For the past several years, Chris Brogan has defined his goals/resolutions for each year with a series of words. I follow a lot of Chris’ writing via his blog and upon reading about his method for setting his annual goals last year, I thought I’d give it a try. I liked his method. (You can […]


I recently read Kiyosaki’s Unfair Advantage, one of the bestselling author’s newest releases. It was a fabulous read, and one that dove much deeper into Robert’s personal experience and business dealings than any of his previous books. Here, very briefly, is what I thought was one of the juiciest tidbits of the whole book: Question: […]


Planning Your No-Plan Time

November 28, 2011

It’s kind of cheating to create a blog post entirely out of someone else’s writing, but this one was too good to keep to myself. Jonathan Fields, author, wellness entrepreneur, and speaker on such things as book marketing, embracing creativity, and easing fear and uncertainty in business, posted the excerpt below on his site at […]


What are you excited about?

November 21, 2011

Nothing too complicated in this question: what’s coming up in the next week, the next month, even the next year, that you’re excited about? That you’re looking forward to? This week… I’m excited about Thanksgiving. I’m excited about seeing family. I’m excited to catch up on a little reading. Seth Godin, anyone? Jane Green, perhaps? […]


Kill the snake

November 14, 2011

The company I worked for in my former life used to have a comprehensive program for new employees, a week-long class on company culture and history, policies and expectations. As much as I’m not a fan of corporate – to absolutely no fault of the company I was a part of – there was one […]

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How I built – and continue to build – my network marketing business: Simply. By saying less to more people. With a sense of urgency. By asking a lot of questions. By treating it as a serious, professional business. Not a hobby. By never forgetting why I’m doing what I’m doing. By always remembering the […]


It’s Ben Silbermann from Ok, so I may be a *teeny* bit biased in this opinion, as Ben grew up in the Des Moines area like yours truly, but his talk at the ThincIowa event last week was casual, honest, informative, and fascinating. For someone who self proclaims that “No one cares what we’re […]


What kind of “gal” am I?

October 26, 2011

I just watched a webinar that made several of its points by sharing example after example of personal stories. All of them were great, actually, and really added to the understanding and purpose of the presentation. However, they were all introduced as, “John Smith, The Word Guy” or “Jane Doe, Mrs Spreadsheet” or “Suzie Homemaker, […]