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With the weather forecast calling for frighteningly cold weather between Christmas and New Year’s Eve, I’ve found it comforting to spend time to on reflecting on 2017 and invoking my vision for 2018. And that’s why I’ve written this post on creating your year-end ritual. I wasn’t always serene and reflective like this. For years[…]
Years ago when my husband Heinz and I both worked in the hotel industry, he confronted me about a conversation I’d had with a meeting planner client of mine. It was someone I had worked with on several occasions. We’d had lunch and socialized through a professional association we both belonged to. When she eventually[…]
Recently I was sad to hear of the passing of New Age author, publisher and business pioneer Louise Hay. Not that I could call myself a raving fan, though she had many. I had only heard her on a few interviews and never even read her famous book, You Can Heal Your Life. Neither was[…]
We all have different ways we “process” stress. Some of our For Love And Business community members report insomnia. Others say they overeat or stop eating. For me juggling too many projects leads to stress dreams. The first time I experienced this type of dream it was just a replay of something that really happened[…]
Why create a community specifically for women entrepreneurs who are in business with a spouse? “I get that you have been in business with your husband and have been successful at it, BUT…” I have heard, both from the voice inside my head and from the brazen souls who aren’t afraid to question my motives.[…]
Back at work from our sabbatical in January 2016, I felt different. For the first time in my professional life, I was putting myself front and centre. I continued focusing on the basics I had learned during our time away: getting enough sleep (one of the books I read while I was away was Thrive[…]
While I made the decision to take a sabbatical in May 2015, I hadn’t realized this would in fact start a a whole chain of events that I believe eventually saved my life. Once I had uttered the words “I want a sabbatical” to my coach (not even to my husband yet!), I couldn’t take[…]
Being a Mom to our own children and step-children is tiring enough. But trying to be a mother to staff members, especially unwittingly, is exhausting and simply not sustainable. And that is what I was doing in my business. At first, when our staff was just a couple of people in addition to Heinz and I,[…]
As women we tend to lead our businesses the way we lead our families: like moms. We’re often not just the Chief Executive Officer; we’re also the Chief Emotional Officer. While Greenfield Services was a business I co-founded with my husband, it was really MY business, and the firm’s culture had my stamp all over it.[…]