Sunday, August 26, 2012

Never Give Up For Quitting Lasts Forever

©Laurel Delaney 2012, "Comeback 2.0"
As you run your business, if ever there is a lesson to learn, it's from Lance Armstrong.  And in this case, it's to do the opposite of what he has decided to do:  quit.

Yes, Lance Armstrong has decided not to fight the doping charges.

The reason I am writing about this here is because the following quote referenced in the blog post by Michael Specter for The New Yorker really stood out for me:
(My favorite Lance quote about pain, clearly applicable to the accusations, is, “Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.”)

Yes, quitting lasts forever.
Read the entire blog post by Michael Specter:  And now he is nothing (The New Yorker) 

Never, ever quit.  No ands, ifs or buts.  Just don't.

Photo credit:  ©Laurel Delaney 2012, front cover of "Comeback 2.0:  Up Close and Personal"

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Giving It Your Best: What's Your Story?

My trusty Clinique collection (as shown)
Following up on our "Women Rule" theme ... Clinique has a wonderful campaign taking place on Celebrating Personal Best stories.  Have a look.

What's your best accomplishment? Have you started that business?

Visit Clinique.

Full disclosure: Sponsored ad.  Photo reflects Clinique products used by author.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Women Rule

U.S. Artistic Gymnasts -- Gold Medal Winners 2012 Summer Olympics
I am featuring this recent article published in The Wall Street Journal only because I absolutely loved the third point.
3.  Women Rule

Thanks in part to its population, and its progressive policies toward girls' and women's athletics (see: Title IX, the 1972 federal legislation that guarantees women equal support for sports at public institutions) the U.S. produces the best female sports team on the planet.  
I suspect that stat holds up on female entrepreneurs too.

Congratulations to all the women Olympians who exceeded everyone's expectations on greatness.  You are a role model for us all.

Entire article can be found here.

Related article (added 8/22/12).

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Just Start Something in Your Life

Whatever it may be -- running a race, taking a photograph or starting a business -- confidence is key.

According to the article below:
... women actually develop confidence through the process of launching a business, which in turn helps their endeavors grow. "Just start something in your life … you will have a happier life, you will feel more confident, and that's what it's all about" ...
Read the entire article:

Women Starting Businesses -

Photo:  Jean Chatzky

Friday, August 03, 2012

Gifted Gabby Gets Gold!

Congrats to artistic gymnast Gabby Douglas (pictured - wins two golds!) and all the Olympic champs!  Gabby is an example of an American dream come true -- similar to entrepreneurship in that one goes after their calling and passion in life, deals with the unknown, works hard to achieve something great and then creates a destiny of her own.

Read more here.

And while I have you, I'm going for my own little gold with the Small Business Influencer Award.  Please take a moment to vote for me - thanks!