How to Properly Say Thank You

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Ever notice how a kind word can brighten your day? Or how much time can pass before you hear a kind word yourself? How about giving a kind word? I know I’m guilty of presuming the people I work with just KNOW how awesome I think they are. I send out good vibes. I smile […]


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Just when you think you’ve got everything under control, along comes Life to remind you that you don’t. Never had it in the first place. It was all an illusion. I know this and I still try anyway. Not even having kids has stopped me from the delusion that I can make, and keep, well […]

How Does a Small Business Thrive in Year Two?

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In honor of starting Avant Synergy’s second year this week, I thought it would be appropriate to write my top 5 things I would and wouldn’t have done differently! This is not scientific – just good ol’ personal reflection. What I DON’T Regret! Taking time before ‘launching’ to set things up right. My corporation and […]

Happy 1st Birthday, Avant Synergy!

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What a RIDE this past year has been. WOW. I could start this script by saying “As I reflect…” however, what really comes to my mind is – LET’S KEEP GOING – HURRY! KEEP MOVING! ONWARD! FORWARD! I am all about reflecting, analyzing, and adjusting…looking for improvement, and ways to trim waste…but today, I just […]

Overcoming the Fear of Public Speaking

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When is the last time you sat through an amazing presentation? One in which you were either wowed by the speaker, fully engaged with the content, or both. Better question. When is the last time you WERE the amazing presenter? The one mesmerizing the audience. Captivating them with your every word. Sentences fluid and cascading […]

Quality vs. Quantity

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Let’s face it. Stuff gets in the way. It gets in the way of being free, being our best, and being efficient. Several years ago I was deeply impacted by book written on a rather elementary topic. The book was called, “Life Lessons Learned While Shopping,” by Amanda Ford. This little gem of a read […]


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