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Are you paying attention to your self-talk? Each and every day, I am fired up and honored to remind you of your greatness. You are divinely designed for an exquisite purpose. In order to reach that potential, you must embrace loving yourself. All of you. "Love the magnificent, vibrant woman you are today. You have invested so much in becoming her and passionately continue to focus embracing your best self every single day!" When you hear negative thoughts running through your mind - take them captive and replace them with words of affirmation and encouragement. Take a moment to prepare some I AM statements so you are ready! Here are some examples to get you started: I am radiant,...

Over the years, we have all given and gotten oooooooodles of tips on negotiating. Things like: Don't be afraid to ask for what you want Listen to understand, not reply Know your facts and successes Know what your best alternative to your ideal outcome is Shoot for the stars and expect the best outcome Say what you need to say and let it be silent.  Don't fill the quiet with extra words. See everyone in their undies ...

Fire Up! Chat with Morgan Ingram Morgan J. Ingram is a savvy, sales development rep at Terminus, where he helps companies to put their message in front of the right decision-makers through account-based marketing. He is also a motivational speaker and helps people remove their negative thoughts to unlock their inner potential and stresses the importance of not making excuses in their lives. Morgan is knowledgeable in sales, public speaking, marketing/social media marketing, branding, and networking and relationship building. When he's not working away, Morgan loves watching sports, playing video games, watching movies and reading a massive amount of books (on task to read 300 this year).   Here's Morgan Ingram...

Fire Up! Chat with Molly Cantrell-Kraig Molly Cantrell-Kraig leveraged her years in media and life-lessons learned as a former single mother on welfare to establish Women With Drive Foundation. She has been featured as one of the CNN 10 Visionary Women and been profiled by the Shriver Report, the Christian Science Monitor, Women's Media Center in D.C., AutoBody News, Woman's World Magazine, the Chicago Tribune, ABC7 Chicago, WGN Radio and most recently was a Nominated Changemaker Attendee at the inaugural United State of Women Summit, convened by the White House in June 2016. Here's Molly Cantrell-Kraig...

Fire Up! Chat with Sarah Schnell Jones Queen B and CEO at Bamboo Realty. Ethiopia adoptive mom. Yoga diva, sports enthusiast, avid shoe collector. CU Buffs alum. Don't miss her divine special offer (from her side hustle) for the Fire Up! Community! (at the bottom of this post) Here's Sarah Schnell Jones...

Laurie Levin is the founder of Another Mother's Daughter. When she is not sorting & organizing for others, she can be found running back trails, decorating her weekly planner, or playing in the dirt. She finds satisfaction in refinishing old furniture to give it a new life and is a compassionate vegan. Sun lover. Mountain Climber. Digs yoga & pilates but usually sips strong coffee instead. Here's Laurie Levin...

Fire Up! Chat with Katie Lance Katie is the Founder of Katie Lance Consulting – a social media and marketing firm. Katie’s clients include companies such as RE/MAX International, DocuSign, RPM Mortgage, SmartZip and many others. She is also a frequent keynote speaker, a contributor to The Huffington Post and formerly was the Chief Strategist for Inman News.   (Debra's 11 cents: Katie also LOVES wine, Hello Kitty and sings the word "faaaabulous"!) Q1: What was it that gave you the ‘push’ to begin living your dream? For me, it was just the right time - when I left my corporate job in 2012 - it was a dream job, but it was just the right...

Fire Up! Chat with Christine Whitmarsh Bestselling celebrity ghostwriter Christine Whitmarsh helps authors, speakers, and personalities share their stories, communicate their messages, and build thought leadership platforms through their books. As a ghostwriter for high profile personalities since 2001, Christine has worked with major publishing houses including Simon & Schuster, Penguin Group USA, and Morgan James Publishing. Christine is also the #1 Amazon bestselling author of the book “Personal Paparazzi: Your Brand Story Told Your Way.” Her creative agency of professional writers and strategists has served clients worldwide since 2003. Today Christine’s company serves business leaders, entertainment personalities, and other thought leaders, by helping them write and publish their books, and then build...

Fire Up! Chat with Lacey Lybecker Meet Lacey Lybecker. She co-owns Cairdeas Winery with her husband and winemaker, Charlie Lybecker. Cairdeas Winery is a true family affair. Their two boys, Eugene (4) and Francis (2) contribute artwork for select artist series wine labels and are known around the tasting room as the whine-maker and assistant whine-maker. Lacey grew up on a farm in northwestern Minnesota and graduated from the University of Minnesota before moving to Seattle to embark on a career in marketing. She worked in the hospitality and event industries before she and her husband fell for making wine. On the side, Lacey dabbles in designing kitchen textiles with an emphasis on...

Here we are again.  It's International Women's Day 2016. View on Flipagram What is IWD, you ask? International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. This year, the organization's theme is PLEDGE FOR GENDER PARITY!   Hashtag: #PLEDGEFORPARITY Want to join the pledge? They put together this fab widget (to the right) to make it super easy! What is Gender Parity? Simply put, it is the equality of rank, pay, etc. between men and women who are equally qualified for each. Accelerating achievement of gender parity within your organization and in business at large is not just a fairness...

I have read several posts, quotes, and seen giggle-inducing pics regarding and celebrating Women's Equality Day. Many of them reminded me we have a long way to go. Here is the thing - I believe WE can each make a difference in our circles...

It's UP!  Part Deux of the conversation with Vija Williams, Deb Champion, Vanessa Murray and Nicole Mangina on Get Real Radio on 1150 KKNW here in Seattle, WA! The five of us really dug into this lively, info-packed, laughter-filled conversation about being successful women in business...

Earlier this week I had the pleasure of joining Vija Williams and Deb Champion on Get Real Radio on 1150 KKNW here in Seattle, WA.  Two of my favorite women in business, Vanessa Murray and Nicole Mangina, were also invited to the studio! [caption id="attachment_3762" align="alignright" width="300"] Click to listen to the show![/caption] The five of us had a lively, info-packed, laughter-filled conversation about being successful women in business...

This week was a fantabulous, #FireMeUp11 kind of week.  My first real, live, official radio spot as "Debra Trappen of d11 consulting" was recorded! Tina Mitchell invited me on her show, The Money Hour, to share tips, trick and truths with her listeners. She has extended an invitation to visit the show several times a year for a d11 series - hooray!  My topic for this first segment: how personal branding and social media can help you build a prosperous business, memorable customer experience, and life you love! The show airs on 1150 AM:Saturday, 6/14 at 3pm Sunday, 6/15 at 8am. Listen to the show to hear how I answered these questions: 1.     What is personal brand? 2.     Why is it important...

This week was a fantabulous, #FireMeUp11 kind of week.  My first real, live, official radio spot as "Debra Trappen of d11 consulting" was recorded! Tina Mitchell invited me on her show, The Money Hour, to share tips, trick and truths with her listeners. She has extended an invitation to visit the show several times a year for a d11 series - hooray!  My topic for this first segment: how personal branding and social media can help you build a prosperous business, memorable customer experience, and life you love! The show airs on 1150 AM:Saturday, 6/14 at 3pm Sunday, 6/15 at 8am. Listen to the show to hear how I answered these questions: 1.     What is personal brand? 2.     Why is it important...

Hooray… The next “ENTERPRISER” post is here!  #Enterpriser is a  blog series created to highlight the fun, quirky, REAL stories of “Captains of Industry” who are inspiring, navigating, and embracing change in their world! Today, it is my pleasure to introduce you to the supportive, encouraging, talent-attracting Tasha Pasco!  I had the pleasure of working with Tasha for many years and partnered with her on recruiting, retention, training, and social media initiatives at a real estate brokerage here in the Seattle/Tacoma area.  Her passion for creating a nurturing, educational, encouraging environment is inspiring.  She is a life-long learner and always open to explore change - with a SMILE! Learn a bit more about her in her...