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Tink or Buzz?

In Inspirations by Laura

Tink or Buzz? My husband gave me a Tinker Bell toy for Christmas this year.  He wanted me to put in on my desk next to my Buzz Lightyear figure.  When I asked why, he said that Tink and Buzz represent my two life philosophies.  I have always been a …

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Are you buying groceries or ingredients?

In Business Leadership by Laura

Sounds like such a simple question doesn’t it?  When I first read that question in Living the Savvy Life by Melissa Tosetti and Kevin Gibbons I felt like I got struck by lightning.  Why had I never thought that before?  I realized it did not just apply to shopping for …

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Why can’t we all just follow instructions?

In Inspirations by Laura

What is it about instructions that make us all want to just say no?  Do we really hate listening to what others show us or tell us to do that much?  Even when what they are telling us will make our lives better, easier and will make the programming of …

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Why, Why, Why, Why, Why?

In Business Leadership by Laura

If you are the parent of a five year old you probably feel that is the worst word in the English language.  If you are feeling depressed you might use that word to say “why me?”   If you are an entrepreneur you love that word because it lets you ask …

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You Want Me to do What?

In Business Leadership by Laura

For the last few months I have been taking Pilates one-on-one with Gini Murphy.  She is an incredible trainer and coach who continually pushes me to do things I have said I could not do for close to 15 years.  I used to work out a lot and then I …

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Intentional Laundry and other things

In Business Leadership by Laura

My Mom does laundry and it is nothing short of spectacular.  I don’t know how she does it but it is fluffier, cleaner and brighter than any laundry I do myself using the same detergents.  Even when I use the same washer and dryer she uses my laundry does not …

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You are the Company you Keep.

In Business Leadership by Laura

My parents always told me, “choose your friends wisely, you are the company you keep.”  I believed them and recently I really saw how powerful that statement really is.  I spent the last week at Expert’s Academy in San Jose, CA.   Some of the biggest names in the business were …

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Are you Driving with your Hazards on?

In Business Leadership by Laura

The rain was torrential. You could barely see the brake lights of the car in front of you. I began to wonder whether I should pull over and wait it out. Then I remembered to put on my hazard lights so the car behind me would be able to see …