Tag: persistence

Do I Need An MBA To Start a Business?

by Haley Gray I think one of the biggest misconceptions is that in order to start a business, you need a fancy education. Sure, I have an MBA from a top-rated business school; it has helped me tremendously. However, I don’t think that was a requirement to start a successful business. The MBA is great…
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Pick One Challenge

People continually comment on how much I get done in an average day, and ask me pretty much daily if I actually sleep.  The answer to that question is yes.  I do sleep, and quite well.  What I think sets me apart from many other people is that I set challenges for myself and commit…
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Do You Want to be an Entrepreneur?

Do you want to be an entrepreneur?  Do you want to start your own business?  Have you thought about it?  What kind of idea do you have for a business?  Here are some things to think about prior to stepping out on your own, to decide if maybe it is a good idea. 5 Questions…
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Remembering Dad And A Year Of Changes

One year ago, today, my father died.  It was one of those moments in my life that wasn’t exactly unexpected, but it was also one of the most difficult.  It was also one of the biggest turning points in my life.  So many things have changed in the last year, despite losing my dad.  I…
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YAB- Yet Another Business

My friends who know me very well know that I own several businesses, not just the two I talk about here the most.  I actually also own a real-estate investment business as well as a couple of other, smaller businesses/holding companies in addition to Extension of You Home Care, and the Care Patrol of the…
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5 Tips For Entrepreneurs

I’m fortunate enough to be an owner for four separate businesses.  Some of them take more time and energy than the others, but they all require some of the same things to keep going, and be successful.  Some of what I’ve achieved is luck, but a fair amount can be blamed on a few simple…
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Things Worth Doing Are Often The Hardest

My MBA from Duke.  Giving birth to four children, and raising them so far.  Donating my mom’s kidneys, and corneas when she died. Things worth doing are often the hardest to do. This week, I got a letter from the gentleman who received my mom’s kidneys after she died two and a half years ago.…
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Some Days Are Breakthroughs

Yesterday my children about drive me into orbit. There were points in the day where I was nearly in tears.  Then they decided to switch their acts around, and behave like angel children today, and things were so much better. How much better?  Well, my younger daughter finished the project, and turned in the final…
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