Why Do Good Deeds?

A few weeks ago, I was having coffee with a friend, and she said to me, “I sure hope all these good deeds I am doing come back to me in good karma in the future.” I was kind of puzzled by that comment because I think it’s important to be authentic when you do good deeds, not because you hope you will get something for doing them. That is the essence of being authentic: Doing good because it’s the right thing to do. Have you ever done that? You see someone who would benefit from your help, whether it is helping them unload their grocery cart at the checkout (because that giant bottle of water looks a bit too heavy for them to lift themselves), or giving some money or food to a homeless person. Have you helped a fellow businessperson Continue Reading

My Quest for Wellness and Relaxation

With all my travels and running my business, I’ve tried a lot of things when it comes to physical relaxation. (And it seems I’m not the only one.) Of course, I get massages. In fact, I used to ask my masseuse, Aaron, to text me on the first of every month to remind me to schedule a two-hour deep tissue massage. With long flights, walking through airports and standing in security lines, different hotel beds and pillows, a massage sometimes makes all the difference in the world for my stiff … Continue reading

The Power of Now

I don’t know about you, but for me there sure seems to be a lot to worry about these days. To start with, I worry about getting through my things-to-do list, preparing for my upcoming meetings, if I’m getting enough sleep, and if am I doing enough for the people on my team. On a larger scale, I worry about global warming, politics, and the Supreme Court. All of these can be a bit stressful and, at times, overwhelming. That’s one of the reasons I enjoy listening to audio books … Continue reading

When Mars Meets Mercury…in Retrograde

Two days ago, I got a text from my sister, Jackie, who runs our company operations. “We started the day with a major water leak in the men’s bathroom; we ended the day with a pipe breaking in the other side of the office. I checked, and I should have known, Mercury goes retrograde tomorrow.” Mercury retrograde began July 26 and will end on August 19. For longtime readers of this blog, you know all about my experiences with Mercury in retrograde in 2014 and 2017. Long story short, because … Continue reading

There’s an App for That

Ever wonder what it takes to launch an app? Or what the inspiration is for someone’s idea for an app? Well, I got to hear firsthand how it all happened when I was attending my sister Jackie’s birthday party last month. I was seated next to Conrad, a friend of Jackie’s from Texas, and he enthusiastically told me about an app he launched just three days earlier. It’s called Wait Check. The Inspiration Conrad and his girlfriend went to their favorite nightclub in Austin, hungry and ready to boogie. But the … Continue reading