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Are you scared?

Are you afraid? Do you think you aren’t strong enough? Are you afraid you won’t finish? Are you so sad that you are here and that you let yourself get here? These were all things that would go through my head. For two years I went to the gym on and off. (Hell, let’s be honest, for the last 15 years) I would get dedicated for a little bit, eat okay, and then stop going. I always felt good when I finished. But if I …

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Hustle Mom Hustle’s First Thanksgiving!

This is our first Thanksgiving as Hustle Mom Hustle! We are 7 Momma’s on the run. We are raising humans at home and at work. We are all leaders in our space and very engaged with our children and our work families. On this Thanksgiving, I want to tell you how thankful I am for these women. All of them are special people in my life and although our schedules are insane and we don’t get to spend much time together, we spend this time …

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You Can Call Me Santa

Sooooooooooo it’s no surprise that I’ve had a busy, draining couple of months. I’ve blogged about it once or twice and I’ve continued to say things like ‘the end is near’; ‘it’s almost over’; ‘it’s just a one time thing’; ‘it won’t happen again’; etc. to my loved ones who are seriously concerned about me. Well, it’s almost over; I expect it to be over by Monday; just like I expected it to be over September 7, October 1, and now, I’m stating it for …

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September has become the month from hell

This is not the first time it’s happened. I don’t know if it’s every September — I’m too sleep deprived to remember, but I do remember another awful September. It was the fall of 2016. There must be something in the air that August is over, summer is done. Time to get extra serious for a few months before the holidays. Time to turn everything on its head. Deadlines – end of month, end of quarter. It happens to be a “let’s try to do …

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Playdates!

Oh playdates, playdates and more playdates.  Through the years playdates have taken on many different versions at my house from working full time, working from home as a consultant and now working full time with some flexibility.  The caliber and expectations from my first to my fourth kid have changed drastically. When Maddi was younger we had playdates at museums, full on tea parties and always had an agenda with a healthy snack and craft options.  I’m serious, an agenda with full blown themes. Fast …

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Like vs. Respect

Hustle Mom Hustle is all about balance; parenting, career and personal growth.  Most of my focus has been sharing Mom moments or personal stories. I’m going to shift my focus this week since this seems to be how the majority of my time is spent @ work.  My intent is to share advice on professional growth and personal tips that keep me grounded (aka sane). I’ve been working professionally and growing successfully for what seems like my entire life (started my first job was when …

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What Are You Deeply Passionate About?

I am passionate about thinking and about learning, usually centered on the theme of constant improvement. I feel most valued when someone asks for my opinion. I love being a sounding board, knowing that I bring a unique perspective to the table. If I have insights or experience to help make something better, I jump at the chance to share what I know. If I haven’t been there/done that, I probably know someone who has and try my best to connect those people. I’m confident …

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Women in Business

I attended the Women in Automotive Conference in Orlando, FL this week. It was a packed 3 days talking about women in business, struggles, mentorship and perseverance. I am on the executive team of my company and was proud to represent Dealer Inspire at this conference. I’ve been at 3 major companies in my career and have a history of promotions. Right out of college I worked for Ameritech Cellular. I started as a sales associate. I spent the first 3 months in training and …

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What Do You Bring to the Table?

This isn’t the most beautiful image, but the message resonated with me this week. When someone compliments you, say thank you. And accept what that person says. Many women feel uncomfortable when someone compliments them, and rattle off a list of faults in response. Stop doing that. If you’re having a ‘show and tell’ or sharing session at work, or with family and friends, stop opening your ‘share’ with something like “I know this is stupid but….” or “I know this is lame but….” Accept …

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What’s Your Personality Type?

Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a big fan of personality tests. My latest favorite is 16 Personalities; it closely resembles the Myers Briggs test — but it’s free and “freakishly accurate”. Once your personality type has been identified, the summary sheds light on everything from your career choices, to how to find the work environment best for you, along with information about friendships, romantic relationships, etc. Understanding my personality type has helped me further hone in on my strengths and has helped me …