Savvy Tips to Getting Organized

Don’t ya just love feeling organized?  Clean home, spotless car and everything where it should be.  Oh yeah, being organized makes you feel like…well…you can take on ever more in your already crazy busy life! 🙂  My good friend Ali Kaufman, founder of Space of Mind, is a master at helping her clients get and stay…

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The Power of Offline Marketing

With everything so accessible online, we never have to leave our home.  Seriously, we can have food delivered, all kinds of products shipped, we can google our way to finding the answers to our most burning questions and we don’t even have to get out of our pj’s to find love.  And our business?  Who needs…

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3 Savvy Networking Tips

My good friend Greta Schulz, author of To Sell is Not to Sell and President of Schulz Business, is one of the best at helping businesses discover how to combine networking and sales techniques to effectively grow their business.  I’ve seen her speak to hundreds of professionals and every time they walk away with new techniques…

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4am and Ready for Something Fabulous

Do you ever get that sense that something BIG is going to happen?  I mean amazing…huge… life changing!  Lately this is exactly how I’ve been feeling and it’s getting me really psyched.  Today I woke up at 4:15am.  And I don’t mean I looked over at my alarm clock and rolled right back over for that extra…

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4 Steps to Love Your Career Path

While in my twenties I envisioned myself as a successful entrepreneur with offices in New York, Chicago and California.  Yep, I’d watch The Devil Wears Prada and dream of a day that I, too would prace around New York City in my stilettos with non-fat latte in one hand and the latest Chanel handbag in the other.  My girlfriends and I would spend hours at brunch followed by a day of shopping.  Oh yeah, my imaginary life pretty much rocked!! 

Now, in my thirties I see things just a bit differently (and by “a bit” I mean absolutely and completely night and day different).  I used to think that I had to reach a certain phase of my career while in my twenties.  Imean, accomplishments just don’t mean anything once you hit thirty, everyone knows that (hope you’re getting the sarcasm). 🙂  It’s only recently that I discovered that I might have been a bit hard on myself.  I’ve tried a lot of different things over the years.  Some worked…some didn’t, but they all helped me get to right here and that is pretty fantastical. 

Are you where you thought you would be in your career?  I love asking this question because almost everyone emphatically says NO with little or no hesitation.  We all have these ideas of where we should be on our journey and I speak with so many women who put themselves down when sharing where they thought they would be in life.  Whether you are an entrepreneur or an employee, there are lots of ways to appreciate your journey while continuing your fabulously crazy path to success.  Here are just a few…

1. Give Yourself Some Credit…You Deserve it!  
We often forget about all of the fabulous things we have done up to now.  We haven’t been perfect (gasp…I know, but come on, let’s be honest) and yes, there were some bumps along the way, but remember everything that you have gone through up to this point in your career has helped you get to where you are.  Even if you are not exactly where you thought you’d be, appreciate your situation and continue to be even more fabulous each day.

2.  Be Better Today than You Were Yesterday!
Always strive to be better.  We can’t allow ourselvers to get complacent in our careers or we will never grow.  Learn something new, go to a conference, create a new product, read something that you are unfamiliar with…anything that will help you become even more amazing.  

3. Don’t Be Afraid to Fail 
One of my favorite books is Failing Forward by John Maxwell.  He explains that we all experience failure in our lives and as long as we learn something from it and move on, we will grow.  If you want to start a business, do it. If there is a new system that you believe would increase your company’s productivity, speak up!  Take risks and don’t be afraid of failure…it happens to the best of us. 🙂 

4.  Dream Huge
Go after the life you imagine.  Even those things that at first glance seem impossibe, if it is what you truly want, go for it and don’t let anyone stop you.  It’s amazing who and what will show up in your life when you are always going after your goals and pursuing your dream career. 

Are you where you thought you would be in your career?  Any advice to share?  We’d love to hear it so don’t be shy…comment below! 🙂

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What is Your Best Business Tip?

Entrepreneurs are constantly learning, growing and trying new things in their business. Whether it’s a new sales trick or an innovative social media strategy, small business owners must continue to get creative in order to grow. Speaking of Savvy is asking successful entrepreneurs to share some of their amazing tips with other business owners.  We…

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