Your Inner Bag Lady

Apr06
In 2006, Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America first commissioned The Allianz Women, Money and Power Study (2013) in an attempt to better understand the unique relationship we women have with our finances. Here’s what they discovered: 48% of women earning $100K+ fear becoming a bag lady. 46% of all women fear becoming a bag lady. 90% of all women feel financially insecure. 3% of editorial content in women’s magazines is...
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YOUR BRAND: When What They See is What They Get

Jan15
Prefer to listen? An MP3 download and Transcription are available at the end of this post. This, in yesterday’s Huffington Post, regarding Steve Jobs CEO of Apple “The King of telling purposeful stories has temporarily left his throne without telling a story about the new leadership that gives confidence to the legions who have invested in his kingdom. As a result, many are abdicating his stock. Long before the news br...
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THE Most Stupid Myth About Money and Work

Jan10
There is a myth so well know amongst women, that many actually mistake it for the truth. What is it? That doing what you love doesn’t pay the big bucks: that in order to make *serious money, in order to live prosperously, you have to sell out, buy in, or give up. This is an outrageous lie! In fact, it’s crazy. It’s a lie we’re told by others, and one that (left unchecked) we repeat frequently to ourselves. Here’s what the lie s...
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Entrepreneurs Can Change the World

Nov01
It's been almost seventeen years since I went into business for myself. At the time, one of the local banks had launched an ad campaign apparently geared to attract small business owners. Join me, for a moment, as I try to paint as accurate a picture of this ad as I possibly can. The backdrop of the ad was a magnificent mountain-- treacherous not merely because of it's height, but because one side of it was a sheer vertical drop of several hun...
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Our Inner Bag Lady

Oct16
The most recent study on women's relationship to money has concluded that we women have a mortal fear of becoming a 'bag lady'. I knew that. So do most of the women in my life. I count myself among some very savvy, educated, influential and professional women who harbor this anxiety in our secret closet right alongside the imposter syndrome. (It's a similar conversation). It seems a good number of us are frightened to death that, at some point...
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THE CONTRACT: When to Bill it? When to Bite it?

Oct04
Recently I had, shall we say, a ‘difference of opinion’ with my satellite television company (the one I won’t mention by name because my attorney warned me not to). Although I had a legitimate reason for canceling my service, they were unwilling to adjust or waive the $300 cancellation fee. Which brings me to a rant—Cable companies (or internet or cell phone or fill in the blank) who require you to: A. Hand over your first born child ...
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Passion or Profit?

Aug30
I recently returned from an international women’s conference where I met with one of the nation’s top marketing strategists. During our meeting I outlined my current business objectives with her. The Cliff Notes version: I am utterly devoted to helping women empower themselves; to helping them step into their own unique style of leadership. When I signed up for the session it never occurred to me that the focus of my career was up for gra...
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