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 […]

10 Things Every Start Up Needs

A PLAN. You can start a business without a plan but it ‘s MUCH easier if you have a plan. FLEXIBILITY. Having a plan is important but THINGS WILL NOT GO ACCORDING TO PLAN. Entrepreneurs must be flexible, ready to adapt to changes in their market and the demands of their customers. ‘My way or […]

Business is ALL About the Little Things

It’s NOT the big things we do in business that matter – it’s the little things. The things we do day in and day out matter most over time. Here are little things you can do to make a BIG impact: Smile. Say please and THANK YOU! Remember customers name and other small details about […]

Your Customers Need LOVE

Do you want to set yourself apart from your competition? Do you want more business? Are your marketing efforts coming up short? I’ll let you in on a little secret. It’s simple. The best marketing tool you can employ is to LOVE YOUR CUSTOMERS! Yes I said it – LOVE YOUR CUSTOMERS. People can get […]

Self Sabotage And Your Business

If your business isn’t where you want it to be – why? What’s getting in your way? Is your business being held back because you’re getting in its way? Are you sabotaging yourself? I’ve sabotaged myself and my business many times over the last  20 years. And yet the good news is that it’s not terminal […]

Will Your BIG Business Idea Work?

What if you woke up one day with an idea for a business that you KNEW would work. You race out of bed and tell a few people and they think its brilliant too. Yet is it? Before you invest any money or put too much time into your idea, ask yourself some questions. Is […]