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Work and Life Balance

3 Easy Ways To Unplug This Weekend

Labor day is this weekend, which marks back to school and back to focusing on work. Before we transition though, this is your chance to squeeze the last bits of fun from summer. Whether you go on a trip, BBQ with friends, or enjoy a relaxing weekend with nothing to do, Labor Day rocks. But…

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Stop Waiting And Say Yes

Today is the last day of school for the kids.. Each June the school year ends and I approach it with a sense of excitement, denial and guilt. Excitement that the sun is out and it’s time to play, denial that our perfectly crafted school schedules are getting thrown out the window (bedtime? what bedtime?)…

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It’s Okay To Be Off Balance

Balance is over rated. It really means that you half ass everything and don’t get anything worth-while done.Life works in cycles and it goes much better when you embrace the cycle rather than fight it. Case in point. I love the sun and summer. Quite honestly, my goal is to work as little as possible during the summer…

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Ditch Your To Do List

Today I’m mixing it up a bit with a video. Spring is a crazy time of year with everything that is going on. If you are feeling stuck on the hamster wheel of life, but not actually getting anything done, this one’s for you:   [field name=youtube-video]   Just remember, you don’t always need more.…

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What’s Your Secret Weapon?

Shoes are one of my vices, especially high heels. I wear them everywhere.  To meetings, on office days, to lunch with the girls, out on a date with my man and even to teach classes.  Here’s a shot of a few of my favorites. Cute or not, at the end of a day standing up…

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Have You Planned Your Vacations For 2013?

You may or may not have done your business plan yet, but even more important than that, have you planned your vacations for this year? Whenever I talk about going out of town, agents get a bit nervous. The idea of leaving their business even for a few days strikes fear in their heart. What…

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Be Grateful And Celebrate Your Accomplishments

When was the last time you celebrated your accomplishments big and small? It’s the last week of the year. Next week we dive into the New Year, new goals and endless resolutions. Before you do that, take a moment to celebrate all that you have accomplished in 2012. We tend to be forward focused, which…

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Be Present, #1 Way To Stop Being Overwhelmed

We all have that white noise in our heads that is constantly chattering on about the things we need to get done, or beating us up for not having gotten it done yet. When we get overwhelmed it’s usually because someone or something turned up the volume on the chatter. Last week was a crazy…

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Hurricanes, Down Time and Making Space For What You Want

First and foremost, an apology, for going MIA these last few weeks. Remember when I talk about planning out marketing a few months in advance so that you don’t get behind? Clearly I need to listen to myself more. In the last 2 months I traveled a lot, including a trip to New York that…

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