Once, when first starting my business, I was preparing to give a talk for a large group at eBay. This was literally a dream come true for me. The talk, “I hear voices in my head, do you? How doubts, fears and negative thoughts can keep you from the … [Read more...] about BTW, Lipstick is Optional
One morning just over a year ago, I got that call. You know the type of call I am talking about. The type of call that you never want to get: something is wrong, something is terribly wrong and you must come quick. It was my mom. She had fallen and … [Read more...] about The Word That Changed My Life
I started my first business when I was 4 years old. We lived in a little pink brick house at the end of a long gravel driveway in Atoy, Texas. I started out collecting rocks to sell; not just any rocks but the pretty ones—rocks that looked like they … [Read more...] about There Is No Wrong Way (Or Time) To Get Started
Suicide is not a fun topic, but I feel compelled to write about it nonetheless. Please consider this your warning that there are Deep Thoughts below. When someone such as Robin Williams, who has been a part of our lives, making us laugh in our living … [Read more...] about Sometimes You’re the Windshield, Sometimes You’re the Bug
I have always had freckles. Truly, I have so many freckles you couldn’t count them all if you had two entire days! I even have one on the bottom of my left big toe! To say that I hated them as a kid would be a huge understatement. In school, kids … [Read more...] about Freckles, Love and All
I'll admit it: I’m a chick flick fan. One of my favorite movies is Failure to Launch. It is funny and bittersweet—my favorite combo and it has more than a couple of stars from my beloved Lone Star state. But what really makes me love it is that it … [Read more...] about Are You Leading Your Life Or Are You Failing to Launch?