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When was the last time you smiled when you looked at your calendar? This morning, I woke up with a smile on my face.  A big one.  Why? Today, my local Women's Council of REALTORS® Board heads to the WA State Convention at Suncadia Resort. (READ= road trip with a fab biz partner, Tina Mitchell!) It will be wonderful to see WCR leaders from all over, hear the vision for the next year, and share special time with the divine, passionate power women I serve alongside...

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,...

As many of you know, I don't really fancy myself a traditional January 1st resolution or goals maker. In my d11 Fire Up! bubble, every single day is the start of a “new year” with sassy swerves and pivots a normal way of doing business. Over the last few years, I have written quite a bit on the subject of GOALS...

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...

I was getting ready to write a Saturday Soultank post and, as usual, started with one of my sassy #MoxieMemo quotes to guide the flow.   This morning, the idea of writing a list of everything you LOVE popped into my mind - so I went with it.  I started to write mine down and thought - oh, I am going to add a "ME" spin, THEN - ooooohhhhh my! - I am going to start a series of "Soultank Love Fuel" posts inspiring my darling audience to write a list that focuses on all sorts of things they love - by category like what they love about and doing with their partners, littles...

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...

One of my favorite questions to ask others - especially leaders: How full is your soultank, right now?   [caption id="attachment_20561" align="alignright" width="372"] Popular #soultank activities in the Fire Up Community: wine tasting, practicing yoga, running, golfing, singing karaoke, hiking, laughing, entertaining friends/family, walking dogs, fishing, reading, cooking, grilling…. the list is endless! {Need help formulating your #soultank list? Click this pic for a fun post to guide you!}[/caption] Followed by...

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...

Rebekah Radice and Josh Parkinson of Post Planner invited me to chat with them about "How to Use Storytelling in Your Social Media Marketing".  As you can imagine, it took me all of 2 seconds to ACCEPT! We discussed a current book I am reading (Firms of Endearment) and then went for a deep dive into what storytelling is all about, how to do it, where to share stories, and so much more.  Want a teaser to the chat?  I thought so...

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...