7 Business Lessons from the Football Field for Mompreneurs [Movie Review: When the Game Stands Tall]

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  I rarely have an opportunity for a date night with my oldest son, but when I offered him and a friend tickets to a preview screening of a football movie, I instantly became the greatest mom on the planet! Andrew and I saw When the Game Stands Tall with our friends Cindy and Nick, […]

The Cost of an Emotionally Full Account: How Much Is It Worth to Your Biz?


  Were you one of those “eager-to-get-started-with-your-business” entrepreneurs who began planning for the unknown well ahead of time, preparing the books and materials, getting an office pencil drawer all cleaned out and organized—you know what I mean, right? Most people are good at that part. When it comes to the emotional part, the daily spiritual […]

Extreme Clarity


I’ve been on this entrepreneurial journey for three years. I don’t have much to show for it except an external hard drive (actually three, and I need a fourth one!) full of all kinds of awesome course material and free information. My Kindle is overflowing with business books. I entered a time of information overload […]

Leading Through Peace


I think most can agree that we live in a world of not only increased technology, but increased stress, too. Peace is often a bliss that escapes us, rather than a constant inward reality. Nevertheless, whether we are business leaders, ministry leaders, or parents, our peace level is critical to our leadership and influence. Inner […]

Focus On Your Journey


  I am an entrepreneur at heart. My journey as a writer and speaker started four years ago. However, this is the year I feel I am finally taking off. The past four years have been my boot camp. I took classes, joined groups, and watched more webinars than I can count. I’m still striving […]

A Gift for the New Woman Entrepreneur

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  If I could give a gift to the woman who is launching her first business, to the woman who is writing that first blog post, to the woman who is ready to make a change in her life and career, I would give her this: the ability to see herself through the eyes of […]

The Missing “A”


  I had a conversation recently with a friend of mine about WordPress themes, and I told him that I am using Mestro from Themeforest. Only, autocorrect changed the name to Maestro. So, he went to Themeforest to pick up the “Maestro” theme (turns out there is one of those, too!) He kept talking to me […]

The Art of Leading with Tenacity


  Every leader will face times of overwhelming opposition and challenge. Problems can arise that seem unsolvable, impassable, or even insurmountable. The question is, how do we respond? Do we move forward with hope or give up? Do we stand firm or cave in? Do we focus on impossibilities, or do we press in to […]

The Naked Entrepreneur


  In the movie Dances with Wolves, Lt. John Dunbar arrives at his post on the American frontier ready to work diligently, only to find it abandoned with no explanation. He sets up camp and encounters his first Sioux Indians, who come upon him while he’s bathing in the stream (totally exposed, totally unprepared). Sioux children […]

Staying Grounded in the Storm


  When I was a little girl, I loved and hated storms—especially thunderstorms. I dreaded the strong howling winds, heavy rains, pounding of water against the windows, and flashes of lightning scampering across the sky. My heart would pound, my hands would get shaky, and I would cover my ears in fear. Even so, I […]