If it wasn’t for the Last Minute, Nothing would get Done!

I hate waiting until the last minute.  It’s risky business.  What if you run out of time?  What if your printer runs out of ink and the local office supply store is closed?  There are too many what ifs.  But, sometimes it’s out of your control. It is now a Thursday morning and because I [...]

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Visual Learning for Course Management

My 9 year old Kayla played a horrible round last weekend.  Well, that’s just golf.  Sometimes, her swing is simply off and she’s just not hitting the ball well.  However, there are times when her inexperience and lack of understanding of course management causes her to make mistakes.  That’s when I sit down with her [...]

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Golf Mom Story for October 2012

I think I like to share these stories to remind myself not to be “one of those parents.” This weekend, my 9-year old played a golf tournament at a very difficult course.  It wasn’t long, but the fairways were very narrow with hazards.  Another little girl hit her ball into the water.  Well, her father [...]

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Managing your Workload & Staying Organized

One of my biggest challenges in managing multiple projects is staying organized.  It’s all in the details right and that’s why people pay us the big bucks! Personally, I like mind mapping.  I’m a visual person so I like pictures, especially when they’re pretty and organized.  Mind mapping allows me to create a focused topic [...]

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If You Build It, They Will Come

If you are looking to build a database of prospective clients, consider starting a group on social media websites such as Linkedin or Facebook.  For those of you already on these sites, I’m sure you may have started joining groups, and may have even started or commented on some discussions.  But the power in prospecting and [...]

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Employer Pros & Cons to hiring Teleworkers

You may love the concept of working from home and getting paid to do it and you probably have a small idea of why most employers aren’t fully embracing the concept.  There are several pros but there are several cons too, and they can be quite expensive.  Laws vary in each state so what I [...]

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Office at the Coffee Shop

This morning I sat at a local coffee shop and got about 2 hours of work done.  I had to drop my daughter off at class which is a 40 minute drive from the house.  So, rather than driving all the way back home, I just went across the street, got a cup of tea [...]

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Job vs. Contract Work vs. Sales vs. Business

There are a few different possibilities for working at home.  You may either find a job that allows you to work from home, get some contract work (1099) and pick up a small handful of clients to do work for, be a salesperson or start a business.  Everyone is different, so what you choose to [...]

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No Rest on the Weekends

I had to wake at 6am Saturday for Nalani’s golf tournament an hour’s drive away at Rancho Palos Verdes.  No rest on the weekends for us sports moms right?  I’m lucky though.  My soccer, softball, football and baseball moms with multiple children playing those sports have it much worse.  They get the double headers, team [...]

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5 Networking Tips

When I first left my regular, full time job and started to sell, the first thing I learned was how to network.  I wish I networked before.  Having a good network of contacts would have been a valuable asset in some of my job duties. I joined a networking group that met right around the [...]

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