Business Tip: Intend, Act, Measure, Repeat. Faster!

Perhaps my recent birthday has something to do with today’s business building message.

We are too old to waste time.  That may not “land” if you are in your twenties.  However, it seems like I was 20 years old about 15 minutes ago.

At 20, I graduated college and turned down a half dozen “real job” offers.  I became a ski bum and a windsurfing instructor and adventurously traveled the country.  At 24, I became Mrs. Hot Rod, the Plumber’s Wife.  Max, the perfect son, was born when I was 26. Hot Rod and I struggled with our family business, until we fixed it…and sold it, when I was 35.  Since then, I’ve been helping lots of people start, fix and grow their businesses. Most of them are family contracting businesses.  They reach out to me when they realize, as I am, that time is flying by. I’ve achieved so many of my goals, but I can’t even comprehend the word retirement.  So… […]

By |August 27th, 2013|Business Planning, Family Business, Webinar|0 Comments

Finding Fulfillment in the Ho Hum of Everyday Life

Special guest, Milan Vasic, Executive Producer of Evergreen Oasis Entertainment and I discuss finding fulfillment in the ho hum of everyday life.

Once upon a time, Milan worked for me as a waiter when I was a restaurant manager. He was 21. I was 26. Kids! Since then, we have both been on amazing life and […]

By |October 4th, 2012|Entertainment, Webinar|5 Comments

How to Look Discouragement in the Eye

In business, you will have days where the plan, well, just takes too long. Or you have unexpected road blocks. No worries! That’s where the good stories come from. And, that’s when you count on your success skills to help you overcome disappointment and bounce back fast. Need some solid strategies for surviving the tough times?

We all face it. Superstar […]

By |September 19th, 2012|Human Resources, Making Sure, Webinar|0 Comments

The Biz Plan Challenge Informational Webinar

In this webinar, I explain my upcoming program, The Biz Plan Challenge.  I answer questions that may help you determine if The Biz Plan Challenge is a good fit for you!

What’s The Biz Plan Challenge About?

Get a clear idea of what you want and why you are in business.
Figure out who can help you and […]

By |September 5th, 2012|Business Planning, The Challenge, Webinar|0 Comments

Everyday Success Tips: Small Effort = BIG Impact

Dayna Steele and I chat it up about rock star business principles and her new book, 101 Ways to Rock Your World: Everyday Activities for Success Every Day. You can make small changes and reap BIG results.  Dayna has interviewed and hung out with everyone on your “FAVS”  iTunes list.  She’s learned a lot about […]

By |August 27th, 2012|Webinar, Women in Business|0 Comments

Why Go Green?

See these handsome fellows to the left?  No, it’s not a poster for the film Benjamin Buttons.  It’s Max and Hot Rod, my son and husband.  These two are the “green-est” guys I know.  They love to save energy.  They love the technology.  They love to tread lightly on the earth.

Me?  I like all that and I love to make money!  So, is there any green in green?  Listen in and find out!   They share… […]

By |July 18th, 2012|Clean Energy, The Challenge, Webinar|0 Comments

The Power of Gratitude!

Watch this free business building webinar as special guest, Lori Saitz and I discuss “The Power of Gratitude.” Lori lives and breathes this classic business strategy: Be thankful. Let your customers know how much you love them. I know I fall down on this one. I often end up spending time on the biggest problems and challenges and neglect […]

By |June 11th, 2012|Webinar|0 Comments

Publicity is Like Marketing…Only Better.

Publicity happens when someone other than you talks about you.  So, it’s more credible, right off the bat.  And it is usually free, which is really neat.

You can increase the odds that someone else will notice you. And you can leverage a publicity hit into more than your fair share of exposure.

Dean Rotbart calls this […]

By |May 28th, 2012|Marketing, Webinar|2 Comments

[Webinar] Last Minute Tax Advice for Your Small Business


By |February 27th, 2012|Accounting, Budgeting, Making Sure, Webinar|0 Comments

Would you go into the backcountry without a plan?

Once upon a time, I was a professional a ski patroller. I was part of an avalanche “control” team. I use the word “control” loosely because when it comes to avalanches, I know a couple things. #1: you are never in control. #2: given #1, you are well served to learn as much as you can about snow and weather and geography as you can before you go traipsing around in avalanche country. While you can’t control all the variables, you can take a few steps to increase your chances of survival.

Professionals plan. They consider what they want, and they set a course of action that supports their intention. Do you want to play on big mountains? Soar across the sky? Sail on wild seas? Create a profitable business? […]