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How Business Ownership Converts Your Flaws into Virtues

March 25, AD2015 1 Comment
How Business Ownership Converts Your Flaws into Virtues

From being a faith-based marriage and family therapist for 22 years, I’m also a Christian women entrepreneur coach. But are the roles that different? Not really. It’s all about change. My entrepreneurship journey has at times felt like a psychological and emotional enema: simultaneously painful and cleansing. In being self-employed, like with relationships, your personal issues […]

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Finish Lent Stronger Than You Started

March 10, AD2015 1 Comment
Finish Lent Stronger Than You Started

This year I was so ready for Lent, and that was something different for me. Many other years Lent has crept up on me, and I half-heartedly chose something to “give up.” Then I limped along, hungry for Easter Sunday, so I could be released from a self-imposed exile. I was only concerned with getting […]

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Happiness: A Capital Asset?

March 8, AD2015 2 Comments
Happiness:  A Capital Asset?

Ask an accountant what a capital asset is and you will be told that it is an asset owned to generate a profit, but is not easily sold for cash in the normal course of business operations.  In business school, we learn that these are assets such as land, machinery, and buildings—the assets not generally […]

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Four Signs Your Business Has Become Your Idol

February 25, AD2015 1 Comment
Four Signs Your Business Has Become Your Idol

For the last 11 years I have grown to cherish my commitment to an annual silent weekend retreat. But, I wasn’t always crazy about going. My first exposure to the silence made my skin crawl. My first conference had a three-hour Friday night mini silent retreat component. But now I believe the retreats are saving […]

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Michele Ferrero: What Does It Mean to Be Rich?

February 19, AD2015 8 Comments
Michele Ferrero: What Does It Mean to Be Rich?

For some, the answer to the question “what does it mean to be rich?” is revealed every year in the Forbes magazine list of the World’s Billionaires.  This list ranks the richest people on the planet, and in 2014, their collective wealth exceeded $6.4 trillion USD.  Of those on the list in 2014, roughly 66% […]

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Indifference to the Dignity of Work

February 10, AD2015 5 Comments
Indifference to the Dignity of Work

We have all done it. We have walked past a beggar on the street. We have purchased groceries from a cashier whose eyes we did not meet. We have insisted on the least expensive goods available to us. We have been impatient with a doctor when our appointment time is delayed. Some of us have […]

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Do You Fear Success?

January 28, AD2015 4 Comments
Do You Fear Success?

Woman entrepreneurs may not be aware of it but some have fear of success. It is something some Catholic entrepreneurs are often guilty of. You, too, might have success set point and are bumping up against it. How do you know you have it? Let me first share a very personal story. *** Our oldest son […]

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If It’s Spiritual You Should Give It Away

December 5, AD2014 11 Comments
If It’s Spiritual You Should Give It Away

The belief that you should not charge reasonable fees for your services, particularly if there is spiritual component to what you offer, hamstrings many Christ-centered mompreneurs. They feel it necessary to donate their services, their time, give gratis workshops and discounted products, or offer a sliding scale. If not, they feel guilty and fear they’re […]

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How To Handle People Who Are Negative About Your Business

November 5, AD2014 6 Comments
How To Handle People Who Are Negative About Your Business

Unless you’ve kept your mom biz aspirations a secret, you’ve experienced it: those comments and looks about your dream life and business. “But, will you really make money, or will it just be an expensive hobby?” “Here we go again. How many of these are you going to try before you finally give up?” “It […]

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Do You Know Where You Are Going in Your Business?

September 15, AD2014 3 Comments
Do You Know Where You Are Going in Your Business?

Recently, my family and I vacationed in the New Mexico mountains on the Pecos River. Runaway fires tore through the mountains very near that cabin the summer before, destroying many of our favorite hiking trails. The damage forced us to venture out. We discovered a popular trail leading to three mysterious caves, which the Pecos […]

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Funding Your Startup Business

August 13, AD2014 2 Comments
Funding Your Startup Business

It’s not uncommon for women to be swept away with the freedom and flexibility the mompreneur lifestyle offers. However, they overlook the financial realities of being a business owner. And a critical business skill is finessing the funding of a startup business or business expansion. Where should you start? KNOW HOW MUCH YOU NEED TO FUND […]

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The ABCs of Becoming a Mompreneur (Part 1)

June 19, AD2014 1 Comment
The ABCs of Becoming a Mompreneur (Part 1)

  When God genetically implants you with entrepreneurial DNA, even motherhood can’t flush it out. But not having a clue where to start frustrates many moms burning with the mom biz itch. Prudently pressing forward while listening and following sound, Godly guidance prevents your journey to mom-biz ownership from being a bumpy one. Here is […]

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Are You Top Talent?

May 21, AD2014 3 Comments
Are You Top Talent?

I currently am interviewing seven candidates for a marriage and family therapy associate in my practice when I chanced upon Andrew Miller’s article on the 3 Attributes to Look For In Top Talent. According to Miller, the top talent has the right blend of 1) attitude, 2) mindset, and 3) competency. The framework simplified evaluating the […]

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The Secret To Win-Win Business Deals

March 26, AD2014 5 Comments
The Secret To Win-Win Business Deals

Mom business owners tuned into God’s vision recognize early they must be leveraged. They can’t earn more in less time alone without working with others. Partnerships could include: A business agreement with a colleague A joint venture relationship An employee relationship An outside contractor relationship. Even getting babysitters is making business deals. When evaluating the […]

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Social Justice at Your Local Restaurant

March 24, AD2014 18 Comments
Social Justice at Your Local Restaurant

So often in conservative circles, being diligent and thrifty with finances is spoken of in the most encouraging terms. We must be responsible with our money and watch every penny. Most often we are being prudent when doing so, but when might we actually be making a mistake with our thrift? As Catholics, many of […]

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Unintended Consequences

March 11, AD2014 33 Comments
Unintended Consequences

Alert the media! I\’ve found another case of an innocent person being cruelly denied a cake by an intolerant, bigoted bakery department. In this case, the zealots targeted an innocent child. The bakers didn\’t like the personal beliefs of the child\’s parents and subsequently refused to make their kid a birthday cake. That\’s right – […]

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Media Consumption Habits for Optimal Biz and Life Outcomes

February 26, AD2014 2 Comments
Media Consumption Habits for Optimal Biz and Life Outcomes

Hours away from Superbowl XLVIII, I could feel hubby’s snoozing vibrations. While Gianna joined her friends for basketball practice, our youngest Benjamin tossed the football, and Ian settled in for some screen time with a new video game. I parked myself on the recliner, laptop on my thighs. I blasted through emails and completed other […]

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