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(only) When the Shoe Fits…Sell it!

The entire trip was a total of 30 hours from pulling out of my driveway to pulling back in the next day. My schedule included joining my clients for dinner the evening of my arrival, presenting a 50 minute keynote at their sales convention kick-off......

No Hokey-Pokey in Sales

As a young girl, I loved to play Hopscotch in the driveway of my house. Often my my friend and neighbor Lauren would join me and we would get the biggest kick out of using those huge pieces of colored chalk to draw our Hopscotch......

Fresh Bagels & Hot Prospects

Sure, we could have taken Mom to a fancy Easter brunch at any one of the local restaurants promoting $65 & up feasts, but besides the fact that she eats like a bird- all she really wanted was a good bagel with cream cheese &......

Keeping Up With Your Putting Game

Lately, in almost every conversation I have with my father- when I ask “How ya feeling, Dad?” his answer is the same. He says, “Well, you know…while you improve your putting; your long game goes to hell!” Just for the record, my father has never......

Keepers, Could-be’s & Crap

My 84 year old mom decided it was time to “simplify her life”. That meant selling her 3-story home of 40 years and downsizing to a 1-bedroom apartment! After the initial cheers to her announcement, the process of packing 40 years and three floors of......

Turn Up The Heat!

We woke up to 7 degrees at 5am this morning. After all, it is January in Jersey- but that’s cold! Relatively speaking of course, in other parts of the country, or in the world for that matter, a single digit Winter morning may be considered......

Christmas Cookies

It was our annual Italian Christmas cookie making day. A tradition that I have enjoyed since I was a little girl making these special anisette cookies with my mom and Nonna. For the past 12 years, it has been just Mom and me starting before......

A Reminder Not To Take My Gifts For Granted

As I held the door for a man in a wheelchair, I was a little surprised that he didn’t acknowledge my action. Maybe he was shy or not very outgoing. On second thought, he was entering the cardiac reception area of the hospital, so perhaps......

Lessons From The Falls

The pain is throbbing in my left arm as I type with my right. The sand at the bottom of the hill was deeper than I thought as I tried to steer through it with on my bicycle almost a week ago. Unfortunately, the speed......

Sales Lies

Why are sales people so compelled  to lie? Once I confirmed it was our mattress that was causing my morning back pain, I made an inquiry call to the big box furniture store where it was purchased. A salesperson quickly stated that the current mattress......