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Thoughts From the Coffee Table: Cleanliness is next to….the devil in the details. One of my brother-in-laws is coming to visit! Throughout the week the hubby and I have been tidying up the house to prepare. This morning, putting the finishing touches on the bathrooms and kitchen I was struck by something I do at […]

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Thoughts From the Coffee Table: These boots are made for walkin’. Earlier this year I interviewed Matt Javit ✈️🌏 for my podcast, and he introduced me to the concept of and term for a “mid-career retirement.” Matt and his wife decided to take 2 years to travel the world at the height of their professional […]

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Thoughts From the Coffee Table: Why do my salespeople only parrot our scripts? Merlot the Parrot lives and works at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando. He makes every guest feel welcome as they walk in the door. He makes people want to stay. I recently had two diametrically opposed shopping experiences in clothing […]

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Thoughts From the Coffee Table: What is perfection? When my son was young I wanted to be the perfect mother. Each Spring a version of this cake adorned a magazine, and I always intended to make it. There seemed to be an inherent message that if I made it, it was physical proof that I […]

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Thoughts From the Coffee Table: The squirrels did it. Over the last week my neighbor has been lamenting the squirrels who have been digging up the peas she planted on her deck. Each day I get new messages of frustration, and I have to admit that I didn’t really give her much sympathy. It didn’t […]

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Thoughts From the Coffee Table: Yesterday I played hooky. It was a gorgeous NYC Spring day in Bryant Park. I enjoyed a leisurely lunch and some serious people-watching. I sat between two couples, one on an awkward first date, and the other a married couple ordering carrot cake. Without nuts. I don’t even think that […]

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Thoughts From the Coffee Table: What mask shall I wear today? I hate the phrase “Fake it ’til you make it.” It feels wrong.  I do, however, talk about how to “Operate as if you are already there” in my SHOCK your Potential strategy. While striving for your greatest potential, investigate the daily habits of […]

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Thoughts From the Coffee Table: I am not a golfer, but I did get a hole-in-one at mini-golf once. I used to think that watching golf was like watching paint dry. Until I had the opportunity to go to the US Open a few years ago. Then I was hooked. On watching. Yesterday, realizing Tiger […]

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Thoughts From the Coffee Table: Truth in advertising? Luxury – Noun- The state of great comfort and extravagant living. Every apartment is apparently a luxury apartment. Even when the building clearly looks like it should have been torn down 30 years ago. To be fair, the building this sign is on doesn’t look dilapidated, but […]

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Thoughts From the Coffee Table: “Hi there. I’m a Lamborghini salesman.” That was said to me by a man in Dallas 10 years ago while I tried to eat my dinner and read my book in peace. He was in town to deliver a Lamborghini to one of the Cowboys.  I wonder if that pick-up […]

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