Perfectly Imperfect

Thoughts From the Coffee Table: A picture is worth a thousand likes… Perfect. An adjective and an adverb. To be perfect. And to perfect. My friend makes uses this app to make sure her pics are always perfect. I downloaded it 6 months ago and have never used it, not because I am perfect, but…

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I Can Eat Just One…

Thoughts From the Coffee Table: I have worked many exhibitor booths at conferences. My goal, besides to make key connections, was to give-away every freebie I brought, too lazy to pack it up and ship it home. It wasn’t always easy to give things away for free. In the last hour I felt more like…

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Ah Nuts!

Thoughts From the Coffee Table: Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, praline peanuts nipping at your nose….…. I ate all of these in under 3 minutes, and would have gone back for as many as I could have carried off, but I would have to put on a disguise.  Because I would have felt too…

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A Way With Words

Thoughts From the Coffee Table: “Were you just born a speaker?” I was recently talking with someone about public speaking. She is not confident in her abilities and wanted to know if I would coach her. The first seminar I created was called A Way With Words. Which was so crazy because the very day…

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Wit’ Whiz or Wit’Out?

Thoughts From the Coffee Table: One of my sales team once complained that a competitor opened “next door”, certain it would cost her sales. A large competitor we acquired told me their strategy was to open new locations as close to a successful existing competitor as possible. I’ve always embraced competition. If they are beating…

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The Banner Yet Waves

Thoughts From the Coffee Table: Every morning when I wake and open the shades I look out at this flag. Sometimes I just crawl back into bed and watch it for awhile. Wind. Rain. Sun. Snow. It doesn’t matter. For 6 years I have been saying that “one day” I was going to leave a…

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Advice – 10 Cents!

Thoughts From the Coffee Table: Is there value in something for free? How much is time and talent worth? I heard about a woman who earned $1 million writing resumes via Fiverr, starting at $5 each. Being the inquisitive person I am, I had to know more and went to the site to see what…

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Couch to Mental 5K

Thoughts From the Coffee Table: “Hey there awesome runner! Have a great run!” Simple words, part of a computer program. It could feel cold or sterile, but instead they fill me with confidence. A sense of belonging. Inspiration. Positivity. Motivation. I recently spoke to a woman who couldn’t stop gushing about how much she enjoyed…

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