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Welcome to the Presidential Suite

By Gail Z. Martin “Welcome! Right this way.  I’ve got the Presidential Suite waiting for you.”  With those words, the smiling restroom attendant ushered me into a bathroom stall that had plenty of space for me and my luggage.  She … Continue reading

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The No Excuses Vacation

By Gail Z. Martin Every year, when warm weather rolls around, you’ll hear them. They’re the ones bragging about how long it’s been since they went on a vacation, as if being a workaholic is a badge of honor.  If … Continue reading

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Think, Act and Grow Rich

By Gail Z. Martin I love Napoleon Hill’s book, Think and Grow Rich.  If you’ve missed this classic, grab a copy from the library.  Hill interviewed the capitalist kings (the great Robber Barons of the early 1900s) to discover the … Continue reading

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Spring Happened—Did You Notice?

By Gail Z. Martin We’ve had an indecisive spring this year: hot one day, cold the next.  But finally, the leaves are out, the grass is green, and the flowers are blooming.  We humans might be confused about how to … Continue reading

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the Zen of Facebook

By Gail Z. Martin Does Facebook stress you or help you relax? Facebook favors selective attention.  I enjoy looking at (and forwarding) blissful pictures, motivational quotes, and funny sayings.  While I often read without commenting, I also enjoy being able … Continue reading

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Savvy, Successful or Scared of Social Media?

By Gail Z. Martin Where are you on the social media scale?  Savvy?  Successful?  Or scared? If you put yourself in the third category, you’re in good company.  So many of the business owners and solo professionals I meet confide … Continue reading

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Facing your Facebook Fears – Fear of Facebook: Three Steps to Fear-Free Social Media

By Gail Z. Martin I’ll never forget the time a lady came up to me at a luncheon and said, “I’ve gotten on Facebook for business and someone I don’t know wants to be my friend.  What do I do?” … Continue reading

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Give Yourself a Gift — Self Love!

by Valerie R. Sheppard The words are famous … “How do I love thee?  Let me count the ways.”   How wonderful to have those words spoken tous.  It’s even sweet to have someone very special to say these words to. … Continue reading

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The Wisdom of Crowds—WWW Style

By Gail Z. Martin Foursquare is an intensely local social media application that makes going about your business or going out for the evening a shared experience treasure hunt. Foursquare users use the site and text messaging to share their … Continue reading

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