Smart Conversations with Smart Women: Carol Bryant of Fidose of Reality

Smart Conversations with Smart Women: Carol Bryant of Fidose of Reality

When Carol left BlogPaws, it was hard for her. BlogPaws was a big part of all of our lives for 10 years, but for Carol it was her life. She put her all into that pet influencer community, and leaving it put her into a dark place for a bit.

She talks about her pity party. About having to take the time to grieve. And then, learning when the party should end, and when to build on the experiences of being at BlogPaws.

I'm Just an Old Fashioned Girl

I'm Just an Old Fashioned Girl

Perhaps your thoughts of being old-fashioned are more along the lines of homes with doilys, or women in hats. I refer to the 19th century, where women were homemakers and often silent in their world. Their voice was softer and always quiet unless invited to speak.

I refer to times when women were tasked with the kitchen, home decor and cleanliness, and caring for the children. Or, if no children were present, devoting her time to volunteer work on behalf of orphans and widows.

Smart Conversations on Nurturing Big Ideas Today: Wendy Toth

Smart Conversations on Nurturing Big Ideas Today: Wendy Toth

Wendy is so purely honest about where she started and how she came to the place she is at today, it will resonate with millions. I am sure of that! (millions will not see it unless YOU share, dear reader - so, do share, please)

Interestingly, while she talks about her career as a journalist and content director, it’s her story about Supermarket News that takes the day.

Being Brutally Honest

Being Brutally Honest

When we put ourselves out there, asking these questions we already know the answer to, we’re actually setting ourselves up for failure. And that’s a blog post for another day.

Instead of asking questions of which we know the answers, and of which the answers are going to make us cry, learn to ask the right questions.

The right questions involve starting a conversation.

Nurturing Big Ideas Today with Shawna Schuh: A Smart Woman Conversation

Nurturing Big Ideas Today with Shawna Schuh:  A Smart Woman Conversation

This Smart Woman Conversation is fully focused on ladies who are in the entrepreneurial mindset. But, it’s also a conversation for all women. Shawna mentions the way we are all “uniquely, wonderfully us!”

Having known Shawna for more than 10 years now, and so proud to say I was the 2015 Woman of the Year in the Women in the Pet Industry Network, I am more than proud and delighted to share this great time, all 21 minutes or so of it.

Big Ideas in Books: essentialism by Greg McKeown

Big Ideas in Books: essentialism by Greg McKeown

I can tell you that many New York Times bestsellers are not best sellers. At least, I doubt that they have sold the requisite number of copies. Maybe so. Maybe I am being petulant about it. I can just share that I’ve read some NY Times bestsellers that were pretty unimpressive.

On to Big Ideas in Books where we will discuss essentialism by Greg McKeowan. The title is not a typo, he spells it with a lower case ‘e’. Shades of e.e. cummings? Perhaps. I am not privy to the reason behind the spelling.

May Day: Our Theme is Disruption

May Day: Our Theme is Disruption

Everyone wants to be different. Everyone says their product or service is different. I sometimes am not sure what they mean. Different than…what?

We all have competition. We all want our stuff to stand out from the competition. So, we look at the competition and go back to our workshop and spend time sweating out new, different, amazing products just to stay in the game.

But what if you took your talent and cause a disruption by doing this - as the Blue Ocean Strategy blog suggests:

Smart Conversations with Smart Women: Laura Bennett of Gosling's Leap

Smart Conversations with Smart Women:  Laura Bennett of Gosling's Leap

We have these smart conversations to learn more about how this all works. We could have them every day. Smart women like Laura Bennett, whom I have known for more than 10 years and have admired beyond the reaches of the galaxy.

What's Going On Beneath The Surface?

What's Going On Beneath The Surface?

What is the point of this? It’s that you just don’t know what’s going on beneath the surface. You don’t know what someone is struggling with. You don’t know if the person in line in front of you who is counting out pennies and dimes to pay for groceries is worried he or she won’t have enough. That person, for all you know, is mortified to be counting change. You just don’t know their circumstance.

I Turned 29 Again Today and Other Musings on a Friday

I Turned 29 Again Today and Other Musings on a Friday

I turned 29 again, today. I do it quite a bit.

I am quite fond of my 29th year, and as it’s a short bit ahead of the dreaded 30, I exalt in it on a regular basis. Don’t you?

The fact that I turned 29 again today, and other musing on a Friday, is my title, gives you a hint about the subject.

I’m sharing some deep thoughts and a few questions. I expect you to do the same, in the comments.