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10 04, 2019

5 Easy Ways Busy People Can Successfully Manage Their Calendar

2019-04-10T13:51:02-07:00April 10th, 2019|

Sometimes the answers we need are simple and uncomplicated. So much so, in fact, that we miss them or we don’t give them the attention they deserve. I created a system for myself that I call “intentional calendaring” which has increased my productivity and maximized my performance. I am here to tell you that the growth and profitability of my business have been positively impacted by this one idea.  Read more »

26 03, 2019

How to Make a Positive Impact—One Interaction at a Time

2019-04-10T13:59:42-07:00March 26th, 2019|

I travel frequently and the Bellingham airport has become a regular stop for me en route to various business meetings. Last week, I took an early morning flight to Portland. Admittedly, I was hardly awake at 5 a.m. and really needed some coffee as I waited my turn at the security line. There was someone new standing at the conveyor belt as the passengers put their items through for screening. At my  Read more »

12 03, 2019

How to Purposefully Live Your Best Life

2019-04-10T14:06:14-07:00March 12th, 2019|

When I was a young girl we used to sing a song called “Count Your Blessings.” It is a simple song with a simple but profound idea: name the great things and people in your life one by one. That song was probably my first brush with the idea of living a gratitude-filled life. I have many blessings—more than I am able to count. But every morning, I take time  Read more »

21 02, 2019

What do Presidents and Love have in common?

2019-02-21T11:01:13-07:00February 21st, 2019|

February. The month where we celebrate love and Presidents. But what do they have in common, and why on earth would you talk about politics and love in the same blog?! (the boss asked me this ;-)) It’s easy. Love and Presidents all start with Eros: The Greek, mischievous, young adult. No matter who you voted for, they all act like Eros. Maybe not Greek, but likely mischievous and childlike.  Read more »

21 01, 2019

New Year – Fresh Start

2019-02-21T10:32:39-07:00January 21st, 2019|

I have always liked the start of something new - a new project, a new book, and yes, a new year. A New Year is a new beginning, and an opportunity for all of us to make a fresh start. At the beginning of each year, we have a tradition in my family of taking time to pause and reflect on what we accomplished the year before, and to set  Read more »

7 01, 2019

5 better ideas to find cash

2019-01-07T21:21:12-07:00January 7th, 2019|

Gross. Don’t put your hand in the couch cushion. Here’s 5 better ideas to find cash. 2019. Wow. I finally just started using the right date when writing a check and now it’s off to learn another. In the past it was February when the year became second nature, and now it's November. It must be because we write so few checks. My kids don’t even have a checkbook. Venmo  Read more »

10 10, 2018

24 days to a half-marathon

2018-10-10T14:18:22-07:00October 10th, 2018|

Don’t try this at home   Bellingham Bay Half marathon was September 30, 2018 and I survived without injury. The day started off chilly and wet so the toughest part was picking out what to wear. Decided on shorts and t-shirt with ball cap. Simple and if I am cold I will run faster. No injuries. Lots of fun. And great people. The lady flashing us was a bonus to  Read more »

27 09, 2018

Start Your Day Off Right

2018-09-27T15:29:36-07:00September 27th, 2018|

How do you start off your morning in a way that puts you in your best possible attitude for the day? When you want to have a day of excellence, it makes a difference to start with an effective routine. All of us have a morning routine already whether we think we are creatures of habit or not. If you look back over the last week at what you did  Read more »

17 08, 2018

Take Time for Summertime

2018-08-17T10:47:56-07:00August 17th, 2018|

“It’s a smile, it’s a kiss, it’s a sip of wine... it’s summertime!” Kenny Chesney has it right – summertime is here, and it seems to brighten everyone’s mood. Now we find ourselves in August already and the summer days are passing by. Living in the Pacific Northwest, we enjoy the summer months when the days get warm and long, and we can end our evenings with unmatched sunsets. Through  Read more »

13 07, 2018

Leader vs. Finisher

2018-08-14T16:11:10-07:00July 13th, 2018|

  Leader vs. Finisher By Graham Youtsey Soccer is loved by millions, yet detested by almost as many. Kind of like the POTUS now that I think of it.  A huge soccer fan myself, I have joined the more than 3 billion viewers of the World Cup. Clint Dempsey is one of the top players in the US and one of the best American players ever. He has played in  Read more »