Category Archives: Social Entrepreneurship

One Thing: Measure What Matters

measure what matters, measure, ROI, SMMWhen I first got into the community building industry,
it was one of the most exhilarating pivots in my career as a business developer / entrepreneur. I found a way to generate profound and lasting friendships even faster and more efficiently than ever before (note: I’m what some would label an “old school marketer”). And, I discovered ways to help my clients do the same, and to measure their business growth along the way. Continue reading

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One Thing: Take Your Own Advice

It happened to me.
A few years ago, I finally took my own advice.

Has that ever happened to you?
I hope so. It’s a great feeling when you take your own advice.
I got out of my own way.
And, it is paying off, big time, even when the proverbial ‘poo’ hits the fan.
In keeping with the promise of the Landmark Forum (more about that later), I am leading an extraordinary life (this was not always the case).

Here are just a few things I have learned over the years that make it stick. Maybe you can relate: Continue reading

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One Thing: Stay Thirsty

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Shannon J. Hernandez

My friend, talented Phoenix broadcaster and podcast producer, Shannon J. Hernandez, invited me (via his post on Facebook) to attend Podcast San Diego, an event where he spoke to over 100 podcasters, live.
I said ‘YES’! And, I’m so glad I did.
This caused some introspection, as it was not an “impulse buy”, by any means. Continue reading

Humankind: Be both

The Pallotta TeamWorks Mobile City

The Pallotta TeamWorks Mobile City

Inspiration in a blue tent.

Through the years, I’ve found inspiration in nearly every experience, although it may not have been evident at the time.

One such experience was walking in the original Avon Breast Cancer 3-Day Walk.  This fundraising event was a 60-mile walk, starting in San Jose, California, and ending up on the Marina Green in San Francisco.

As with most of my life-altering experiences, this one was filtered through my personal lenses, not simply as a participant who trained for months ahead of time (with an old ACL injury nagging at the right knee), but also as a community-minded business woman and entrepreneur.

The event was run by Pallotta TeamWorks, founded by Dan Pallotta.  Continue reading