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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,…

Facebook Groups Lead to Sales

One of the best things about Facebook groups is that they help you sharpen your leadership skills. Facebook groups require you to be front and center, stepping up to the plate as the leader of your tribe every single day. As your overall leadership skills improve, so does your ability to confidently assert yourself and…

How to Start a Mastermind Group

I participate in two mastermind groups. One is virtual and one is physical, in the town where I live. The virtual mastermind meets bi-monthly using a virtual meeting tool. We also get together physical a few times a year. The physical mastermind meets monthly, rotating at each other's homes. Based on my experiences, I thought…

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