Recently, I did something that I wasn’t looking forward to. Friends had said I needed to do it, but I wasn’t ready. It was going to be difficult, painful, and require that I get and accept the support and kindness of others. That last part can be hard; especially when we are used to taking care of ourselves. But I did it. I got my knee replaced. And they were right, it was painful – but it was also a huge relief. Almost immediately my normal gate returned, and I could walk faster with my cane than I could without one previously. Now, I am staying committed to the re-hab. Every day, building more strength and flexibility. And yes, sometimes when they bend my knee water comes out my eyes. But it’s worth it. I am so happy that I am ready to go/see/do things that I didn’t before. And I am so blessed to have a wonderful tribe around me. It also gave me time to reflect on my choice to open my own business as a speaker. Is it really the thing that makes me happiest? YES. And it let’s me share my learnings with others. I am happy to say the down time gave time to work on getting some bookings on the calendar; and I am so excited to see my calendar grow everyday. Are you doing what you are passionate about? Why not? Are you taking care of yourself? Why not? When those two things go together, it’s a beautiful... read more
Every TED event is wonderful and unique. This was no different. I had the chance to share the stage with 4 other wonderful women, each sharing their own unique message. It was fun to share my story of how I got my first job in network television with a phone call! And how that phone call changed the way I have gone after my dreams ever since. Enjoy! TEDx SMUWomen – Dialing for a... read more
What a treat to be interviewed by June Cline and Sandy Weaver Carman for their Happiness Recipe podcast. It made me think about my happiness and where it comes from. It seems like it should be such a simple concept, but we seem to be constantly in search of it. I Googled happiness and found 358,000,000 results in 0.41 seconds; and in Amazon – 81,426 results in books and 10,432 results in CDs and Vinyl. I had a wonderful time talking with these wonderful women and sharing my personal recipes – for life and for cooking There is a link to our discussion below. But I have to admit it was spending the weekend here in Atlanta with my nephew Glen that resonated with me on this subject. Shared experiences and unexpected laughter that we will both treasure. He reminded me about the simple things in life that can make us happy everyday, if we just stop long enough to enjoy them. I hope you pause to enjoy today. Click here to hear this FUN... read more
I have always enjoyed teaching and learning – and helping others to reach their maximum potential. Whether working in a sales leadership role, developing and leading training programs, or sharing my perspective through speaking and comedy – it’s all about matching solutions to needs and making a difference every day. If you’d like to learn more, I will be speaking at the breakfast meeting of Women in Technology on May 20th. Spaces are still available and open – you do not need to be a member to... read more
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