Opinion


Working. Through. Stress.

10

Sep 2017

Working. Through. Stress.

Since I decided to take the leap into entrepreneurship eight years ago, I’ve experienced my share of stress. Navigating the ups and downs of running a company can never be underestimated.  Technology – especially unpredictable social media changes – have only magnified this stress. Add in recent significant staff changes and sudden personal setbacks – and that stress shifts to overwhelm. Ask any Type A...

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The Art and Science of Sales

09

Jul 2017

The Art and Science of Sales

A recent conversation with internet marketing partner, John Webster (who inspires several of my blog post topics) got me thinking about sales. He shared a New York Times article from 2009, The Sales Profession: Attention Must Still Be Paid, by Ben Stein. The writer reveals what makes sales so challenging – yet so brilliant, when done correctly. He called sales a ballet. “When done right,”...

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3 Annoying Phrases Heard This Week

02

Jul 2017

3 Annoying Phrases Heard This Week

This past week, I heard a few phrases that made me cringe. Here’s my countdown… #3. Be brutally honest with me. When people ask for feedback with a preamble, to ‘be brutally honest’ with them, I often perceive that is the exact opposite. They are fearful of our response, so they think we’ll soften it if they appear open to criticism. It’s one of many...

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The Reality of Working from Home

04

Jun 2017

The Reality of Working from Home

When asked what I do for a living, my answer is always the same, “I am a stay-at-home mother and I work for a social media company.” Some people want me to elaborate on what it means to work for a social media company, as a stay-at-home mom is self-explanatory. Then there are people that respond with something like this… Ohh… you “work” from home....

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Stop With the Politics Already

21

May 2017

Stop With the Politics Already

Never before have two things gone less hand in hand than social media and politics.  This past election started a virtual social media storm that just keeps going on and on and on…well you get the idea.  As someone whom was taught to never discuss politics or religion in mixed company, Facebook and Twitter have me screaming, “stop with the politics already!” I do understand...

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