“Accept – then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it. This will miraculously transform your whole life.” – Eckhart Tolle
Every day, life is going to throw you curve balls. It’s highly unlikely that you will ever have a day in which every minute, or every event ...READ MORE »
As a follow-up to my March 10th Washington Business Report segment on strategic networking (http://bcove.me/xuc1biiy), I’ve compiled strategies on selecting the networking communities that are right for you. I’ve also listed the top 7 networking communities, along with information on the best learning community, the best events, and my favorite online spots.
First, let’s look at five ways that will ...READ MORE »
My January small business segment on ABC’s Washington Business Report with Rebecca Cooper-Dupin focused on accountability and goal-setting strategies to start 2013 strong. Accompanying me was my accountability partner and personal financial advisor, Anne McCabe Triana, owner of CAM Private Wealth (http://www.camprivatewealth.com). I’ve expanded on those strategies here, incorporating many great ideas from other small business owners. (**The link to the ...READ MORE »
Forget the USDA Food Pyramid (at least for the next few minutes). The four food groups that truly nourish us are our Mind, Body, Heart/Soul, and Spirit. When we feed these every day, the rest of life takes care of itself.
Here are specific ways you can feed these four food groups in 2013.
Read. There are so many great books to ...READ MORE »
How we can make the most of our holiday downtime – you know those pockets of time when office productivity is low, laziness is high, and we’re all pressing the reset button to move into the new year? I came across an article by Kevin Daum (http://www.kevindaum.com), a best-selling author, Inc columnist, Inc ...READ MORE »
In my mentorship of emerging and growing entrepreneurs, one of the most common traits I encounter is discomfort in the role of CEO. In the bios I read, and the business cards I receive, I see a variety of titles other than “CEO.” As a small business owner, nothing communicates confidence and leadership to prospective customers, employees, and partners more ...READ MORE »
It’s always the right time to live life from a place of gratitude. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, today I reflect on what it means to be thankful as an entrepreneur.
Thankful for my employees. I ‘m so thankful for my employees… for their dedication to Information Experts in good times and difficult times, for their belief in me as a ...READ MORE »
At last week’s Cadre event (http://www.cadredc.com/), I had the opportunity to hear best selling author Mike Michalowicz (http://mikemichalowicz.com/) speak about his theory of Colossal Entrepreneurship, which is the basis of his book, “The Pumpkin Plan.” Just when I think I have finally mastered the whole entrepreneurship mindset, a new perspective comes along that makes me re-think my whole approach.
This ...READ MORE »
So I was on the phone with a close friend today who is another woman business owner. We discovered that we have a common connection. Here is how the conversation went:
Me: “I can’t believe we both know him! I think he’s amazing. Don’t you? So kind! And incredibly successful.”
Friend: “True…he is very kind and successful. But Marissa, you do know he ...READ MORE »
Hello faithful readers!! So sorry for the unintended hiatus. The last two months have been a whirlwind (not that this is a valid excuse for not writing…). The government buying season, back-to-school events for my middle-schooler and high-schooler, my 45th birthday, customer meetings, and a bunch of learning & connecting events kept me on quite the merry-go-round.
In addition, Information Experts ...READ MORE »