Being a business owner isn’t for the fainthearted, that much is for sure. As someone who has founded three brands over the last fifteen years, I can promise you’ll face significant challenges and indeed catch a curveball or two.  But that’s no reason to quit.

Owning a business grants you one of the best opportunities to learn about yourself, your capabilities and your natural talents.  Overall, it’s a priceless experience.

Enjoy business-minded learnings and perspective on what it’s like to create your own freedoms and leverage inner creativity.


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Hip Hops Hooray: My Beer Bath Interview in Prague

Splashing around in boozy baths is my thing, so when I discovered something called a beer bath in Prague, it became a must-try.  Being the maximizer I am, I combined my “21 Questions” game like interview with Life and Purpose Coach Amanda Davila and bath time. Soaking in hops, drinking a few cold brews and answering…

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Defining Your Goals: 8 Reflective Questions To Keep You On Track

Pairs Well With… Goals + Intention + Motivation + Self-Reflection Any football lover knows that halftime, the mid-game break that fills us with energy and fires us up for the second half, is just as important as the game itself.  Besides, in the second half it’s ALWAYS go big or go home – a no…

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The Question of Why: How I Got a Step Closer to My Life’s Purpose

Pairs Well With…Slight Changes in Course + Mind Benders + Deep thinking + Self Reflection You know that feeling you get when you read something that doesn’t sit well with you, for whatever reason?  Maybe an article or an idiotic tweet, and it makes your blood boil? You’re fired up and your first instinct is…

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5 Key Traits That Lead You To Million Dollar Ideas

Pairs Well With…”Giving up on your goal because of one setback is like slashing your other three tires because you got a flat.” – Unknown “You know, you might be one of the happiest people I know.  You’re like…rainbows and sunshine…pretty much all the time.  Either that or you really keep up a good front,…

The Mayor & Me (What You Don’t Know About South St. Paul)

Pairs Well With… South St. Paul Pride + Excitement – Great Things to Come The Mayor and Me.  Me and The Mayor.  Either way, it has a nice ring, don’t you think? One of the things I love about life is crossing paths by happenstance. You can’t always know where a simple hello, a kind…

It’s My Job & I’ll Quit If I Want To

Pairs Well With… “It’s My Life” by Bon Jovi   “What will you do for a job while on Remote Year?” asked…everyone. While I was still in the throes of determining my job, I knew immediately what I was not going to do anymore – anything that doesn’t make me happy or feed my soul….

What Do You Want To Be Known For?

Pairs Well With…”Chase It” by Ashley Dubose, a Minneapolis favorite (LOVE this song!)   In a hallway conversation with my colleague last week, he asked how I liked my new job, and how my blog was coming along, mentioning that he thoroughly likes and is touched by my writing.  I told him I was working to…

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Presence & Purpose

Pairs Well With…a reason for being + loving every day At the age of six, I wanted to be a firefighter, at nine a writer, twelve a model, fifteen a performer, sixteen an actress and seventeen an entertainment lawyer.  These days, I’m a marketer (gone event planner, gone marketer, gone writer?!?!) How many of us…

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Success vs. Happiness

Pairs Well With… “My life is my journey” – Gandhi Success can mean a million things depending upon who you are, what you value and what part of the globe you live in.  Each of us defines success differently, as we should.  Success is personal and can be a result of our finest passions.  We are…