52 Books in a Year: Week 5

One Thousand Gifts is a book by Ann Voskamp.  In a similar style to C.S. Lewis, every word that Ann writes is poetic, and filled with depth and meaning.  Sometimes reading just a few pages gave me enough to stew over for a while.  And then I’d re-read those pages and see something new.  Her words […]

How to create a CBB list and schedule a launch that actually happens.

You don’t want to put something out to the world until it’s 100% perfect. You’ll literally put the brakes on anything that doesn’t absolutely hit your high standard. You think delivering anything less will result in NO sales. Every little thing MUST BE PERFECT or it’s not seeing the light of day. You’re a little […]

Maybe the grass IS greener on the other side…

Perhaps there is some truth to the saying “the grass is greener on the other side.” We can always find greener grass than the grass we’re standing on. But instead of getting caught up in comparison-mode, re-route your perspective back to yourself. Pining for another person’s green “grass” (someone else’s life, career, marriage, etc) will work […]

52 Books in a Year: Week 4

I asked Anne Samoilov what books were on her short list that really helped her finally launch – if any (Note: Anne will also be giving another workshop at thinkspace next Wednesday – click here to register and find out more).  Anne’s a bit of a book worm, and here is her “short list” of books […]

The Rules To Delivering, Seeing Things Through + Launching Anything

Planning a project? Developing a new program? Starting a business? It’s easy to get caught up and overwhelmed by all the little moving parts in a launch.  Your website, the product, membership area, sales process, buttons, emails, graphics, getting the word out…it’s not surprising how many people DON’T launch. There’s a lot that can go […]

52 Books in a Year: Week 3

“Once upon a time there was a boy who loved a girl, and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering.” This week, I re-read my favorite book of all time – The History of Love, by Nicole Krauss.  I’m pretty sure this was my fifth time through the book. […]

Startup Mistakes & Lessons Learned Over 5 Years

I’m speaking next week in front of the Eastside Entrepreneurs Meetup Group and decided to spend some time reflecting on the last five years. Here’s the first slide in my presentation deck. I’m planning on sharing some stories that I don’t think I’ve ever openly shared before. I hope you can come join us! When: […]

52 Books in a Year: Week 2

During week two of my yearlong reading project I shifted gears from fiction to non-fcition.  Lean In has already been mentioned once on the thinkspace blog, but it is worth mentioning again.  Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, wrote in a way that challenged my perspective, as she changed the conversation “from what women can’t do to […]

Congresswoman Suzan DelBene’s Entrepreneur Roundtable

Startup Roundtable It was an honor to host Congresswoman Suzan DelBene’s Entrepreneur Roundtable discussion today. It was great to see the room filled with leaders, entrepreneurs, and job creators. I had the privilege to introduce Congresswoman Suzan DelBene and what impresses me most is that she has walked in our shoes before. She has over […]