How to Be Seen and Let Your Voice SHINE on Social Media

I have discussed with many business owners and entrepreneurs on how to incorporate social media into their businesses, but say that they either do not have the time, or they don’t know how to engage on social media. Social media is simply an entry point for communication between individuals and businesses. You have to just BE YOU, get out there, and find your voice. Sure, there are some fundamental “rules” in place, but the bottom-line is that the more you get out and practice, the easier it is. Find the platform that best fits your business. Although the platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Linked In, etc.) may have a slightly different audience avatar, if it seems too overwh

How to Avoid the "I" Mentality

There is ABSOLUTELY nothing wrong with confidence. In fact, it takes a certain level of confidence to be successful - but I am NOT talking about being confident - I AM talking about recognizing when you sink into a mental state of engaging with others for the sole purpose of selfish gain; such as attention, praise, financial reward…what we will call the “I” Mentality. Some may ask – what is so wrong with that? Why WOULD you do something if you are not receiving some sort of tangible reward for your time and effort? I once knew someone who had committed to a 2-year volunteer position, and in less than 6 months, told me that she could not see involving herself much more in the organization b

Disconnecting to Connect: 5 Ways to Leave It Behind

In order to reach your goals and have greater impact, you have to keep moving forward. Each step of your journey is an opportunity to recognize what to take with you and what you should leave behind. Many of us have a hard time leaving things behind because “where we are” is comfortable and familiar, but it can also be toxic and unhealthy if we stay too long. For some, there is absolutely NOTHING wrong with being comfortable, and not everyone has to embrace being uncomfortable. It is very important to be able to identify when an environment, or the people in the environment, are not helping you grow. Having the tools and confidence to progress and leave “it” behind provides a healthier pl

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