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Yvonne DiVita
New York
Author/writer/blogger/business coach
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The book carries an important message for today's everyday revolutionary - those of us who advocate for equal pay, and equal treatment under the law. One of my favorite parts is in Chapter 4 Getting Into (and out of) the Government. On page 101, we read about Erin Vilardi, founder of VoteRunLead, an organization dedicated to training women to run for office at any level. Continue reading
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Lisa never let the family problems hold her back. The third child in a family of four children, she has more stories of life growing up confused, than most. Weren't we all confused as kids? But this is different. This is confusion from being in a home torn by alcoholism. Perhaps something more. Whatever it was, the choice Lisa made was to get through it, get beyond it, and somehow, get over it. Continue reading
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You want inspiration - stories of how to get from here to there? I know you like stories. We have stories and more in this week's video. Join me in this Smart Women Conversations with the over the top personality, Lonnee Rey, of 2020 Story Coaching and Facilitator of Great People and Products as she takes us beyond our nervous nellie worries to get the boulders off our shoulders and rocks out of our socks! Continue reading
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In our video, we share thoughts on emotional intelligence (do women really have more of it than men?), how being uncomfortable gets you further ahead than resting on your laurels, how Joanne helps you learn to Stop, Pause, Think, and Now Action! I asked Joanne about the pause concept quite a bit. What is it? Why is it important? Is it more than just a quick breath, and on we go? Continue reading
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This insightful conversation shares online business strategy, various ways to make money online, how your work, the value you bring, will build your reputation and help you become the successful entrepreneur you've been dreaming of becoming. Continue reading
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One point Maureen talks about might surprise you. She confesses to impostor syndrome and how it affects all of us at some point or another, including some of the smartest, most successful professionals out there, in corner offices. Yep, the men and women we look up to sometimes get up, look in the mirror, and say, "I don't belong here. When will the world discover I shouldn't be here?" It's that sadness or worry or lack of confidence we feel gripping our heart, trying to hold us back. Whatever the reason, Maureen points out that we all suffer from it at some time or another in our lives. Continue reading
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We all have a blind spot. Most of us are woefully unaware of it, or we have convinced ourselves it's not a big deal. Watch and learn - because Holly is not fooling around here - this is serious content for women (and men) who get it - who know they're missing something in their discussions with prospects and even with clients. Continue reading
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To actually touch and feel the past, perhaps. To travel to places most of us will only see on the Travel channel. That's just part of what I love about Shahrina. What you will love is how she shares her story of the journey from archaeology to law. And how life as a student studying law could be more difficult than most of us realize. Continue reading
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Perhaps you've never heard of "Food Codes". I certainly hadn't. When I met Lana and we talked a bit before the show, I was immediately put at ease and attracted to her nurturing focus. Of course I was! Nurturing is how we should be treating each other every day! Little did I know, until she taught me in this conversation, that we also need to nurture our gut, our brain, our extremities - our entire body, by eating better. Continue reading
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There are those who will tell you work is play. Or, if it isn't, that you should be doing something else. Here's a more current thought - did you play with building blocks as a kid? Did your kids play with building blocks? What about those all popular inter-connecting building blocks? You know the kind, the ones that are so colorful and today also can help kids create super heroes and cars and fire stations and more. Continue reading
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What I didn't realize, until many years later, is that I never left the old me behind. Where would I have put her? In the closet? She would not have endured that well, she objects to small spaces. In the corner of my bedroom? That would have been spooky! Continue reading
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Her series of Pug Fairy Tales not only delight children, they are great for a chuckle and a trip down memory lane for those of us who remember reading fairy tales as a kid. I was big into fairy tales, so these books make me smile for more reasons than just their whimsical content. Continue reading
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If you're cringing a bit, if your hackles are up because if you ever do write a book it's going to be "your" book, not anybody else's book, calm down. Get a drink of water. Co-authors are a good thing. The key is to find the right co-author. And to establishing responsibility. Continue reading
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Our friendship goes back to BlogPaws and before, when I followed her on her gig at Copyblogger. It's precisely because of all the things this woman has taught me that I knew I needed to have her on Smart Women Conversations. Each week I try to offer a glimpse into the heart and soul of a smart successful woman who knows more than we do, someone who is willing to share and offer advice, and Pamela delivers fantastically. Continue reading
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When Elaine Rau found herself without a job, a home, and in a strange country with little or no job opportunities in front of her, she realized she had to create her own future and learn how to make money. With only $12.18 in her pocket, she made the decision to invest in a domain name, Ladybossblogger, and grabbed her future by the shirttails and made things happen. Continue reading
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I fear we are losing magic bit by little bit, day by cloudy day, moment by noisy moment, because we no longer care about it, we no longer recognize it, we no longer believe in it. Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2019 at Lipsticking
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Using her humor, and her smarts, Erika rose above all of the snide remarks and other harassment and she became a captain. She became successful. She became strong and purposeful. Continue reading
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We met serendipitously over the web when my daughter, Chloe DiVita, mentioned "the red thread" to me. This was not an idea or concept I was familiar with, which meant I had to go in search of it. Finding Tamsen not only educated me on a Greek myth I knew nothing about (watch the video to learn), but also helped me understand the ideas behind following your own red thread. Continue reading
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Before you laugh or bring your skeptical thinking to the conversation, understand that I believe her. I believe trees and plants of all manner communicate with each other. Why shouldn't they then communicate with us? Holly tells us her mission is "to help people experience expansive joy in their lives through connecting with nature." Continue reading
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I especially wanted to share her today, on Black Friday, because I know how many of you are out and about grabbing up all the deals being offered. I expect you are aware of how much you should spend today, but it you get too caught up in the excitement (by which I mean, if you end up spending more than you planned) never fear, help is here! And I do mean help - no judgment. Just help. Continue reading
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This is a company that has almost unlimited colors and instant previews of what you've designed. This is one of the things that sets them apart from other stationery sites. (180 colors to choose from - now that's a lot of colors!) Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2019 at Lipsticking
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But, Debbie's strategies, her tactics, her advice, and her stories (about herself and about her clients) bring the book to life in a positive way business books rarely achieve. It's less a book about building business success, as it is a guide to take you on a positive journey to success. Continue reading
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I do expect you to learn a great deal about being "in business" as opposed to "starting a business." There is more to being an entrepreneur than putting your shingle out on your house or in your front yard. A great big takeaway, an enormous bit of advice, comes at the end. When Janet explains what she means when she says, "There is no there, there." Continue reading
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So many women I meet tell me they want to write a book. They have a big idea, or they have several, but they're afraid to start. Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2019 at Lipsticking
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This conversation focuses on that, brain health, women's health, and how to bring happiness into your life - both inside and out. Ann considers herself a Happiness Ambassador - a coach who helps us look better, live better, and FEEL better. Which is something we all need more than ever today. Continue reading