Who Are You When You Leave Your Career?

Like it or not, in our society we are strongly identified by our jobs and careers. A job title tells others “who” we are. It tells them what we’re good at, what skills we have, how ambitious we are, how much money we make.  Right or wrong, there are all kinds of judgments tied to…

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No Ordinary Life

Ordinary: an early bicycle with a very large front wheel and small back wheel There is nothing ordinary about that! Perhaps it was ordinary in its day, but things change, perceptions change, we learn, we grow and the ordinary becomes obsolete or untrue. In fact, I don’t believe there is such thing as an ordinary…

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How is Your Self-Concept Impacting Your Future?

‎”How you perceive yourself determines what you think you are able to do and that determines in turn what you will try. So the self-concept has a tremendous effect upon the intelligence of the individual.” -Dr. Arthur W. Combs There are many factors that create our self-concept and they begin at birth. Factors including gender,…

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I’m Too Old For This Shit

I don’t know about you, but if you are like me you’ve uttered these words a time or two. “I’m too old for this shit”. I found them tumbling out of my mouth when I completed my first marathon at 40 years old.  They showed up again when I did a tough mudder at 50…

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Making a Move – part 3 of From Weird Smart Chic to Entrepreneur

Part 3: From Weird Smart Chic to Entrepreneur – Making a Move In part 2 of this series I talked about the time I spent in the CVS(metaphor). It may sound like I was hating life – but, I don’t want you to get the wrong idea. Oh, and if that sentence made no sense to…

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From Weird Smart Chic to Entrepreneur – Part 2 (It’s Never Too Late)

It’s never too late.  I did it at 55 years old. That’s where I left off in part 1 of From Weird Smart Chic to Entrepreneur So, if you didn’t read that one yet, go catch up and come back! After my fancy college degree failed to yield me the big city job in the high…

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From Weird Smart Chic to Entrepreneur

My (Tammy) story –  Part I Has this ever happened to you? You get in your car with the intention of going to one place, the grocery store perhaps, but the corner CVS is on the way and they have what you need and you are short on time – so you talk yourself into…

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Why Women in Their 40’s & 50’s Wait So Long To Follow Their Passion

Is this you? You’ve created a great life for yourself. You’ve been successful in your career. You’ve raised a family. You’ve put all your energy into building someone else’s dream – whether in your career or your family. And now you’re sitting there thinking…what about me? What about what I want out of life? Heck,…

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Lesson’s From The Grand Canyon (part 1): Be Brave.

Recently I had the incredible opportunity to hike the Grand Canyon.  The journey started on the South Rim of the Canyon at 2:30 AM.  Yes, you read that right: AM, dark-thirty!  I’m pretty sure the crickets weren’t even up yet. We would spend the next 15 hours trekking down the South wall, across the canyon…

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3 Steps To Making a Living Following Your Passion

How many times have you heard the words “do what you love and the money will follow”? It’s a very romantic thought and I’d love to believe it’s that easy.  The truth is, the money doesn’t just appear. Let’s get real about that. If you want to create a business you love, one that feeds…

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