No SPAM Sandwiches for you! (YEAH!!)

I think one of the biggest deterrents of connecting on LinkedIn is access to someone’s email address and the fear of being spammed. CAN I GET A WITNESS? I get very aggravated when someone adds me to their newsletter, etc. and then I have to stop and unsubscribe. Let me explain why this is poor…

Something bad happened, now what?

Raise your hand if you’ve ever been in a car accident? What about, did you ever break a bone? How about you broke a plate in the kitchen? (I’ve done two of the three – I will let you guess which one I haven’t done…yet.) The point is none of these things were planned, right?…

Let’s get personal, shall we?

Hi! My name is (what?) My name is (who?) My name is Slim Shady. I don’t really think you came here for rap or hip hop. But I think you need to remember Eminem’s message because I’m reading a lot of content out there on your social media accounts that probably doesn’t speak to your…

Stop keeping up with your competitors…

I was eight years old when we got a remote-controlled color television. We were the first family in the St. Charles Hills neighborhood (that we knew of, at least) that had one. All of the kids on the street crowded into our living room and my father handed me “the clicker” (as we affectionately called…

The way to your client’s business is not through their stomach…

I’m the first person on the planet to admit they love donuts. I mean – it’s actually a true love affair of mine (along with coffee….). But you need to just STOP bringing the goodies to clients and do something much more powerful and long-lasting. After I read an article by Sally Poblete on BenefitsPro.com…

So, tell me how you really feel…

The picture in this article is of my father, Daymon Brown, who just turned 79 years old last Friday. The little lady he is holding is my granddaughter, Roya Jane. She was only one in this picture, but she is about to turn three years old this summer. They are having a frank discussion about…

It’s the climb…

Recently, my special someone took me and his son rock climbing. I’m not able to climb as I broke my left foot last year and then re-injured it again this past Superbowl Sunday slipping on some ice, but I learned the science of belaying during our visit to the Upper Limits climbing studio in Maryland…

How did we become comfortably numb to building relationships online?

Pink Floyd. If you’re remotely close to my age (cough cough…rolling toward fifty before I know it) then the mere mention of this band and their tale behind being comfortably numb conjures descriptions such as dark, disjointed, brilliant, and even crazy. Today, I see a lot of comfortably numb relationships happening all around me and…

Life…it’s all about the details

I will let the goodness in. I will let its magic transform me. Today, I will be my best version of myself because I live in the details of my life. Is anybody out there? Does anyone pay attention to details anymore? I go through my day and save worms scurrying across busy streets, watching…

Blogging…when you’re out of ideas

I am a writer. It took me six years and hundreds of articles and publications to confidently write those four words. And although I am a writer, sometimes the words do not easily flow from my brain, to my fingertips, to the keyboard, to my blog and are ready for me to hit “Publish”. Nope…

After divorce…my story

I want you to imagine walking out of a Michael’s Arts & Crafts store…your twin grandsons are fighting over a doughnut while you are grabbing up their hands to make sure they stay safe from cars passing by. It was warm outside that day and as I approached my SUV, my cellphone rang. Then my…

Why I will never miss #MPB2B ever again!

It’s taken me a few days to finally come to terms with it…therapy was considered, trust me. I was embarrassed to admit it, but here I am ready to give my exclusive confession: I wasn’t able to attend my favorite event of the year. I was a sad and jealous marketer who huffed and puffed at…