Back to School, Family

Get the Best Deals During Back to School Shopping

The Child has been out of school for a number of years now however, I still remember the pain I would get in my wallet every year at this time as I shopped for Back-to-School! We only had one student to send back into the classroom. I don’t know how parents with multiple children handle it without taking out a…

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Empowered to Write

8 Steps to Effectively Share a Message: Step 1 Create an Outline

 I could hear you groan, you know! Outlines seem tedious. Perhaps you never had to learn about outlines in English class. They were a pain! Breaking things down into smaller & smaller pieces with very specific tags to identify their place in the outline. It was painful & confusing. Not Your English Class Outline  This is not that type of…

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Empowered to Lead

5 Proven Steps to Mentor New Leaders Part 4: Train

Your mentoree has watched you in action. You have explained to them how you do things & answered their questions about your techniques. You have given them the opportunity to try to do it themselves & had them tell you about the experience. Now it is time to train them to do it better. I would like to differentiate between…

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8 Steps to Effectively Share a Message: Introduction 

 You come up with a great idea for a topic. You believe it can help many people. The question is, how do you make certain the people that can benefit from your topic have an opportunity to see it? I believe the most effective way is to share your topic across a variety of media. Sure, you say, that sounds…

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Back to School, Family, Summer Survival Guide

15 Fun Things to Do With Your Kids Before School Starts

Guilty Mommy Guide 2 Life

The Problem with Guilt Part 6: Guilt Likes the Dark

Empowered to Lead

5 Proven Steps to Mentor New Leaders Part 3: Test

The second biggest mistake mentors make, after not mentoring new leaders at all, is failing to test them. We tend to be too quick turning things over to the newbie before we are certain the are prepared. Offering them a short period of time to shadow you & then giving them only a bit of teaching before handing over the…

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Empowered to Lead

5 Proven Steps to Mentor New Leaders Part 2: Teach

   The disciples first had the opportunity to watch Jesus talk to large crowds & smaller groups, seeing Him share His message. These moments gave the disciples the chance to see Jesus model the behavior He wanted them to imitate & to hear the lessons He was sharing as He spoke to the public. This, however, was not enough. Jesus…

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Guilty Mommy Guide 2 Life

The Problem with Guilt Part 5: We Go It Alone

  A guilt trip is a lonely journey. We rarely take a companion along with us. Those around us may suffer because of our guilt but they aren’t able to ease it. We are unable to share our burden with others so they might carry part of it for us.

Empowered to Lead

5 Proven Steps to Mentor New Leaders Part 1: Talk

It’s important for new leaders to see the desired behavior modeled for them. It’s always easy to TELL someone what you expect. It’s powerful to show them. It’s even MORE powerful to have them watch tame after time after time. Before I served as President for a local chapter of Business & Professional Women’s Clubs, I was elected 1st Vice…

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