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Merry Christmas in July

Y’all, while it is hardly a secret that Buddy the Elf is my spirit animal, there is also this side of me that wants to hide under a rock when I think of the details and logistics that come along with the holidays. I don’t want to make lists and check them twice. I...

Hello Happy Adulting and Happy Tax Day, Y’all.

Open scene: Tax day 2016. Pity party in full effect. The checks were in the mail to the IRS and the hit was still stinging. Of course, we planned. We were prepared. But damn that tax bill is a bi-yatch… Nonetheless, we are BrightSpot. So we popped a bottle...

The Fire is Burning

I love the Burn the Ships reference Erika wrote about last week. Love it. Isn’t that kind of commitment inspiring? When you light the match and hold it to the proverbial ship it does more than just take your commitment to the next level. True, there’s no turning back now. But more than that, a fire…

Burn the Ships

There is a story about Herman Cortes and his expedition to Mexico that involves lots of drama, and eventually leads Cortes to find out his crew plans a mutiny against him and wants to leave him in Mexico and return to Cuba. Finding out about this plan, Cortes made a really bold move and set the…

Get Motivated.

It’s so hard sometimes, isn’t it? Seems like you can be groovin’ on an idea one minute then blank the next. Or you have something you know you need to do and just can’t find a way to get started. This happens to me. In fact, it did just recently. Our team has been hard at work…

Why it Matters to Be Brave

A few days ago I was on the phone with one of our amazing clients. He’s in the process of launching a new business and BrightSpot has the honor of walking beside him through the process. As we chatted, I was struck by his honesty and vulnerability as he described the roller coaster ride that starting a business is…

Leadership Check-In

Last night, my hubs and I were catching up on episodes of our favorite show, The Profit. If you run or are employed by, a small business, I HIGHLY recommend you watch this show. The idea behind the show is business guru, Marcus Lemonis, goes into…

What’s In a Brand?

A few weeks ago I had the privilege of speaking to the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce’s Thought Leader’s group at their annual retreat. The topic was centered on your personal brand and how to show up powerfully…