Focus On the Burrito

By |2016-10-13T16:45:37-04:00November 14th, 2013|Budapest, Business, Life, Life Purpose, Meaning of Life, New York, PR, Public Relations, Travel|

Shortly after I stepped into the cab I knew I’d forgotten something, something very important. You know when your "Spidey sense" kicks in (yes, I’m going geek) and you just know something ain't quite right? @#$%! We were only a couple of blocks from the hotel, so I immediately began pleading my case to the [...]

Are You Speaking a Foreign Language to Your Target Audience?

By |2016-10-13T16:45:37-04:00August 29th, 2013|Aha Moment, Business, Dubrovnik, Life, Life Purpose, Meaning of Life, PR, Public Relations, Travel|

The view from our apartment balcony, looking toward the Old Town of Dubrovnik. George Bernard Shaw was enchanted by this beautiful city, about which he said, "Those who seek paradise on Earth should come to Dubrovnik and see Dubrovnik”. I spent almost three months in Croatia last winter and I distinctly remember stepping out of the shower one [...]

My Baby Shower Invite

By |2016-10-13T16:45:37-04:00August 22nd, 2013|Books, Business, Destination Aha!, Life, Life Purpose, Meaning of Life, PR, Public Relations, Success|

Before I started writing my first book (available now!), I’d heard people say that writing a book is similar to giving birth. I thought, really? Isn't that a little over dramatic? Obviously due to a natural barrier, I haven’t given birth. (Not that I wouldn't have wanted the experience, but life is life.) But now [...]

What Makes You Think You’re An Expert?

By |2016-10-13T16:45:38-04:00June 6th, 2013|PitchRate, PR, Public Relations|

Have you ever stopped to think about what makes someone an expert? Being in the PR world, I’m constantly thinking about this. So when a member of our PitchRate community emailed me this week, I thought now’s a great time to discuss the topic. Here’s Kate’s exact question: “What makes an expert, exactly? Everyone at [...]

Have You Signed Up For Too Many Excursions?

By |2016-10-13T16:45:38-04:00May 30th, 2013|Attitude, Business, Life, PR, Public Relations|

It’s been years since I got an email from a client that was upsetting. The kind that accuses my team for not following through on what was requested. The kind that tells me the ship is sinking and it’s our fault entirely. I received one recently. In my client’s world, we were the only plausible [...]

Designing a Process for Success: Applying Chemical Engineering to Business (Part Two)

By |2016-10-13T16:45:38-04:00April 21st, 2013|Chemical Engineering, Life Purpose, Meaning of Life, Passion, PR, Public Relations, Success|

In my last post, I talked about how my degree in chemical engineering relates to me as an entrepreneur. So, how do you design a process for success? This might seem obvious, but, believe or not, people try to skip over the “make it or break it” piece. (I’m sure it’s none of you… just [...]

Life’s Lessons as a Square: Applying Chemical Engineering to Business (Part One)

By |2016-10-13T16:45:38-04:00April 18th, 2013|Chemical Engineering, Life Purpose, Meaning of Life, Passion, PR, Public Relations, Success|

catwalker / Believe it or not, I have a degree in chemical engineering. I know, right? What was I thinking? Good question. No offense to all you engineers out there, but I think even my professors knew chemistry wasn't “it” for me. It was like that Sesame Street song about shapes. They show 4 shapes; 3 [...]

Life by Design

By |2016-10-13T16:45:38-04:00March 28th, 2013|Aha Moment, Life Purpose, Meaning of Life, Passion, PR, Public Relations|

I was 15 years old and in the ballroom of Hotel Utah underneath magnificent crystal chandeliers when I discovered my true passion in life. Hotel Utah sits right across the street from the Salt Lake LDS (Mormon) Temple, the corner stone of downtown Salt Lake City. An appropriate place to find one’s passion in life, right? [...]