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Take Time to Reflect

We start each day looking at our reflection in the mirror. That reflection is powerful. In a glance, we make an assessment of our appearance and what we have to offer, what we may be able to change right now (like tucking in a shirt or smoothing a collick), what we may be able to enhance now (such as lip colour or adding jewelry), and what we can improve upon over time (such as weight loss or reducing acne).  Later, we drive to our destination using the reflection in the rear view mirrors to help us make decisions on how to move forward and stay safe.

This month marks two years since Whitney Houston's untimely death. So many positive interviews, quotes, and contributions have been unearthed since her death that I can't help but wonder what would have happened if her last days had been brightened with some of the encouragement, compassion, and perspective on her life that was shared after her death. Unfortunately, death tends to be when our contributions, accomplishments and ta…

New Blog Post Coming Monday!

“Every person needs to take one day away.  A day in which one consciously separates the past from the future.  Jobs, family, employers, and friends can exist one day without any one of us, and if our egos permit us to confess, they could exist eternally in our absence.  Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for.  Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us.” ― Maya AngelouWouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now If you live in the midwest, you are probably weather-weary by now. There is a much bigger demand mentally and physically on us as we move about with a host of weather-related obstacles. It seems only right to compensate by sacrificing your off day or personal time - but don't do it! 
Have a nice weekend and see you back here on the Educated Emotion next week!
Peace,
The Educated Emotion

Is Your Pricing Sorry?

I made the decision about a month ago, to quit playing with my prices and use the price points that I researched extensively. My research included web searches, informational interviews, and senior business advisers. I wanted to have the fairest pricing available. I have had a couple people that have known me for awhile question my pricing. I lost confidence in my pricing and tried to appease people at prices that were not at benefit to me or them.  Today, I am pleased with the increase and consistency in quality and detail I am able to provide to clients. I know that I am competitively priced  for the services I render.
A couple weeks ago, I finished up a 90-day strategy with a debut author that had no previous digital footprint and started working on action steps. I charged him my standard rates and was able to create a practical, creative, strategy for him that I am really excited about. He sold 18 copies of his self-published book within one week of us working together. When I t…