Are You Teachable?

As a business expert, I am expected to offer advice.  The danger is that I become so committed to what I know works that I am no longer teachable.  Attending seminars and webinars, listening to great speakers, is one of the habits I have developed that helps me stay teachable.   Teachable means willing [...]

How Much Business Help is Right for You?

Every day, I get lots of email invitations from all kinds of business experts.  They promise inspiration and ways to help me make more money.  Do you get them, too?  Some of the invitations in your inbox are probably from me!  I believe in offering help when I can, and accepting help when [...]

Business Tip: Intend, Act, Measure, Repeat. Faster!

Perhaps my recent birthday has something to do with today’s business building message. We are too old to waste time.  That may not “land” if you are in your twenties.  However, it seems like I was 20 years old about 15 minutes ago. At 20, I graduated college and turned down a half dozen “real job” offers.  I became a ski bum and a windsurfing instructor and adventurously traveled the country.  At 24, I became Mrs. Hot Rod, the Plumber’s Wife.  Max, the perfect son, was born when I was 26. Hot Rod and I struggled with our family business, until we fixed it…and sold it, when I was 35.  Since then, I’ve been helping lots of people start, fix and grow their businesses. Most of them are family contracting businesses.  They reach out to me when they realize, as I am, that time is flying by. I’ve achieved so many of my goals, but I can’t even comprehend the word retirement.  So… […]

Finding Fulfillment in the Ho Hum of Everyday Life

Special guest, Milan Vasic, Executive Producer of Evergreen Oasis Entertainment and I discuss finding fulfillment in the ho hum of everyday life. Once upon a time, Milan worked for me as a waiter when I was a restaurant manager. He was 21. I was 26. Kids! Since then, we have both been on amazing life [...]

How to Look Discouragement in the Eye

In business, you will have days where the plan, well, just takes too long. Or you have unexpected road blocks. No worries! That's where the good stories come from. And, that's when you count on your success skills to help you overcome disappointment and bounce back fast. Need some solid strategies for surviving the tough times? We all face it. [...]