2015 Reading Challenge

December 28th, 2014 No Comments

I read a lot. Although 2014 has been a little slow in that arena. I want to change that in the new year. In fact, I am challenging myself to a Reading Challenge. And it would be cool if you wanted to join me… read more

Biz Book Club “Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook”

January 5th, 2014 No Comments

Practically every day, it seems, a new social media platform is born. And you must wonder, just like I do, which ones actually matter. If you read any of my book reviews like “Crush it”, “The Thank You Economy”, you probably noticed that I have a slight “crush” on Gary Vaynerchuk. No, not in a romantic way, but more professional. His passion toward his work, family and life is unmatched. And I love it! read more

Biz Book Club “Juggle! Rethink work. Reclaim your life”

January 19th, 2012 1 Comment

The benefit of having a large book collection (over 600 titles and counting) is that you always have a choice. Like a few days ago, when I finished reading the new Richard Branson book, I felt like picking up a book that would give my mind a break, be short and sweet and motivate me to getting started on all my business ideas. read more

Biz Book Club “reDesign, reCreate”

January 5th, 2012 1 Comment

I started to read this late summer, put it aside for a few weeks, and came back to it on a long drive to Charleston, SC. Of course, I didn’t sit behind the wheel. My husband drove, and I swear, though the drive must have seemed long and uneventful to him, it went by like a breeze to me. This book sucks you in. read more

Defining your strengths

December 5th, 2011 1 Comment

I recently spoke to a class of graduating students of Interior Design major at Mount Mary College in Milwaukee, WI. I started the discussion with the importance of identifying one’s strengths and personal values, as basis for building The Brand of You. read more

Biz book club “We are all weird”

October 6th, 2011 No Comments

Growing up, I never really felt like I belonged. Standing on the sidelines, never part of the popular crowd, I quickly learned that it is not my cup of tea to follow the masses, to conform. I was, and am weird…in my own sense. No wonder “We are all weird” by Seth Godin resonated with me so much. read more

Insist to exist

September 2nd, 2011 No Comments

Persistence is a valuable characteristic. In business or personal life, if you are serious about reaching a goal, no matter what obstacles come your way, you must keep at it, remember the target, and when it seems impossible, find the energy and confidence to keep moving trying. read more