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...]

Don’t Ask, Don’t Get!

By Leslie Sturgeon, Women Inspiring Women Founder I heard Gary Hirshberg, founder of Stonyfield Farms, say that once at an event. He was referring to things in the business world such as “don’t ask for someone’s business, then you don’t get someone’s business” or if you don’t ask a vendor to do something for you that would greatly impact your bottom line, or enhance your product or how you operate your business, then you don’t get the … [Read more...]

I Hid Under Tables

By Leslie Sturgeon, WIW Founder   It was the 1970’s. It was a simple time with good music, groovy clothing, tight-knit families and shag carpet. It was also the time period in which I hid under the kitchen table or could be found clinging to my mother because of overwhelming shyness. Yup, the person you see today was painfully shy. Hard to believe I could go from full-blown social anxiety to speaking in front of 600 people and … [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...]

Badass, Fearless Alpha-Women

15 Things All Badass, Fearless Alpha-Women Do Differently From Other Types Of Women By Brenda Della Casa There’s a quote by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich that states: “Well-behaved women seldom make history.” It’s a often posted on Pinterest boards and slapped onto cards with women in 1920s-fashion kicking up their heels in unison. But for me, this sentiment is more than encouragement to go on a girls trip and go wild; it’s a celebration of women who … [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...]