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Terrified to Speak? Remember These 3 Things.

I was recently a guest speaker at LA2M, a popular monthly marketing group in downtown Ann Arbor. Each month LA2M presents a speaker on a....
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We Need Bold Strokes

As I write this blog, I’m sitting aboard an Amtrak train running from Chicago to Ann Arbor. Technically I can’t call the trip my mom and I....
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You Can’t See What You Can’t See

Museums are one of my absolute favorite places to play my clarinet. The sound of my instrument flows through the halls, reverberating and echoing to....
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Three Navigation Quick Tips

I know what you’re thinking – website navigation: B-O-R-I-N-G. But hear me out: it’s important. Really important actually....
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Unfinished (Jigsaw) Puzzle

It’s my belief that every single one of us has an unfinished jigsaw puzzle in our home, somewhere or other. (let me explain) A few months ago on....
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My Favorite Website Mistake

My favorite website mistake (to fix) is often overlooked because at its essence it’s rooted in basic human nature: we as human beings are....
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Your Gut is Talking to You.

Do you know that feeling you get in your stomach when you don’t quite want to do something? For me it’s a subtle discomfort that sits....
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Say Hello to Ellanyze

In celebration of the rebrand of my business in creating Ellanyze, I present to you a list of FAQ to explain all the ins and outs of why and how my....
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My Recipe for a Rebrand

“Is it me and do I love it?” This is the simple yet powerful question that led me to the eventual complete rebrand of my business that....
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Authorized Vehicles Only

I’ll confess that in the past when I’ve heard people tell stories about running out of gas, I never really got it. Run out of gas? How....
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5 Great Conversation Starters

“Where are you from?” “Do you come here often?” …yawn… Never be afraid to ask great questions. When I’m out....
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Creating a Workspace You Love

Where do you do your best work? Can you work in any location with equal productivity and inspiration? For I confess, I cannot. My surroundings and....
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Working in Coffee Shop Smart Tips

I don’t think I’ve ever met an entrepreneur who doesn’t work in coffee shops. Coffee shops are our turf. They’re our office....
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Life Lessons from a Four-Year-Old

Yesterday, on a lazy Saturday afternoon, I got to spend a few hours with my nephew Jack. I was struck, as I’m always struck when I spend time....
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My First Vision Board

When a friend invited me to her “vision board making” party, I thought I had a pretty good idea of what I was in for. I did not....

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