Crush It!

About a year ago an entrepreneur friend of mine who owns www.sockgeek.com, suggested I read the book Crush It! by Gary Vaynerchuk.  So I bought it and put it on the pile on my night stand.  I didn’t get around to reading it because I was too busy working on my speaking and consulting career,…

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Centered

I spent some time hiking in Colorado last week and met many extremely nice people along the way.  I don’t know if it was the fresh air or the altitude, but each person I met was more than happy to share his/her story.  They all had one thing in common:  They weren’t happy.  They were…

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Uniquely you

I watched the finale of America’s Got Talent last week and like most of America, I was facinated with 10 year old Jackie Evancho.  She’s endearing because other than her amazing gift, she acts like any other 10 year old.  Most of the time she’s a kid doing kid things with kid friends.  But for…

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Get out of the sandbox

When my boys were little and I brought them to the neighborhood park, they would play in the sandbox first, then the swings, then the slides, then the monkey bars.  They tried everything, always testing their limits.  When they mastered all the equipment, I started taking them to other parks with different equipment because it was…

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Bedtime routine

The bedtime routine is my favorite part of the day.  Even on the ugly days, the bickering, testing boundaries, ignoring rules days; I love the bedtime routine.  It’s quality one-on-one time.  It’s an opportunity to review the day and talk about challenges as well as accomplishments.  It’s a chance to affirm our kids and remind…

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We can make a difference

I am so proud of my community.  Last week I volunteered at the US Oil Open golf tournament.  It’s the largest one day golf event in the country and this year, thanks to the generosity of 740 golfers along with 1200 area businesses, the event raised $2.2 million for basic needs.  That’s $760,ooo more than…

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