"More On BOLD!" ~ A Woman's Thursday Thoughts!

By Linda S. Fitzgerald / November 10, 2016 / 0 Comments

Yesterday I briefly talked about being “bold”. I suggested that true boldness – the kind that doesn’t back down whether or no – may come once in a lifetime for many of us. When I shared the post with our Facebook group (The Neighborhood), a member and friend asked the following question:  “Why only once?” Interesting…

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"I Hate Sales!" ~ Women in Micro-business

By Linda S. Fitzgerald / March 23, 2016 / 0 Comments

Yep, it’s the truth. I hate sales. The thought of being a “salesperson” has always rattled my cage. I recall a conversation when I was social service director at our local hospital about sales and I haughtily mentioned how fortunate I felt not being in “sales”. Imagine the shock when my companions informed me that…

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"Bah Humbug!" Tuesday Dose to Encourage & Inspire

By Linda S. Fitzgerald / December 22, 2015 / 0 Comments

Phrase sound familiar? Something uttered by old Scrooge in Dickens “A Christmas Carol“; it’s indicative of the attitude of those who find the Christmas holidays anything but the joyful celebration they are designed to be.  However, that’s not the reason I titled today’s “Tuesday Dose” in this manner. I did so because about this moment…

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"Cut the Drama!" ~ Women & Micro-Business

By Linda S. Fitzgerald / December 11, 2015 / 0 Comments

Every business person – male or female, is focusing on goal-setting about this time of year. I am doing the same thing. However, I’m looking at business development relative to a new year (any new year for that matter) from a slightly different angle. The “emotional” angle.  You might say that the “emotional angle” is relative…

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"Are We Tripping Over Pride?" ~ Women in Micro-Business

By Linda S. Fitzgerald / December 10, 2015 / 0 Comments

You know what they say – “pride goes before a fall”! And in my lengthy experience on earth; that statement is more true than not. There are many who would disagree, stating that we all need to have a level of “pride” in our skills, abilities, accomplishments, etc. To a point, that’s truth. But when…

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"What's Your Bottom Line?" ~ AWI & Women in Micro-Business!

By Linda S. Fitzgerald / December 8, 2015 / 0 Comments

What does the phrase “bottom line” conjure up in your mind? If you’re like me and most of the rest of the folks in my world, it brings about financial ideas. With the words of a popular television commercial these days. . . “what’s in your wallet?” Or on your profit-loss statement under “PROFIT”!  Whatever…

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"Darn-It's Taking Too Long!" AWI for Women in Micro-Business

By Linda S. Fitzgerald / December 4, 2015 / 0 Comments

The best things in life take time. Gestation of a human infant takes 9 months – 39 weeks to be exact. The more perfection built into what is being birthed; the longer the period of time to birth. Nothing worth having in our lives comes without sacrifice at some level; a bit of discomfort-even pain…

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"Why AWI?" ~ Much More Than the Sum of the Parts!

By Linda S. Fitzgerald / November 24, 2015 / 0 Comments

When studying the various psychological theories during my college years; I became enamored of Gestalt psychology – primarily that the “whole is other than the sum of the parts” (Kurt Koffka) . Or as it has been defined over the years, albeit incorrectly, the “whole is greater than the sum of the parts”.  This article is…

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"A Letter to Inspire" ~ Women and Micro-Business

By Linda S. Fitzgerald / November 12, 2015 / 1 Comment

It’s rare I do this; but from the moment I opened the following e-letter from Rob Hatch (President, Owner Media Group), I knew it is to be the “Women in Micro-Business” post for today!  Why? Because it has so much heart that I nearly sobbed before reaching the end. Not that sobbing is a requisite…

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"Whenever I Feel Afraid" – Tuesday Doses to Inspire & Encourage!

By Linda S. Fitzgerald / November 10, 2015 / 0 Comments

It has been said that art imitates life. Well that’s true. But it’s also true that life imitates art. That is if we’re open and willing to see the significant connections to be found between great art and our lives. In the case of today’s “Dose” for inspiration and encouragement; the art form comes from both…

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