Getting Your Message Out

When you start a new business, one of the first things you do is to create a product or service that is ideal for your target market.  You set the price, you have the features and benefits and you are ready to rock and roll.  Until you realize that you don’t know how to let […]

The Word is….

Did you sell lemonade when you were younger. Perhaps girl scout cookies were more up your alley? Or maybe you mowed lawns in your neighborhood….do you know what the common thread is between your first experience having a business as a child and jumping in and doing it as an adult? It’s a word that […]

Are You In Transition?

According to, transition is “movement, passage, or change from one position, state,stage, subject, concept, etc., to another; change: the transition from adolescence to adulthood.” It seems there is an awful lot of people in transition these days. The most common form seem to be those in a career transition. Either they have been promoted right out of […]

South Bend Revisited

While this blog is about my journey, and I do want it to be in the correct sequence, the next blog or two are a little out of order, but they are too important to hold on to. If you go back and read the post on South Bend, the Final Frontier, you will remember […]

Chapter Officially Closed…Well Mostly

Of course, wouldn’t you know that my plane was delayed? I was working with a very small window in order to see my daughter and it didn’t look like it was going to happen.  Our pilot made up some major time and from the moment I landed, we had about 10 minutes to spend with […]

Will You Be Walking Around The Building?

Well this is now the last week of work and it’s clean up time.  I’ve already carried out one of my awards every day so that I wouldn’t have to figure out how to get all of them home.  They are fragile and heavy and may have no value to anyone else, but I worked […]

Getting Excited and Make Things Happen??

Well I did go to Chicago for that final training.  Here’s what I weighed: I had no new projects and all my projects were done.  I got the thumbs up from everyone and if I didn’t get to be out of the office I think I would have internally combusted. I think I made the […]


As I scanned the back of the room and saw everyone from the Agency there, it suddenly made sense why those that were supposed to be there kept me at the front of the room for ridiculous reasons i.e. can you move this box, can we talk about whatever…Inspector Clouseau at your service. I was […]

Final Graduating Class

Before I let you know whether or not I met the request to do the last training, there was actually a few other “final” activities to complete. I had the incredible opportunity to help create our internal University. I was also given the honor to facilitate this training and the June session was fast approaching.  […]

Caged Tiger Anyone?

After getting back from my adventure in IN, I was now “grounded” from traveling.  If you haven’t learned anything about my personality yet, I’m not an office person so this was a hard pill to swallow.  I didn’t really understand the reasoning behind this as I did ask if I could travel and was told […]

South Bend, The Final Frontier

Sorry it’s been a while but I was preparing for a training. Ok so now I am in robotic mode.  I am finishing anything that is not 100% completed so that when I am gone,  whomever steps into my shoes will be ready to go.  I’m also not going to be given anything new…makes sense […]

Waterproof Mascara is a Must

After shutting off all communications for the weekend, I decided to listen to all my voice mails and read all my texts and emails.  A few thought I was full of it with my reason for leaving but in reality were just plain worried about me.  The majority of the messages brought me to tears, […]