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Meribeth Puckett – A New Career for a New Life

Posted by on Friday, August 23rd, 2013

The heat was brutal in Virginia during the summer of 2012. Long, humid August days fatigued D.C. commuters and checked the pace of enthusiastic outdoor joggers. Nightfall offered little respite from daytime temperatures, and the entire metropolitan area became like a pressure cooker, slowly but steadily gathering steam. In a local hospital bed within a cool, quiet room, Meribeth Puckett’s husband lay dying. Having been diagnosed with kidney failure five years earlier, he had now reached a terminal condition. Dialysis was ... Continue Reading

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Amy Byrd – Taking Wing and Becoming Her Own Boss

Posted by on Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

If you told Amy Byrd four years ago that she would one day be in direct sales, she wouldn’t have believed you.  “I would have told you that you’re crazy,” she affirms.  A pharmaceutical sales rep of nine years, Amy was already successful in her career, and her sights were set on motherhood, and the children she wanted to have with her husband, Stephan. When the couple began their family by adopting two children from China, Amy traded in her ... Continue Reading

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Ask Me Anything

Posted by on Monday, August 19th, 2013

Any attorney might tell you that the worst thing that can happen in court is getting asked a question to which you don’t know the correct answer. What color was the man’s sweatshirt? requires an answer, and if you’re the one being cross-examined, an “I’m not sure” can cast just the right amount of doubt in the jury’s minds. But maybe you can’t remember. You aren’t prepared for this question. Was it blue, or was it yellow? Your mind races. ... Continue Reading

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Allison Flynn – Multiplying Success

Posted by on Friday, August 16th, 2013

Imagine being in the prime of your life and wanting a child more than anything. Like many young women, Allison Flynn had plans to start a family with her husband, Dan, a few years ago when Allison was thirty years old. In her twenties, she had been a teacher, but switched careers early on and worked her way up the corporate ladder in a fortune 500 company. She says with enthusiasm that she loved every minute of it, but she ... Continue Reading

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In the Long Run: Investing in Your Long Term Success as a Solopreneur

Posted by on Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

What invisible force pushes a marathon runner to reach the finish line? Sometimes it seems like people who attain great things in life are being guided by something mysterious and magical; an inner strength that almost seems non-human. What makes us human in the first place, though, is that we doubt, and make mistakes. Being humans, we are also meant to survive and push through, because we have survived on this earth for a very long time. We know how ... Continue Reading

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Christie Waechter – Setting the Stage for Success

Posted by on Monday, August 12th, 2013

Christie Waechter took a final bow, then stepped off the stage of her college theater and into the arms of the man she married. A theater major, she had already played many roles over the years, though none of them would compare to the most challenging but rewarding role she would play in life as a mother to five children. For twelve years, Christie devoted all of her energy into being a wife and stay at home mom. Christie was someone’s ... Continue Reading

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Lisa Meade – A Solopreneur’s Small Steps to Big Victories

Posted by on Friday, August 9th, 2013

“To feel a sense of peace every day, knowing that you’re doing exactly what you should be doing in your life, and that you’re exactly where you need to be.” That is how Lisa Meade describes success. Lisa had recently left behind a successful career as a pharmaceutical manager in preparation for the child she and her husband were seeking to adopt, and were already in the process of adoption. While that adoption didn't work out, Lisa knew that eventually the ... Continue Reading

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Kellie Moths – A Business Mom’s Winning Pitch

Posted by on Thursday, August 8th, 2013

Your face is the first thing you show to the world, and your appearance often directly influences how you feel about yourself on the inside. When you know you look your best, you feel confident, and project that confidence outwardly. If you suffer from skin concerns, you may not want to show your face to anyone, and it can take a toll on your self-esteem. Acne leaves behind scars that are more than just skin deep. This is especially true ... Continue Reading

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The End is the Beginning

Posted by on Thursday, August 8th, 2013

Who among us hasn’t felt like quitting from time to time? Sandy Herbert admits that in the early days of her career, she almost did quit. But Sandy’s success was yet to come, and looking back on that time now, she says she realizes that at the moment she wanted to quit, she really hadn’t even gotten started yet. Fortunately, her willingness to keep going was stronger than her urge to give up. And that courage has paid off. In trying ... Continue Reading

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Kimberly Hewett – Leaving Her Comfort Zone and Building Success

Posted by on Thursday, August 8th, 2013

Some people just seem to be born knowing what they want in life. They know exactly what they want to do, they choose their careers early on, and follow their passions with enviable focus.  We have all heard of the young artist who picked up a paintbrush at age four and uncovered her calling with each stroke on the canvas. We watch in awe of the tennis player who steps onto the court with the determination and poise that comes ... Continue Reading

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