Dear Jack Canfield, First of all, I know you're amazing. The whole Chicken Soup for the Soul thing and all. I love the books, and have read many of them. And I love your story--how you created the concept, received tons of rejection, stuck with it, and are now a gazillionairre helping people feel all warm and fuzzy inside. I love it all; I really do. But, Jack, enough is enough. Not too long [...]
It's been a dream of mine for quite some time. A TEDx--the big leagues of speaking. Land a TED, or TEDx speaking gig and WOW! Because it's a big deal, it's not easy. I've been writing, and re-writing my speech, working with people and programs to clarify my ideas, researching open TEDx platforms to see if my talk is a fit, applying, getting passed over, refining, trying again, praying, giving up hope, giving [...]
I'm not exactly sure how it happened, but on March 6, 2018, I, along with my four amazing friends, Robyn Graham, Kathy Marcino, and Kristin Smedley, am launching a podcast!!!! Whaaaaatttt???!!! Yep. After being in a mastermind with these three incredible women for a little over a year (thank you, Dr. Jennifer Gardella, although I'm not sure you know what you started!), we found that we had learned so much from one another, [...]
It's a year, a new day, and time to get stuff done! Sometimes, "Nice" can be a dirty word for us, especially when it means we do for everyone but ourselves, becoming resentful and miserable in the process. And helping no one, especially not ourselves. Don't be afraid to put on your "Bitchy Pants" once in a while and claim your time, your space and your life. It's time to git 'er [...]
John Lee Dumas is a podcast superstar. And I was honored to be a guest on his show, Entrepreneur on Fire! Listen in as we drop "truth bombs" and talk about how owning your life experiences adds authenticity to your business. Even the worst of situations contains a kernel of opportunity. In this interview, we talk about how my son's addiction issues brought my life to a screeching halt, yet ultimately made me [...]
It's always a great day when I get to have amazing conversations with smart, fantastic women. Today, that's especially true, as I join the fabulous Tricia Brouk on her podcast, The Big Talk! Tricia is a choreographer, director, producer and speaking coach based in NYC. Her program teaches aspiring and experienced speakers how to deliver their message in a powerful way that truly connects with their audience. "Drop in" as we discuss the [...]
Ordinarily, I avoid political controversy. But this is about human life. Read my column on the Huffington Post for more. And say what you want about the crazies with the gun, IT'S STILL THE GUN.