Building The Business

How Do I Become A Creative Entrepreneur?

The plan was simple.
Go to college, get a degree, and find a great job to work there the rest of your life.
That could have been my strategy plan for life. That’s what my parents laid out for me when I was a high schooler looking towards the future.

College was mandatory. My mom wasn’t given the […]

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Wine Makes You A Richer Person

When we first moved up here to the Pacific Northwest, one of our goals was to become more knowledgeable about wine.

Not just drinking it. We’ve got that down pat.

We also wanted to learn more about the process, what it takes to start a vineyard, what it takes to make it successful. What’s the difference between […]

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What If The Money Really Doesn’t Last The Rest Of My Life?

The future is a very scary place.

That’s why I don’t live there very much. But I have in the past. I think a lot of that comes with age.

I’ve worried about a lot of things. The college degree I got. Job skills. The right investments. The right savings. Where I live. What I do.

The funny […]

Why I Think Writers and Thinkers Are About To Be The Next Boom

A lot has changed over the past thirty years.

Technology has exploded. Science has grown by leaps and bounds.

And I’ve loved it all. Yes, I’m a geek at heart, jumping on the computer and Internet revolution as soon as they materialized.

Yep, I had a PC in my home long before it became fashionable to have one. […]

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What Is Your Plan B?

“Let’s meet up for dinner. If you finish up your project by 5, we can head out to that quiet little place in the country. If you’re later than 6, maybe I could just meet you downtown.”

How many times do you throw alternatives into action? How often do you come up with a Plan B […]

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10 Ways To Reinvent Your Money Outlook

Think of all the beliefs you hold about money.

We use it all the time in quotes:
Money is the root of all evil.
Um, no, the quote is actually
The love of money is the root of all evil.
Or we make assumptions that connect wealth with offensive actions.
Like saying someone is filthy, stinking rich. (You’ve heard that saying […]

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Why It’s So Hard Getting A Clear Vision

We all have a vision of what we think our lives will look like as we age.

Chances are you stood there as a schoolgirl, thinking about how beautiful your future would be.

Maybe you saw college.
Maybe you saw a career.
Maybe you saw a spouse.
Maybe you saw a family.
Maybe you saw a home.
Maybe you saw yourself in […]

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8 Secrets To Working Better When Your Business Partner Is Also Your Spouse

Right out of college, Andrew and I got married. And for the majority of those years we have worked side by side building businesses.

For many years that meant going to work at our 1200 sf commercial location, then heading home at the end of the day. It was easy to separate work life from home […]

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Dear 40-Something (Or 50, Or 60) Too Busy For Your Big Idea

A reader recently wrote in and said that even though she enjoys my weekly posts and has learned a lot, she feels the idea of reinvention and moving forward with a Big Idea in a big way isn’t for her. Why? She’s 48. She has two kids in school, with years of college yet to […]

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The Secret To Successful Income In The Future … Its In Coaching

Time for a little confession; I no longer subscribe to traditional “television”, and in fact haven’t watched a network show in its regular time slot in years. But I do subscribe to Amazon Prime and Netflix. So of course when I find a great show, I tend to binge watch it, making my way through […]

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Yes YOU Can And Should Be Your Own Personal Brand

I’ve been blogging now for close to a decade. When I first started blogging, it was for my photography business, and I did it as a way to share a few ideas with our audience. I had no idea how big it would grow, what I would accomplish, and more importantly, what I would learn […]

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The A To Z Guide To Reinventing Your Business … Again and Again

Here are the facts. I’ve started a few businesses. I’ve found my share of success. I’ve failed a few times. I’ve sold businesses. I’ve made my share of profits, and I’ve experienced a number of “red lines”, so much so I’ve sweated out a few hairy situations along the way. I’ve done the creative thing, […]

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