“Circling back…” “Just checking in with a friendly reminder…” “In case this ended up in spam…” Sound familiar? We’ve all had to send these types of replies to messages that have gone unanswered. I’m not talking about mass sales emails with a “spray and pray” strategy, but rather those person-to-person, important messages where a reply … Continue reading How to Get People to Respond to Your Emails
Time. It's the one commodity of which we cannot make more. There are some creative ways we can maximize the use of our time, protect it, and even outsource tasks on our to-do list to conserve our time for where we really want to spend it, but the fact of the matter remains. We cannot … Continue reading How to Be Respectful of Other People’s Time
Death by a thousand papercuts. You know…those little, needling comments that when combined with enough frequency and time, can create a gaping wound in our confidence and self-worth. It happens in conversations daily – even ones made in a setting where you'd expect the topics to be professional, or worse yet, loving. Growing up female, … Continue reading Flip the Script: Would you say that to a man?
Spring is the season for new beginnings, and it certainly feels that way in the local, small business community. It’s a beautiful thing to see so many new businesses opening their door for a fresh start and with great hope for what this opportunity can blossom into! In my work as a public relations consultant … Continue reading The Modern Guide to Planning a Business Grand Opening Event
This past Saturday I turned 34. When I first entered my 30s, I wrote about how I anticipated this new chapter to shift my entrepreneurial outlook and possibly my business model. As a pause of celebration on my birthday this year, I spent some time reflecting upon whether these predictions have proven true or false. … Continue reading 34 Lessons from a 30-Something Entrepreneur
As much as I would like to claim today is my 30th birthday, I must offer the disclaimer that this post was originally published on December 18, 2017. So while this year, in T-minus 5 days, I will be celebrating my 34th birthday, I wanted to share an important blog post you may have missed … Continue reading Revisiting “Entrepreneur at Age 30”
It’s something you’ve likely told yourself often, “It’s just a crazy day…week…month. Once I get through this burst of busyness, I’ll move slower, relax a little, take it easy.” Insert whatever are your most common words of choice, but you get what I mean. This belief is a common lie we tell ourselves because we … Continue reading Are You Missing Out on the Dream Life You Already Have?
Every day offers us countless ways to spend our time. From the moment we open our eyes in the morning, we are greeted with responsibilities, relationships, needs, and desires that all compete to be worthy of a fraction of the 24 hours we’re given to spend. We really should look at this as a bank … Continue reading Showing Up for What Matters: How to choose to be where it counts
Every so often we must face the telltale signs that a business relationship in our lives is toxic. This is more than just a difference in personality or communication styles. Professional relationships can move from "Well, you're not quite my cup of tea but we can find common ground in working toward the same goal." … Continue reading 6 Signs of a Toxic Professional Relationship
When’s the last time you thought about the Law of Diminishing Returns? Whether you’ve intentionally thought about it or not doesn’t really matter because it has been present in your life, regardless. "In economics, diminishing returns is the decrease in marginal output of a production process as the amount of a single factor of production … Continue reading How the Law of Diminishing Returns Applies to Entrepreneurial Success