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US Lavender Conference

I‘m coming to Charleston. Squee! In a few short days, I will deliver the opening keynote address at the United States Lavender Conference in that beautiful and historic city. I recently read that there are more than 300 independently owned lavender farms in the United States today. How great that we no longer have to…

FUN: Laughter Is Medicine

Laughter is the best medicine, don’t you think? My daughter and I got a good dose of it on Christmas day. With unseasonably warm weather in Washington, DC, we went outside and had some great laughs as she took pictures of me with the camera Santa bought for her. Here’s one of them. I Laugh.…

FREEDOM: Retreat

Each year since 2011, I’ve hosted the Indie Cruise Mastermind Retreat where I and other entrepreneurs rejuvenate our souls and re-connect with the energy that allows us to be successful in business and in life. We’ve been to some amazing places on Indie Cruise Indie Cruise has taken us to Belize, Cozumel, Haiti, Punta Cana, the Florida Keys, Ixtapa, Cancun, Grand Cayman and…

Evolving Friendship

When I launched the Indie Business Network in 2000, I thought I was just starting a business. Little did I know that what I was really doing was leveraging a business to build a lifetime of incredible long-lasting relationships. One of them is with this lady, Jamila White, an intuitive consultant and psychic medium. But…

2018 Best Nine

For the past few years, I’ve enjoyed seeing people post their “best nine” Instagram photos from the previous year. I was always so engaged with other things at the start of a new year that I never did it myself, but this year, I’m on it! Here are my “best nine” from 2018! From left to right, top row to bottom row … •…

Flexibility: Make It Yourself

Before I launched the Indie Business Network in 2000, I held multiple jobs, each of which I enjoyed. But when I decided I wanted to get married and have a family, suddenly, the opportunities that suited me dried up. Nothing appealed to me. I looked into job sharing, but I could not figure out how I…

Family: Legacy

I often refer to my children as my WHY. This is my excellent 91-year old Mommy. She is my HOW. Family Whenever I feel incapable or like I will fail, I hear her voice cheering me on. She is so far superior to anything I could ever hope to be, and I can only pray…

Word For 2019: Listen

I am so excited about this new year and a new opportunity to listen more carefully to what people are saying through their words and actions. Listen What lessons do I need to learn from my children that I may be missing because I am so wrapped up in parenting? What do I need to…

Freedom: Never Waver

New entrepreneurs sometimes ask me how I’ve managed to be in business over at the Indie Business Network for nearly 20 years. Here are some of the specific questions I receive regularly: • In lean times, how do you resist the urge to try something different? • Don’t you have to change with the times?…

Top 10 Things To Master

Entrepreneurial success is not a result of what you have or acquire or achieve in in your business. Instead, it's a result of who you are and how you manage yourself in these 10 key areas. Watch the video to learn more. • Time management • Goal setting and tracking • Personal discipline • The thickness of your…

Flexibility Without Boundaries

Flexibility is an increasingly valuable benefit of any work or entrepreneurial environment. One of the things the people I work with at the Indie Business Network, tell me they enjoy most about working with me is the flexibility. My team is composed of independent contractors, which means they can do their work on a schedule…

Entrepreneurial Multiplier

Last week, a woman who read one of my Indie Business Network blog posts from  (this one, in case you're interested) reached out to ask about hiring me to help her grow her business. This is a great example of how I am an entrepreneurial multiplier. I am strategic about how I invest my energy,…