You know that feeling when you're on borrowed time? Well, I've felt that way for about a year now when it came to having help for my coaching business. Year before last I had a great assistant who did more than "assist" me; she pushed me to see and create things that I may never have done on my own. I am forever grateful for Ashlee! And then, destiny called and she was offered … [Read more...] about Hire the Person, Not the Skills
A few months ago, I was attending a parent meeting at my daughter's school where the principal was explaining their approach to academic placement, homework, and the middle experience in general. He said that his philosophy was that children should experience what he calls: "Productive Struggle." On the one hand, we want our children to be challenged and pushed to maximum … [Read more...] about Is your entrepreneurial struggle no longer productive? A perspective.
Tomorrow women around the world are being encouraged to make a statement by participating in the #DayWithoutAWoman movement through a one-day demonstration of economic solidarity. The circumstances are unfortunate, but I am truly emboldened by the swell of empowerment happening amongst women as of late. Earlier today, thanks to my friend Claudia at TrendyLatina, I learned of … [Read more...] about How I #EmbraceAmbition in Life and Business
Did you watch The New Edition Story on BET last week? I sure did! And I enjoyed every second of it. After the finale day, I went to sleep and, as my mind tends to do, I started thinking of the strategic lessons to be learned from Ralph, Ricky, Bobby, Michael, Ronnie and Johnny, and so I thought I'd share them with you. So here they are: image credit: Variety.com ONE. Let … [Read more...] about Three Entrepreneurial Takeaways from The New Edition Story
I'm not even going to talk about the election. If you are Facebook friends with me then you know that I shared myself silly with articles and think pieces about how the end is near. I took the results pretty hard and I think my hyper-productive personality kicked in its protection mechanism in order to save me from shriveling up into a ball. [Stacey isn't at all dramatic. Said … [Read more...] about When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Creative: Introducing Fetti Wrap!