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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Don’t You Just Hate It When They Give You Pickles?

Several years ago, I attended a Girl Scout volunteer training entitled “Give Them the Pickle.” It was a customer service workshop meant to inspire leaders and volunteers to serve the needs and wants of the girls based on what the girls wanted, and not what we as leaders wanted them to do. This lesson easily transitions into business and life. You can’t sell a customer the product you want them to purchase. You can only sell them the product they […]

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How to Change a Flat Tire in the Desert (or anywhere) by Stephanie Hall

Guest Post by Stephanie Hall I dig cars.  In truth, I don’t dig cars as much as I dig “getting” cars and being able to talk with people about cars.  Especially men; men mechanics to be specific.  And, if they are being honest, they kinda dig it that a woman “gets” cars.  The basics are pretty simple – fuel, O2, fire.  It’s a simple formula for combustion that’s been around for a very long time.  Since the advent of fire. […]

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What Paul Revere Can Teach Us about Personality

On the morning of April 18, 1775, a young stable boy in Boston overheard two British officers discussing something about “hell to pay tomorrow.”  The stable boy scurried off to the shop of Paul Revere, a silversmith by trade, and repeated his tale.  Further information was quietly gathered throughout the day corroborating the stable boys story. The British regulars were after a cache of hidden weapons in Concord, Massachusetts.   To sweeten the deal, they also planned to arrest John Hancock […]

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Interview: Susy Christiansen of Busy Bee Studio

Southern California based Susy Christiansen successfully transitioned from the corporate world and created a technology company with kids in mind.   She is the mother of 4-year old twins. “I knew that the work-life balance I wanted as a mom would be tough there, so I decided to make a big change and venture out on my own.  And I’ve never looked back!” MG: Sum up your business in three sentences or less. SC: Busy Bee Studios is a digital […]

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Send Personalized Custom Greeting Cards for $1.47 or less

Just this past week I received several Facebook messages from my SendOutCards clients that have really touched me.  I’d like to share just one, because it brought tears to my eyes: “I almost didn’t recognize my mom when she called yesterday…she couldn’t stop crying – tears of joy and wonderful memories. Sent her a card courtesy of Kandas and SendOutCards – of a picture of she and my father on their 50th wedding anniversary. Dad’s been gone 3 years now…seems […]

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Grow Your Photography Business with Greeting Cards

As a photographer, you might be missing out on repeat sales and referrals.  I can help! As an independent distributor for SendOutCards, I help professional photographers, like you, implement appreciation marketing strategies to grow your business.   The following are real-world examples of ways you can use SendOutCards in your photography business. The Perfect System for Photographers “A photographer that does weddings also can recommend the system to all his clients for thank you cards, wedding invitations, and announcements.  To […]

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What’s Weighing You Down? Get Rid of It!! by Susie Glennan

Decluttering Wisdom by Susie Glennan “Are you defining yourself by the things you keep or moving forward for a more freeing life of simplicity?” Can you imagine??? 50% of the things I’ve been saving for the last 30 plus years are gone! And more is going every day. I think my spring-cleaning is turning into an addiction. The more I get rid of, the more I want to get rid of. People save “stuff” for so many years, rarely realizing […]

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