4 Business Lessons I Learned from 10 Days on Vacation

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My husband Brady and I recently returned from ten days in Costa Rica – sans kids! – celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary. We’d been saving up slowly for over THREE YEARS to make it happen, and we had a fantastic time while seeing and doing things…

It’s Quiet Here…TOO Quiet…

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If you’ve been wondering if you’ve missed an email, or if there’s something wrong with your RSS feed, let me set your mind at ease!   I’m taking a little bit of a step back from posting quite so regularly here on Brave New Biz –…

Choose Your Adventure – 42 Ideas to Kick Your Butt into Adventurous Action

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Recently I took a different route home with my eight-year-old daughter, one that we’d never taken before, and we saw neighborhoods, a pretty church, and even a small woods that were all new to us. Before long, we found our way out to the…

“In the Name of Love”?? How a Do-What-You-Love Detractor Got it ALL Wrong

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A few weeks ago, a Slate article popped up in my Facebook feed entitled “In the Name of Love,” written by Miya Tokumitsu. It featured the provocative teaser line: Elites embrace the “do what you love” mantra. But it devalues work and hurts workers.   I’m…

How to Whip Up the Perfect Mission Statement – And Why You Should

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Back in the day when I worked in non-profit arts fundraising, mission statements were never far from my mind – every request for funding and grant application asks for your mission statement, and I practically had my company’s statement memorized verbatim.   But I’ve learned that mission statements…

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