Nesting

Nesting

I have been on the road for two years. The places I have been and the people I have met have been nothing short of amazing. I wouldn’t trade one moment, one trip, one experience or one memory for anything in the world. And now it is time to come off the road, to...
Treating Loyalty Like Royalty

Treating Loyalty Like Royalty

My husband, Ivan, the founder of BNI, has said for as many years as I have known him, “You have to treat loyalty like royalty.” And I have watched him do just that. He has used this phrase mostly in light of our staff. If a staff member is particularly loyal to the...
Yes, I Am Alive!

Yes, I Am Alive!

I was driving home to Austin from Granbury, where I had just dropped off my dad after a day at the NHRA Fall Nationals. To keep me company on the 2 1/2 hour ride through Central Texas ranch lands, I tuned in to XM Satellite Radio. I flipped through the offerings until...
You’re So Normal

You’re So Normal

I have heard the same sentence over and over in the past 25 years that I have been traveling with my husband with whom I co-own BNI, the world’s largest business networking organization. Since I have just heard it at least ten times this past week, I thought it would...
Sometimes the Truth Hurts

Sometimes the Truth Hurts

So a couple of weeks ago I wrote my “No Balance for Me, Thank You!” blog post. I promised a follow up to address those of us who feel that we have life by the proverbial tiger’s tail. We feel we can do nothing more than hold on and we can’t even do that well! I shared...