Off the Clock – Well, That Didn’t Go As Planned..

Huh.  It’s October 31st, and while I had pledged to write every day in the month of October (to be clear, that would have been 31 posts on this topic) … I posted eight (well, nine – if you count today) times.   Reflecting on the month, and how swiftly it went by -I am not […]

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Off the Clock – Mark Your Trail to Success

Some people wonder why I carry a roll of field marking ribbon in my backpack.  My answer? “Because breadcrumbs will get eaten.”  I read the story of Hansel and Gretel, and I know better than to get myself in a predicament, and not be able to find my way back. I recently read the story […]

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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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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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Reaching the Summit is Only Half the Journey….

Have you ever wanted to achieve a goal so badly – you refuse to turn back, despite imminent danger, loss of life or limb, or risk of serious injury?  I see small business owners do this to themselves time and time again… “A good climber possesses the courage to turn back – even when the summit […]

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I will take a different path….

What if I don’t make it? What if I fail? (again) What if I can’t do this? What if it doesn’t work out?  What if I have to turn back and start all over again.  (again). My “What If” Gremlin is running amok. The crazy nay-sayer who has plenty to say. I have failed before.  […]

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