How to Know When to Quit

I am not a quitter. I think long and hard before I make commitments to ensure I’m making the right decision. I find ways to make things work so that I don’t have to give up. A fresh perspective or getting input from someone not as intimately involved can do wonders. Quitting is too easy.

I bet many of you feel the same way. But, would you agree that there are times when quitting is appropriate? I think it makes sense to move on when:

Important Business & Success Lessons From TEDxDetroit 2012

I was fortunate to have had the opportunity to attend TEDxDetroit 2012 at the end of October. What I love about TEDxDetroit is that it’s so different from any other event or conference I’ve ever attended. I always leave feeling inspired and refreshed with new ideas and inspiration for how to improve upon my professional and personal life. This year proved no different. There were several entrepreneurs who shared their personal stories and advice on how to turn ideas into action and success. Here are my favorite quotes from the event:

Metro Detroit Places & Events You’re Most Thankful For

A few years ago, I wrote a Thanksgiving-themed piece for Metromix Detroit with five reasons to be thankful for metro Detroit. This year, I’m doing something similar, but I need your help. This year’s pieces is going to include metro Detroiters sharing the local places and events they’re most thankful for. If you want to participate, here’s what I need you to do:

Video Blogging – How to Vlog Like a Pro

Do you hate being in front of a video camera? Does the phrase “video blogging” instantly bring on the nerves and anxiety. I’ll admit – I used to hate being in front of the camera. Thankfully, I’m much more comfortable with it now. While I’ve dabbled with video blogging in the past, both in front of (check out that short ‘do and old school Twitter handle!) and behind the camera, I definitely don’t take advantage of it as much as I could/should.

Two Important Takeaways From the WKBT Jennifer Livingston Viral Video

An interesting video has gone viral in the past week, but it’s different than your typical viral video (no cute kitties or babies, crazy stunts or someone acting out). This video features Jennifer Livingston, a news anchor from WKBT in La Crosse, WI, responding to a condescending letter from a viewer who took it upon… Read More

Some Big News From the Littles

I hate keeping secrets when I have exciting news to share, so trust me when I tell you that it’s been a difficult two months. So, let me get right to it. Mike and I are beyond excited to share that I’m pregnant…WITH IDENTICAL TWINS!!! Twin Numero Uno Twin Numero Dos It has been such… Read More

How Creating a Passionate Community of Supporters Leads to Success

Say you’re a business or organization that needs to get the word out about an important initiative, and the success of said initiative is totally dependent on how you can activate your community to support you. What do you do? While the following advice isn’t a magic formula that will work in every instance, here are three things you could do to accomplish the above goal:

Welcome to the Updated Essential Elements

Hey there 2012…so nice to finally catch up to you! This blog has been in desperate need of a makeover for a good year or two, and it finally got one. I’m so.fricken.excited this is finally updated.

September 13 HAPPO Twitter Chat: How to Nail the Interview

I’ve been involved with the Help a PR Pro Out (HAPPO) group as a champ for about two years now, and I’m looking forward to hosting my first HAPPO Twitter chat coming up on Thursday, September 13 at 9 p.m. EST. As I’m getting more ingrained in my role as social media manager at Identity, the topic for this chat is very relevant for me: How to nail the interview.