Posts by Mary Gaul

The CRAAP Test!

A democratic society depends upon an informed and educated citizenry.”  Thomoas Jefferson I gave a presentation on Critical Thinking for Entrepreneurs yesterday.  In it I reviewed the multitude of sources of information we are bombarded with each day.  There is so much information going around about the Coronavirus, politics, news stories, climate change, and of…

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Future Thinking

Hamilton the musical starts streaming today on Disney+. (7/3/2020). I recommend you sign up and watch it – multiple times with your family!  I have been lucky enough to see the stage production twice and have the cd’s on shuffle in my car all the time!  I love the story, the messages and the music!   I’m…

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THINKING: Sharpen your critical thinking skills

Let me clarify Mary, critical thinking is not thinking in a negative or critical way – it is simply evaluating the data you are receiving so that you can make an informed decision.  It is more important than ever to evaluate the information you are taking in. As a business owner or simply a human…

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TOOLS: Email Tools

Email – email email!  It is an amazing way to communicate and also a never ending energy suck.  There are some who maintain a zero unread inbox – good for you!  I’m sure that gives you a great deal of satisfaction.  I have given up on ever getting to zero, but I do try to…

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TOOLS: Chrome Extensions or Apps

If you use Google Chrome as your browser and use many software as a service (SAAS) tools like Zoom, a calendar automation or even your email campaign software you need to know about these tools.  First – what exactly is an extension?  Chrome Extensions or Chrome apps,  will definitely increase productivity, and make your online life…

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TOOLS: The 10 Minute Brain Dump!

Most Entrepreneurs are full of it!  Well -full of creativity, ideas, potential!  With all of those ideas for new things swirling in our heads, along with all of the things it takes to continue to market, sell, and deliver our products or services, our brains can get clogged!  I’m sharing one of my favorite tools –…

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TOOLS: Happy May Day!

Today is May 1st!  Ending week 7 of shelter in place!  Some States are opening back up and spring is here!  Warmer weather, leaves are opening up, flowers are blooming!  In my family, we grew up making May Baskets.  The tradition was, we would make little baskets with dixie cups and pipe cleaners, then go…

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Focus: Celebrate the Small

FOCUS: Celebrate the small thingsFriday of week 6 of Shelter in Place, and today I encourage you to focus on celebrating the small things. We have some big things to celebrate in our family today: My daughter Natalie turns 21 and my youngest sister – the other one of “The Little Girls” in our family…

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FOCUS: Reality and Responses

As we close out week 5 of Shelter in Place, my husband and I were amazed when we woke up and it was Friday morning again! It seems like it was just Sunday night and we were talking about the week ahead. Our days are filled with a new routine, while at the same time…

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