What I’m learning; NOW

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  Photo by  By mariachily on Flickr   So I’ve been up to my arm pits in a new venture and I haven’t been writing. That’s a problem for me because writing is one of the ways I confirm what I’m learning and it keeps me from staring at my wrinkles in the mirror and micro-managing my son. I have…

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22 Hours Of Brain Surgery

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Photo By miggslives 22 Hours of Brain Surgery On the 20th of January  I turned another year older. Most of me is in denial about getting older, but the other part of me is a little girl  that thinks the whole world should  shut down and eat cake in my honor. A day or two before my…

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Overheard At A Coffee Shop

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Overheard At A Coffee Shop. Okay so sometimes I accidentally listen to other people’s conversations when I’m sipping my rice or hemp latte. I wouldn’t really call this eavesdropping…. I mean is it really my fault when you’re talking that loud??? Yesterday I sat several tables away from two girls  who were seated at the…

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The Art of Self Forgetting

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Photo by By Mourner The Art of Self Forgetting Some days it seems as if I can’t get away from the mirror in front of me, the reflection of my life, results, outcomes and challenges.  On these days I am blinded by; me;  me, me, me. Perspective fades. Reality blurs. When I’m self absorbed and concerned…

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Life is Like A Box Of Chocolates

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“My Momma always told me life was like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get…” Choices. The other day  on Face Book I posted the question,  ”How do you get the chocolate you want when you have an entire box to choose from?” I mean how do you choose? If…

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Coffee Roaster Caffe Rococo Opens 136 Park Lane Kirkland Washington

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So does the world really need another coffee shop? And furthermore, does Kirkland Washington need another espresso shop? Probably not. But the world, Kirkland included is desperate for  innovative, courageous, uninhibited, audacious entrepreneurs like Adam Olsen of Caffe Rococo a gourmet coffee roaster and coffee shop now open at 136 Park Lane in Kirkland. Audacious….

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Went out for Coffee; Came back with a Miracle

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Yesterday was my first day back from vacation. To ease back into real life I started my day with a walk to Caffe Ladro in Kirkland, ordered my grande, triple shot, rice latte and headed for the stairs. Yes. The stairs. I go there when I need a  heart raising workout. And I always go there…

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The gift of giving; understanding value.

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The other night as I was teaching Business Modeling and Planning to the MBA students at Northwest University. It hit me that value, is an often used term that is not always understood. Entrepreneurship and enterprise is nothing more than the art of  identifying problems and opportunities in hopes of developing, capturing and delivering valuable…

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Creativity Killers

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Ideation, Innovation, Creativity. What is the key to living the creative life? I’m not sure I can answer that question but it’s at the heart of what I’m curious about today. The other day in my quiet time I came across a quote by creative wonder Julia Cameron, author of The Artist’s Way. ” A…

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