Monthly Archives: July 2013

Interview: Tanya Lavoie with Gary Greene Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate

Tanya Lavoie is a successful Real Estate professional with Gary Greene Better Homes & Gardens in the Houston, Texas area.  She is the mother of two teenage daughters and the director of a thriving networking group for women. “Look for support.  Be with people who will support and teach you.  Be gentle with yourself – life has a learning curve. “ MG:  Sum up your business in three sentences or less. TL:  I am a realtor who specializes in residential […]

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Gratitude is Good for Business: Tips to Keep Your Customers and Your Co-Workers Happy

Ladies and gentleman, for lack of a better word, gratitude is good. I am twisting the famous line from the iconic 80’s movie Wall Street to illustrate a point. Philanthropist Steven Burgess tells us “we were created to be conduits of love, kindness and goodness.” Is it even possible to be such a conduit when you have feelings of greed, lack and resentment? We all know the answer is NO. The remedy for greed, lack and resentment is gratitude. Gratitude […]

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How to Hit a Home Run and Still Lose the Game

by Kandas Nesbitt-Rodarte Only swing when you know where your ball is going to land. I have told you before, I am a geek. I sing it loud and proud!   Sometimes, the only way I know how to explain something that is important, is via Sci Fi.  I’ve shared with you important concepts via Sci Fi – like how to reinvent yourself and how to meet the perfect husband. (Okay, maybe I haven’t shared that story, yet.) Today, I […]

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The Stinky Life

by Leah Lamp “I realized I had become a permanent resident of Mars which turns out to be a very gaseous planet.” I grew up roughly 1,000 miles from where my grandparents lived and because of the distance, I didn’t get to see them very often. When I did get to visit them, I was particularly impressed with my grandfather. He was an admirable man. Even though he only went to school through the 10th grade he was one of […]

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Zeus vs. Odin

by Kandas Nesbitt-Rodarte …a gift from the weather gods. When Hurricane Ike put our lives on hold in September 2008 we celebrated the simplicity. We dined with neighbors, sharing our food and resources. We read, because there was no TV or internet. We went outside, because there was nothing to keep us inside. We cleaned up our yard, because it was messy!   It was wonderful.   Today, we look back at Hurricane Ike as a gift from the weather […]

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