business advice to ignore: “screw this balance crap”

If you’re at all familiar with my backstory, my opinion about work-life balance will not be a surprise to you. I started my first business in 2005, took on a partner, hired a bunch of people and managed to become really successful while the rest of the economy was in the tank. While it looked great from the outside, though, …

small gesture, huge impact

This has been one of those weeks- crazy, crazy, crazy. Between two small kids and running two businesses, the Hubbs and I take quality time any way we can get it. This morning he and I met at Einstein Bros Bagels after he dropped the kids at school, for 20 minutes of hot-coffee-and-bagel Quality Time before the madness of the …

bring your passion to work

What do you bring to work with you each day? I pack my laptop bag, sometimes I’ll pack a lunch. Not going anywhere without the keys or my cell phone. Now that it’s a chilly 80 degrees here in Arizona, I’ll bring a sweater into the office. But there’s one intangible, crucial item that I do forget some days. I …

photo shoot at Farm at South Mountain

Today was one of those beautiful days that will stand out in my mind for a long time to come – not just because of the weather and heavenly surroundings – but also because I couldn’t believe that I got to do this amazing natural light photo shoot for work. It was a day of sunlight, laughter and ease, and …

success in the flow

It’s amazing how a perceived “failure” can so fully move us forward – if we allow it to. Recently, I had to postpone a major event. It broke my heart to admit to myself that I was struggling to give the event 100% with a dad who is struggling. He never seemed to recover from my step mom passing away …