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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

When No Doesn't Mean No

When it comes to pursuing your dreams, no doesn't mean no. Ask any salesperson or nightclub romeo and they will tell you that no is part of the process. When someone declines their offer, what do they do? They move on to the next one.

No means no to that particular person at that particular time. It does not mean that everyone will say no. I'm a big American Idol fan (and it is great this year with Harry Connick Jr.). When contestants are eliminated, they are tearful and rightfully so because American Idol is a huge opportunity. However, a no from the judges or even from America for those who make it that far isn't necessarily the end of the story.

Clay Aiken came in second place and has had a much bigger career than the winner, Ruben Studdard. Jennifer Hudson made it to seventh place and then went on to win an Oscar, not to mention she's seen everywhere as the face of Weight Watchers. Chris Daughtry made it to fifth place but has had a substantial career with his own band, Daughtry, with several number one albums.

A no can take the wind out of you for a minute, but it gives you time to regroup and try again. No is temporary, it isn't final until you say it is.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Tonight's Show: Publish and Promote

Everyone has a story to tell and many people harbor the dream of writing their story and publishing their own book. As a self-published author, I am here to tell you that it is possible to make this dream come true. Branch Isole is the author of over 20 books, including Pathways to Publishing. He stops by to share the obstacles, steps and ultimately success you can have publishing your own story.

Now, whether you want to promote your book, land a new job or just improve your professional relationships, networking is essential ... and it goes a lot deeper than just handing out a stack of business cards. Founder of the Women's Entrepreneurial Network, Svietlana Lavrentidi, shares some types for networking success and building lasting personal relationships!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

How to Handle Emotional Vampires

Marie Dubuque is a former guest and the star of Manners by Marie on YouTube. More than just manners, she specializes in handling unpleasant or awkward situations. In this episode, she shows you how to handle people who demand your sympathy and attention ... all of the time!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Tonight's Show: From Statistic to Success

Tieshena Davis beat the odds. Not only did she overcome childhood tragedy to become a successful speaker, author and entrepreneur. Her best-selling book, Surviving Shocking Situations: Finding Courage To Succeed In Spite of Life’s Painful Moments.

And introducing ... Blasian Quinta of YouTube's SIN TV (Smart. Intelligent. News). She'll be dropping by every third Monday to talk about what's trending in the world of entertainment!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Self-Love – And No, Not That Kind of Self-Love

If you are single, celebrate! Don’t celebrate being better off single because all men (or women) are evil. Don’t celebrate to keep from crying. Celebrate because you are you and you are fabulous and amazing. You know they always say if you don’t love yourself, who else will?

What you need is a little therapy. And since this V-Day falls on a Friday, you don't have to worry about getting up early the next morning.

  1. Retail Therapy: Go out and buy something nice for yourself
  2. Spa Therapy: Get a mani/pedi or a massage or both!
  3. Cinematic Therapy: Go see or rent a movie (but probably not The Notebook)
  4. Choco Therapy: Indulge in a good gooey, decadent dessert!
  5. Hydro Therapy: Sink into a delicious bubble bath and then slather yourself with your favorite lotion or body cream.
  6. Floral Therapy: Buy yourself flowers, you deserve it!
  7. Gastro Therapy: Go out to a nice restaurant with a friend. You don't need to be coupled up to enjoy a good meal.
  8. Dance Therapy: Go to a club and get your groove on!
  9. Song Therapy: Go to a karaoke bar and sing your heart out (or stay at home with your favorite playlist)
  10. Girl Power Therapy: Get a group of the girls together and indulge in any of the above (of course, the hydro therapy could be awkward...)

Monday, February 10, 2014

Tonight's Show: Valentine's Day for the Single Girl

As a single girl, I know that we receive very little love on Valentine's Day. What's a girl to do??? Well, I say, celebrate your singleness. Go out to dinner with some other single ladies and have a great time! Indulge in an evening of pampering. Get yourself a mani/pedi or a massage. Take a soothing bubble bath! And then, listen to my show so that, if you are interested, you won't just be coupled up by this time next year, but you'll be coupled up with the right person.
In the first half of the show, we get some advice from the ladies. Georgia Woodbine is the author of How to Attract the Right Man into Your Life: No More Settling. Dr. Wendy Lyon co-wrote The Road to Success with Deepak Chopra. She is a psychologist who specializes on helping single ladies create great relationships.
In the second half of the show, we talk to businessman and author of Women Dress Like Sex, Men Dress Like Money: Everything You Need to Know about Marketing, You Learned in Dating. He's going to give us the guy's perspective and he's going to show us how to use proven marketing techniques to improve your love life.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Slow But Steady Wins the Race

Small steps add up. Not only do they add up but they do so with a surprising quickness. The trick is, you have to take the small steps and do so consistently.

Last year, I started a weight loss plan. I was on pace to lose a pound a week. It didn't seem like much and soon, disappointed with the pace, I was back to my old habits. It was mid-June before a realized that if I had stuck to it, I'd be down 25 pounds! Small and slow can add up to big and lasting.

It isn't just true in weight loss. It is true in business and in your relationships as well. Small changes made consistently can make a huge different. A few extra calls a day can result in a few more sales each week. More sales each week can lead to bigger commissions each month. Making room for a weekly date night can improve your relationship quickly.

Slow progress is real progress. When you make changes slowly, they are more likely to be sustained. You can make massive changes and get fast results but will those results be sustained over the long haul?

Be patient with yourself as you move towards your goal. Celebrate the small successes and before long, you'll be celebrating a big success

Monday, February 3, 2014

Tonight's Show: Get Organized, Get Happy

Just about everyone can use a little more organization and a little more happiness (okay, a lot more happiness!). Tonight's show will get you more of both.
Marla Regan is a professional organizer and organization is a real passion of mine. In fact, my first Get It Together Girl! book is about getting organized and removing clutter in just 15 minutes a day. We will have a great time trading tips and advice on getting and staying organized. Believe me, it doesn't have to be time-consuming or expensive!
In fact, Marla is giving away a 15 minute time management consultation. You will be surprised at how much you can get done in a quarter of an hour.
Okay, most people want to be more organized, but even if that isn't your goal, you have got to want a little more happiness or just to feel good more often! Author of The Feel Good Factor in 30 Days, Andrea Morrison, drops by to talk about how she went from high-flying attorney (they call them barristers in Great Britain where Andrea is from) to complete burn-out and back to happy. Her book gives you a 30 day process but she also offers some great advice for getting happy right now!