It’s Never Too Late

The title of this video grabbed my attention immediately.

Then as I watched images of people and their ages of acclaimed success, I was actually shocked by the information!

I know for sure I need to be reminded of these things especially when I do not complete my goals in the timeframe I have expected of myself. This video and these individuals inspired me to keep pushing forward on some things I have been avoiding.

It’s never too late. You never know when what you have been working at will finally land a lucky break or take off in exponential ways. Keep doing what you are passionate about. Keep working hard.

And if you have that certain dream tucked away somewhere in your heart but haven’t taken action on it yet, always remember that “it’s never too late” to start. Start today.

Remarkable Inspiration for January 2017

I often receive inspiring videos and articles from my friends and colleagues. They know I’m always on the lookout for positive stories and quotes. I am so grateful for the caring and uplifting women in my life and want to spread the love and inspiration with my network here at Remarkable Women.

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I honestly had no clue what this video was about originally, but when something like this comes from someone in your life who inspires you and is always positive, you are going to watch that video!

It was very clear to me after watching it, that the connection and space they created to support each other was remarkable. The women in this story made me feel good inside. You just have to watch to see what these remarkable women created!  

I think we can all agree we are faced with obstacles and challenges most days. This video is simple, but a powerful one. What are you holding onto right now?

Remarkable Resources for December 2016

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StoryCorps

As you gather with family for the holidays, consider setting aside time to capture your legacy by recording your stories. StoryCorps offers a convenient format to interview each other – podcast fashion – save it online, and share it with others. The platform allows you to upload a photo, set tags and categories, and share out the link.

Cyndy Porter

Cyndy Porter is an image and style expert who really goes deep into how to highlight your best features. She takes into consideration your body shape, personality and favorite style, and offers suggestions on what to improve or how best to incorporate new elements. As you think about the new year, consider hiring her or someone like her in your area to make positive changes in your personal brand – from the inside out.

Book – Recharge

Heidi Hanna is a remarkable woman who specializes in brain health and minimizing stress for optimum performance. She is a notable speaker and advisor to large corporations, and has authored many books, including Recharge – 5 Simple Shifts to Energize Your Life. 

Remarkable Resources for November 2016

Here are a few articles and resources for you to enjoy as we head into the last couple months of the year!

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Blog

This blog was on Forbes Top 100 Websites. It is a remarkable career blog by author Alexandra Levit who writes about the wisdom on all things work. Here are a couple of her posts that particularly resonated with me.

  • GenXers Will Have the Best Careers of Anyone – Loved this!  I am a GenXer and felt like the Millennials have gotten all the press! It is nice to see articles and blogs on others instead of the overload on Millennials.
  • Productivity Experiments You Always Wanted to Try – The topic fascinated me. We would all like to be productive and see the greatest rewards for our efforts. But sometimes, working harder and longer is not always the answer. This article offered great research to back up why we should continue to make time for the other aspects of life that are important to us – relationships, rest, creativity, etc. – and how in doing so, our work and careers benefit.
  • Workplace Realities Women Will Face in 2040 – Such an interesting topic to consider as shifts continue to evolve and we think about the lifestyle and careers our daughters will likely experience.

‘Tis the Season

It is hard to believe that the Holiday Season is upon us! There are many resources available online and at stores to help you prepare and decorate for every event and occasion. I think it’s a fun and special time to be intentional about connecting with family and friends, and an opportunity to reflect and really be present in a typically busy or stressful season.

Here are a few fun resources I have come across, and I’ll be sure to keep posting others on social media as I come across them.

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What Your Christmas Lights Say About You – This entire article is interesting to review and see if it matches up with your personality. It explains what you may be like based on your choices for Christmas Tree lights!

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This is a fantastic list of ideas to make December memorable. You can pick one to do each day or use this as a catalyst to make your own list. Include your children, neighbors, or friends. Start some new remarkable relationships or remarkable traditions! It’s the best time of year to do it!

Remarkable Resources for October 2016

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I wanted to share about the importance of friendship.

If you haven’t heard, building a circle of friends makes you happy.

People who see themselves as a leader in their social circle are happier than those who see themselves as outsiders — another reason why actively building relationships instead of waiting for the phone to ring is so important.

It’s also equally important to be a good friend yourself, providing others with as many of the benefits of friendship (infectious happiness, social support, someone to confide in, food in times of crisis) as you can. It feels good to help others, and that only adds to your own happiness.

Book

First, I would like to suggest another book. Friendfluence: The Surprising Way Friends Make Us Who We Are by Carlin Flora’s. Carlin was asked to define “Friendfluence” in an interview by Irene S. Levine Ph.D., and Carlin defined it as “the powerful and often unappreciated role that friends – past and present – play in determining our sense of self and the direction of our lives.”

Certainly many people and circumstances influence our development, but friends are strangely overlooked, considering the key role they play. Take a prominent person’s biography: It’s likely to focus on the subject’s parents, and then, later, on his or her spouse or professional mentors/colleagues. We don’t hear much about the friends who shaped that person’s viewpoints, interests, and values.

We all like to surround ourselves with like-minded people, and most of us do that the old fashioned networking way, so this is why I am excited to share a new way of meeting new people. Check out how these iPhone Apps are taking over the networking scene.

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Shapr: Prepare your thumbs for some more Tinder-like swiping. Similar to Switch in its functionality, Shapr boasts that they have the most relevant people at your fingertips. The app uses algorithms to find like-minded people who will “help you grow.” Once you get a mutual interest, spark a conversation with prominent people in your industry that could one day be your future employer, colleague, and mentor.

Hey! VINA: Calling all the ladies out there! This female-only app helps you find a bestie based on similar career goals and passions. After a six question personality, work, and lifestyle quiz, you can scroll through a diverse set of profiles to find your match. Although it is always important to achieve a work-life balance, gaining a friend in the office is never a bad idea. And a network of empowered, motivated women? Count me in!

Womenetics: WebA+Academy: Womenetics provides high-caliber content, programs and services to accelerate business by advancing women leaders. What I liked about this resource is they offer an online development leadership series. Check it out!

If you come across any amazing resources, I’d love to hear about them and share them with other Remarkable Women and send a shout-out your way for contributing.

Remarkable Resources for September 2016

 

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Leadership Coaching

Women’s Leadership Coaching – I think it would be awesome to make it a goal for next year to get with a group of 4 other colleagues and sign up for their year long leadership webinars. You could pick 3 other women you are trying to get to know better or potentially do business together or get with women in your life who you go networking with.

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Ultabit, llc – Whether you want daily inspirational quotes, daily yoga quotes, daily fitness quotes, Sounds to help you relax or help you sleep, this company created all these remarkable apps. Look them up and find what resonates with you! Don’t forget to email a girlfriend or client and tell them about it. It’s always nice to share great things!

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eWomenNetwork, Inc. is widely recognized as the Premier Women’s Business Network in North America. They have a dynamic and diversified culture that celebrates the brilliance of women entrepreneurs, business owners and corporate professionals. They produce the largest 4-day International Women’s Business Conference & Expo in North America Annually. It’s worth going on to their website and checking out “How it Works.”

Remarkable Resources for August 2016

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LeanIn.org – This organization is committed to offering women the ongoing inspiration and support to help them achieve their goals.

LeanIn supports women in 3 different ways.

  • Community – We want all women to have the confidence and know-how to achieve their goals. This starts with an active and supportive community. Each day we’ll encourage an open exchange of ideas and information.
  • Education – We offer a growing library of free online lectures on topics including leadership and communication.
  • Circles – Circles are small groups that meet monthly to encourage and support each other in an atmosphere of confidentiality and trust. We provide the materials and support to run a successful Circle, including online spaces that make it easy for members to stay up-to-date and connected.

Do What You Love, The Money Will Follow – Discovering your right livelihood by Marsha Sinetar – This is a simple book of case studies with a very powerful message highlighting the value of pursuing a career that you truly love.

Woman Empowerment – I found a great app that sends the most inspiring and motivating quotes that not only help me but also fun to send to a girlfriend to brighten their day and let them know I am thinking of them.

Women Deliver – This conference took place just in May, but there is a short video about the topics that were discussed at this conference. I am bringing it to you because you can plan to be a part of it next year virtually. I think their suggestion on how to host a side event and be a part of it virtually would be a great way to connect with girlfriends, colleagues, daughters etc.

Remarkable Resources for June

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Here are some recent online finds that I have benefitted from:

Respoken

Respoken celebrates women with an abundance of happiness and positivity. Respoken strongly encourages women to rise up as leaders and captivate the world’s attention by the power of their beautiful testimonies. I enjoy reading their articles around beauty, fashion, and life.

TEDTalk

This TEDTalk is a favorite for everyone. It’s one not to miss and even re-watch. Amy Cuddy shares how “Your body language shapes who you are.” It will make you think about your own posture and its connection to your impact and success.

GroupME

Instead of long group texts that may not work across all devices and carriers you are able to chat, you can use the GroupMe app and send photos and make plans all within a single chatroom.

Girl’s night has never been easier to plan! As an added bonus since it works over wifi you can use it when you’re traveling abroad to check in with family

Conference/Summit

The Virginia Women’s Business Conference is a great opportunity to discover new tools for success and network with other women in the community.

Remarkable Resources for May 2016

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Lifegoalsmag.com

This online magazine is all about continuously choosing to work towards being the best versions of ourselves that we can be. It covers a variety of topics for women around personal growth, relationships, and career. I appreciate their clear writing style and inspiration.

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The Mindfulness App

Guided & Silent Meditation – Whether you are just starting out or experienced in meditation, The Mindfulness App will help you to become more present in your life.

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Most Powerful Women Summit

This Fortune Summit is located in California this October. They usually have a powerhouse full of women leaders in both the private and public sectors, including First Lady Michelle Obama, Lucasfilm President Kathy Kennedy, Ivanka Trump, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, among many others. The summit includes both panel-discussions, keynote addresses, and powerful networking opportunities.

Remarkable Resources for April

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I don’t know about you, but I love resources. Remarkable conferences to go to, websites to help me connect with other women, tools to make life easier, inspirational articles, you know, the stuff that should get tagged “AWESOME” in Pocket.

Here are a few of my recent favorites:

Amy Porterfield

A couple of months ago I did a podcast with Angie Dunnigan, and she shared this great resource on social media marketing. Amy Porterfield is a social media strategist and co-author of Facebook Marketing All-In-One for Dummies. She helps entrepreneurs across industries establish strategies to maximize the power of social media and increase the success of their online marketing efforts. Her Blogs and Podcasts share a great amount of value, and when you check out her website, she has a link to all her favorite resources she uses as part of her success!

Amy’s been featured at: Forbes, The Huffington Post and Business Insider.

2016 Yellow Conference

The Yellow Conference gathers hard working women who know they were built for a greater purpose. Remarkable Women like you! They bring creative innovators from all over the world to connect, get inspired and receive practical tools and resources to turn your dreams into a tangible realities.

Registration is currently open. I do know last year they opened the conference up for live streaming, so if LA is not your thing be open to taking the time off from work and grab a girlfriend or two and plan a no make up, hair in a bun, comfy clothes day and go get inspired!!

Free E-Course

Ever get caught up in that comparison trap? I do. More frequently than I would like to admit. This is why it is important for me to share with you this FREE remarkable E-Course on Imposter Syndrome Detox where Tammy Bjelland created a 3 – Day Program to Cleanse Your Mind of Negativity and How To Recognize Your Inner Expert. We all should be aware of our inner expert, so go sign up and give yourself this remarkable gift.