Using Tension to your Advantage

Using Tension to your Advantage

You just read that title and thought... I became a business owner/ entrepreneur/ network marketer to create a life of less stress and more ease...are you CRAZY!?!? But slow your roll!  Listen to what I am saying and see if this doesn't ring true for you.  We know that...

What Matters

What Matters

Father’s Day is coming up. My dad was not famous. He did not amass a fortune and was not a noteworthy public figure. You might say that he lived a simple ordinary life, working hard and caring for his family. He now resides in a long-term care facility, unable to walk...

Prove ’em wrong!

Prove ’em wrong!

So, I was asked to write a quick piece for a blog, and while I have several pieces that I’ve written in the past that I considered referencing here, strictly out of the ease of attaching to an e-mail and hitting send, I decided to take a bit more time and reflect on...

Open Letter to my Niece Upon Graduation

Open Letter to my Niece Upon Graduation

Dear Graduating Senior, Big changes ahead, huh, sweetie?  I am so proud of you....but not necessarily for graduating.  Bet that made you pause!  You are thinking, doesn't my aunt know that this is all about my graduating from high school...taking steps into the...

When Mother’s Day isn’t about Mother’s Day

When Mother’s Day isn’t about Mother’s Day

Yep...I have kids.  Grown kids as a matter of fact.  And I love them dearly.  But...BIG BUT...they aren't always the most considerate.  Like, my birthday tends to get forgotten...they "remember" their father's birthday only because I text them to help them...

It ain’t Applause that You Need

It ain’t Applause that You Need

We live in a world of awards.  There are awards for participation but not real effort.  There are awards for showing up on time even though that should be expected anyway.  There are even awards for good attendance as if just by showing up you were actually doing...

Returning to Ellis!

Returning to Ellis!

Like most of us in the United States, I am an immigrant. Maybe not a first generation immigrant but definitely an immigrant. But it seems the further way a person gets from their immigrant heritage, the more they forget that critical DNA that lives within them. The...

The Purpose of a Valley is….Grass!

The Purpose of a Valley is….Grass!

Let's get REAL.  NO ONE likes valleys.  We LOVE peaks!  We love the success...the rush....the feeling of accomplishment!  And when the cycle changes...and it will...to a valley, we all want to cry and ask WHY?!?!?  We wonder if we did something wrong.  Why are we...

Business and Life to the Nth Power

Business and Life to the Nth Power

Exponentials.  Do you remember these from high school?  You know, like 10 to the 3rd power?  And before you think....the answer is 30 (10x3) it is 1000 (10x10x10).  The actual definition of Exponential is: (of an increase) becoming more and more rapid. And that is...

Making the “Close” the “Open”

Making the “Close” the “Open”

You remember this from Harry Potter...."I open at the close."  Don't you remember when you got as excited as Harry when he figured it what the riddle means! But guess what?  It means the same thing in business.  We have done ourselves a HUGE disservice in thinking of...