Back in May I started a mastermind with a couple other like minded people. I've wanted to start one for several years but struggled with who to invite. Just getting up the courage to share the idea for me was a challenge with folks that I didn't think would be interested.
But I learned to be courageous and contagious!! I've gotten a lot better with sharing the idea. Our group is growing (2 of us are steady and we've had 3 other join us off and on).
But back to the repercussion…Continue
Added by Tom Henricksen on August 1, 2015 at 5:17am — No Comments
Sometimes you can tell somebody what they need to know. That feels good. Sometimes you can fix things for them. That often feels even better. Sometimes you can even help them grow strong enough to fix it themselves. That feels best of all.
But sometimes there’s no fixing it. Nothing you do, or they do, will make things any better. In those times the best you can…Continue
Added by Carol Tanksley on July 31, 2015 at 1:17pm — No Comments
Back when I was working my old job in behavioral health, monthly we would have meetings about distributing a newsletter to the community. Essentially, it would be a way by which our resident Psychiatrists and Social Workers could tout their clout... after all, a full third of any given publication was comprised…Continue
Recently I read an article about celebrities who went from rags to riches. Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m a girl who admires anyone who is able to work hard to change their situation, but I really wish we could focus on some of the other careers where it really did take guts to get to the top.
John Paul DeJoria who started Patron Tequila and owns the …Continue
You may have heard the term “intermittent fasting” and wondered exactly what it is and whether you should consider trying it. Well, first of all here is a simple definition:
It is a pattern of eating where you make the conscious decision to do regular, short term fasts.
There are a few different ways…
Last night, I finally got around to watching the movie "Chocolat." (I rank this right up there with Twilight on being a female seductive obsession and being completely lost on the male counterpart. I loved it, and PapaGray fought to stay awake. But I digress). There was a scene that was so tiny, but resonated with me. In it, Roux (Johnny Depp) is checking in on Vianne (Juliette Binoche) after his…Continue
Added by Cheryl L Shipp on July 30, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments
A few years ago, I completed my CC in Toastmasters . During that time, I took every advantage of the leeway provided by the rules to tell stories. I told true stories…Continue
Here’s a classic excuse that writers (and creative people of all kinds) use all the time. Do any of these sound familiar?
When I did the latest reader poll here on Celebrating Financial Freedom a few months ago, the biggest problem most of you said you were facing is that you are living paycheck to paycheck. It’s a problem that I see almost daily when readers contact me for…Continue
As a resident of Chattanooga for nearly 40 years, the terror attack two weeks ago hit very close to home. But there are lessons we can learn from the attack as noted below in my blog post from July 21, 2015:
5 Traits of an Effective Leader in a Crisis:
Leadership Lessons from the…
I approach health by addressing nutrition first and foremost because it is the one thing we all do and we do it at least three times every day! So it just makes sense that this would be the place to begin. When I say nutrition – I am talking about nourishing ourselves properly spirit, soul and body. But most…Continue
Sometimes you might even use it when you refer to yourself, too…
Frustrated … Frustrating
Frustration raises your blood pressure, interferes with the fun of being your own boss and saps your energy.
You do have the power to control some of that frustration – especially if it is connected with your leadership skills.
I want to share with you what I think are the three most frustrated/frustrating leadership personas. See if you see yourself – or, better yet, ask…Continue
There’s not enough time in the day!
“Ha!” I say. “Hah!”
Every person on the earth has the same number of seconds each day – it all depends on how you use them toward your own personal and professional success.
Donald Trump, Bill Gates, Tony Robbins, Barbara Cochran – they share every minute with you – and me and every other business owner. So why isn’t everyone equally as successful?
Could it be how we approach the good ol’ to-do list?…Continue
I have been a 'member' for years, but haven't done anything. I haven't kept up, and I do feel out of place.
I am not a small business owner, I am a very small cog in a very large machine - I think there are 40k employees across the globe for my company. I would love to do something different, but I have never had the guts/skills/confidence/desperation/whatever to do anything else.
I am a software developer, have been for quite a long time. I have worked primarily for 2…Continue
There are lots of ways on how businesses and companies get new customers. They spend money on marketing their products and services. The old ways to advertise their business is through television, radio and print. But now that the internet is already used in reaching customers easily, businesses and companies are taking advantage of the success of the technology. Most of them are now building their websites to…Continue
Added by Dana Kurt on July 29, 2015 at 12:09am — No Comments
I was petrified. I wanted to run. It was more than 25 years ago, but I remember it like yesterday. I was teaching my first class.
I want to run, but I didn’t. It might be the best…Continue