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Lifelong Learning

As a person who was born with a keen sense of curiosity, each day seems filled with possibilities for learning somethingLifeTeachers new. From how the brain works to a deeper understanding of how an engine works, to meeting a new person or reading a new book, to learning how to wire a fence to make it hot or trying a new crafting technique, I love to learn.

That’s why I’m thrilled that I have some fantastic teachers eating breakfast in the field just outside my window.  Although they can’t teach me about how an engine works, how to bake a better cake or how to repair the plumbing, my horses are consummate professionals as they teach me about leadership, building relationships and self development. I feel incredibly fortunate and blessed that these teachers lead me along paths of self-discovery and enlightenment every single day. They have helped me become a more patient and caring person with others as well as myself. And, they challenge me each day to not only step up and be the leader of my own life, but to continue to move beyond what I know, to keep trying new things and to learn and grow while being fully present and enjoying each moment.

TODAY’S TIP: Learn something new (join us for Happy Hour with Jean to learn something new about “Successful Networking!” – REGISTER HERE) and have a TREMENDOUS Tuesday!


CYA (Come as You Are) Networking Call – Tomorrow!

Are you ready to connect? Want to share your best networking tips? Save time, money and gas and join us tomorrow at Happy Hour with Jean — “Successful Networking!” — an interactive, virtual networking event for entrepreneurs happening at 4 p.m. Central.


During this FREE telecall, we’ll be talking about the top three mistakes people make when networking, tips for successful networking and what you can do to avoid the “I HATE networking syndrome!”

Can’t make the call LIVE?  That’s OK!  REGISTER anyway and receive the link to the recorded call.

I’ll look forward to hearing you on the line tomorrow!!

TODAY’S TIP: Register for tomorrow’s Happy Hour with Jean – “Successful Networking” interactive, FREE, telecall. Have a marvelous Monday!

The Nuances of Networking

People have varying opinions about networking. Some people love it and some people hate it. Mixing, mingling, peoplechatting, swapping ‘elevator pitches’, reciting a two minute intro, trading business cards, and sharing over a cup of coffee are all part and parcel of networking.

So what makes networking really work? How can the networking experience result in business growth for you?

Whether you are just starting out in business and getting your toes wet in the networking pond or you are an old pro who has great wisdom to share, I invite you to join me at Happy Hour with Jean for “Successful Networking” on Tuesday, July 23 at 4 p.m. Central. This is a FREE! virtual networking opportunity via telephone. We’ll talk about how you can find networking groups that best suit you and your business, tips for more effective and successful networking and how you can avoid the “I hate networking syndrome”.

REGISTER at and don’t forget to invite your friends to join in the conversation, too!  If you can’t make the scheduled call at 4 p.m. Central on Tuesday, July 23, please register anyway and we’ll be sure you get the link to the recording of the call.

I’ll be looking forward to connecting with you next week!

TODAY’S TIP: Register for Happy Hour with Jean on Tuesday, July 23 at 4 p.m. (Central Time) for a conversation about “Successful Networking”. Bring your questions, joys and challenges, your favorite beverage and let’s chat about networking!

5 Great Reasons to Network via Telecall

1.  You can participate from anywhere as long as you have access to a telephone.
2.  No membership fees or membership requirements.
3.  You can expand your network way beyond the geographic area in which you live.
4.  Save money — no gas, no cover charge, no ‘new’ networking duds needed.
5.  It’s a great way to pick up some tips and ideas that can help you grow your business and an opportunity to get your name, what you do and how we can find you out into the world!!
Are you ready to participate?  Next Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. Central Time, I’ll be hosting HAPPY HOUR WITH JEAN – a FREE virtual networking event for entrepreneurs via live telecall. Watch this blog and my Facebook page for more details and for the link to register!  I’ll be opening registration in the next 24 hrs!

Hope to see you there!!

TODAY’S TIP:  Plan to join me for HAPPY HOUR WITH JEAN  – a virtual networking event for entrepreneurs via live telecall – next Tuesday, July 23!  More details, including how to register, available soon.

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!

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