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Are You Ready to Sell Your Soul?

Marie Forleo, of B-School and Marie TV asks this simple question of wannabe entrepreneurs, Are you ready to sell your soul? Typically, this phrase conjures up sleazy business deals that call on an individual to compromise her i...

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Get Inspired – in Little to No Time

Remember When Do you remember how you felt the day you graduated from college? The light at the end of the tunnel was finally there, and the world was yours. So how did it go? Are you where you thought you’d be? Would your 22...

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Say “Yes” to Everything…Opportunity Is Waiting!

After having the same job for 5 years, I realized I wanted out. The direction I thought I was moving in was coming to a grinding halt because of external circumstances and I noticed that I just didn’t like myself all that...


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What We Can Learn From Seniorpreneurs

As someone who worked in manufacturing for decades and thought he’d be able to retire in a few short years, my dad’s journey is like that of many others. After his shop closed operations locally, my dad jumped into career c...

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20 Things I’ve Learned (so far) About Starting a Business

Starting a business is an adventure, no doubt about that. Along the way there are twists and turns, bumps and roadblocks, success and surprises. After writing my most recent quarter review and sending it off to my mentor, I rea...

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Deb Tacoma – Freedom Wand

Deb Tacoma’s story is one of true entrepreneurship and invention. The creator the Freedom Wand has a strong bond with her customers because she was in a similar situation a few years ago. Deb was in an accident that left her ...


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Direct and Home Party Sales Companies: Annoying, Empowering or Both?

As a little girl, growing up in North Dakota, my mom was a stay-at-home mother until both my brother and I were in school full time. During that time, though, my mom was what the 1980’s branded “The Avon Lady.”...

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Love What You Do

It’s Valentine’s Day and I thought it was only fitting to write about love.  However, I’m not writing about finding romantic love (even though that is always fun to talk about).  What I want to discuss today...

Pricing Yourself

  My last post, about getting a raise when you don’t have a boss, ended with a bit of a cliff-hanger: “There will always be cheaper writers.” It’s true. I’m not the least expensive writer out ther...


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5 Ways To Be Inspired On The Road

This past month my husband and I decided to not only move from Chicago to the San Francisco Bay Area, but we also decided to do it via a cross-country road trip.  Since it was the holidays and we both had the time, we figured ...