Nurturing Big Ideas

How to Get Out of Email HELL!

How to Get Out of Email HELL!

Are you a bit overwhelmed with emails - watching hundreds come dinging into your mailbox every morning, noon, and night?

If you are, you’re like hundreds of other small business women who feel overwhelmed with all the content being thrown at them, like rice at a wedding.

It’s time to stop. Stop! STOP! JUST STOP!

How to be Loud & Proud or Brassy & Bold and Still Be Successful

How to be Loud & Proud or Brassy & Bold and Still Be Successful

I remember one day, back before I became independent, sitting at my desk while one of my bosses (I had four at this one company) sat across me giving me the evil eye. I remember being shy and afraid, but holding it in check.

I’d written an article, with his help, that was published in an industry magazine, and I’d put my name on it. Along with his, of course.

When Your Luck Runs Out...

When Your Luck Runs Out...

Is life a matter of luck? Is luck the ‘thing’ that guides us? That enlightens us? That teaches us?

I believe in luck, if you think of luck as something we bring ourselves, with our thoughts and actions. We need to be true to who we are, if we want to attract luck. Oh, yes, luck is a fickle task masker.

The luck you have is the luck you bring. And vice-verse.

Is Your Story Stale? How to Tell the Right Story

Is Your Story Stale? How to Tell the Right Story

So many entrepreneurs want to tell the story of who they are and how they got where they are, today. They know, or they’ve been told, that the story of their new business starts with them.

Yes, of course. The story is you.

But, the hero’s journey is not just one page long. It’s not one chapter in one life, yours. It’s not even one book.

My Muse Inspires Me Today

My Muse Inspires Me Today

We talked about too this and too that, last week. That’s part of what I’m saying again, this week.

You are not too this or too that. When you say those things, you become the villain in your own story.

The hero doesn’t lament being too tall or too short or too fat or too thin. Yes, she has doubts. Yes, she hesitates and wonders if someone else should be doing this task.

But she most often learns that it’s not the struggle, it’s the epiphany that comes from the struggle, that rules the say.

If being smart enough was all it took, we'd all be rolling in dough!

If being smart enough was all it took, we'd all be rolling in dough!

Does this sound like you?

"I can't do this. I'm not...

  • Smart enough (don't have that degree)

  • Tall enough (no one will notice me, I'm so short)

  • Pretty enough (all the pretty girls get all the attention)

  • Savvy enough (whatever that means)

  • Thin enough (no one will work with a fat girl)

  • Confident enough (my stuff is okay, but so is hers, and hers, and hers)

  • Young enough (really? you're still saying that?)

And the list goes on and on.

One Step, Two Steps, Three Steps, Four - How to Get Yourself Out of the Door

One Step, Two Steps, Three Steps, Four - How to Get Yourself Out of the Door

Working 9-5

But, my world is not a 9-5 job. I could sing working nine to five all day long and only relate because I was once a nine to fiver. All those years ago.

For folks who are 9-5, folks who even treat their entrepreneurial endeavors as a 9-5 serious work day, here are a few tips and tricks to get yourself out the door every day.

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.

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.