Wanna Get into the Marijuana Biz?

The legalization of marijuana for recreational use in California has created a bonanza of business opportunities and questions too.  Many of us grew up hearing “just say no”, “don’t do drugs” and that marijuana was a gateway drug to harder drugs.

Judy Goss and I spoke to experts about the opportunities in the burgeoning marijuana economy, especially since CA just legalized pot for recreational use.

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New Year, New Thoughts

Only eight percent of us achieve our New Year’s resolutions.  At What Women Want Talk Radio, we had the privilege of discussing how to keep our New Year’s resolutions with Dr. Robi Ludwig, world-renown psychotherapist and reporter.

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Getting Yourself Out There

“Getting yourself out there”—it’s advice we hear all the time, but all too often it’s nebulous.  What’s out “out there” and how do we do it in a way that’s productive?  On this week’s episode of What Women Want Talk Radio we discussed the branding strategies of businesses large and small with experts Pamella Horton and Susan Gunelius.  Our riveting discussion unpacked more than just brand strategy.  We delved into to recent campaigns from companies like Campbell’s Soup and Pepsi as well as discussed influencer and content marketing—and so much more.

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Hollywood’s Problem Starts in High School

The success of Wonder Woman and the live action Beauty and the Beast has generated a great deal of discussion about women in cinema and woman-centric narrative.  A Variety article pointed out, though, that despite record box office, women, “made up only 7 percent of all directors working on the 250 highest-grossing domestic releases in 2016. That represented a decline of two percentage points from the year before.”  Without getting too heady or too political, I need to point out that women’s narratological problems start off long before a screenplay gets optioned by the studios and directors are hired.  It starts in high school, with the ways we are taught narrative structure.

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Reeling in Our Focus

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There are so many distractions.  Sometimes, in our hectic lives, we have competing priorities, which can make focusing even harder.  This past week on What Women Want Talk Radio, Judy Goss and I had guests Christine Hassler and Nancy Ganzekaufer, who coached us on how to make our lives more reflective of our deeply held priorities.  If you’ve been overwhelmed by your to-do list or suffering from a bad case of analysis paralysis, you’ll find the candor of Christine and Nancy refreshing.

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History & Her Story: My Great-Grandmother the Entrepreneur

I’ve always grown up knowing that my great-grandmother was a trail-blazing woman with an indomitable entrepreneurial spirit.  On May 20th, the Texas Historical Commission  recognized my great-grandmother’s achievements with a historical marker. The year women got the right to vote, my great-grandmother, Anna Ripps, started her grocery store business in Poteet, Texas.

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Anna C. Ripps, founder of Prospect Hill Grocery.  Photo courtesy of Judith Hooge

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Making It Personal: Turning Our Problems into Profit

Have a problem?  You may have business opportunity.  What’s so interesting about Stacia Pache & Rochelle Graham is they both had personal issues and instead of endlessly searching for an existing product to meet their needs they decided to make the product they were looking for themselves.

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Now, they both have vibrant, growing businesses.  Learn more about ItBandz, Stacia’s quest for a better knee band, and Alikay Naturals, Rochelle’s company, which grew from Rochelle’s need for rapid recuperation of her hair on this great interview on What Women Want Talk Radio hosted by Judy Goss on Mogul.

Got a problem?  Get a business mindset!

Multiple Career Mania: How Many Tabs YOU Got Open?

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In the race to be more productive, we can lose our self-care and inner knowing.  Often, we also have a hard time juggling priorities, especially if we are pursing multiple streams of income. This week on What Women Want Talk Radio,  Joan Pelzer of Joan Pelzer Media LLC and Pamella Horton of Maven’s Connections shared some great insight and life hacks about not only being more productive, but being productive in meaningful ways.

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#ReadMyLips

Mogul invited its members to write letters to the president about women’s issues they wanted to see addressed in the #ReadMyLips campaign.  Not all of these are policy-wonk fodder.  Some are beautiful poems, some  outcries against long-standing injustices.  What unites all of them is women are voicing their concerns in one unified act and it’s getting attention from many esteemed press outlets such as Allure, The Huffington Post and Glamour.

I contributed to this because I feel strongly that we need to better appreciate women in in our society as whole, past, present and future.

Here’s my contribution on Mogul.

Transforming Our Pain Into Action

This week’s What Women Want Talk Radio with Judy Goss had one stand-out theme to me:   transforming our pain into action.

We all deal with pain–emotional, physical.  People often put pain on a spectrum, at least in clinical environment.  I see pain as sort of a canvas of colors and shades personally.  What’s important is not the existence of pain.  Pain is a great equalizer and common denominator.  It’s what we do with our pain that’s important, which is why I was so illuminated by our guest this week, Lisa Jacobson of The Daily Migraine, who had suffered through 9,000 migraines and Samantha Elandary, who took her childhood issues with speech and language and founded The Parkinson’s Voice Project.

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