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17 Years Strong

Established and anchored in unity, my rock and I are celebrating our anniversary this weekend and we’re proud to be 17 years strong… We would never have guessed, imagined or set out to start a family in our 40’s, nor would we have thought to wait until we’d been married for this long. But what…

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Chugging Along to the Finish Line

It’s been “one of THOSE” steady pace weeks where I find myself just chugging along to the finish line. We’re wrapping up projects and beginning to tie up loose ends with excitement around every turn! I took the scenic routes with pauses and naps, still covered LOTS of ground, finished some amazing projects, spoke my…

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Only YOU Are Responsible

You(!), business owner… only you are responsible for the business brand your company embodies, shares, and the consistency with which it operates… Yes, you may have team members who represent you, but ultimately, it comes down to how YOU instill standards. How do YOU approve brand messaging? How do YOU create and exemplify the customer…

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Guiding Principles That Act As A Team Fence

Imagine a fence around your business. It keeps people out and protects the people within. As I build our team at Propel, my goal is to use guiding principles that act as a team fence to ensure quality and alignment are secure before moving forward. What guiding principles do you have in place that allow…

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Steps For Preparing To Go On Leave

Have you ever wondered what it would take to take an extended leave from work? Can’t seem to wrap your mind around what it would require to go on a sabbatical? Me either. But when I found out I was pregnant I knew I had to figure it out. Today, as the planner and organizer…

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Why Pivoting is Still Important for Small Businesses

During the pandemic the word “pivot” became a catchphrase for businesses large and small alike. Everyone was talking about how to shift gears, stay relevant, and remain in business in general, which required most to evaluate and turn attention to a new way of operating. But the pandemic changed the world and as much as…

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Babymooning

I guess I shouldn’t be surprised to learn that many people have never heard of a babymoon. While it’s similar to a honeymoon (which happens after a wedding), a babymoon happens before baby arrives and it can be a very special time for couples to connect before their family grows. With the thought of our…

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Celebrate Your Entrepreneurial Leap | Propel Businessworks

Celebrate Your Entrepreneurial Leap

It happens for every entrepreneur. Whether they moonlight with a side hustle, or they jump in feet first without a safety net, the moment they decide to make their business idea official is exhilarating and memorable. Over the years, as the weight and freedom, roles and responsibilities become more and more real, the decision and…

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A Mellow Mood

Just to the right of my desk sits a window I can gaze out of to savor the weather, daydream, think and process, or to giggle at our flock of seven chickens. It helps keep work/life balance in some ways, but today, as I study the sky from Propel’s control center, I’m in a mellow…

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Where Inflation Meets Business

The world is yet again being squeezed. Now, it’s inflation and the increase of prices everywhere you turn. Today I’m talking about where inflation meets business, why it matters, and Propel’s stance on the situation. Because history is only repeating itself and this isn’t permanent… Surely we’re in for an interesting summer. Gas prices are…

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Boss Baby?

A client recently suggested I put a headset on my belly while holding client meetings. His personal experience is that both of his boys rule the roost and are bosses of the house, so surely they assumed the boss baby role from mom and dad pre-birth and post. His recommendation is from the position that…

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The practice of creating space

The Practice of Creating Space

A dear friend of mine recently sent out New Year’s greeting cards along with a letter recounting 2021 as she experienced it. As I read the first paragraph, I paused, reread it again multiple times, and then proceeded to read the whole letter. Today, with her permission, I’d like to share what she wrote and…

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Looking For Margin…

I know it’s early in the year, but it’s already been stacked and I’m actively looking for margin to bake into my workloads and days. Can I just skip the meetings and computers and technology today? And the building and strategy and organizing and project management and brain use? Some days, no matter how much…

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Super Bowl Ads Just Aren't What They Used to Be

Super Bowl Ads Just Aren’t What They Used to Be (but these commercials made my 2022 list)

For almost the last 30 years my only interest in the Super Bowl is when my team (Go Hawks!) plays, and for the commercials. Since the 90’s I’ve watched the commercials and picked them apart, dissecting why they worked (or didn’t) and how brilliant they were. But over the last decade or more I’ve come…

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It's A Girl! My Forever Galentine

It’s A Girl! My Forever Galentine

Women have officially adopted the day before Valentine’s Day to get some girl-time in. For me, Galentine’s Day has, in the past, seemed like a great excuse to grab a glass of wine or a bite to eat with a girlfriend. But I have a new, forever Galentine in my life, and she arrives in…

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Linking Arms with Visionary Entrepreneurs

Linking Arms With Visionary Entrepreneurs

Long strategy sessions energize me, especially when they’re held offsite at a gorgeous country location, with sunshine pouring in and a great business is being born. But it’s the linking arms with visionary entrepreneurs that truly makes my work exciting and fulfilling… All-day or even half-day client meetings happen enough that I have a checklist…

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Surprising Beauty

What a sweet way for my forever love to arrive home. With “just because” roses that he couldn’t resist because of their firey and surprising beauty that resemble a vibrant and enduring flame. We’ve been together for 17 years and married for almost that long, but the last 9 have been the most rewarding, most…

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For the Love of a Parent

These two😍!! Each time I leave my parent’s home in Central Oregon I have a moment. Driving down to the main highway I want to turn around and hug them again. Every. Time. Because as I’ve gotten older (and wiser) I realize I am who I am because of them and life is too short…

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Listening Differently

Listening to our body and giving it what it needs is so important. I have always been a morning person enjoying coffee and breakfast and bird chirps while the sun rises. Then 2020 hit and I had to start listening differently. Now it’s become easier to hear and I’ve created habits that are personally better…

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Taking 2022 By The Horns

Out of the woodwork and just like clockwork, all of Propel’s “quiet holiday” clients have re-emerged this week ready to take 2022 by the horns. Everyone seems to be motivated to hit the ground running, which makes me wonder what the year will bring… As I’ve been catching-up with each of client and team member…

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