Friday, July 31, 2009

Sunday, July 26, 2009

From Surfers to Divas

What a weekend! I was speaking in Huntington Beach, CA and who was the US Open in World Championship Surfing. At first when we checked into our hotel we couldn't understand why the shower was so long and the sink area so small. Duh! It had to fit the surfboards. It was a weekend display of boards, boobs (both types), tattoos, booze and boogeyin'.

If that wasn't enough, I came home to an invite from my friend to post celebrate my birthday at a Diva Brunch at a little place called The Spot in Chicago. Yes, complete with drag queens, lots of boas and sequins (my kinda place:-) and a cabaret show and waffles topped with a cotton candy wig topped with a rhinestone tiara.

Well, as I always say, it's about getting off your "Someday Isle" and creating experiences. Now go and make that list and start checking it off.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Topic - Only Wet Babies Like Change

"Change is inevitable, growth is optional." When there is change, when new information comes along and circumstances transform as they now do at lightning speed, it is no longer possible to apply yesterday's solutions to today's problems. It is critical to find new answers, solutions and ideas. Since the start of the millennium we have seen rapid shifts and transitions, and those who thrive - not just survive - are those who are fully equipped to manage these changes. This program is not designed to analyze where the sophisticated technology of the future will take us nor how we are governed, nor what is happening globally, nor the changes that are taking place in the American social structure. It is designed to study the dynamics of how we adapt to change and how we can leverage the challenges, means and methods to better our lives.
How do you deal with change? Are you frisky risky (I couldn't resistIndy500) or a risk runaway?? Do you embrace it, inspire it, run from it, freeze with inertia? In this program I use real life stories to explore the dynamics of change and how to make it a catalyst for life improvement.
Just for the sake of change make an effort to introduce yourself to three strangers this week. They could be in the supermarket line or at the airport, or change the route you take to work or try a new food. Just do it!!!
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Sunday, July 19, 2009

Rules Schmules...

OK so I am not known for my conservative approach to dressing nor anything in design of any sort but...I don't understand when someone says, "oooo a red kitchen, I wish I could have a red kitchen..." or "wow, you look great in those big earrings, I wish I could wear big earrings..." Well, why not? Is it a self confidence issue, is it a flair you must possess, is it a mindset, is it a rule, is it a mantra, what the heck is it that keeps people wishing instead of doing?

Rules like... don't wear white after Labor Day, who created that and why? Don't pair plaid with realllllllly!!! Yet most people would rather drink milk after the expiration date then try an outrageous act of design in their dress or in their home or office decor. So I leave you, dear readers, with MY mantra..."be outrageous, it's the only place that isn't crowded.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Friends, Fun and Frivolity!

Oops, I missed last week, so sorry,that's what happens when you are living life so fully that you lose a calendar day. Ah but this week was different. Spoke in Rochester, NY then flew to NYC, was picked up by my college roomie and another long time friend and off we drove to the Jersey Shore (Long Beach Island) to stay at the home of other college buddy. A four day female frolic (her husband left for the weekend, wouldn't you?) Four days of sun, chatter, laughter, ice cream, steamers, long good for the soul:-)

As a professional speaker specializing in life balance and quality of life issues, I try to practice what I preach. Yes, I work hard but I make room in my life for the important things as well...friends! Coaching so many executives, I find one of the most obvious missing items are scheduled time with friends, be it a fishing or golf trip or a gal pal weekend. As someone with a very small family, I have always valued friendships more than most. I believe you need to nurture them, just like a plant so they'll live, flourish and endure. We've already scheduled our next time together in Oct. how do you prioritize your friendships?

"A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out."
~ Walter Winchell

Thursday, July 2, 2009

The MP3 file from the Branding Teleseminar is Available Now

The teleseminar on Branding that I did with Mark Partridge was fabulous! If you were unable to attend it "live" on June 11, 2009 you can purchase the mp3 file now for the same price as the teleseminar. Just $29.00. Click here to BUY NOW.

A strong brand is essential in this economic climate. Your brand differentiates you from the competition and confirms your credibility. Learn how to create your brand and how to protect it in this engaging and informative TELESEMINAR on BRANDING

with Mikki Williams, CSP
Mark V.B. Partridge

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