Don’t cheat yourself

September 27 2012

Throughout my work, I’ve looked for ways to help professionals find their edge.

I enjoy creating opportunities for people to connect, and I like disrupting things. I carefully consider the talents, skills, and work of individuals to see how strangers might enter a room and leave as friends. I ask questions with the intent of changing the way someone considers another, helping people talk about challenges they might be afraid to…

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Someone is watching

September 25 2012

Somebody is always watching. You might not think it, but your actions are noticed.

The things you do and the way you speak influence others.

Others influence you just as easily.

Who do you watch?

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Who are you looking for?

September 20 2012

There are lots of people in this world, and most of us want to connect.

We visit bars, churches, gyms, groups, conferences, events, concerts, and parties hoping to meet someone who might send our world into a tailspin and infuse our life with new meaning.

We look for ways to deepen our existing relationships and simultaneously want to expand our network, expose ourselves to new options, and find different ways of…

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Snapshot

September 18 2012

Minimize exposure to negative.

Maximize exposure to positive.

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10 things entrepreneurs [should] know

September 13 2012

I’ve learned some tough lessons during my transition into the business world. I’m sharing a few of them here and believe they can be applied to more than entrepreneurial endeavors.

I hope they are as valuable for you as they have been for me:

  1. You’re never finished. There’s always more to be done. Bigger plans, more emails, another phone call, scheduled meetings, surprise encounters…
  2. You have to set boundaries. For yourself, your relationships,…
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Jumping is scary. Do it anyway.

September 11 2012

I have a confession to make.

As a young woman, I hitchhiked alone and traveled across many countries. I went head-to-head with lawyers and counseled delinquents. I earned a masters from an ivy-league, received a state license, and wrangled my way into an entirely new industry. I directed and designed and produced successful events, facilitating valuable connections between people who otherwise might not have met.

But it wasn’t enough.

I needed more…

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Choose wisely

September 06 2012

We are faced with a series of daily choices.

Often without realizing it, we place ourselves in situations and around people who influence our happiness and our chance at success.

From the clothes we wear and the ways we present ourselves to the world to the lens through which we consider speed bumps along the way, we have the choice — yes, we can choose! — to place ourselves in the…

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Trust

September 04 2012

When what you do and what you say align.

A very real, tangible thing you must create between yourself and your clients.

It will separate you from your competition.

Distance yourself from the rest.

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