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Smart Conversations with Smart Women: Victoria Schade - Author Speaker Dog Trainer

Smart Conversations with Smart Women:  Victoria Schade - Author Speaker Dog Trainer

I have to say this conversation was full of the kind of energy and learning we should each enjoy, every morning of our lives. I can tell you, re-watching the conversation brought smooth beams of warm sunlight into my office.

Part of the joy was in the topic of conversation - dogs. I could talk about dogs (and cats and gerbils and guinea pigs, etc) all day. Life is just better with pets.

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.

How to be SMART About Your Goals

How to be SMART About Your Goals

Goals are necessary for achievement.

Yes, some folks can achieve great success without ever having set a goal, but they are few and far between. The idea of an overnight success grips us all at some point, but most of us get over it because we learn early on that nothing is truly an overnight success.

Today, we’ll talk a bit about SMART goals. And, I don’t just mean how to be smart about setting goals. Instead, I want you to learn how to understand SMART intentions and get them to work for you.

How to Laugh Louder and Live Better as an Entrepreneur

How to Laugh Louder and Live Better as an Entrepreneur

Nurturing Big Ideas wants you to be the success you’ve always dreamed of being. But, we don’t want you to struggle so terribly that you give up. Too many of us share our trials and tribulations as if they are badges of honor, and perhaps they are. “Look at this,” we say, proudly showing off our bruises and scrapes, as if the scabs are proof that we’re on the right track.

But, more important than any scab, any bruise, any bloody knee, is the laughter and joy at accomplishing a goal - knowing the trek, no matter how hard, was worth it.

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.

Clean Up To Be More Effective

Clean Up To Be More Effective

Is there any reason you can’t take five minutes a day to do a quick desk clean up? After a few days of five minutes a day, you will be able to see the top of your desk and your work life will be less chaotic.

I truly believe that desk cleanliness will lead to heightened effectiveness, efficiency and productiv

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.