Why don’t we get what we want and blame others?

Kid in Cart with steps to go up in the world

I had a client hire me recently because, as she put it, “I never get what I want because other people keep sabotaging me.” After she said it, I couldn’t wait to hear more about these people who were destroying her dreams and creating problems for her. So, how do you think I started that

Business Is A Lot Like A Puzzle

Big Announcement – I am teaming up with the Women’s Business Center of Central Minnesota to coach business owners affected by COVID-19 “The test of courage comes when we are in the minority” Ralph W. Sackman Being a small business owner is not something most people do.  It can feel a little lonely from time

That Wasn’t In My Business Plan

I had this whole great newsletter planned for March.  I was so excited I was going to tell you all about co-hosting a podcast, new websites and becoming a certified life coach in long detail.  There, now I did tell you about it, in short detail.  

FOCUS on the Friday before a Holiday? – it is possible

It’s the Friday before a holiday and the weather is amazing.  In Minnesota that means it is so hard to be in the office and focus, yet, it’s a work day and I have a lot I need to get done. Dilbert and I are here to give you a few tips to help you

Stop Running From Your Social Media

“Why use blogs, youtube, twitter, facebook, pinterest….?”  I have lots of businesses ask me that.  “I know I should do this, but I don’t care or use them myself.”  That is another opening line I hear a lot. My TOP 5 BEST REASONS For Small Businesses to Start Engaging IN Social Media 1- How Can

Business Professionals Organizing – Top 5 Goals

I was at a cocktail party recently with a lot of people I didn’t know before that night.  I was making small talk, as we all do in that environment, and one gentlemen really wanted to understand what organizing for business professionals was like.  In his mind only a very organized, detailed person is a

Acquisition Expert (TM)

Acquisition Expert (TM) acquisition is defined as 1.    an asset or object bought or obtained. Early in 2006, shortly after starting my business, I got a call from a person self described as a hoarder.  I had a family member that would be described by that term and I grew to hate the term when

NEW Thrift Store – Healing Journey

Recycling just got easier. I noticed a new thrift store opening in St. Cloud. Healing Journey thrift store for Quite Oaks over by the school of business. I am so excited to finally see a good amount options and locations to donate stuff in the area. Some of my clients used to express that they

Passing on Personal Possessions

A conversation arose with a client today about what to do with all of her personal stuff? She is moving to a new smaller home and only needs about 20% of what she has. Does she share it now? Who wants it? Do they know the story behind some of the items? This is a

Closet Organizing and Storage

One of the most asked questions I get is about organizing and storing items in your closet. If it is not an item of clothing and you are moving it into storage somewhere you need to ask a couple of questions: #1 Do I really need this? If NO – DON’T KEEP THIS ITEM! #2