Six reasons why done is better than perfect

My first career was as an accountant, and I still hold my designation. As an accountant, I like precision. I remember sitting in board meetings and answering questions to the decimal point.  I remember the year that the finance department’s … Read more

Success Habit: You First

I don’t know where I formed the belief.  However, I thought being an entrepreneur meant sacrifice.  It meant long hours, hard work, and giving up things you loved.  When I left the corporate world, my husband and I danced.  We … Read more

Saying no to the good

Do you have difficulty saying no?   It is something I’ve struggled with.  I think many entrepreneurs struggle with it.  Especially early in our businesses.  Yet saying no to the good so that you can say yes to the great is … Read more

Looking back to see how far you’ve come

We’ve entrepreneurs.  We set goals, we move towards those goals, and we rate our success based on those goals.   If we miss the goal, we tend to think we failed.  We often forget to look at where we started and … Read more

Life is a tapestry

My husband loves background noise, especially from movies and TV shows.  I prefer background noise in the form of music or just the sounds of life. This is how Star Trek: The Next Generation played in our kitchen while he … Read more

Accountability – starts with you

In the blog “What really is accountability,” I shared that the terms accountability and responsibility are used interchangeably even though they are different.   As a reminder:  Responsibility is all about what you are responsible for doing, and accountability is about … Read more

We give people permission to do the same.

There is a quote I love. “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.  It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us … Your playing small … Read more

When can we call it a lesson learned?

I fully believe that mistakes are just mis – takes. They are bumps on our journey that provide an opportunity for learning for growth.  Some may call them lessons learned.  But a short blog post made me reconsider when a … Read more

Be gentle with yourself

If you know me, you know I love systems, processes, and productivity. One of my systems is around social media. I do the bulk of my social media once per day, and I call it my daily social time.  During … Read more

3 things to start your morning right

It has been almost three years since I read “The 5 AM Club” by Robin Sharma.  Yet, three years later I still use the basics of his 20/20/20 formula to start my day.  I’ve made tweaks to it.  I’ve made … Read more

Why does your resolution fail?

It’s mid-January and by now most resolutions have failed. I don’t set resolutions.  As an entrepreneur, I use the same method for my personal goals as I do in my business.  I figure out what changes I need to make, … Read more

Can you have a bad day?

January 3rd, 2022 – the first Monday of 2022, I was gearing up to kick butt.  I was at my desk at 8:30, had my first meeting at nine and, was hosting the weekly working group at 10!  My intentions … Read more