Startup Life My Creative Business Journey

My Creative Business Journey

Today and I want to talk business. Specifically about my creative business Olivia + Ruby and the footprint I want it to leave and the impact that I want it to have in the world going forward. To do this I first need to talk about how I got here. I launched O+R in 2015 …

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Startup Life Streamlining The Vision

Streamlining The Vision

Yep….I’m one of those!  One of those people who have waaay more ideas than I have time or money to really do but I keep trying to do them all anyway. Yes, I know the first piece of advice any mentor, coach, or consultant would tell me is to focus on one thing. Honestly….I’ve tried …

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MidLife I Quit My Job – 4/22 Update

I Quit My Job – 4/22 Update

Whelp – I have Good News & Sad News! The sad news is that I found on Monday that I was not approved to take the voluntary buyout….#LeSigh.  I had BIG plans for that money and the time I would gain for not having to be tethered to a full-time corporate job.  I am very …

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Faith According to Your Faith

According to Your Faith

An Impossible Situation About four hundred years before Moses birth, through God’s providence Jacob’s son Joseph arrives in Egypt under less than promising circumstances. After a series of unfortunate events Joseph is appointed second in command to Pharoah just in time to save the rest of his family from a severe famine in their land. …

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Startup Life Making A Living Online – DNVBs

Making A Living Online – DNVBs

In my current day job I’m working on creating an education program for our sales force on how to have conversations with online retailers.  One thing I know about human nature is that no one likes to be caught off guard, especially when it comes to dealing with your customers.  Good sales people want to …

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MidLife So What’s Next?

So What’s Next?

So what’s the plan?  What’s next for me?  I’m not 100% sure…but I have some ideas. Since the announcement in December I’ve had a lot of thoughts about what I would like to do for income next. My ideas on new jobs have ranged from working for the UN or State Department to Starbucks because …

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MidLife I Just Quit my job!

I Just Quit my job!

After 20+ years working in corporate America, I may have just quit my job. I won’t know for sure until late April.  In my mind I’m already gone on to bigger and far better things. So how did I get here?  Over the last few years I’ve had a growing desire to do something different …

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Faith Surrender to God

Surrender to God

This Sunday School lesson continues the message from James 3:13-18 where we learn: True wisdom shows itself in humility – a modest view of one’s own importance The opposite of this wise humility is bitter jealousy – a resentful anger towards others because of their abilities, advantages or achievements – and selfish ambition – a …

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Faith Faith Works – It is Done

Faith Works – It is Done

The Lord woke me up at 5am this morning with a song Speak Lord by Tamela Mann: Verse 1 Here I am again on unsure ground,Made a move once beforeOn my own, it was wrong, (I fell down).Lord, You know how hard it waWhen you picked me up,And I learned to be still,And wait on …

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Faith It’s Not Dead Yet

It’s Not Dead Yet

I love the scent of rosemary. When I bought my house I picked a lot that faces south so I can grow almost anything in the front yard. One Christmas I was in one of the big box home stores and bought a cute little rosemary topiary to sit on my table. It gave my …

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Faith The God of Coincidences

The God of Coincidences

Ran across this quote which spoke to my current experience… “When we pray, coincidences happen” It was spoken by Zen Wijeyesinghe (pronounces wa-jay-sing-a) who I came across while using the Bible App. When I study scripture I like to review the comments left by others and learn what God is ministering to them on the …

Food Turkey Meatloaf

Turkey Meatloaf

After 2 months of ‘attempting’ to eat mostly veggies I’m adding some meat dishes into the mix. On days when I eat all veggies I’ve noticed that I get a craving for protein around 6pm or 7pm which usually ends up in me buying a hamburger or Hot Wings.  To prevent this I’m adding some …

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