Off the Clock – Punching Out

As many of you know, I started my coaching business 7 years ago, after being laid off from a national company that I had been with off and on for 11 years.  As crushing a blow it is to be out a job, at the time, it felt like a “get out of jail free” […]

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Off the Clock – The Road not Taken (YET)

There I was, at a crossroads.  I had traveled so far already.  In the course of five years, I had gotten divorced,  lost my job, my dog, and my truck (cue the banjo) … But I also had gotten got my coaching certification, a new puppy, met the love of my life,  and we were getting […]

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Off the Clock – Leaders, Burn the Effin Cookies!!

“UGH!!!! I burned the effin’ cookies!!!” Not sure whether to laugh or hide, MyHoney rolled his eyes and tried to soothe my Inner Martha Stewart the best he could.  While running around, opening the door to my apartment, turning on the fan over the oven and praying to God that my smoke alarms wouldn’t start […]

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Off the Clock – The Accidental Entrepreneur

I’ve debated on how I wanted to introduce my story … do I start in scene one, at least a decade ago, when I first got the spark of entrepreneurship – the dream I had while working in my corporate office of having flexibility, fun, and perhaps, just perhaps a more fulfilling life?  Do I […]

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How to Prepare to Achieve a Goal

We are never prepared for what we expect. ~James A. Michener My Husband and I went and saw the movie “Wild” starring Reese Witherspoon, based on Cheryl Strayed’s novel.  The movie was exhilarating to me because I loved the book.  I will warn you, if you aren’t into colorful language and racy sex scenes – the […]

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Lessons from a Bear – Surviving as a Seasonal Business Owner

Yesterday, Mainers went to the polls and exercised their right to vote.  On the ballot was a very controversial citizens initiative regarding the methods allowed in hunting our Maine Black Bear.  Regardless of what side of the issue you are on, I have to admit it was heartwarming to hear so many people speaking so […]

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Day 29 – Creating Your Motivational Action Plan – Choose Your Own Adventure

I used to love the “Choose Your Own Adventure” book series by Bantum Books back in the 1980’s.  There was something about being dropped into the middle of an adventure, whether it be time travel, private investigator, spy or mountain climber.  Each turn of the page meant a different fate that would come to me […]

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Day 14 – Creating Your Motivational Action Plan – Recalculating

Hello Trail Blazers…. If you have been following along in this 31 Day Series, you might have noticed we took an extended “rest stop.”  You see, over the weekend, I did not write in this series because I was out having some adventures.  On Sunday, my parents celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary by going up […]

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Struggling Business Owners – Be Prepared to Stop …

No one ever tells you this as a small business owner…. or if they did, the words traveling at the speed of sound couldn’t reach me  – the overly enthusiastic entrepreneur traveling at light speed towards fortune, fame and glory.  I thought once you were off and running, you ran full speed to the finish […]

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