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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!


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!

Sacred Selfishness

My post is a bit late today because I invested the morning on the phone with my friend, mentor and brilliant coach, Darla Powell Phillips. We set aside some time to talk about sacred selfishness and what that looks like (or doesn’t) in my life andmask resize my business. Simply stated, Sacred Selfishness is putting your oxygen mask on first. (If you’ve ever flown on a commercial airline, you’ll recall that the pre-flight preparation always includes the following: If you are traveling with a child and the oxygen masks drop down from the overhead compartment, put YOUR mask on FIRST.)

Sacred Selfishness is investing the time it takes to refill, replenish, restore, revive, and renew your joy, your bliss, and your spirit.  When I’m struggling, frustrated, frantic, overwhelmed, or confused and I feel like my business is going nowhere or my life is just crapola, it’s a safe bet that I have not practiced Sacred Selfishness. I’ve shared, spent, given away, or leaked a large portion of my fabulous, creative life-giving energy and brilliant gifts and my spirit is depleted. I’m crabby, mean, critical, unhappy, exhausted, short-tempered and just plain miserable.

How do you practice Sacred Selfishness? What do you do to refill, replenish, restore, revive and renew your spirit? Do you take time daily, weekly, monthly, yearly?  Do you pamper yourself?  Do you have a routine? Do you schedule time regularly?  If you took a quick snapshot of your life, in what percentage of your day are you living joyfully, going through the motions or struggling? If the highest percentage isn’t in living joyfully, I’m betting it’s time for some Sacred Selfishness.

TODAY’S TIP:  Practice Sacred Selfishness today. Let me know what you did and how it felt!  Have a Sacredly Selfish Thursday!

An Inquisitive Eye

Moving along in our journey to making our dreams reality, let’s do a quick re-cap:

Dream Muscles:  imagine what you want
Bliss-O-Meter:  the higher your dream is on the bliss-o-meter, the more energy you’ll want to invest
Steppin’ Out: taking action

OK.  You’ve completed the first three steps toward making your dream a reality. Today, let’s take a look at what happened when you took action yesterday.  Was yesterday’s activity a success or a failure?  Did you accomplish what you wanted or did it flop?  Were you encouraged or are you thinking about throwing in the towel?

inquisitive-eye-smWhen you examine what you accomplished (or didn’t!) yesterday, why not use an inquisitive eye?  For the most part, I think we’re taught to judge rather than assess when it comes to our actions.  The questions we use are versions of the ones I posted above.  It’s an either/or analysis.  How would it change things for you, if you used the following questions to assess what you did?

What did I hope to accomplish yesterday?
What happened?
What did I learn from what I did yesterday?
What was helpful about it?
How did it support my dream?
In what ways did it energize me?
What was not helpful about what I did yesterday?
In what ways did it drain my energy?
In way ways did it move me further from my dream (rather than closer)?
What could I do differently?
What other things might I try?

TODAY’S TIP:  Use an inquisitive eye to assess the actions you take toward making your dream a reality.

Restart, Reboot, Reconnect….

I’ve been away.  Since my absence from this blog, there’s been a lot of water under the bridge.  Spring must be just around the corner, because I’m again feeling a surge of energy, a sense of renewal, and a desire to get back in the saddle and post some thoughts and ideas on this blog.

Plus, I’ve been posting on my Facebook page by the same name, Tips for Success in Business and Life and realized today that I’m actually writing blog posts with my daily tips.  Today’s tip is about giving something up (those things that keep us from thriving) and taking something on (thoughts, ideas, actions, etc. that help us prosper) and I decided the first thing I would give up is the notion that posting on this blog is hard!  Instead, I’m adopting the thought that it’s easy to share a few words on here at least twice a week.  So……HELLO AGAIN!  And, here’s today’s contribution:

In my spiritual journey, today is Ash Wednesday, a day that marks the beginning of the season of Lent.  Some people see this as a time of year to give up pleasurable things as an act of contrition.  I wonder what would happen if, instead of giving up something pleasurable, each of us sacrificed those things that aren’t working in our lives, that keep us stuck and stop us from thriving.  And, if we renewed ourselves by ‘taking on’ actions, thoughts and ideas that help us develop healthy and joyous relationships and live as the brilliant and gifted humans we were created to be.

TODAY’S TIP:  Give up something today that is keeping you from thriving and take on a new behavior or thought that will help you live a joyous, prosperous, successful life!  FOR THE ADVENTUROUS:  do this for the next 40 days and keep a list of what you are giving up and what you are taking on each day.

Happy Hour with Jean — SAVE THE DATE!

Hey everyone!

Who doesn’t love HAPPY HOUR?  A time to kick-back, relax, maybe enjoy your favorite beverage, chat with friends… that’s just what we’re going to do!  Mark your calendar because we’re kicking off

HAPPY HOUR WITH JEAN  Thursday, May 31, 2012
at 4 p.m. Central

We’ll meet virtually for 45-60 minutes once a month.  So, you can join us from the comfort of your home, office, your car, poolside, beach-side or wherever and……come as you are and wear what you want!  All you need is a phone.

And why should you be there?  Because you absolutely will NOT want to miss the opportunity to be part of a motivating, inspiring and just-plain-ole (-and-young) – FUN group of folks!

Sometimes I’ll share information on a particular topic, sometimes we’ll host an interesting, engaging and informative ‘guest,’ and sometimes we’ll just throw open the line for some great conversation and questions.

The call on Thursday, May 31 at 4 p.m. Central is called “Clear Up Your Money Clutter.”    You’ll want to be on the line if you, or someone you know, is tired of worrying about money, sick of the money drama in their life, frustrated with their income level and ready to do something different.  I’ll be sharing practical tips and ideas on creating new, empowering money habits that can transform your relationship with money, increase your self-worth, and help improve your relationships with loved ones!

So, put  Thursday, May 31, 4 p.m. Central on your calendar, tell your friends, and stay tuned….we’ll be open for registration SOON!


After a brief respite from my blog, I’m happy to announce that I’ve launched a NEW WEBSITE!!  Please drop by and sign up to get your copy of my F.R.E.E. Easy as P.I.E.S. Business Breakthrough Kit.  You’ll receive an audio, “Easy as P.I.E.S. Recipe for Business Success,” an e-workbook “Easy as P.I.E.S. – Getting Started,” and a subscription to my new e-zine, “A Slice of P.I.E.S.!”

And….if you think you aren’t a womanpreneur, THINK AGAIN!  Every woman is the CEO of the business of her own life.  So, how’s that workin’ for ya these days?  If you’re ready for something different, something better or something that’s a lot more fun, pick up your Easy as P.I.E.S. Business Breakthrough Kit, listen to the audio, do the exercises in the e-workbook and start growing the business you’ve always wanted and living the life you’ve been dreaming about!

AND……there’s more news on the horizon — I’ll be hosting an 8 week teleclass beginning in April called Your Money & More Breakthrough!  Why MONEY & MORE?  Because once you clean up your money clutter, tame your money drama and take control of your finances, you’ll see an improvement in other areas of your business and your life — in attracting the clients you want, improvement in your income, in relationships, your health and wellness, time management AND MORE!

So stay tuned!  And remember to visit, pick up a copy of my Free Easy as P.I.E.S. Business Breakthrough Kit and let me know how things are going.

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