Playing it Safe Could Ultimately be Holding You Back

Sometimes I live in a walled off safe zone where I can never be rejected or hurt. I have lots of good ideas but I don’t want to take a chance with them because I worry too much about the unknown. So I keep myself in the safe zone where everything is familiar and comfortable, […]

Sometimes I live in a walled off safe zone where I can never be rejected or hurt. I have lots of good ideas but I don’t want to take a chance with them because I worry too much about the unknown. So I keep myself in the safe zone where everything is familiar and...

Finding Fall Fun Agenda

I’m in denial that summer is over. But so far I’m loving the fall weather. The temps have been in the mid 60’s to low 80’s. I’m totally digging it. And yes, I know that fall doesn’t officially start until September 22. But in my mind it starts at Labor Day. And with that I […]

I’m in denial that summer is over. But so far I’m loving the fall weather. The temps have been in the mid 60’s to low 80’s. I’m totally digging it. And yes, I know that fall doesn’t officially start until September 22. But in my...

Go Blog Social Des Moines 2016 Recap

I spent the past weekend in Des Moines, Iowa where I attended the Go Blog Social conference. I learned about it on Event Brite. I’ve discovered that EB is a great place to find events. Some of them are even free. Since DSM is less than four hours from my house and the ticket was […]

I spent the past weekend in Des Moines, Iowa where I attended the Go Blog Social conference. I learned about it on Event Brite. I’ve discovered that EB is a great place to find events. Some of them are even free. Since DSM is less than four hours from my house and the...

Helpful Tips on Getting Organized for Fall- Plus Free Printables!

As I mentioned last week, I have a love hate relationship with this time of year. I hate that summer is over. I hate that the days are getting shorter. I hate that we have less sun. But I have helpful tips on getting organized for fall so it doesn’t pass you by. And I love […]

As I mentioned last week, I have a love hate relationship with this time of year. I hate that summer is over. I hate that the days are getting shorter. I hate that we have less sun. But I have helpful tips on getting organized for fall so it doesn’t pass you by....

Traditions and My Love Hate Relationship With This Time of Year

I have a love hate relationship with this time of year. I love that the Minnesota State Fair is happening. I hate that it means the end of summer. The State Fair is always the 12 days leading up and including Labor Day. While the weather is still nice and the leaves haven’t fallen from […]

I have a love hate relationship with this time of year. I love that the Minnesota State Fair is happening. I hate that it means the end of summer. The State Fair is always the 12 days leading up and including Labor Day. While the weather is still nice and the leaves...

The Challenge of Making Competitiveness Healthy

Last Sunday was spent playing croquet. It’s not something I do every Sunday. Don’t think it’s a Sunday ritual or anything, although it would be fun if it was. There is actually a croquet course by my house but I have never been to it. I’m sure you’re wondering what croquet has to do with […]

Last Sunday was spent playing croquet. It’s not something I do every Sunday. Don’t think it’s a Sunday ritual or anything, although it would be fun if it was. There is actually a croquet course by my house but I have never been to it. I’m sure...

Breakthrough Ways to Nurture Creativity

As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I got to see Lance Miller speak at my Toastmasters Leadership Institute (TLI) last month. The last session of the day Lance spoke was titled Finding Your Voice. The title was kind of misleading to me. I thought the talk should have been called How to Nurture Creativity because […]

As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I got to see Lance Miller speak at my Toastmasters Leadership Institute (TLI) last month. The last session of the day Lance spoke was titled Finding Your Voice. The title was kind of misleading to me. I thought the talk should have been...

Confession: I Can’t Stop Buying This One Thing…

This week’s Toastmasters meeting theme was reading. It’s alway fun to hear what other book lovers are reading. My role at the meeting was to give an exhortation It’s basically a one to two minute speech on the theme. So I found some benefits of reading to share with the group. They are as follows: Reading […]

This week’s Toastmasters meeting theme was reading. It’s alway fun to hear what other book lovers are reading. My role at the meeting was to give an exhortation It’s basically a one to two minute speech on the theme. So I found some benefits of reading to share with...

Ultimate Guide to Dealing Self Doubt

Do you ever think about giving up? Or not even getting started at all? Do you doubt your choices and decisions so much that it’s hard to make them? I’m too old. I’m too educated. I don’t have enough education. I don’t know the right people. These are all things I’ve found myself saying. These […]

Do you ever think about giving up? Or not even getting started at all? Do you doubt your choices and decisions so much that it’s hard to make them? I’m too old. I’m too educated. I don’t have enough education. I don’t know the right people....

How to Take the Work Out of Networking

Networking is an important part of any business. If you run your own business it is crucial. But what if you aren’t good aren’t good at it? Or worse yet, you hate networking. Can you still be successful even though you dread networking? Yes you can! I went to a networking and business brainstorming group […]

Networking is an important part of any business. If you run your own business it is crucial. But what if you aren’t good aren’t good at it? Or worse yet, you hate networking. Can you still be successful even though you dread networking? Yes you can! I went to a...