Repairing the Gates

Published December 1st, 2009 in Blog, Motivation

Update: On January 20, 2013, I said goodbye to my father and he quietly slipped away. The gates are even more precious now.  Every Spring, my parents travel from Oregon to Texas for a visit. This has become such a tradition for our family – we block the calendars a year in advance to protect those […]


Get Your Worry On!

Published July 21st, 2009 in Blog, Ready Set Grow!, Strategies and Hints

There is a whole lot to worry about, so you better get started right away! For many of us worry is a constant, all-too-faithful companion. (That’s fair, because in many ways we “invite” her along for the ride. We don’t like her, but honestly some of us don’t know what to do without her!) Once […]


Opportunity Undercover

Published July 9th, 2009 in Blog, Motivation, Strategies and Hints

Here’s the thing about opportunity. “She” has a wardrobe filled with disguises. Sometimes opportunity just doesn’t look like opportunity! If you aren’t watching for her, she may brush right by you unnoticed. I’m learning that opportunity doesn’t always knock. Sometimes she waits in the wings or behind the scenes. For example: . She attends the […]


Sarah Palin: Bold Move or Big Mistake?

Published July 6th, 2009 in Blog, Strategies and Hints

Sarah Palin has given us a lot to talk about this 4th of July weekend. Her announcement to step down 18 months before her term ends as the Governor of Alaska has created quite the buzz. Many people are ready to offer opinions about what it means. I’ve seen everything from “brilliant” to “irresponsible.” Speculation […]


Networking in 140 characters or less

Published July 3rd, 2009 in Blog, Social Media and Networking

Determined to make social networking a real priority, I’ve officially jumped into the  Twitter stream. While relatively new to it, I’m coming up the curve quickly and happy to share my twittering tips with you. These points are also a gentle nudge to get your networking strategy on! Here’s my TTTT (that’s twitter-speak for Top […]


Go-Giver Guest Blog

Published June 29th, 2009 in Blog, Leadership, Motivation, Social Media and Networking

For those of you who have joined me on Twitter, thank you! I hope you are finding real value there and connecting with great people. (If you haven’t jumped into the Twitter stream, I hope you will meet me there!) Later this week, I’ll be posting a blog about Social Networking in 140 Characters or […]



Published April 13th, 2009 in Blog, Motivation

Where do you find energy and inspiration? What inspires you to take a risk,try something new, and rise to the occasion? It’s early on a Saturday morning in San Antonio, TX, and I just finished a radio interview with Tom Chenault ( The conversation ignited a flood of ideas and a wave of energy! That’s […]


What are you working on now?

Published March 9th, 2009 in Blog, Motivation

Networking is all the rage and utilities like LinkedIn, Plaxo, and Facebook provide a platform for both personal and professional connections. All of these in one way or another encourage you to post your status with a question like, “What are you doing right now?” It ‘s a fair question, “What are you working on?” […]


Happy Birthday Grow!

Published March 3rd, 2009 in Blog, Ready Set Grow!

This is a big day. “Ready, Set….Grow!” hits the shelves today. (Can I just say, “she” looks fabulous next to Designed for Success?!) I have high hopes for “Grow” and for what this book will be for those who read it. I was asked in an interview last week, “Why this book, now?” This is […]