49 Ways to GROW Your Career

1. Choose not to be complacent. 2. Schedule regular time to keep learning your craft. 3. Get involved in your industry. 4. Get a mentor outside of work. 5. Exercise at least three days a week. 6. Track your goals. 7. Get more connected on LinkedIn. 8. Use your commute time to GROW your mind. […]

Dealing with Change

“You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.” Jim Rohn We know this. We know there’re things we can’t change and we know we can only change ourselves. Yet why is change so hard? Why do […]

My Favorite Quotes

I LOVE QUOTES – I always have. Here are some of my favorites… “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams – live the life you’ve  imagined.”   Thoreau “We are what we repeatedly do.”  Aristotle “It takes courage to grow up and be who you really are.”  E.E. Cummings “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, […]

49 Ways to GROW Your Business

1. Decide you want to GROW it. 2. Ask for help. 3. Write down your growth plan.  4. Reach out to your past client. 5. Engage your employees. 6. Involve your clients – ask them what they want. 7. Clarify your mission and let it drive growth. 8. Get excited about your business. 9. Revive your […]

FIRE UP Your Business

To FIRE UP means to arouse or excite feelings and passions. As an entrepreneur I go through seasons. There are ups and downs. Some seasons I’m FIRED UP and other seasons I just seem to go through the motions. Right now I’m grateful to be in a season of excitement. I feel FIRED up about all the things going […]

Can We Change Workplace Culture?

Can we really change the culture of our workplace? Do we even care enough to want to? Is it our job? Changing the culture of an organization is an enormous task.  It’s hard work and will take time. But the rewards are worth the effort. In order to make changes in an organization we must first […]

UNPLUG the Technology – Even Just for 24 Hours

I challenge my students to do a 24 hour media fast every semester. The fast includes TV, radio, music of any kind, computers, phones, video games and any other electronic devices. The goal is for them to UNPLUG completely for 24 hours. To experience life without technology for just one day. This is a tough […]

All I Needed to Know I Learned from My Students

I LOVE teaching. I’ve been teaching college courses for the last 8 years. I love it as much today as I did when I first started. I love being in the classroom, listening to students, watching them grow. I love the whole process. Yet when I really think about it I think they teach me […]

Renovate Your Focus

We’ve all heard it said – ‘what you focus on is what happens in your life.’ And yet how many of us REALLY pay attention to what we’re focused on? How many times do we let ourselves dwell on the negative things, the ‘what ifs’ and the drama of life? I can get into the […]

Renovate Your Comfort Zone

This month my two best friends and I went camping. We’d been talking about it for years and yet never actually planned it – until last month. We decided we were done talking about it and it was time to do it. This trip was outside all of our comfort zones – which is why […]