Find Your Value, Fix Your Sales!

Purposeful Parent Tip: “If you don’t value yourself, who will value you?”

(Note: This is the third in a series of posts about the speakers scheduled for my upcoming Mom to Mompreneur Now! Tele-summit starting on October 2, 2012.)

One of the last things I heard my mother say to me, somewhat out of the blue, was the above Purposeful Parent Tip. I’ve spoken of this comment in previous posts, but it is so appropriate for today’s post on Mom to Mompreneur Now! speaker, Karen Graves, of Your Sales Fix. Continue reading

Pick Me! Pick Me!

Purposeful Parent Tip: It’s fun to win, but sometimes not winning is better.

(Note: This is the second in a series of posts about the speakers scheduled for my upcoming Mom to Mompreneur Now! Tele-summit starting on October 2, 2012.)

About four years ago, I walked into a small business networking event not knowing a soul. This was a big step for me. While most people would never describe me as shy or timid, I sort of am. Standing at the check-in table, I wondered what my next move would be. Did I have the guts to simply walk up to someone and start talking? Continue reading

Ask and You Shall Receive

Purposeful Parent Tip: If you don’t ask, the answer is always going to be ‘no’.

(Note: This is the first in a series of posts about the speakers scheduled for my upcoming Mom to Mompreneur Now! Tele-summit starting on October 2, 2012.)

“Can I ask you something?” This is a question I get from my kids all the time. It always surprises me that they preface their requests with this question. My response is always, “You can ask me anything.” “But you might say no”, they will respond. “True. But if you don’t ask, the answer is always going to be ‘no’.”

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When Your Email Account is Hacked…Again

Purposeful Parent Tip: Unclutter your email box and you unclutter your life.

Recently, my Yahoo email account was hacked…for the second time. This annoying situation nearly sent me over the edge the first time it happened. The second time, I was just mad. After the first occurrence, I changed my password in all of my email accounts and made sure I exited out of email frequently instead of leaving it open as I had in the past. In short, I listened to the computer tech guy and it made no difference. Continue reading

Dealing with the Unexpected

Purposeful Parent Tip: How You Handle Life’s Hiccups Teaches Your Children Resilience

Has this ever happened to you? You wake up (tired of course), and one of the first things that happens is you spill half your coffee on your desk, your new optical mouse, your cell phone, and of course, anything else in its path. Then your PC starts to act weird. Your email is hacked, and oh yes, you think your daughter missed her first religion class. Continue reading

Angels Watching Over U.S.

Purposeful Parent Tip: Keep Memories Alive of Those Who Have Passed On

Today is a somber day across our country. Eleven years ago, I was sitting in my cubicle at my corporate job in shock and confusion over what was happening at the time. My daughter was only a few months old, my son about four. I didn’t wait for my manager to tell me we should all  go home. After the second plane hit, I did what every mother would do. Continue reading