Productivity Tools: Using Tailwind to Handle Pinterest Scheduling


I am a slow adopter of technologies. I tend to watch things for a while… try them… see if they work and actually add efficiencies to my life. I was interested in Tailwind because I saw Pinterest bringing traffic into my website.  Some of my friends were driving 90% of their website traffic using Pinterest. […]

Network Building At Conferences

Are you well known? Are you known to no-one?

Network Building For Bloggers

As I attend more conferences, I’ve realized how many people truly struggle with networking skills.  It can be difficult to meet people when you are new to an environment or a profession.  Nobody knows you.  You have no credibility. It’s easier to recede into your phone or find the nearest familiar face before risking a […]

The Guy in the Middle Seat

I was on an airplane to San Diego today and found myself sitting next to a guy. Seat partners can be an adventure. Sometimes, they are great.  Last fall, I ended up giving my cell phone number to an amazing mom who was thinking her way through a job change.  She brought me a pile of […]


Jack Welch had an interesting recipe for success. Every time his team finished a project, they’d spend a little bit of time celebrating the successes, but then they spent a lot more time reviewing and documenting their failures. He created a process to help those teams implement what they’d learned from both the successes and […]

Getting Started With A Cloth Diaper Business: Keep Your Focus

Focus is essential for achieving a goal… any goal. Owners of new cloth diaper companies tend to spend a great deal of time looking at (and worrying about) what other cloth diaper companies are doing. What everyone else is doing doesn’t matter. What *does* matter is what you are doing, how you are doing it […]

Selling Cloth Diapers Effectively

Photo by Matt Swaggart

Today, there are millions of bumGenius, Flip and Econobum cloth diapers in circulation all over the world… so many individual pieces that we’ve finally lost count. Using numbers from several years ago, we calculated that our brands had already probably prevented the use of at least a billion disposable diapers, assuming only one owner and […]