Personal Development

Easily Digestible Tidbits

April 22, 2011

The Elephant - on Flickr, by doug88888

How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. An old line. But a true one. Instead of seeing projects or progress as giant mountains to climb, why not break things down into smaller, more focused pieces. I think a lot of us, present company included, tend to default to seeing the whole […]

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I’ve gotta (gut) feelin’

February 15, 2011

Duh, by SarahDeer on Flickr

So. You know how you hear people say that “stick with your gut” line? Sometimes that’s easy to do, right? But for some reason, there are also times where sticking with your gut is maddeningly difficult to do. Argh. I left my corporate job in January 2010, and shortly thereafter I applied to volunteer at […]


Reach for the Sky, on Flickr by RedClayProject

Want your business to grow this year? Making a big difference on the success of your 2011 doesn’t have to mean making big changes. 1. Throw out your New Year’s resolutions and annual goals. It’s January 19th; define five, specific mini-goals you would like to accomplish by February 15th. Then get to work. 2. Be […]


Who are you really?

January 11, 2011

Hey, I'm Annie. Now, who are you?

Hi, I’m Annie. Now, who are you? This month, I’m approaching my one-year anniversary of fleeing the corporate world and launching into 100% self-employment (HO.LY.BUCKETS.). As the date gets closer and closer I find myself reflecting more and more on what I’ve learned the past 12 months. The #1 thought that repeatedly keeps rising to […]


Why read?

January 4, 2011

Vision:"A Book in Every Child's Hands", on Flickr by PrathamBooks

I read because… …it makes me a better conversationalist. …it opens my eyes to all sorts of things I never would have thought of if I hadn’t read it in a book. A novel talking about family relationships that makes me consider and mull over my own. A high-profile CEO talking about mentorship in a […]


I was sitting in the salon chatting with my hair stylist the other day, and we got to talking about business and learning and self-education. Without really thinking about it, I quickly mentioned several books that I assumed everyone was familiar with – the most important of which was Rich Dad Poor Dad. She had […]


On Compliments

November 1, 2010

Bashful, by whatleydude on Flickr

I love your bag! You’re a fantastic leader. Your speech was the most useful of the entire conference. I really like the design of your blog, nicely done. Take the compliments life throws at you. I know I know, way easier said than done, especially if it goes against your core personality. But learn to […]


Wow, there were so many fantastic responses to my post last week on the importance of your Why in accomplishing, well…anything. Thank you for sharing what drives you! Thanks, specifically, to John T. Meyer for sharing his thoughts and the link to this TED video from Simon Sinek: I recorded my thoughts on your Why, […]

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