Clear Communication

I’m a glass half full kind of person.

There are many complaints and reports that we don’t communicate the way we used to, that we lack adequate “face-time”. What I’m finding is that we are reaching out to each other and communicating in ever expanding, multi-dimensional ways. Every day we are finding new ways to talk to each other and news ways to have clear communication.

Don’t let the evolution of communication scare you, for the one thing that is constant is change.

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Redwood Empire Small Business Development Center

If you aren’t familiar with the Napa Sonoma Small Business Development Center, please check out their website. They offer FREE small business counseling as well as several different types of services including workshops, business evaluations, intellectual property coaching and much much more! If you are a small business owner or have a dream to have a start up, this is a resource I highly recommend!
*UPDATE 6/16/11 I used their services and was helped by Janet Wentworth. I learned so much about my goals, desires, and business approach that I am a big fan of what they do. They receive funding from several sources and it’s at risk! Please speak to your elected officials to make sure that these services are available to all of us.

Fear of Technology

Questions. Everyone has questions but are often reticent to ask.
Computers. They are some of the greatest tools that we have at our disposal yet many of us just barely get by using very limited knowledge. I wanted to take this opportunity to clarify some basic information on computers. I put computer issues into four categories: 1) hardware/diagnostics 2) software 3) networking 4) peripherals (things that connect to your computer-scanners, printers, cameras, etc). The most common computer issues I hear about are, for example, when your printer doesn’t connect, you can’t connect to the Internet, your computer is very slow, you have viruses, you want to set up a wireless network. All of these problems require a hardware diagnostician or a network specialist. Continue reading

Inventive Sonoma County

I notice a new “thing” everyday. You know when you’ve just seen a documentary about, I don’t know, peanuts for example. Then for the next couple days you see peanuts and their brethren everywhere. Mr. Peanut, peanut butter, peanut M&Ms, you hear the “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” song, until you’ve got peanuts coming out of your ears! Continue reading

Live Your Passion

living your passion flamencoI am an optimist. Where others have fears about jobs, family, the economic climate, I see a tremendous opportunity for growth and change. Your parents told you to become a doctor/lawyer/marketing executive/banker. How’d that turn out for you? If it didn’t, what are you doing now? The life you live is the life you built for yourself. If you’re not happy or it’s not working, you can choose a different path.
What I’m excited about is awareness and passion. People are becoming aware of what is truly important to them and what activities they want to spend their precious time doing. If you are animated about education, music, art, exercise, nature etc. find a way to turn your passion into profit. Think about what you want and set yourself an action plan to get it. When you are passionate about what you are doing for a living you are actively engaged and are a positive force. Can you imagine what a wonderful place this would be if we were all passionate about what we did? Continue reading

Change is the Only Constant

Even though our current business and economic environment is scary and unpredictable, something really exciting is happening. I speak to people every day about their desires for their lives, work, families and material possessions. As a whole, we are opening our eyes to what our priorities are and choosing to treat those high priorities with the utmost respect. We are beginning to respect ourselves more and our things less. Our face to face communication may be down but we are developing new ways to stay connected to the people that are important to us and even trying to reach out to those we don’t know well enough. We are awaking to our spirituality, our planet, our country, our politics, our morals, our families and ourselves. Continue reading

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