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National Small Business Month & UPS Store #SmallBizSalute

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National Small Business Month & UPS Store #SmallBizSalute

May is National Small Business Month and I just want to say, “Kudos!” to all the small business owners out there. I know myself that running a small business takes so much time and energy and focus and mine is just TINY. So for everyone that runs a small business, here is a big pat

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The Business of Parenting And Negotiation Strategies

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The Business of Parenting And Negotiation Strategies

Lately I feel like I am in business with my eight year-old son. Let me explain.  As he goes through, what I will lovingly call a “feisty” stage, I find myself bargaining and negotiating with him more and more. Sure, I could get mad and lay down the law and be upset with him as he goes

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What You Enjoy

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What You Enjoy

These bits of Jocelyn K. Glei’s interview of Sebastian Thrun had me nodding:

“…imagine that you are already successful. You’ve looked into the future, and you’ve succeeded. What would you enjoy doing today given that knowledge?”

“The data shows that people who are rich aren’t any happier, so you might as well derive your happiness from what you are doing...

12 Life (and Business) Lessons Climbing the Lion Rock in Sri Lanka Taught Me

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12 Life (and Business) Lessons Climbing the Lion Rock in Sri Lanka Taught Me

Photo by Noel Morata of Travel Photo Discovery.

Inspiration from Sri Lanka

Here is a picture of me on the top of the Sigiriya Rock. Read why this photo of me signifies so much more...

I Can Bring Home the Bacon, Why Are You So Interested in the Pan?

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I Can Bring Home the Bacon, Why Are You So Interested in the Pan?

Margaret Stewart — who some of you many remember from the Mighty Closet feature I did with her one million years ago — has some solid suggestions for speakers, organizers, and interviewers about how to ease onstage sexism at conferences: What My Uterus Can Teach You About...

“This is Me”

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“This is Me”

Jenny’s new business card disguises made me bark-laugh.

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It’s a beautiful life and it’s only getting better

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It’s a beautiful life and it’s only getting better
I was writng a facebook post for my page but it turned in to a chapter, so I decided to post here instead :)I am feeling very blessed this week as many good things have come my way. A client who bought a box from me after seeing...

Seth Godin on keeping (or losing) clients

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Seth Godin on keeping (or losing) clients
What your client wants matters. And if there’s any disconnect between the way you do business and her goals, needs, and desires, guess what? The fit just isn’t there. And that’s okay! 

But forget this fact and all skitter-scatters to hell.  

Chances are good you’ll lose her as a client or, if she feels indebted

Good Copy

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Good Copy

This anti-shoplifting sign made me want to bring in something from home and leave it on the shelf for them to sell.

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My First Untenable Business (as an adult)

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My First Untenable Business (as an adult)

Shortly after Jane was born and I came out of my post partum haze I realized I was bored. I loved being home with my daughter but I needed a hobby and I needed one quickly. We bought a house when she was 6 or 7 weeks old. I spent a few months painting and decorating it and then...

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