Are you prepared to run a business?

I will never forget my first, only, and perhaps last hike across Knifes Edge on Mt Katahdin.  That hike not only tested my physical endurance, but also taught me many life lessons that I still hold on to today. The biggest lesson I learned was I had no business being up there being so unprepared.  […]

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From Wallflower to Wonderful

As a small business owner, I’ve attended more than my fair share of networking events.  When I first started attending networking events, because I am an introvert, I spent more time getting to know the cheese plate and the hor d’oeuvres than anyone else in the room. Once I got more comfortable, I found myself mingling, […]

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Building Resilience: Don’t Get Blood on the Turnips

Early November, 1986, hunched over rows that were the length of 3 football fields,  with muddy gloves on my hands, I dug through the wet, cold, leafy tops and grabbed onto the leaves of the stubborn root vegetable.  Giving it a violent tug, I ripped it from its root-bound bed and started trimming off the […]

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Blazing Trails at Bradbury Mountain

What do you get when you combine a beautiful, crystal clear blue autumn sky with amazing entrepreneurs and a mountain trail?  A very productive morning! On October 19th, Blazing Trails Coaching hosted a Meet-Up at Bradbury Mountain State park.   MyHoney (my fiance, a successful entrepreneur himself), my dog Lexi and I arrived early to set […]

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How to be a natural problem solver….

“Every problem we have, nature has already solved” Janine Benyus author of  Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature. It was while I was hiking Aziscohos Mountain when I had what I call a “Divine Download”…. an idea that struck out of nowhere – a thought that pulled at my heart and made me say “Oh my […]

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Do You Bounce or Break?

Carefully making my way down the trail from the summit of East Kennebago Mountain, my legs felt like jello.   The elevation wasn’t too bad (3800′) but it was more strenuous than I expected.  Each step down my shins,  thighs and hips spoke to me.   I baby stepped down another few steps and felt my entire […]

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How to embrace change – naturally

It’s Autumn in New England -my favorite time of year. As I take long walks with my dog Lexi, in the Maine woods, I am struck with how quickly nature adapts to the shorter days, the colder nights, and how easily everything in nature seems to shift into winter. As I watch the squirrels bustle […]

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The Breeze at Dawn….

The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you.  Don’t go back to sleep.  ~ Rumi  I’ve never been a morning person.   I have always struggled with being coherent and my mind is muddled in a fog until at least 10am.  I have always had to drink copious amounts of coffee to jumpstart my day, […]

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You either grow, or you die.

If you have been in business two or more years, congratulations – you are one of the 10% of start-up businesses that survive past the first two years. ( If  not,  don’t worry – keep reading – this information can help get you there.)   Now, you find yourself in a position where you need […]

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