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How Catholic Women Entrepreneurs Change the World

June 17, AD2015 0 Comments
How Catholic Women Entrepreneurs Change the World

Catholic women entrepreneurs may not feel it some days, but they are leading the new world paradigm. In what way? As Catholic women entrepreneur, they trail-blaze the feminine path to freedom, flexibility, and financial resources. But oftentimes, they do not recognize their key role in a worldwide movement. Marxists and communists promoted disconnection between children […]

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Ignore Those Walls!

May 29, AD2015 2 Comments
Ignore Those Walls!

We live in a hectic, deadline driven world. Whether at work or home, things are either speeding towards us from all sides, or we are flying headlong into one event after another. At the office we are in a constant state of managing the expectations of bosses, peers and customers. At home we rush kids […]

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Five Steps to Maximize the Value of Your Work

May 20, AD2015 0 Comments
Five Steps to Maximize the Value of Your Work

At the inaugural Catholic Assembly for Business breakfast Monsignor Stuart Swetland spoke on the Theology of Work. The Theology of Work is exciting for Christian women entrepreneurs because it demonstrates how our approach to work is in alignment with God’s will and on the cutting edge of our culture. Here are some some general concepts […]

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Putting Faith in Your Investments

May 7, AD2015 0 Comments
Putting Faith in Your Investments

As investment professionals, when we think about investments, we think about asset classes: stocks, bonds, hedge funds and the like. As theologians, when we think about investments, we think about “assets” somewhat differently. The challenge is for each to understand the value and insight of the other. In Jesus’ classic teaching on discipleship, we are […]

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A Work Week Theology

April 8, AD2015 3 Comments
A Work Week Theology

There are more of us than there are of them. More laity than religious, that is. Throughout history, the great saints have gifted the Church with unique charisms and rules for religious life. But what does that mean for those who live and work in the world—the other 7.2 billion of us? We are reminded in […]

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Seven Connections Between Your Career and the Cross

March 30, AD2015 5 Comments
Seven Connections Between Your Career and the Cross

  It’s Holy Week. We commemorate civilization being forever changed. Once upon a time, a cross was a medieval weapon of torture, humiliation and oppression. Today it stands tall for freedom, peace, human dignity and everlasting life. The world’s reconciliation with its Creator wasn’t easy, but it was worth it. As Christ himself showed us, […]

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How Business Ownership Converts Your Flaws into Virtues

March 25, AD2015 3 Comments
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 9 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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