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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.

A Smart Conversation with Chloe DiVita

 A Smart Conversation with Chloe DiVita

Women are so smart.

I have always believed in the smartness of women everywhere. In my previous life, back in the early 2000s, I wrote a blog called Lipsticking, for and about women entrepreneurs.

It came from a book I wrote - subtitled, Smart Marketing to Women Online. After a year of blog posting, the blog became Smart Marketing for Women Online. You see the difference?

So many smart women recognized their lack of education and training online, and I filled in the gap for them. It brought me much satisfaction and delight. The blog still exists. You can visit it, if you like.

Now, however, I am focused on today’s woman. I am focused on the smart, talented women of 2019 - and beyond.

Why Just Do It Never Works and How to Get Over It All

Why Just Do It Never Works and How to Get Over It All

Have you been there? When a friend or family member sighs loudly, points that finger at you, maybe even jabs at your chest, and says (quite loudly, of course), “Why don’t you stop talking about it and just do it?”

I’ve been there. I will never forget it. I remember taking the advice to heart, but not knowing what to do. I mean, I would just do it, I was thinking, after the third or fourth person fairly screamed it at me, if I knew how.

Big Ideas In Books: A Book Review Series #4 Master Content Strategy by Pamela Wilson

Big Ideas In Books: A Book Review Series  #4 Master Content Strategy by Pamela Wilson

Master Content Strategy by Pamela Wilson is a must-have at your elbow, for learning how to be a successful online ‘publisher’. I put the word ‘publisher’ in small quotes to remind you that you are a publisher. If you have a blog, or a website, you are a publisher.

Your Big Big BIG Idea Plan for 2019

Your Big Big BIG Idea Plan for 2019

This is a perfect time to review the plan you created in December of 2018, readying yourself for this year. Don’t worry, if you didn’t create a plan in December, it’s all good. If you created a plan in January, it’s all good too. We’re going to cover the rest of the year, starting from now, and let last year rest.

This is for the women out there. We have no quarrel with men, so don’t go getting your knickers in a knot. We just focus our efforts on women.

Big Ideas In Books: A Book Review Series #2 Wise Guy from Guy Kawasaki

Big Ideas In Books: A Book Review Series  #2 Wise Guy from Guy Kawasaki

This book, Wise Guy, is top notch. It’s not so much a story of Guy (although it is) as much as it’s a story of a young man who had dreams to fulfill, and whose family supported him in those dreams. Oh, not without conflict, mind you. Just as we all have conflict in our lives, so did Guy.

Taking Your Big Idea to the People or How To Sell Your Stuff

Taking Your Big Idea to the People or How To Sell Your Stuff

To most people selling is the scariest thing about being an entrepreneur. I would venture to say it’s second to speaking in public. Both are necessary to success if you’re an entrepreneur. We’ll talk about public speaking another time, but for today, let’s talk about how to sell successfully.

Staring Down Disappointment

Staring Down Disappointment

Nostalgia rings true in our ears, of late. The world is bombarding baby boomers with memories of those turbulent sixties and those flower power seventies and those years beyond, where we were suddenly adults and we had kids and we needed to be ‘responsible.’

The memories are as clear in our brains as yesterday’s lunch. (I think I had soup for lunch yesterday, or was it a ham sandwich?)

Leadership Over 50: The Face of the Baby Boomer Woman

Leadership Over 50: The Face of the Baby Boomer Woman

I, for one, don’t believe so many of us are clinging to nostalgia and refusing to move on, as we are so often depicted.

The reality is that women, especially, want more than they are being offered.

We want to be the boss.

We’ve put in our 20 years on the job and we’re moving on. Moving on to new independence, new creative endeavors, new businesses that remind us of who were were when… when no one trampled on our ideas and pushed us aside because we were women.