Why Entrepreneurs need a “Contra-Tiempo”

Right now I’m sitting here in Panama City, Panama on the 28th floor of our family’s condo, contemplating what just happened. Earlier, my Dad had asked the building’s technician to come by and take care of some things that needed fixing ASAP, and he was told that the technician might not be showing up because […]

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{Handmade Holidays} Bodhi Day Candles!

December 8th is Bodhi Day! To celebrate, how about painting your own Bodhi Day glass candle holders? You can make Christmas-themed holders instead, or decorate them with whatever images have significance for you.  Bodhi Day Bodhi Day (pronounced ‘bow-dee’) is a Buddhist celebration of the day that the historical Buddha, Siddhartha Gautauma, attained Enlightenment (known […]

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Stage 4 of startup success

“It’s absolutely true that the market finds you. And it’s not usually what you expected.” –Becky Rohrer WOW! Look at you! You have made it to the final stage and you’ve certainly come a long way. You have faced challenges head on and experienced what it is truly like to start a business, be an […]

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[Deep Dive] Is It Okay to Cry? Part 2: Handling the Tears

Why is crying such a bad thing in business? In last week’s Deep Dive post, I explained why women are biologically and socially conditioned to cry more when we’re frustrated. Crying is a normal human reaction that releases toxins and sheds hormones. As Goudreau says, “it’s important that professionals do not avoid crying entirely.” Nevertheless, […]

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{Food for Thought} The trait That’s MORE Important Than IQ “Grit”

Passion and perseverance is the key to success. Angela Lee Duckworth shares how she studied this concept in the Chicago public school 7th Grade class. Those with GRIT were more likely to succeed!  Watch this TED talk where she shares how little Science really knows about “building this grit” and what we should be doing […]

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