The Mind-Mechanics of Doubt

:: When I was young and envisioned myself as an adult, I pictured a radiant, glowing person who carried herself with compassion, grace, ease, and certainty. It didn't occur to me that doubt, fear, and indecision would be ghosts in the machine, casting their vote all along the way. What happened? The brain forged and fortified neural pathways into superhighways of doubt-related 'chemical fixes.' You were framed. Between the ages of 2-16, our brains were quite literally programmed by our … [Read more...]

Tax Change…3 Things I Now Know

:: If you were at all like me…you ignored all the tax legislation discussion in December hoping somehow it would all go away or get sorted out without rocking your own personal boat too much.   If you didn’t put your head in the sand then I openly congratulate you for being proactive and informed. Luckily for the rest of us, WIC member Rebecca Cafiero organized a free conference call earlier this month for WIC members with her tax and legal expert, Scott Burnett. It was painless, informative … [Read more...]

Sage Advice from Corporate Buyers of Consulting Services

::  Recently I had the opportunity to make a presentation to a small group of consultants; a couple of them worked for Chevron-Texaco. They had just completed a screening process for a multi-million consulting project.  In brief...here's what they shared: 1.  First consultants eliminated were ME CENTERED...they dominated the conversation, told all about their processes, products, past clients.  It was all about them. They asked few questions. 2)  Second set of consultants eliminated were … [Read more...]

WIC Turns 20 in 2018 

:: What better way to kick off the 20th Anniversary of WIC in 2018 than sharing a WIC “aha moment” from member Mandi Toutsch:   “Even traveling between the Midwest and California for the past year, I find the WIC emails and off-topic subjects very helpful. I am grateful to have met wise and resourceful women, whom are a great support to each other with their businesses and life.” While a more formal anniversary celebration is planned for the January 18th General Meeting, the blog will feature … [Read more...]

The Power of WIC is in Your Success

:: For me, 2017 has been one of the shortest years ever. As my first year as president of WIC, it certainly has been busy and fruitful. Previous presidents and board members did some excellent work streamlining WIC operations and costs. This year the board put a lot of energy towards increasing transparency, connecting with members, and driving more value through our programs. One of my personal goals as a WIC leader has been to respond to issues, ideas and questions with positive support, … [Read more...]

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