Part 2 – Some Funny Things Happened on the Way To Being 50

Some Funny Things Happened on the Way to Being 50 . . . Life Lessons and Random Crap I Learned in My Half Century! By Leslie Sturgeon, Women Inspiring Women Founder   Part 2 (see Part 1 here) OR download a PDF version of the complete blog here.   Last week I shared with you some of the things I have learned on my way to turning 50. This is the final part and a downloadable PDF of the entire blog is available here. If … [Read more...]

Some Funny Things Happened on the Way To Being 50

Some Funny Things Happened on the Way to Being 50 . . . Life Lessons and Random Crap I Learned in My Half Century! By Leslie Sturgeon, Women Inspiring Women Founder   This is a 2 part blog series - stay tuned for the final next week! Christmas Eve was a big day . . . not only because Santa and his reindeer were preparing for all their deliveries but yours truly turned the big Five-Oh! Admittedly I found turning 30 really difficult, … [Read more...]

Does Networking Make You Sick To Your Stomach?

Do you hear the word “networking” and the hairs on your neck stand up or you run to the bathroom to toss your lunch? I used to be the same way and now I lead an organization that grew as a result of networking and involves networking as part of its programming. In the weeks ahead, I will focus on strategies, ideas, etc., but for today I want to share some random thoughts on the topic. CHANGE YOUR MINDSET Stop thinking about networking as a … [Read more...]

Why I Hate New Year’s Resolutions

Why I Hate New Year’s Resolutions By Leslie Sturgeon, WIW Founder I refuse to make New Year’s resolutions. I can’t explain why I have such an aversion to them, but I just do. Maybe because it seems like a negative or a bad habit that I need to overcome. I also try to tune out the mid-winter focus on “why you haven’t kept your New Year’s resolutions.” Again, that seems so negative as if we all fail after a month or two. For me January is the … [Read more...]

7 Rules for Staying on Track

Just read this blog post and it really hits home with me. I believe wholeheartedly in everything he said. What are your thoughts? Care to add any tips of your own? - Leslie Sturgeon, WIW Founder   7 Rules For Staying On Track By Jason Drohn, Business Insiders Distractions are everywhere.  No matter where we turn, it seems like someone (or something) is trying to bump us off our path. Whether it’s the email we wake up to in … [Read more...]

Why Goal Setting and Resolutions Alone Don’t Work

Yes, I have talked a lot over the years about goal setting and resolutions. We have had speakers on these subjects at WIW events. Many of the women in our group coach individuals on goal setting. But hear me out before you get your panties in a bunch and call me a hypocrite . . . As the saying goes, you would never head out on a road trip without a GPS or map so why should you venture out in life without a plan? You can pull out your journal … [Read more...]

What You Can Do To Have a Better 2015

Larry Winget, the Pitbull of Personal Development, gathered four of his friends (best-selling authors, Speaker Hall of Fame recipients, internationally-acclaimed business consultants and best buddies) to give their insights on business and life. This is a fantastic list! Let us know if any of these resonate with you or if you can add your own to the list! Visit Larry's Blog HERE.   … [Read more...]

How to Win Like Coach Saban

By Coach Jenn Lee www.coachjennlee.com Can I tell you a secret? I’ve got a crush. And it’s not my husband. My crush is dominant, powerful, handsome, and smart as a whip. He’s a leader, firm and is without a doubt one-of-a-kind. Nick Saban, the dynamic head coach of Alabama’s Crimson Tide is one of the most successful, and highest paid, coaches in the nation. With three National titles, four championships and countless wins under his belt, … [Read more...]

So You Want To Go Into Business For Yourself. Really?

By Larry Winget So many people tell me they want to start their own business. I get letters every week from people wanting my advice around this topic. A recent poll says that 55% of millennials want to go into business for themselves. I admire people who have that entrepreneurial spirit and want to take control of their future. But when I respond to this question when asked, people think I am a downer because I am rarely encouraging. Maybe … [Read more...]

Lessons Learned from a Serial Entrepreneur

The year was 1989 and a 22-year-old woman with an itch to challenge herself embarked on her entrepreneurial journey. That woman was me. I was young, shy, enthusiastic and perhaps even somewhat naïve as to the road ahead of me. There were twists, hairpin turns, frost heaves, speed bumps and detours but 25 years later, I’m celebrating the fact that I not only survived, but thrived. And did I ever learn some lessons along the way!! Build it … [Read more...]