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Not All In and Not All Out

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Not All In and Not All Out

How many times have you realized that something is going on just under the skin and the only reason you know this is because it creeps into a conversation as an attitude or sits in your lap, heavy and uncomfortable? You can't pinpoint the elusive something but are aware that it appears during the mention of a certain topic. The process of it coming to the surface is like a tea kettle, and once the water is a full boil, the whistle blows, and it has your full attention. For me, an action is the only thing that makes the...

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Tooting My Own Horn

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Tooting My Own Horn

Rarely, do I toot my own horn. This post is different. This month has been filled with personal milestones. For instance: I finally took the bull by the horns and kicked a 15-year website relationship to the curb. After washing my hands, I created a clean, beautiful, and functional site on a new platform.  I survived a brand refresh. With my stellar staff, created three new product lines (to be announced). Lost an employee through encouraging and supporting her to live her dream. Challenged myself physically by walking/running in my first (and only) 10K. Mourned the unexpected loss and celebrated...

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The Walking Wounded

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The Walking Wounded

My friend, Elizabeth, and I just returned from the ASD Show in Las Vegas. Fueled with testimonies that this show was HUGE, I also had pinky swears that it contained EVERYTHING a person could ever want – and more. With my list in hand; my most comfortable shoes, support hose, protein snack and a bottle of water, I was fully prepared for this seek and find mission.   On day three and after walking 30 miles of a concrete jungle, my search continued for items I was sure were there but which continued to be elusive. As a side note,...

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Soap for Hope

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Soap for Hope

As a business owner, one of the most rewarding aspects is the ability to give back. There are so many ways to give back and if I can incorporate that into my daily life, even better. Traveling as often as I do, I began to acquire quite a stock of complimentary toiletries found in hotel rooms which I was going to donate to the Homeless Shelter.   As I was flipping through Journey Magazine, recently I came across Soap for Hope. The perfect destination for my growing stock of toiletries. AAA Washington has been running the Soap for Hope donation...

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Nitty-Gritty Numbers and Dirty Details

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Nitty-Gritty Numbers and Dirty Details

I found myself face-to-face with facts, nitty-gritty numbers, and dirty details; having to cut scents and products that just aren't making any cents, and developing new scents and products that create the spark that keeps it all exciting. When you own a business, you yourself up at ungodly hours formulating your next step and juggling between adored and effective products and creating new interest. So what's the game plan? Well, not ready to share the game plan as some of it's still under construction, but we will share some pieces.    -Top Sellers. These are the scents that are undeniably most popular....

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