Looking for a Change? It’s All About Taking Action

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It’s easy to talk about what we think and feel and how we believe we should do something differently.

We have all said things like, “I want to be a writer,” or “I want to learn a new language” or even, “Our country is headed in a direction that I don’t like, why don’t they do something?” but it all means little until there is action.

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Tired Much? Stop and Listen to Your Body

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Ever notice how we don’t see articles about entrepreneurs and professionals being tired?

Instead, we hear about the geniuses like Elon Musk who do two things at a time (like juggle a child on his knee while answering email), or existing on four or five hours sleep.

But fatigue? We just don’t talk about it.

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How to Win Your Weekends and Head into the Workweek with Peace and Clarity

“What are you doing this weekend?”

Don’t know yet?

If you’re like me, your answer runs the gamut of shouting, “Nothing! I need to chill!” to having a full-on list of everything that got neglected during your busy workweek.

Because let’s face it, you’re killing it during the workweek, boasting no shortage of lists, bullet journals, and meetings; check it off, and boom, boom, boom, you’re a master of productivity.

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Soft Landings: 5 ways to return from vacation better than you left

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I’m not a pilot, but I am a frequent flyer and every time I land, I’m not certain how the jet is going to be set down. Some seem to drop quickly and hit the ground with bumps and knocks, finally coming to a quick stop that requires a little holding on. Others come in almost floating and the wheels hit the ground softly, more like a butterfly landing gently on a flower than the massive machine it is going from 500 miles per hour to zero in a few seconds.

I’m sure there are many factors to how the landings go, but I do know I feel a sense of awe when it’s the calm and floaty kind.

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Insider’s View: Ticketing Regulation, A Step Towards Fair & Equal Access to All for Live Entertainment

I don’t often spend much time reading bills and laws. But today I did.

As a primary ticketing provider for over fifteen years, you may be surprised to hear me say, “We need to regulate our industry.” And it seems we’re finally headed there.

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My Post-INTIX Gratitude & A Fantastic Write-up by Dave Wakeman

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Below is a fantastic blog post from Dave Wakeman, The Revenue Architect and Principal at Wakeman Consulting Group where he helps organizations transform the way they generate revenue through coaching, consulting, teaching, and other experiences. In his write-up, he lists out some people to try to meet at INTIX, a ticketing conference that took place in Texas at the end of January. I’m thrilled that I hosted the inaugural INTIX Women in Live Entertainment Leadership panel workshop, and meet and greet reception, proudly sponsored by Ticket Force.

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Surreal.

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A note that this post will not cover work, business or ‘5 things about’ anything. Today calls for something different. If you’re in the mood for a holiday post, I’ve got you covered.

Let me set the stage. My living room is a cozy scene with a fluffy shag rug, fur pillows on the plush sofa and wintery, holiday décor pretty much everywhere you look.

It literally calls to me and says, “come on in, get comfy… stay awhile.”

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Vision.

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I’m asked with a fair amount of frequency of my mildly successfully life thus far, “How did you get to where you are? What did you do to be successful?”

To which I normally reply something along the lines of, “A lot of hard work and a good deal of luck.”

Both of those are true; I work hard and I’ve had some good luck with being in the right place at the right time. But today, I think I may have a different answer.

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