October 11, 2016

Five Things I Wish I’d Known When I Started My Business

Today is my 3 year anniversary of owning my business. My business doesn’t look much like it did when I first started. I’ve grown. My family has grown. I’ve changed and my business had to adapt right alongside me. The dedication and commitment it takes to see an idea through is intense. Naturally, hindsight is always perfect and it’s so easy to say “I’d have done things differently if I’d only known…” I definitely thought […]
October 6, 2016

How to Accept A Compliment

Most of us would agree that there’s tremendous value in looking for things to appreciate in other people. This seems natural to us. Have you ever tried to give someone a compliment and it “backfired”? Instead of beaming and walking a little taller, the person shrugged off your well-intended statement with a brusque, “Oh this old thing?” or “Well I was just doing my job.” or “It’s nothing, really.” Has experiencing that made you less […]
September 1, 2016

Is Resistance Futile?

Admittedly, I’m no Trekkie. I’ve never even watched one minute of a Star Trek movie or television episode. And yet the quote “Resistance is futile” came to my mind this week. If we are being attacked by some parasitic alien force that takes over our bodies and makes us their puppets, then this line is entirely true. Resistance is futile. (Yes, I had to actually search the quote to get the context. Apparently, this was […]
August 18, 2016

Why We Can Never Stop Dreaming

It was spring of 2008 and I was struggling. I felt suffocated by a job that I had long ago realized wasn’t meant to be my path. The harder I tried to figure out what path I ought to be on, the more frustrated, aggravated and desperate I became. I began actively seeking answers and often turned to books as sources of enlightenment. It was around this time I was first introduced to The Dream […]