Page turner

Brainstorming. Ideas. Concepts. Partially easy.

Fortitude. Set-backs. Tenacity. The required elements of turning the page from idea to prototype to refinement. Partially un-easy.

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What’s your perfectly, perfect Super-Girl brainstorm to prototype, that lands you in the White House’s historic Red Room talking with POTUS?

Daisy Girl Scouts turning the page – Super-Girl powerful!

 

Photo Credit:  Whitehouse.gov

Tarry and doddle

3104287637_00b6b12e3cToday’s ear worm, spurred by a work conversation, is a Girl Scout camp song that is sung as the evening’s camp fire comes to a close. Perhaps you too sang the Linger song like I did during my Girl Scout camping years spent at Camp Whip-Poor-Will in western Ohio: 

Hmmm, I want to linger.

Hmmm, A little longer.

Hmmm, A little longer,

Here with you.

Hmmm, It’s such a perfect night.

Hmmm, It doesn’t seem quite right.

Hmmm, That this should be,

My last with you.

Hmmm, And come September,

Hmmm, I will remember,

Hmmm, Our Scouting days,

Of friendships true.

Hmmm, And as the years go by,

Hmmm, I’ll think of you and sigh.

Hmmm, This is good night

And not good bye.

With this song incessantly repeating itself in my head (actually, I did sing a few bars during the work conversation…) it really got me thinking about choosing the people with whom you want to linger.

Are you lingering with people who cheer you on? Are you lingering with people who challenge you and push your thinking to even greater heights? Are you lingering with people who make you laugh? Are you lingering with people whom you in turn believe in, cheer on, and push to new heights?

Surround yourself with the people, that perfectly, perfect you wants to linger with a little longer!

 

 

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Om nom nom nom

It is that most delicious time of year! Girl Scout cookie season!

One of my favorite parts of this delectable season is the opportunity for girls to run their own cookie business. The creativity and energy they bring as female business owners is inspiring and formidable.

I have been especially inspired by Leila, a Brownie Girl Scout with moxie! Last year Leila set a goal to sell 250 boxes of cookies. She cannon-balled her goal out of the water.

With a year of business experience, Leila, now 8, has set a new goal for her 2015 cookie season: 350 boxes of cookies – a 40% increase!

Leila says, "Buy lots!"  Make sure to watch her video via the linked text!

Leila says, “Buy lots!” Make sure to watch her video via the linked text!

In order to meet her aggressive goal within a relatively short window, Leila asked her parents if she could sell at their respective offices. However, Leila faced a problem: between school, her activities, Girl Scout meetings and her parents’ schedules, there wasn’t time or available transportation to make personal visits to her parents work sites.

Leila’s inventive solution?  A video pitch sent out via email and posted on Facebook, with the help of her parents, followed up with personal phone calls.

I’m happy to report that Leila is focused and working diligently to reach her goal. Just tonight, one of her calls resulted in an order for 17 boxes from one amazing cookie lover and Girl Scout supporter! While she is confident about her goal, Leila would be happy to speak with you and take your order!

What big dreams or goals have you set in motion for your perfectly perfect self?  With a little bit of moxie, determination and belief in yourself,  like Leila and all of the self-made Girl Scout cookie execs, you too can achieve your goals!

Now that’s a delicious thought!