Boundaries in Life and in Business


  Boundaries….Boundaries… Boundaries. What is all this talk about BOUNDARIES? A boundary is defined as something that indicates bounds or limits.  Boundary is also defined as a limiting or  bounding line. There are physical boundaries.  Physical boundaries that are seen and felt. There are also emotional boundaries. These boundaries are not always seen but can be felt. Boundaries affect {Read More…}

Expectations, Traditions and the Seven Dwarfs

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  The Seven Dwarfs. In my studies, I have learned a LOT about Disney. So every now and then I will go on a Disney-streak where I will write a LOT about Disney! We have been talking about service a lot because I believe that good service is the only way to build relationships with {Read More…}

No Soup For You and Your Ideal Customer

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No Soup for You! In July of 1989 a new sitcom premiered on NBC that changed the precedent for television sitcoms. Of course I mean Seinfeld – affectionately referred to as “the show about nothing.” What does this have to do with your business? If you were a Seinfeld loyal, think back to one of {Read More…}

Another reason to celebrate JULY


If you hang around here for any length of time, you will know I love celebrating. I am not just talking about birthdays, anniversaries or major milestones. I believe in celebrating the BIG stuff like: cooking dinner when I don’t feel like it not harming teenagers cleaning up the kitchen again going to the gym {Read More…}

Shoulda Coulda Woulda

Do you have the disease of SHOULDA COULDA WOULDA? What is the “shoulda, coulda, woulda” disease? These words are the shorten and southern replacement for ” Should have”, “Could have”, and “Would have.” This is the disease that creeps into your thinking and often your to-do list with things like… ” I shoulda made that {Read More…}

Are you carrying too much baggage?


Have you ever seen a traveler in the airport with too many suitcases? Have you ever watched a group of ladies get out of a cab with all their belongings as they proceed to walk into a hotel? Have you every seen a college freshman move into a dorm for the first time? It is {Read More…}

14 Tips to Increase Your Likability Factor By Friday


  It is a proven fact that people like doing business with people they like. People like to hang out with people they like. So how can we improve our likability factor by Friday? We can increase our likability by: Being authentic Finding something in common Using humor Being vulnerable Showing humanity Being courteous Showing {Read More…}


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Gosh… you know we all need a retreat sometimes. I love planning. So, when my friend invited me months ago to attend a retreat with her…. I added it to my schedule. The closer the time came to the retreat the more demanding my schedule became. paperwork. emergencies. even tragedies. Even with all the demands… {Read More…}


  Has the world beat you up? Do you need to know what you are fighting for? Do you need to stay in the ring? This is for you….   You are an overcomer. You can stay in the ring. What you do matters. How can I pray for you??

Who do you love?

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  Who do you love? Do you love… your furry cat your big dog your sweet spouse your snotty nose kids your warm pjs your mom and dad your office assistant the guy at starbucks your group of friends Seriously, go ahead and answer that question for you. ” I love ______________________” I want to {Read More…}