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30-Day Money Cleanse for the Womanpreneur

As an entrepreneur you’re busy, like all the time busy. You probably get so busy you lose track of time and money, but don’t worry it happens to the best of us. Take a moment to reflect on 2016 and the Starbucks you’ve consumed, dining out, business and home office supplies, and the list goes on. Entrepreneurs thrive on efficiency and convenience and sometimes those come at a hefty cost.

Each year you should sit down and re-evaluate your expenditures and incorporate personal and professional financial goals into your new year plan. When you’re the accountant, the customer service rep, marketing, writer, speaker and every other role in your business, you can get so focused on daily tasks that you lose sight of the other stuff in the background.

Green is being named the trendy color of 2017, and it’s also conveniently the color of money. It’s time to refocus and get back on track! Earlier in January Kelli Wilkins talked about setting realistic goals, “setting small goals at first and as you accomplish them, crossing them off your list.” Money goals should be no different because they can be the most challenging on our willpower reserves.

As Benjamin Franklin whose head is on the $100 bill said: “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!” Personal Capital created the graphic below so you can stick to a 30 day plan to get your finances back in order. They’re a financial app with software where you can track your money and stay on budget.

It’s internally satisfying checking off plans, to-do lists, and days on the calendar and that’s what’s really cool about the graphic. Each day is tailored to become increasingly harder as your willpower to be financially fit becomes stronger. There’s even rest days just like a traditional workout regime.

Cleanses can come in all shapes and sizes and for different parts of your life. You could pledge for the next 30 days after to cleanse your office space and to adopt minimalism to be organized and efficient. Maybe you want to improve your sleep and diet? How about cleansing your life from the negative people who don’t support your business or dreams and goals? Craft a 30 day cleanse of your own choosing and become the best you yet.

All you need is a little time management, passion and some perseverance. Jump start your 2017 with this 30 day money cleanse to pay down debts and plan for the future. You can do it! Share your other 30 day cleanse ideas in the comments below.

Maternal Health Consultant Arianna Taboada: Maternity Leave Planning for Entrepreneurs on Women Entrepreneurs Radio™

Show #398

Arianna Taboada is a maternal health consultant who works with experienced entrepreneurs who are becoming first-time mothers, helping them customize their maternity leave plan and return to work.

She is deeply committed to providing on-going, multi-faceted support that meets the professional, physical, mental, social, and emotional needs of entrepreneurs as they babyproof their business and navigate new motherhood.

Prior to her consulting practice, Arianna worked on maternal health issues for over a decade as a health educator, a social worker in a mental health clinic, a reproductive health researcher, and a yoga therapist.

She draws from her expertise as a maternal health professional, combined with her experience as a business owner and mother, to provide highly personalized services so expecting entrepreneurs have the tools and information they need to make decisions and take action when it comes to balancing their business with a new baby.

Arianna lives, works, and plays with her family in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

http://www.ariannataboada.com


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Martin Luther King Jr Day - A Day of Service

"Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality." -Martin Luther King, Jr.


Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a vital figure of the modern era and a pivotal figure in the Civil Rights Movement. His lectures and dialogues stirred the concern and sparked the conscience of a generation. His charismatic leadership inspired men and women, young and old, in this nation and around the world.

After a long struggle, legislation was signed in 1983 creating a federal holiday marking the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

In 1994, Congress designated the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of service and charged the Corporation for National and Community Service with leading this effort. Taking place each year on the third Monday in January, the MLK Day of Service is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service – a "day on, not a day off."

It's part of United We Serve, the President's national call to service initiative. It calls for Americans from all walks of life to work together to provide solutions to our most pressing national problems. The MLK Day of Service empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers, creates solutions to social problems, and moves us closer to Dr. King's vision of a "Beloved Community."
- from http://mlkday.gov/index.php


Selma Movie & Trailer Site on Facebook
http://www.selmamovie.com

Newly Discovered 1964 MLK Speech on Civil Rights, Segregation & Apartheid South Africa
http://www.democracynow.org/2015/1/19/exclusive_newly_discovered_1964_mlk_speech


MLK biography on Nobel Prize.org
http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/1964/king-bio.html

The King Center
http://www.thekingcenter.org/

MLK Research and Education Institute
http://mlk-kpp01.stanford.edu/

The "I Have a Dream" speech audio and video
http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/mlkihaveadream.htm

The Corporation for National and Community Service
http://www.nationalservice.gov/

United We Serve
http://www.serve.gov/

The Greatest MLK Speeches You Never Heard
http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/19/us/king-speeches-never-heard/index.html?sr=sharebar_twitter

The "Beyond Vietnam -- A Time to Break Silence" Speech
http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/mlkatimetobreaksilence.htm

"The Drum Major Instinct" Speech
http://mlk-kpp01.stanford.edu/index.php/encyclopedia/documentsentry/doc_the_drum_major_instinct/

MLK Day on Twitter
https://twitter.com/mlkday


Set New Writing Goals for the New Year


by Kelli A. Wilkins

Happy New Year!

It's January and everyone is talking about making changes and setting goals for themselves. And why not? We have brand-new calendars hanging on our walls that are filled with unexplored days yet to come.

But do you find yourself gazing at your new calendar and wondering, "How is it 2017? Where did last year go? I had all those plans…"

If so, don't stress out. Not everyone accomplishes every goal they set for themselves. Take some time to look back at what you achieved last year and start thinking about this year. Evaluating your writing goals and setting reasonable action steps now will help you get on target for 2017.

Perhaps you took time off from writing and want to get back in the swing of things. Maybe your writing muse went on vacation to Hawaii and hasn't come back yet. That's okay. It's fine to take a break from writing for a while-but not too long. (If you rest too long, you'll rust!) Writing exercises, journaling, and freewriting story ideas are great ways to revive your motivation.

Keep in mind that everyone's writing career and writing goals are different. Think about what you want for you. Do you want to finish the novel you started last year (or haven't started yet)? Send out a dozen short stories? Enter a contest?

If you write magazine articles, are there any major publications you're targeting? Start brainstorming ideas now, make a list of places to send queries, and check out potential markets for their latest submission guidelines. (It's also time to be thinking 3 to 6 months ahead and plan those spring and summer articles.)

Write fiction? Have you found any new markets? Signed up for online market newsletters? If you're published in one genre (say, romance or horror), are you going to expand your horizons and write a different type of story this year?

Is the writing part going fine, but you need to develop (or enhance) your online profile and/or marketing? Explore writing-related websites and blogs, Yahoo Groups, social media groups, and advertising opportunities for your work. Are your blog, website, and author page(s) up-to-date? Should they get a refresh (or a major overhaul) for the new year?

Make a list of all you want to accomplish in the next few weeks and months. Having a list of projects and priorities will help keep your writing objectives on track. For example, if you want to explore new markets for your short story, put "find new markets" on your list.


If you're determined to write a new book, make a timeline for research, character development, plotting, etc. Give yourself a deadline for when you want to start writing and stick to it. Decide how many pages or chapters you want to finish each day/week/month. Little by little, your book will take shape, and you'll be amazed at your progress.

No matter what your writing goals are, a little pre-planning will help you focus and allow you to flow from one writing project to another. Preparation also keeps you motivated and fends off writer's block, because you always have "the next thing" to work on.

When you write down your goals, start your sentences with a positive statement, such as: "I will finish the rough draft of my novel by June 1" or "I will submit six articles to magazines." After you've made the list, note what you need to do to get started. This could include setting aside specific times to write each day, getting writer's guidelines, or sending out query letters. Then, pick one project (the most time-sensitive one, or your personal favorite), and get to work. Spend time targeting your goals now, and you'll be on your way to success!

But keep a balance. Don't let yourself become so goal oriented that you burn yourself out, stress yourself half to death, and let the writing life take the place of your real life. (Believe me, I've been there and I've learned.)

Family, friends, pets, neighbors, and having fun are all important parts of being alive. Make time for your writing, but also make time for yourself and those you love. (Yes, it's perfectly okay to leave the husband parked in front of a movie and go write for two hours. But make sure when you turn the computer off, you focus on the present moment.)

Every new day is bursting with hope, possibilities, and opportunities to make this year really great. Set some goals for yourself. Write as much as you need to (or want to), and then sit in the yard and watch the world go by for an hour. You're worth it!

If you're interested in learning more about the writing process and want expert tips and writing advice, check out my non-fiction writing guide, You Can Write-Really! A Beginner's Guide to Writing Fiction. The book is designed for writers who need a boost of motivation and simple instructions on how to get started. Each chapter targets a specific aspect of writing and includes tips and fun exercises.

If you're ready to write, order your copy here:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Write-Really-Beginners-Guide-Writing-Fiction-ebook/dp/B00THWLFQU/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1423749384&sr=1-1

Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1082226989

Nook: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/you-can-write-really-a-beginners-guide-to-writing-fiction-kelli-a-wilkins/1123383869;jsessionid=4B1E57AB6A9DFE5AC44AB9E871788482.prodny_store01-atgap08?ean=2940152785012

Enjoy 2017!


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kelli A. Wilkins is an award-winning author who has published more than 100 short stories, 19 romance novels, and 5 non-fiction books. Her romances span many genres and heat levels.

Loving a Wild Stranger was released in January 2017. This historical/pioneer romance is set in the wilds of the Michigan Territory and blends tender romance with adventure.
Kelli's third Medallion Press romance, Lies, Love & Redemption was released in September 2016. This spicy historical western is set on the Nebraska prairie in 1877.

In 2016 Kelli began re-releasing her romances previously published by Amber Quill Press. Visit her website and blog for a full title list, book summaries, and other information.
Her writing book, You Can Write-Really! A Beginner's Guide to Writing Fiction is a fun and informative non-fiction guide based on her years of experience as a writer. It's filled with writing exercises and helpful tips all authors can use.

If you like to be scared, check out Kelli's horror ebooks: Dead Til Dawn and Kropsy's Curse.

Kelli posts on her Facebook author page: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorKelliWilkins and Twitter: www.Twitter.com/KWilkinsauthor. She also writes a weekly blog: http://kelliwilkinsauthor.blogspot.com/.

Visit her website, www.KelliWilkins.com to learn more about all of her writings, read book excerpts, reviews, and more. Readers can sign up for her newsletter here: http://eepurl.com/HVQqb.


CATCH UP WITH KELLI

Here are a few links to find Kelli & her writings on the web
Newsletter sign-up: http://eepurl.com/HVQqb
Medallion Press Author Page: http://medallionpress.com/author/kelli-wilkins/  

The Power of Transformation with Cindy Tawiah of Diva By Cindy on Women Entrepreneurs Radio™

Show #397

Known to many as, "Ms. Cindy," Cindy Tawiah is the creator and owner of the Diva By Cindy hair care system and its philanthropic efforts, The Diva Project.

Inspired by a chemistry teacher, at the age of sixteen, Cindy began experimenting with making beauty products.  Her love of chemistry never left her, and in 2007, Cindy created the Diva By Cindy hair care product line. 

Prior to creating the Diva By Cindy hair care system, Cindy worked as a registered nurse for 13 years.  Her bedside manner transcended the traditional medical field and became the impetus for her entrepreneurial efforts.  Cindy is passionate about women and serving their whole being, and it shows through her outreach.

Cindy created Diva By Cindy products to enrich and inspire women by giving them a superb product that transforms their lives by stopping the hair from shedding and breaking and stimulates healthy hair growth.  Ultimately, Cindy seeks to heal, restore, and transform women. 

One way she achieves this mission is through The Diva Project.  Launched in 2004, The Diva Project offers women affected by domestic violence a day of beauty and healing.  Sales from Cindy's hair care products support her outreach.  Truly, Diva By Cindy is a product with heart!

Cindy lives by six guiding principles:  Prayer, Passion, Perseverance, Persistence, Presence, and Positivity!

http://divabycindy.com

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Following Your Inner Guidance

by Elena Camp

Somedays I feel inspired to read several books, create new classes and study internet marketing.

Other days, I don't feel like doing much at all. I sometimes worry that I am not being productive and then my inner guidance reminds me to act from inspiration and not "shoulds."

I teach others how to work with energy to create and manifest the lives they want. I tell them that you can accomplish more from doing energy work than physical action alone. Invariably, I still succumb to the belief in our society that you should work hard to be successful. Gently, Spirit reminds me that I am an energy guide and I know the laws of the universe. Creation begins in the spirit realm, not the physical realm.

Take the time to do your energy work before you begin any task. Gain clarity around your purpose, intent and motivation prior to taking any action. Clarity saves time and energy. Taking action after you have done your energy work will lead to inspired action. Inspired action is joyful, easy and effortless.



When I take "inspired" action, I can create much more in 2 or 3 hours, than I could all day when I am not feeling motivated. When you are inspired you are connected to Source Energy, the Energy that creates worlds.

About the author: Elena Camp is an Energy Guide and Law of Attraction Trainer. She teaches practical tools and processes to help her clients leverage spiritual laws and principles to create joyful, abundant lives.

Set Goals and Get Going!

by Kelli Wilkins

Every January, people all across the world make New Year’s resolutions. They start out with good intentions and are excited to start the year right. Great! But after a few weeks, the novelty of the new year wears off, and a lot of people find themselves in a rut, losing interest, disheartened, and just plain give up.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. Setting goals is an excellent way to instigate change, motivate and energize yourself, and it builds your self-confidence. What do you want to accomplish, give up, or change in the next eleven months?

Maybe you want to get in shape and eat healthier. Perhaps you want to give up a bad habit. Or you might want to change something about your daily life that will make you happier.

Now is the perfect time to sit down and make a list of all you want to accomplish. Having a list of goals and priorities will help keep your objectives on track. Spend some time thinking about what you really want to do, then develop a plan.

As a writer, I set different goals for myself each year. My lists (and there are many!) change from week to week and month to month depending on my projects and ideas. One thing I always remind myself is: one step at a time. Remember, you can’t do everything all at once. The pyramids weren’t just stacked up overnight - things take time.

When you set goals, try not to overwhelm yourself with unrealistic expectations. One goal might be to completely de-clutter your house - that’s great! But don’t push yourself too far and try to do it in an afternoon. Set small goals for yourself at first, and as you accomplish them, cross them off your list and move on.

Every so often it’s nice to look back at your lists and see all that you’ve done. It gives you a sense of pride and encourages you when you know that you’ve made progress. So take ten or fifteen minutes to evaluate your goals. What did you accomplish last year that you’re most proud of? (Or, what didn’t you do that you’re determined to do this year?) What would you like to achieve this year? When you look back at 2017, what would you like to say that you’ve done?

After you’ve made the list, take note of what you need to do to get started. This could include setting aside an hour for yourself each day, joining a gym, or taking a class. Then, pick one goal (the most time-sensitive one, or your personal favorite), and get to work. Before you know it, you’ll be on your way!


When she’s not making lists, multi-published author Kelli Wilkins writes in several genres, including romance, horror, and non-fiction. To learn more about her writings, visit her website at: www.KelliWilkins.com.

How She Does It: Cindy Tawiah, Creator & Owner of Diva By Cindy Hair Care

 Known to many as, "Ms. Cindy," Cindy Tawiah is the creator and owner of the Diva By Cindy hair care system and its philanthropic efforts, The Diva Project.

Inspired by a chemistry teacher, at the age of sixteen, Cindy began experimenting with making beauty products.  Her love of chemistry never left her, and in 2007, Cindy created the Diva By Cindy hair care product line.

Prior to creating the Diva By Cindy hair care system, Cindy worked as a registered nurse for 13 years.  Her bedside manner transcended the traditional medical field and became the impetus for her entrepreneurial efforts.  Cindy is passionate about women and serving their whole being, and it shows through her outreach.

Cindy created Diva By Cindy products to enrich and inspire women by giving them a superb product that transforms their lives by stopping the hair from shedding and breaking and stimulates healthy hair growth.  Ultimately, Cindy seeks to heal, restore, and transform women.  One way she achieves this mission is through The Diva Project.  Launched in 2004, The Diva Project offers women affected by domestic violence a day of beauty and healing.  Sales from Cindy's hair care products support her outreach.  Truly, Diva By Cindy is a product with heart!

Cindy lives by six guiding principles:  Prayer, Passion, Perseverance, Persistence, Presence, and Positivity!

Deb Bailey: Welcome to the Secrets of Success blog, Cindy! How did you get started as an entrepreneur?

Cindy Tawiah: Thanks, Deb. When I was 16 years old my chemistry teacher taught me how to make nail polish and lipstick because I was failing his class. He inspired me, parental pressure steered me towards a career in the medical field. I felt I never belonged there and after 13years left to follow my passion. I opened a Beauty Salon and developed my hair care products.


Deb: Are there any “lessons learned” from your experiences?

Cindy: Yes , everyone you hire should work as hard as you do . And pay attention to people's actions.


Deb: Who are your ideal clients?

Cindy: Women Who experience haircare challenges. As women we all experience hair shedding and hair breakage to some extent especially when we're not detangling our hair properly my ideal customer as a woman who is losing hair breakage and thinning as a result of traction or tension alopecia and women experience tangled not it matted hair. The Diva By Cindy hair care products over all mission is to give women longer, healthier hair. Our formulas contain natural ingredients and infuse the hair with moisture and stimulate hair growth.


Deb: They sound like awesome products. So, can you share some the successes and challenges you've met while building your business?

Cindy: Diva By Cindy not provides women with excellent hair care products but also supports homeless women and victims of domestic violence hosting beauty makeover days and giving them empowerment seminars. That is one of the things I am most proud about . Being able to make a difference in the lives of over 450 women . Our brand is now currently available on Walmart.com, Giant, Giant Eagle, TOPs , Food Lion and Jewel Osco grocery store chains . I am grateful to God for opening those doors.

My challenges: Finding individuals who will work with integrity and sincerity.


Deb: What inspires you to do the work you do?

Cindy: My passion is women and beauty my purpose is to inspire and empower and heal women and young girls who are broken and abused. They are my inspiration and motivation. I love hearing from women you use our products that my journey inspired them to change. We love hearing about the hair transformation stories but are even more thrilled when we hear about the life transformational ones.


Deb: That's terrific, Cindy. Going forward, what’s your vision for your business?

Cindy: Our vision is to take our Diva Project concept across the country making a day of beauty and healing accessible to all women in shelters across the country.


Deb: Thanks so much for sharing your story! Please let everyone know where they can find out more about you and your products.

Cindy: It was nice to be here, Deb. Here are my links.
Website: www.divabycindy.com
www.thedivaproject.org
FB: Divabycindy
Instagram: Divabycindy
Twitter: Divabycindy


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The Feminine Approach to Branding

by Tasha Bovain

From Manolo Blahniks to Jimmy Choos, it’s the packaging of these brands that seduce us into spending $400 on a pair of shoes we’ll only wear once.

Establishing a personal identity that reflects your unique personality and values is the key to getting noticed and standing out from the crowd.

For example, Oprah Winfrey has built an entire empire based on her core values. Her passion for helping others, generosity and soulfulness is reflected in everything she does – her talk show, her magazine, and her satellite radio show.

You can create that same personal success for yourself by focusing on your unique qualities, how you want to be perceived, who you want to reach, and by packaging yourself accordingly.

Be you. While it may be tempting to follow the masses when you’re first starting your business, market according to your personality. Not only will it make the process of marketing more fun, but it will also make your marketing campaign more effective as more customers will resonate with your product or service and you as an individual. But in order to do this, you must first know who you are and what you stand for.



What are your talents? What causes are closest to your heart? What is your life mission? What are your values and passions? If you’re having trouble during this process, dig through some old magazines and make a collage of pictures that inspire you most.

Make good use of your words. Can you communicate your value to customers in twenty words or less? Instead of simply stating you’re a lawyer, a life coach, or a writer, focus on what unique benefit you provide to your customers. In my own business as a writer and marketing consultant, I focus on the fact that I help small businesses humanize their brand and effectively communicate their value proposition so that they can attract more customers.

Bragging rights. Oftentimes, we as women have a hard time promoting themselves. While we have no problem bragging on our best friend or sister, we choke up when it comes to tooting our own horn. Find a way to make self-promotion work for you.

As we are all about giving to others, instead of approaching marketing from the traditional “what’s in it for me” standpoint, focus on what you have to give and how you create more value for your clients. You’re only doing your customers a disservice by keeping your talents hidden and by not getting your product or service out there.

About the author: Tasha Bovain is a writer and editor, specializing in creating values-led communications for small businesses and non-profit organizations. With a passion for business, marketing know-how and creative writing skills, she writes copy for clients ranging from event planning companies, to holistic wellness enterprises, to retail establishments. She thrives on supporting passionate organizations and professionals in pursuit of their dreams -- from the social entrepreneur to the local artist serving their community. Committed to "do-gooding," she has worked and volunteered with a host of non-profit organizations including: New York Women in Film and Television, P.S.1 Museum of Contemporary Art, Capital District Community Gardens, and the Nassau County Coalition Against Domestic Violence. www.TashaBovain.com

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How She Does It: Samantha Paxson, Chief Marketing Officer at CO-OP Financial Services

Samantha Paxson is the Chief Marketing Officer at CO-OP Financial Services, a financial technology and payments company serving 3,500 credit unions and their 60 million consumers.

She handles the company’s experience strategy, managing the ways CO-OP’s brand is delivered through message, product and value chain. She is also the founder of CO-OP THINK, an innovation content platform and event series empowering the evolution of modern, mission-driven financial services.


Deb Bailey: Welcome to the Secrets of Success blog, Samantha. Please share how did you get started as an entrepreneur.

Samantha Paxson: Great to be here, Deb. I started as an entrepreneur inadvertently!  I started out as a journalist not working in journalism – I took my background in storytelling and went into entertainment public relations and quickly morphed into marketing consulting for clients ranging from Aston Martin, Hurley/Billabong and Hoteles Camino Real to American Express and Marlboro Racing.

One of my clients, a small ATM company trying to go national asked me to move in-house as their VP of Marketing at the advent of the FinTech revolution and I moved from simple storyteller to transformational “intrapreneuer” shifting the way our brand was delivered through experience, messaging, technology and service.  I introduced an event series, magazine and content portal called CO-OP THINK and it immediately gained a considerable following in our industry and beyond.  I found that curiosity and boredom with what exists are fantastic creativity boosters that can transform any business from the inside out.


Deb: I think a lot of entrepreneurs start out in a similar way. They plan one thing, but they end up on a different path. Are there any “lessons learned” along the way that you’d like to share?

 Samantha: I wish I had learned sooner that I can make a bigger difference by getting out of my own “lane”.  I found that most innovation and true change happens in the space between functions.  My team gave me the nickname: SILO SLAYER.  I wear it as a badge because it builds the trust that is critical to collaboration and creative problem solving.


Deb: Who are your ideal clients?


Samantha: The decision makers at our credit unions who push the idea of what banking “is," including moving away from fear and concern, they can see the possibilities and opportunities transformation can bring.  When we think of new ways today’s modern consumer wants to engage with financial services providers and the potential value we can bring as a purpose-driven industry, we can innovate on solutions to drive our mission of "people helping people."


Deb: That sounds very innovative. What have been some of your successes and challenges?

Samantha: I’ve recently led an audit of our experience delivery that allowed me to really dig into the way we deliver on our brand:  from our systems and operations to our service.  This was difficult – requiring deep trust-building across the company.  Because digital has become the catalyst for transforming existing business, deeply understanding the current way  you deliver is an important first step in every organizations’ evolution.   By studying our clients and their consumers’ “jobs to be done” we can find new ways to bring ease, delight and creative solutions for paying, transacting and managing money.



Deb: What inspires you to do the work you do?


Samantha: Intersecting humanity and creativity with digital innovation and transformation.  I love learning from new thinkers, mavericks and outside companies solving problems in ways I haven’t thought of on my own.  I love collaboration, creative problem solving and ideation.  If I can do that all day long, it’s not work, it’s joy.


Deb: When you're doing what you love, it certainly doesn't feel like work. What’s your vision for your business?

Samantha: Doing what I’m doing now, but on a larger level with much greater impact for all professionals.



Deb: I've really enjoyed this discussion, Samantha. Thanks for stopping by, and please share your website and social media URLs.

Samantha: I enjoyed it too, Deb. Here they are:

CO-OP Financial Services: http://www.co-opfs.org

CO-OP Financial Services Consumer Blog
: https://co-opcreditunions.org

CO-OP THINK: http://co-opthink.org

CO-OP's Twitter: @COOPFS

Samantha's Twitter: @SamSmythPaxson

Samantha's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/samanthapaxson

Merry Christmas!

Have a safe and happy holiday!



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