Audio Book Battle: Ambrosini vs. Sincero

So you’re thinking about switching careers, but maybe you’re not feeling so confident. Do you have one of those nagging voices in the back of your mind telling you there’s no way you’ll pull off your next goal? I think many of us struggle with the beast that is negative self-talk at some point, and sometimes all we need to push through is a little encouragement and a reminder of just how in control and capable we really are. Over the past 2 years or so I’ve become a total junkie of personal and professional development books. While most have been geared toward business and entrepreneurship, I recently found myself in possession of two audio books which fell more into the self-help category. I love to read, but I can’t always squeeze in the time to sit down with an actual book, hence my recent obsession with Audible. Audible allows me to consume content while … Read More

Winery Etiquette: 10 Ways to Ruin Your Day

I’m about to go Postal – Emily Post, that is! Ms. Post’s guidance on proper etiquette has been widely popular and continuously updated since 1922. While Post covers a variety of situations and circumstances, I don’t think she specifically addresses today’s topic: Winery Etiquette! I came across an interesting article during my research by Matt Kettman in Wine Enthusiast, which includes guidelines for your time at the bar in the tasting room. I think it’s a great reference and would encourage you to check it out. My two cents addresses wineries as a whole, rather than just the tasting room. When I am caught off-guard or surprised by something, I always remember my friend who used to mock me with the little adage of The 5 P’s: Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance. Winery policies can vary greatly; if you take the time to do a little research beforehand, you’ll have a … Read More

Best Resources for New Bloggers

If blogging is your chosen project to help build your expertise and prepare for your career transition (like I talk about in my free ebook), you’ve some to the right place. Maintaining a blog is definitely a lot of work, but if you are up for the challenge there are lots of great resources to help you get started quickly. Some experts adhere hefty price tags to their guides and advice, but others offer it for free to help the blogging community and build their loyal tribe of readers. I’ve consumed a huge amount of content over the past few years – probably too much. I’ve paid for courses, bought books, stalked blogs daily for the newest content, joined private Facebook groups and more. While it’s good to do your research, don’t do what I did and let the search for finding the perfect “how-to’s” overshadow your actual creation process. To help you … Read More