That was a Great Conversation But…

Imagine you’ve just gotten off the phone from a lively conversation with a prospect that lasted an hour. Your purpose in having the call was to build a new business relationship or build on an established one. You both discovered you have much in common … Keep reading…

One Word for 2020

I’m not sure what I was thinking when I decided on my one word for 2019. It was a week after my husband had told me he wanted to split up… and I chose EMBRACE as my guiding word for the coming year. At the … Keep reading…

That’s Not What I Wanted to Hear

The best boss I ever had told me I was a crappy listener. Those weren’t the exact words he used, but Carlos was always blunt and to-the-point during performance reviews. I was young and confident… and completely surprised to be told I had this failing. … Keep reading…

Resetting Expectations and Owning a Moment

I recently had the pleasure once again of hearing Toni Newman speak about innovation and being different. If you haven’t attended an event featuring Toni, you won’t hear the energy and conviction behind her message, but an important message it is. Below is my attempt … Keep reading…

Make the Most of Masterminding

If you’ve been in business for any length of time, you’ve probably been a member of a mastermind group (although you might not have called it that). If you’re new to self-employment, start or find a mastermind group… fast! I’ve written about mastermind groups before … Keep reading…

Getting a Reputation

“Reputation is the currency of networking and referrals.” – Scott Allen A positive reputation is one of our most valuable business assets and is built mostly on one thing: happy customers. What if you don’t have happy customers yet? What if you’re new in business … Keep reading…

Get Your Own Board of Directors

Mastermind groups can take many forms. I have been fortunate to be a member of several wonderful groups. In some cases, we didn’t call them mastermind groups… but that’s what they were. The concept comes from Napoleon Hill in Think and Grow Rich. He defines … Keep reading…