A Flavorful Fall: Recipes for Recovery and Resilience

Life often throws us unexpected curves, and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed when things don’t go as planned. Recently, I was all set for a much-anticipated culinary cruise with a good friend, packed and ready for adventure and relaxation. The stage was set for a perfect getaway, but fate had other plans. The Unexpected Fall…

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Making Your Business the Go-To Destination

The Ultimate Choice: Making Your Business the Go-To Destination Imagine you’re facing the quintessential dilemma: two invitations for the same evening, each promising its own brand of fun and excitement. This scenario isn’t just a metaphor for social planning but a real-life parallel to the decisions consumers face every day. In a world brimming with…

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Defining Your Mission: Aligning Purpose with Future Vision

Child holding the world in their hands

In a world bustling with opportunities and challenges, defining a clear mission is not just beneficial; it’s essential. A well-defined mission serves as a compass, guiding your decisions and aligning your actions with your core purpose. For me, the mission is deeply personal and ambitious: to close the wealth gap between women and men by…

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Vision Boards: How a Skeptic Turned into a Believer

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to My Goals… Four years ago, I walked into a mastermind group meeting, and there they were – stacks of magazines, poster boards, and one eager peer touting the power of the upcoming activity. The task? Create a vision board. I’ll be honest, I chuckled. Me, cutting and…

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What do Honeymoons and Strategic Planning Have in Common?

Jessie and Chris were deeply in love and were in the midst of planning their wedding. Most of the wedding details had been finalized. Now it was time to plan for their much-anticipated honeymoon, a journey they had eagerly been looking forward to. Jessie and Chris were both dreamers, each with their own vision of…

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A Love Letter for Every Business Owner

In the realm of human history, love letters have held a special place—a sacred place for the most profound emotions, whispered from heart to heart across time and space. These letters encapsulate the essence of love, a testament to the depths of our connections and the enduring care we hold for those we cherish. Today,…

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I Don’t Have Time for This

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS Every day I work with business owners reminding them of the importance of planning for the expected, unexpected and the inevitable. Little did I know that I would face the unexpected. In February I went for a routine mammogram and 2 days later was contacted by the doctor that they had found…

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Is Premium Always Better?

In a charming little town, two neighboring businesses flourished side by side. On one side stood “Café Serendipity,” a coffee shop with a barista extraordinaire named Sarah. On the other side was “Bookworm Haven,” a cozy bookstore owned by the book-loving enthusiast, Alex. Sarah and Alex had always maintained a friendly rapport, sharing business updates…

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Agency Reaction to CMO Stress

Lately, I’ve found myself in a position where I’m advising more and more marketing agencies. Each agency has its unique set of services and offerings, but one common thread unites them all: the impact of marketing budget cuts over the past year. Particularly, agencies serving the technology and finance sectors have felt the pinch. As…

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