I Was an Entrepreneur at Age 12

It’s been about a year and a half since I left my full-time job to start my own business. But in many ways, I’ve been an entrepreneur since before my teenage years. When I was 12-years-old, I was the proud owner and editor of the “Summer Sticker Club, ” a pen pal and sticker newsletter club that […]

Thankful …

Throughout the month of November, I’ve been reading Facebook status updates from friends stating what they are thankful for each day. While I didn’t post daily status updates, I did spend some type over the last few days writing down the things in my life I am grateful for. So in the spirit of Thanksgiving, […]

Happy New Year … And Calling In Sick

Today is Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. I planned my work schedule so I would not do work today. Instead we would celebrate the new year and attend services. I actually love the Rosh Hashanah service and blowing of the shofar. I look forward to it every year. Well after feeling under the weather […]

Re-focusing and “Re-finding” My Center

Lately I’ve felt a bit off-kilter — as if I was being frayed in too many directions with too many “things” I HAD to do with respect to my writing. But then I had an epiphany as I was alone with my thoughts in my car. (Why is it that driving and the shower seem […]

My “A Ha” Moments

Oprah talks frequently about “a ha” moments, a concept that’s always resonated with me. I was thinking about this concept and recalled three very distinct moments where I had an epiphany, a realization – an “a ha” moment. Interestingly enough, all three moments are related to professional realizations. The first “a ha” moment occurred when […]

The “Feel Good” File for “Feeling Bad” Days

Back in the day when I was a young, unjaded professional and newly starting my career, I received a helpful tip from one of my first supervisors and mentors (Deanna was her name). That suggestion was to create a “Feel Good” file. Here is the genesis of my “Feel Good” file. I received a very […]

Starbucks … It Could be the Dream Job Afterall

I had a conversation with a colleague recently that led me to an epiphany. Said colleague and I were talking about one of my former jobs. Specifically she asked if I’d ever go back to that position. The answer came quicker than I expected, which was, “No. I would NOT go back.” I almost followed […]

A Change Will Do You Good

I think Cheryl Crow and David Bowie were on to something. Change can be a good thing. And lately, for some reason, I seem to be craving it in a way I never have before. For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been reluctant to change things. Don’t get me wrong; I’m not […]