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Back in the Saddle…..and GREAT News for YOU!

After a ten day leave of absence from posting on my blog (GADZOOKS!),
I’m b-a-a-c-k!summer

Would love to tell you that I’ve been on extended July 4th vacation, trail riding in Costa Rica or lounging on the beach in Hawaii sipping an icy drink with a little umbrella.  In reality, I’ve been recovering from a nasty, nasty summertime cold that came packaged in the form of my delightfully adorable, one-year-old granddaughter!

The good news is that I’m back among the living (although I still sound like I could sing bass in the choir), AND since I was out of commission for the past week, I’ve got some great news for you: I’m going to extend my SIZZLIN’ HOT SUMMER DEAL — a Mid-Year FULL-SERVICE Boost Your Business (or Your Life) Tune-Up for $99! That’s a two-hour goal review AND a Personalized Prosperity Plan that you can follow through the end of the year.  It’s simple to get on the schedule — just drop me an email at and we’ll take it from there!

If you are an entrepreneur or the CEO of your own life, and want to make 2013 your most successful and prosperous year EVER, you’ll want to experience a Mid-Year FULL-SERVICE Boost Your Business (or Your Life) Tune-Up.  It’s guaranteed to be productive and BUNCHES OF FUN!

Don’t delay!  You have just six (6) days to take advantage of this great offer that is normally priced at $497.

This offer expires at midnight Central Time on Friday, July 19.  I’ll look forward to hearing from you!

TODAY’S TIP: Wash your hands often, eat a well balanced  diet, get plenty of rest and enjoy this lovely summer day! Oh, yes — and if you haven’t already done so, contact me at and schedule your Mid-Year FULL-SERVICE Boost Your Business (or Your Life) Tune-Up!


View from the Porch

porchAnother gorgeous summer day at the ranch!

If you’re a person who rushes around getting lots of stuff done everyday, or checks your text messages a million times, or usually has a grand time playing video games, emailing or surfing the web for hours, today is the day to re-prioritize, get outside, find a beautiful, relaxing spot at home or somewhere nearby and just drink in the sights, sounds and smells of summer!  This is a NO-FEE, NO-CHARGE, COMPLETELY FREE opportunity to refresh and refill your spirit.

TODAY’S TIP: Refresh your spirit with quiet, contemplative time outdoors. Have a SENSATIONAL Sunday!

Your Business (or Your Life) Tune-Up

It’s been a few days since I suggested that it was time to do a Mid-Year Boost Your Business Tune-Up. How’s ittools going? Did you schedule some time and actually get it done? What did you learn?  Did you do a business tune-up, a life tune-up, both or neither?

I’ve had a couple of folks ask me what kinds of things they should examine when they do their tune-up so I put together a handy list of five important aspects to review. I think these questions apply both to business and to life. Here they are:

~ In what ways have you met your goals for the first half of the year?

~ In what ways are you ‘missing the mark’ in meeting your goals for the first half of the year?

~ What do your ‘numbers’ look like (your gross income for the year thus far and your total disbursements)?

~ What are your goals for the remainder of 2013?

~ What are your next steps to reaching those goals?

For some folks this tune-up may be a challenge. Perhaps you didn’t set any goals in 2013 for your business or your life. Or, maybe you did take some time to write down your goals, but the last time you saw them was when that pile of papers blew off the corner of your desk a couple of months ago. Or, maybe you used your goals as a fire-starter during a recent family camp-out.  TAKE HEART! — You can use your Mid-Year Boost Your Business Tune-Up to set some new goals that will carry you to success and prosperity through 2013 and beyond!

And — for those of you who want to give your business an EXTRA boost, I’ve added a SPECIAL BONUS to my two-hour, personalized, one-on-one, virtual Mid-Year FULL-SERVICE Boost Your Business Tune-Up which is available for $99!

We’ll do your goal review (or, get some new goals going for you if you don’t have any to review), take a close look at where you want to be and what you want to achieve by the end of 2013, assess what really works for you, AND we’ll put together your very own Personalized Prosperity Plan that you can follow through the end of the year to make 2013 your most successful and prosperous year EVER!  This SIZZLING HOT offer will be available through midnight (Central Time) July 7!  To take advantage of this great investment that could add thousands of dollars to your bank account by the end of the year, just drop me an email at and let’s get it on the calendar.

TODAY’S TIP: Share what you learned when you did your Mid-Year Boost Your Business (or Your Life) Tune-Up. OR — if you haven’t yet done it, put it on your calendar! Have a FANTASTIC Friday!

Networking Fun

Last week I had some networking fun at “Connect the Dots,” an event organized by Paige Cahill of Constant Contact.  I re-connected with Dana Ward from Great Day Moving, met some wonderful new folks and heard start-up and success joys and challenges from two local entrepreneurs, Leroy Shatto, owner of Shatto Milk Company, and Gary Walker, “King of Green” and owner of Magic Touch Cleaning. Their stories were inspirational, educational and entertaining!

Here are the top three nuggets I gleaned from the event:

1. Be yourself. Go with your strengths, follow your intuition, do what you love, do what it takes to succeed, be ready to face challenges and have a great time celebrating your successes.

2. Wear your brand. Although this goes hand-in-hand with #1 above, both of these successful entrepreneurs shared how wearing their brand has helped them build recognition. No matter where they go or who they are with, they proudly represent their businesses by what they wear, what they say and how they interact.

3. Have a plan and be ready to change it. Know where you are going, what you want to accomplish and why, and create a plan to make it happen. However, as your business unfolds, be alert to and take advantage of opportunities that may take you on an alternate (and sometimes even BETTER!) path.
And, to top it all off, I was the recipient of a fantastic door prize courtesy of Gary Walker and Magic Touch cleaning. I received a GIANT (and really heavy!) tote bag filled with ‘green’ cleaning supplies!  Thank you, Paige for organizing and hosting a great event and thank you, Gary, for the ‘green’ goodie bag!

TODAY’S TIP: Be yourself, wear your brand, and have a plan for success. Have a terrific Tuesday!


A couple of things on my radar screen since Sunday prompted this blog post.

First of all, during the sermon at church last Sunday, I heard a statement that suggested that at this time in our culture, many of us are addicted to busy-ness.

Yesterday, I heard a news report about a recent study that shows that answering a cell phone call while having our blood pressure taken can cause blood pressure spikes.

Meetings, shuttling children to school and activities, working out, attending classes, going to work, answering email, surfing the web, doing household chores and yard care, even vacations are all part of our busy-ness.

What does your “un-busy-ness” look like and how often is it on your schedule?

TODAY’S TIP: Schedule some “un-busy” time into your schedule.  Have a relaxing Wednesday!

Century Mark Celebration!


Good Monday Morning!!

Today is a celebration. This is post #100 of Tips for Success in Business and Life! In honor of this accomplishment, I plan to keep the celebration going by doing a couple of things.

First of all, I’m going to put together a list of 100 celebrations for actions I’ve taken and goals that I’ve reached in my business.

Secondly, I’m going to assemble a list of 100 celebrations for life events  and accomplishments.

And, finally, I want to have a virtual celebration to mark this momentous occasion. I’m asking YOU to participate in the party by posting a celebration of your own on this wall — either a celebration related to your business or your life.  AND…..please find a friend or two who would be willing to add theirs, too. I’d love to see 100 celebrations listed here.


TODAY’S TIP:  Post a celebration below related to something you have accomplished in your business and/or your life!  HAPPY MONDAY!

Caring for Your Dreams

Photo taken at New Journeys Ranch, my dream home, in Lathrop, MO

Photo taken at New Journeys Ranch, a place I dreamed about for almost forty years and where I now reside in Lathrop, MO

I’m a dreamer. You may have heard me say that before. True confessions: until a few years ago I was a ‘closet’ dreamer. I didn’t often talk about my dreams or share them with anyone except maybe my husband and a close friend or two.  And, I certainly had doubts that any of them could or would become reality.

Then I jumped ‘all-in’ into the world of entrepreneurial business and I learned about Barbara Sher and Barbara Winter. Both of these amazing, brilliant, funny women, and several wonderful friends (including Nancy, Darla, Gail and Rebecca) have opened my eyes and heart to the truth that dreams do and can become reality. Is it luck? Is it good fortune? Is it knowing the right people? Yes, yes, yes and MORE!

How are you living into your dreams?

Read Building a Hothouse for Your Dreams, a wonderful post by Barbara Winter about how to nurture and care for your dreams.

TODAY’S TIP: Nurture your dreams and have a tremendous Tuesday!

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