What stories do you tell yourself?

By Dawn Shuler Two weeks ago, I was an unexpected featured member at one of my beloved On Purpose Networking groups.  Ginny, leader of OPN, had had a cancellation at the last minute, and she asked me if I could fill in.  I said sure. Now, this was about 30 minutes before I was planning to leave, so I obviously hadn’t had time to plan what I would talk about for 5 minutes and promote. I put together some ideas about how I see clearly what my clients need, how to get there, and what to do.  Since we also do door prizes, I brought my book Find Your Moments as one of the offerings. I walked into the event and handed my book to the assistant Jill.  She looked at the cover, looked at me, and then exclaimed, “I didn’t know you had written a book! Oh my goodness!” 
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What is $60,000 worth to you?

By Dawn Shuler As Mark is from Sitka, Alaska, and we plan on building a home there in the future, I’m following Sitka current events and (gasp!) politics.  Recently, a news story came across my stream on “Five ‘surprises’ about Sitka’s economy.” I’m not going to go into the surprises; you can read the article if you care. See, a planning consultant was hired for $60,000 to assist the Sitka Planning Commission with gathering community input. Not only did she gather information, and report on it, like any good consultant, she also gave recommendations. What I actually found surprising were the comments about the consultant and her fee over on Facebook group where the article was posted. Someone commented that if the $60,000 were for a yearlong assignment, that fee was reasonable.  But if only for a few months, then it wasn’t. That’s the part that gets me. Isn’t the
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