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The world is colorfully decorated with countless individuals who freely give of themselves in order to bless others. These are “contributors.” Their resources, talents, skills, perspective, values, insights, gifts and abilities are offerings and somewhere, someone else is better off because they gave. What makes a person give, though? The reasons are probably endless. Obviously,…

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When Contribution Becomes Legacy

“When you cease to make a contribution, you begin to die.” -Eleanor Roosevelt Death is inevitable.  We all must die.  Though our souls may continue the journey, our lives here on earth have an expiration date.  Throughout life, we find ourselves searching, but we are often unsure about what we are searching for.  We try…

By Terrhonda Hillman |
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Which Path Are You On?

Contribution, its meaning and its importance looks different for most of us.  For me, the thought of contribution can quickly feel like I’m not doing enough, there’s not enough to go around and obviously,  I AM NOT ENOUGH. This thinking takes one of two paths in my head.  I veer hard right and head up…

By Katie Quartucci |
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Would You Pay Me to Negotiate For You? Part II. What can you do to negotiate successfully?

A Top Ten List…Because those are fun! In Part I, we asked, “Would you pay me to negotiate for you?” and we ended by declaring that even if you were not a great negotiator, you could definitely learn to negotiate successfully for yourself with a few changes. In this article, we’ll pick up that conversation….

By Jacquelyn Minor |
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Would You Pay Me to Negotiate For You? Part I. The “Would”, “What if” and “Where’s” of Negotiation

What? We’ll start with “Would” because the title was a real question. “Would you pay me to negotiate for you?” What do you think? Would you? Are you thinking about it? Let me sweeten the deal. What if I negotiate for you everywhere and all the time? Are you that woman who is paid less…

By Jacquelyn Minor |

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Prepare to Negotiate

Negotiation:  definition from Oxford American Dictionary To try to reach an agreement or arrangement by discussion to get over or through (an obstacle or difficulty) successfully Negotiation, like sales, tends to bring forth negative thoughts.  However, both are merely using the power of persuasion. Our brains tend to go into fight or flight mode.  Approaching…

By Johnetta Ivey |
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The Negotiation Within

Everyday we are faced with choices.  Do I go right, or do I go left? Do I spend or save? Do I eat the cake or make a healthier choice?  The negotiations begin as soon as the alarm clock goes off.  Do I get up or hit snooze?  You may hear yourself say, “I am…

By Terrhonda Hillman |
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Courage Through the Pain

This past Saturday, a pastor friend of mine shared the biblical story of Abigail (Nabal’s wife) with the message that we, as women, must face our fears, because that’s where the miracle lies—that is, that’s where God shows up and steps in. So I shared the story with Haley today while we were out shopping…

By Jacquelyn Minor |
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Courage to Be Me

A little over a year ago, I started my own cleaning business.  At the time, I was still working my full-time job, so I was only able to clean houses and businesses nights and weekends.  When the COVID-19 pandemic caused the major shut-down of businesses, I was laid-off from my full-time job.  I was extremely…

By Terrhonda Hillman |