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Yvonne DiVita
Author/writer/blogger/book coach
Interests: Reading, writing my blog and working on my business book. I love stories - eager to have you tell me yours.
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by BIG Idea Facilitator Yvonne DiVita Women Entrepreneurs - we ARE millions strong! My office is a reflection of me, as I expect your office is of you. Given my devoted attention to women entrepreneurs, especially baby boomer women, you can imagine I am surrounded by strong, inspirational things. We'll... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Lipsticking
by BIG Idea Facilitator, Yvonne DiVita For us, at Lipsticking, the concept of a confident, independent, and ambitious woman is a natural. There is little new about it. Women have shown their independence, their confidence, and their rising ambitions quite clearly from the dawn of civilization. Interestingly, society often spends... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2018 at Lipsticking
by BIG Idea Facilitator, Yvonne DiVita Influencer marketing seems to be the buzz word of the day. Maybe you're wondering what it means. Who are all these influencers? How are they marketing themselves? Are they all that important? How do you connect with them? Let me try and answer some... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2018 at Lipsticking
by Yvonne DiVita, Big Idea Facilitator Advice on how not to write a book, or anything else, is fairly easy to compile. First, don't sit at your computer daily. Do it once in awhile. Second, read other people's work and copy them. Third, be confident in the knowledge that you... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2018 at Lipsticking
It's 8:00. I have a cup of coffee and a dog at my feet and what could be better than that? The cross country trip from Colorado to NY was brutal. I won't sugar coat it. Travel was easy, yes, and Emily held up better than I. Our pet friendly... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2018 at Lipsticking
Fortune is in the Failure, so writes Katie Myers in her first business book subtitled, What you say in business matters. I could not agree more. What you say in business does matter. It matters how you say it, when you say it, and why you say it, This month's... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2018 at Lipsticking
By Big Idea Facilitator Yvonne DiVita I dreamed I was an eagle in flight...soaring above the world without a care. I dreamed I flew through clouds and mist, and never closed my eyes. I dreamed I landed on the edge of nothing, and... paused; paused because my eagle eyes could... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2018 at Lipsticking
By Big Idea Facilitator, Yvonne DiVita Everything comes to an end. Life teaches you that at an early age. I am experiencing the ending of an era, right now. I am trying to grasp so many lessons, taught along the way. As I embrace a new adventure in my life... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2018 at Lipsticking
Everyone has heard the saying, "Failure is not an option," from Susan B. Anthony. And, if you hadn't heard it yet, you have now. She was determined to succeed and she was never going to let failure hold her back. That's the topic of April's Time for Books - Fortune... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2018 at Lipsticking
I declared 2017 the Year of the Phenomenal Woman. And it was. It was so phenomenal, I decided to continue it this year. Folks like to say, "What a difference a day makes." And that's true. A day of failure and tears can turn into a week of accomplishment and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2018 at Lipsticking
It's Time for Books, Friday, April 6, 2018. We have a special book today called Fortune is in the Failure. The author, Katie Myers, is both a colleague and a friend. I met Katie about two years ago but it seems like we've always known each other! She's one of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2018 at Lipsticking
...I will climb a thousand more. I have climbed a thousand mountains. At least, it feels that way, sometimes. Sometimes my mountain is small, I can climb it with ease, reaching the summit and celebrating with cheers out loud. I stand there, arms raised, face to the sun, and I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2018 at Lipsticking
This Friday on Time for Books we're completing the review of Design the Life You Love by Ayse Birsel. Remember, this is a workbook. I have been encouraging you to work on it along with me. Our discussion continues from last week, where we were asked to think of our... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2018 at Lipsticking
"Courage looks you straight in the eye. She is not impressed with power trippers, and she knows first aid. Courage is not afraid to weep, and she is not afraid to pray, even when she is not sure who she is praying to. When she walks it is clear she... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2018 at Lipsticking
I dreamed a thousand dreams...and none of them came true. I slept a thousand nights, and woke a million nothing. It feels that way sometimes. That my dreams and my hopes and my desires are such tiny slivers of nothing in the Universe, that they slip away into some... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2018 at Lipsticking
You're reading Time for Books | My Life is a Cookbook. Question is - what metaphor can you use for your life? In our book for March, Design the Life You Love, Ayse Birsel tells us to compare it to a metaphor. But first, let's talk about POV - point... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2018 at Lipsticking
Got a dime? I got 12 Big Ideas for you. The dime a dozen saying is so old, I think it's getting frayed around the edges. But, it's true for big ideas. Big ideas are a dime a dozen. For every big idea you have, I have three. For every... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2018 at Lipsticking
This week we worked on deconstruction and reconstruction. I shared my workbook as well as the workbook examples from Design the Life You Love by Ayse Birsel. This is a Time for Books video book review. Here's a hint about all of this: No one said it would be easy.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2018 at Lipsticking
Using Design the Life you Love step by step guide, you, too, can design the life you love. This is Time for Books with Yvonne DiVita, a weekly book review series. This month, in March, we are studying Design the Life You Love by Ayse Birsel, a simple, but profound,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2018 at Lipsticking
We're participating in today's International Women's Day with the help of Colette Cassidy at All Finance Tax by sharing an infographic of The World's Most Influential Female Entrepreneurs! Applause all around, please! As Colette wrote to Robbi, in her email, "Some of those featured are entrepreneurs in the traditional sense... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2018 at Lipsticking
Design the Life You Love by Ayse Birsel - the business book for March. This is a video book review at Time for Books with Yvonne DiVita. We're early in March, which is early in 2018, so those of you who are already lamenting that you need more time to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2018 at Lipsticking
Time for Books: How Remarkable Women Lead - Sense of Purpose. This book is a must read for all women in business but especially for those of us who are both entrepreneurs and baby boomer women in their second act. I'm a firm believer in the movement we hear a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2018 at Lipsticking
Why is your second act better than your first? Because you're better. You're better now than you have ever been. Somehow, when we hit 30 we think life is over. How hard did you lament when 30 came - and went - in a blink? Were you one of those... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2018 at Lipsticking
"I wanted to be a leader who made a difference in the world," she said. And so, she started her Second Act and became one. This month's Time for Books video reviews are all about the amazing book, How Remarkable Women Lead by Joanna Barsch and Susie Cranston. In today's... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2018 at Lipsticking
I had a big idea. I knew a great solution. I found a better way, one day. My problem was, I didn't know the question. Have you ever felt that way? Have you ever known in your gut, deep down in that intuitive place you keep all your secrets, that... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2018 at Lipsticking