Truth in Advertising…

The Latest and Greatest Last week on Facebook, a friend posted “Attention techy people…I need help. I’m looking for a wireless card that will allow me to get internet access no matter where I am on my laptop?”. She had 13 replies with varying answers lauding the pluses and minuses of Sprint, AT&T, Verizon, and…

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Ain’t Your Mama’s Facebook…

Okay… If you’ve been to any of my speeches you’ve undoubtedly heard some of my jokes. One that gets the most laughs is, “Kids are leaving Facebook in droves, because their mothers are signing in!”. It’s a joke with serious connotations, because everyone from Coke to Dunkin’ Donuts to Starbucks has really taken it seriously. If…

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“You Can’t Get What You Want… If you Don’t Know What You Want?”

What do you want? I assume at this point that, if you have made any New Year’s resolutions, you’ve broken at least one.  This year I didn’t make any… that way, I wouldn’t disappoint myself.  If it sounds a bit cynical, it’s because “been there and FAILED that”.  I have made a gazillion resolutions to…

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Reflections, Re-Invent & Resolute…

So what are your New Years Resolutions? Some of you will have many…  others will have none.  I am turning 50 this year so I have 49 years of resolutions experience to share with you.  At 2 years old I “Resolved” to stop drooling over technology or guitars, but back then… IPads had safety pins…

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“Vive Bene, Spesso L’Amore, Di Risata Molto”

This is an incredible time of year. The week between Christmas and New Year’s is filled with anticipation, memories, and reflection. If you’re in the Midwest like we are, you have a love-hate relationship with the snow. It’s a beautiful covering of the ground that you still have to go out and shovel, like we…

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So you want to be a Millionaire?

How many of you remember “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” where Robin Leach spoke of  “Champagne Wishes and Caviar Dreams”?  How about Carleton Sheets Infomercials on “Making Millions in Real Estate”?  It’s unfortunate that people so take to the “Get Rich Quick” ideas but it’s an alluring option to unemployment, downsizing, re-inventing, whatever you want…

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