Have you ever struggled with the question of whether what you're doing in life matters? Is how you're spending your hours moving you forward or making a difference? Have you ever felt the weight of worry or discontentment on your shoulders as you compare your accomplishments against others you see on social media or in … Continue reading Life’s Meaning vs. Purpose: Giving Away Your Gift
Over the last decade spent at the helm of Bennis Public Relations, I've had the distinct pleasure of working with a vast and varied network of vendors, businesses, organizations, and fellow consultants whose goal is to reach unique markets with highly customized messaging. It's been rewarding to team up with these individuals to craft the … Continue reading Appealing to Culture: How to Effectively Reach Small and Diverse Markets
The first Monday of each month, I dust off a favorite post from the Bennis Inc Blog archives and give you another chance to enjoy the wit and wisdom that’s been shared. Enjoy this month’s treasure – and if it inspires you – be sure to share it with family and friends! We see it in the … Continue reading Fear or Inspiration: The Two Motivators That Makes Us Move
On several occasions, I’ve blogged about being an introvert and how this personality type impacts my personal and professional life in countless ways. Most people who meet me don’t believe I’m an introvert; after all, I’m not shy. For anyone else who is an introvert, you know that while introverted people can be shy, this … Continue reading Can an Introvert Thrive in a Career in Public Relations?
This month will mark the four year anniversary of the day I decided to make a hard right turn on a promising career to pursue the vast and unknown journey of an entrepreneur. I took the leap and landed on my feet – not out of luck, but out of a fiery commitment to do … Continue reading True Test of Entrepreneurship: Are You Interested or Committed?
Don’t reinvent the wheel. It’s a phrase that’s been used since, well…probably when the wheel was first invented. It’s the notion that when a good, working idea exists, we shouldn’t waste our time trying to alter it or duplicate it. Instead, we should embrace it, use it and build upon it. Yet I still see … Continue reading What We Can All Learn From Open API
We see it in the news, read it in a magazine or hear it within our networks almost every day. There’s some new start-up that’s growing exponentially and breaking all kinds of projections. They’re on the fast track to becoming the “next big thing.” It’s enough to make any small business owner or entrepreneur want … Continue reading Fear or Inspiration: The Two Motivators That Makes Us Move
I didn’t always have the gift of the golden pen. At least I never considered myself as anything but an average writer throughout my earlier years. I would do the assignments asked of me in school, but rarely did I earn high marks or a place on the honor board for my work. Outside of … Continue reading The Repercussions of a Word Smith
Have you ever had moments in your life when you think “There is no way I will ever be busier than I am right now!” Then months or years later, you take on more projects, a new job or maybe a hobby and you again think, “No, now is the time in my life when … Continue reading The Key to Time Management: Increasing Your Personal Bandwidth
It's been a fun ride for sure, but it's time we bring the Bennis Blogger Battle competition to a close! There's room for just one more entry this coming Monday, April 16th and this slot is first come, first served. (email me at Stephanie(at)BennisInc.com) If no entries are received by Saturday, April 14th at Noon, … Continue reading Last Call for the Bennis Blogger Battle