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JIll Hendrickson

Look Homeward, Angel (Saving Yourself and Your Pet)

A few days ago when I talked to my Mom, she told me that their cat, Lady, (named after Lady Gaga), had disappeared. They’d had some work done on the roof, and Lady is a very nervous cat who was feral at birth. The noise had apparently scared her and she’d hidden or run […]

By | October 17th, 2017 | Categories: Coaching, Love, writing | | 0 Comments

Do You Cringe When People Ask “What Do You Do?”

Do you ever cringe when people ask what you do? Do you resist going to networking events because you hate having to explain your work?

Here’s how I helped my friend Elyse-Anne get clear on her messaging. It really matters, because a flabby message may be costing you clients and income.

I’d known Elyse as […]

My Own Sexual Harassment Story

The smarmy Harvey Weinstein story only underscores my point about how women tend to water down their message and why.

Many of the women that movie producer Weinstein targeted for his sexual conquests are now famous stars and yet until now have kept silent or remained relatively quiet about his behavior.

Why? Because of intimidation […]

By | October 13th, 2017 | Categories: Uncategorized | | 0 Comments

Let Down Your Hair

If you’re like me, you get some of your best insights when you step away from your desk

And some of your best surprises.

A couple days ago while taking a walk, I crossed paths with a stranger who smiled and said, “I’m going to call you Rapunzel!”

His off-the-wall comment made me smile and reminded me […]

By | October 10th, 2017 | Categories: Uncategorized | | 0 Comments

Save Yourself First

What’s been your reaction to the latest disasters in the news? Sadness? Disgust? Blame? Apathy? Did you use it as an opportunity to vent? To try to show your leadership by jumping on the online bandwagon? Raise your voice, or alternatively take a motherly tone to pacify your peeps? (Even though they didn’t ask […]

By | October 4th, 2017 | Categories: small business success, visibility, writing | Tags: , , | 0 Comments

You’re Not Being Lazy, You’re Being Smart

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You’re not lazy if you take a "siesta" in the middle of the day. It’s good for your body and your business to incorporate an afternoon rest into your lifestyle, so don’t feel guilty.

By | October 3rd, 2017 | Categories: Uncategorized | | 0 Comments

How You Really Impact People

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Impacting others is not really about coming on strong or impressing them or having a slick website and a clever marketing campaign.

Another Way of Making an Impact

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I love hearing inspiring stories about people who have overcome enormous difficulties and gone on to do great things.
By | September 21st, 2017 | Categories: Uncategorized | | Comments Off on Another Way of Making an Impact

Getting Off the Hamster Wheel of Thoughts

A couple days ago, I came across this photo I’d taken in a bathroom in South Korea the last time I was in Asia. It was similar to a diagram that was glued to the toilet paper dispenser in my apartment many moons ago when I lived in Tokyo.

Unless you travel to other parts […]

By | September 18th, 2017 | Categories: Uncategorized | | Comments Off on Getting Off the Hamster Wheel of Thoughts

Vibrant You, Or Watered-Down Version?

What message are you sending to the world? Whatever you say or do, it sends some kind of message.

I see women watering down their message all the time in business, with disastrous results, because they remain invisible and have no impact.

They might not even know they’re doing it. All they know is […]

By | September 5th, 2017 | Categories: Uncategorized | | Comments Off on Vibrant You, Or Watered-Down Version?