard on yourself means […]

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What’s Your Passion?

What’s your passion? Dictionary definition is “a strong or extravagant fondness, enthusiasm, or desire for anything.” Why do people start their own businesses? Is it for money, for freedom (from corporate structure or otherwise), for power? What would you want to do if you didn’t need to work? Some people might answer that they’d want […]

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The Key to Success: Ambition or Competition

What’s the difference between being ambitious or competitive? Some people are competitive by nature. They grew up playing sports, knew they had to study hard and be the top of their class, and now put that same mindset into their jobs. This makes me wonder, is being “competitive” a good thing or a bad thing? […]

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