Cheryl Kaiser

There is No Substitute

 At our referral group meeting today there was a substitute for one of our members. An employee who came as a substitute for the owner. She was a lovely woman, friendly and knowledgeable about her employer's business. While she is a great substitute - she...

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Willpower, Accountability and Moxie!

To accomplish anything in life requires willpower, accountability, and your Moxie. From getting up at the sound of the alarm clock to go to work to going to the gym on a Saturday morning. Look at all you've accomplished in your life - great and small, it...

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Monday. Why do we give it have such a bad rap? Yes, it's the first "back-to-work" day after a weekend of personal time. But Monday also the first day of a new, clean-slate of a week! The possibilities are limitless.   You have the power to define and design this new...

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What are You Waiting For? Permission?

  It was eye opening. During my daughter's junior year of college she was required to take a professional practices class. Part of the curriculum was preparing her for her future by learning to set goals and outline a plan for her life and career and  identify...

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Gentle, Graceful, Passionate. A Woman with Moxie.

[caption id="attachment_2649" align="alignleft" width="678"] A Woman with Moxie[/caption] Gentle. Graceful. Passionate. Three words Mary Ann Nichols embodies. When I arrived at Mary Ann's home for her portrait session, her friendly, warm smile welcomed me in. As stylist, Alicia Kovaleski of Bombshell Studio applied Mary Ann's makeup, I put...

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6 Things Women with Moxie Don’t Say

 As women with moxie, we have so many things in common. We also have some common hurdles. I recently discovered one hurdle that most of us have. This hurdle undermines our own abilities, and keeps us trapped thinking and playing it small. It is how we use...

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Pearls of Wisdom for the Passionate Woman Entrepreneur

Recently published as a guest post in the Scranton Small Business Development Center's blog.  Anyone familiar with how a pearl is created, knows each pearl is unique and rare, created individually over time.  An oyster builds, layer by layer, around a simple piece of "grit", a...

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It is Time!

A surge of adrenaline ran through me and an impatient anger bubbled up. I am a successful woman with my own business, a mother, a wife. I have great friends and a wonderful family. Life is good and things are rolling along status quo. But there is something missing—something I just couldn't put my finger on,...

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Certified Professional Photographer

What is Certification?

The certification of specialized skill-sets affirms a knowledge and experience base for practitioners in a particular field, their employers, and the public at large. Certification represents a declaration of a particular individual’s professional competence. In some professions certification is a requirement for employment or practice....

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