{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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[Friday Fun] Inspiration from the Movies

Have you ever been inspired by a character from a movie or book? When I think of my favorite passionate entrepreneur from the movies, I always think of Kathleen Kelly from You’ve Got Mail (played by Meg Ryan). In the movie, Kathleen owns a children’s book store in New York that was passed down to […]

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{Food for Thought} Finding The Strange Inside the Familiar

I am a huge Ted Talks gal. The concepts that are shared and collaborated over and the idea of presenting those ideas in a quick talk excites the innermost ADD in my multitasking center! That is why, on occasion, you will find here on our blog, something that just makes you stop, reflect on what […]

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