Can I Have Some Money?

How you say things makes all the difference in the world. Words are powerful tools and need to be used with caution. I’m going to take a wild guess that you probably don’t want to give me money just because I asked for it. You’d probably want more information and a little more professionalism if I was asking for funding.

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Bad Directions and the Old Sears Building

When I first moved to Florida from Texas, I was so excited to see the palm trees, the water, and the tropical flowers. There was so much to see and one of the things I looked forward to the most was finding out where everything was.  Before GPS was available, we had to found our way around the old fashion

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Never Always

The way you think and the words you release today are the most critical aspects of your life and how life turns out for you. I used to not believe that. Ya, I figured that if I thought the OPPOSITE of what I wanted that it would happen. If I wanted a job, I wouldn’t envision myself getting it. No,

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4 Things You Need Before You Consider a Grant

Grant writing is super easy…until you need to sit down and actually do it. In theory, it’s nothing more than selling your organization to people who have available money when you don’t have it, but it’s actually a pretty detailed process. Finding the funders that support your mission is a job all in itself and can take hours or even

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Living on a Mission

You’re not here by accident and you don’t have to live in chaos. Life WILL happen, bad days WILL be around, and decisions WILL need to be made. But you don’t have to live aimlessly. With a mission statement, you can avoid craziness in your life and in your organization. Craziness will still happen, but YOU won’t have to go

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3 Reasons Why You Need a Mission Statement

The mission statement usually gets overlooked in the whole scheme of things. We’re just eager to get our business started or our non-profit going that we don’t think about stopping and writing out a few sentences about the organization and really defining our vision. But it is important. Here’s a video where I explain the three reasons why you need

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GO!

There’s an age-old question out there that we’ve all asked ourselves at one time or another but few will rarely answer confidently: What am I going to do with my life? That’s a pretty heavy question. I mean, anytime you look at the big picture it’s scary and seems impossible to achieve. I don’t know of any kids that dream

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If Not Now Then When

I love easy-to-chew quotes. Sometimes they can be lengthy or overdone, but this one really hit home for me. It’s simple, to the point and true. I’ve been daydreaming about starting a business and have gone through hundreds of ideas trying to find that perfect idea. I don’t just jump in head first into anything. I’m more of the “analyze

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