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The Ebbs and Flows of Life

Last month, I had posted about the concept of feast or famine. This month, it’s the ebbs and flows of life. As is true for many, my business slowed in late spring after the pandemic spread. I lost my largest client in April because they could no longer offer in-person classes, and so had no […]

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Feast or Famine

I’m currently feeling the concept of “feast or famine” in a big way. Right now I’m feasting and I am full. Life is busy, and saying that feels like the understatement of the year. But, alas, 2020 is an odd year at best so we take what we are given. I am very grateful for […]

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Work is Not All That Matters

Work is not all that matters. In fact, it’s near the end of a short list of what really does. We work to live but never should we live to work. I work because I enjoy it – the job itself, my clients, the challenge – but over the years, I have realized it is […]

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The Importance of Encouragement

One of the greatest and most unexpected joys of starting a consulting business are the words of encouragement – both given and received. I’ve had many friends, family members, former colleagues and acquaintances reach out to let me know they like what I’m going, or wishing me best of luck. I’ve had others contact me […]

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Being Right or Being Kind

Many of us have struggled at some point in our careers or our lives with the age-old dilemma…is it more important to be right or to be kind? By nature, I consider myself a “nice” person. While I tell the truth, it’s often softened. I tend to sugarcoat if someone’s feelings are at stake, whether […]

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Winning Isn’t a Zero Sum Game

Maybe winning isn’t a zero sum game And life is more than taking all or none Perhaps the two are just the same Whether you have lost or won They say that being kind and fair Is more important than being right  Many don’t seem to have much care But it’s what let’s me sleep […]

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Closing the Gap and How Far We’ve Come

Yesterday, my latest post was published for Entrepreneur: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/318913 Last night, I received a note from a US college student after she read this article: “I am in a Women and Region class at my university and wondered if I could ask you a few questions about your article, as I am presenting some thought and […]

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Managing Client Contracts

Earlier this month, my piece on 6 Mistakes to Avoid When Creating Client Contracts was published on Entrepreneur.com. As a full-time consultant for the last 2 years, and business owner of Promise Consulting Group for 8 years, I’ve worked with close to 30 companies during that time. I’ve had my fair share of lessons, and […]

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Work Smarter, Not Harder

Becoming more efficient means working smarter, not harder. Working 8 hours straight per day is hardly good for you – mentally or for your work product. What about people working 10, 12 or more hours per day? America, particularly, is a culture of work. Balance is something envied but not often realized. You work to […]

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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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