HBO’s Chernobyl, Risk, and the Devil’s Advocates who Kept Us Safe

The Chernobyl nuclear disaster, which affects millions of people to this day, is now available as a 5-part HBO mini-series.

Here is what it taught me about having the courage to speak up.

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The 4 Surprising Things I Learned from “Take Your Child to Work Day”

Take Your Child to Work Day, officially known as Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, takes place each year on the fourth Thursday in April.

Let me share my experience of participating in it for the first time.

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What’s in a Name? Why Business Owners Have the Gift of Choice

We dont get to choose our first name, at least not for the first 18 years of life. It’s something our parents pick; their first gift to us, so to speak.

While we do have the option to change it once we reach adulthood, most of us stick with our given name for life.

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Perspective Shifts and My (New) Irish Heritage

March 17 is an American holiday to commemorate St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. Although it was not originally celebrated in Ireland, this day is important to Irish immigrants as a way to remember their heritage.

Happy St Patricks Day
And it’s one that I have never celebrated. Until recently.

As with most oral family histories, mine was shared by relatives who spent time digging through genealogical records. I knew that my Dad’s side was German & English, and my Mom’s side was mostly English (my Grandmother is a descendant of the first King of England, Egbert of Wessex).

But that’s where my identity ended. Mostly English, with a German surname from my Dad’s side.

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My Honest Review of the 21 Books I Finished in 2018

As part of my Year In Review, I kept track of how many books I was able to read. Compared to last year, I finished fewer books (21 books versus 26 last year). But although less of my time in 2018 was spent reading, I chose to delve into a few subjects that took more effort to get through.

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My 2018 Business Year In Review

Another year has come to a close.

It’s time to reflect on how 2018 went.

And that can feel… like getting your teeth drilled at the dentist’s office.

I’ll admit, as much as I believe in how great the Year In Review process is, that doesn’t make it entirely pleasant to actually experience. But the benefits make this sometimes painful process worthwhile.

You’re invited to read my analysis of what happened—good and bad—for my business in 2018.

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New and Interesting Facts About Grace: Updated Page!

Are you curious about why my consulting work is focused on natural health?

Wondering what it’s like to go from nearly blind to having perfect vision?

Want to find out the 5 painful and embarrassing problems I overcame thanks to non-conventional medicine?

Maybe you’re interested in some Fun Facts About Grace—including:

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Why I Hate MLMs: My Story [Video]

Of the 10 kinds of business modelsMulti-Level Marketing (MLM) is one of the most predatory.

MLMs can cause people to get sucked into a system over which they have no control, power, or decision-making ability. Someone who joins an MLM is a contractor (also called a “consultant” or “distributor”) who agree to sell products or services. She or he is totally at the mercy of the parent company; they don’t have any say if things change.

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What Happened After I Got a Professional Color Consult [Video]

As a business consultant specializing in strategic risk, I discuss all areas where a company can be vulnerable to failing long-term.

One area that I believe affects a lot of business owners—but that we don’t often talk about—is how we present ourselves professionally, which includes the colors we wear.

In this post, I share my story of meeting with a professional color consultant, what I have learned, and why I believe it is a very helpful tool in reducing business risk.

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2017: My Business Year In Review

Conducting a “year in review” process is incredibly useful. It can also be excruciating, because looking back at the good & bad of the past year forces us to confront uncomfortable realities. It serves as a window to evaluate goals, examine priorities, and identify where we’ll focus our energy in the coming year.

In this post, you will hear how my Year In Review has strengthened me as a business owner. I’ll share what happened for me professionally in 2017, what worked and what didn’t, and some lessons learned.

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