Acknowledging the Invisible People

When I first started working in corporate America, people I admired and respected gave me these words of wisdom: “Know who has the real power.” “Know who has the information.” “Know who is in front of and behind you.” “Listen.” … Continue reading

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Before You Give Advice…Ask Permission

Recently I have gone through a few big, personal changes, and people have felt the need to start dispensing advice and suggestions without asking me what I have done, where I stand, if I want advice. I have found myself … Continue reading

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The Power of Words: Ugly Words are Draining

I’ve written several articles and taught many workshops on the power of words. I’ve said words paint pictures and we need to think about what picture we are painting in our own mind and the minds of others.  At work … Continue reading

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It’s Not Where You Start, But Where You End

One of Stephen Covey’s principles of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is “[b]egin with the end in mind.”  There is also a saying (paraphrasing) that it’s about the journey, not actually achieving the goal.  As the year comes … Continue reading

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The Sandwich Generation and Having a Career

It is more common nowadays that adult children are becoming caregivers for their parents. According to Family Caregivers online, “The majority of caregivers are middle-aged, 35-64.” Thus, the “sandwich generation.”  Couple that with being an entrepreneur and you have quite … Continue reading

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Sometimes You Need to Step Back and Reevaluate

 I would like to believe that all of us are passionate about something.  As entrepreneurs, we are passionate about our business.  As employees, I would hope we are passionate about our work and whatever other passion we may have.  As … Continue reading

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Lessons From Vacation in Italy: Unplugging

 I have an annual day called “Innergize Day.”  It encourages people to take one day a year for themselves to do something they enjoy or rarely take time to do.  The goal is that you will take a day a … Continue reading

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Fireflies, Bubbles and Sandcastles

I’ve often written about the importance of taking time for YOU! It is important from a business perspective to rest your brain and body to increase creativity and productivity. It’s especially important if you are an entrepreneur or solo-preneur because … Continue reading

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We Are Our Sisters’ Keeper

             We have four to five generations of women alive right now. In the workplace we have supervisors, mangers and leaders in their 20’s responsible for staff that are older and have much more work experience.  When I was a … Continue reading

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The Three C’s of Working Together: Connecting, Communicating and Collaborating

In March I spoke at a Sisterhood Celebration weekend at a church in Raleigh, NC.  I spoke on “Taking Off the Masks in Roles and Relationships.” This article is not a replication of my presentation; it is, however, another train … Continue reading

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