Thought Leadership

Carolyn Herfurth | Business Coach for Women Business Owners

Spin the Advice-o-Rama Wheel!

You’ve cleared your Peloton and quickly dwindling wine subscription stash out of the kids’ bedrooms to make room for the whole crew — studying, eating and sleeping under your roof — 24×7 again. You’ve stopped mainlining CNN. And you’ve filtered […]

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Carolyn Herfurth | Business Coach for Women Business Owners

Sell more of your new thing with the Pickle Jar Principle

It would be ridiculous to give a pickle jar one twist, give up and say, “this will never open. GET ME A NEW JAR OF PICKKKKKKKLES!!!” Hell no, you give it a few more twists. Pull out that rubber jar gripper […]

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I’ve GOT to get this RIGHT or else…

(Pssssst… sometimes, getting it wrong can be the best thing to happen.) More than halfway through a recent 5.8 mile loop hike, there were no signs that our trail was turning back toward the car. Simple math made us suspect […]

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women business owners

Leaning back vs. Leaning in

I can be MISERABLE to travel with because I’m so go-go-go. I feel so bad for my favorite Irishman sometimes. Like last fall when we landed at Gatwick airport. I was so busy charging through, trying to catch the very […]

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When *and why* minutes count

My best friend could’ve died over jalapeño margaritas last week. (No joke, stick with me.) Every 6 weeks or so, I meet this bestie at our fave local Mexican restaurant for humongous jalapeño margaritas, the spiciest guacamole they’ll make and […]

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This guy wanted HOW MUCH money??

One of my besties owns a house in the Hudson Valley. I spend 1-2 weekends there each month and treat it like it’s my own home. So when she didn’t want to pay her lawn guy his “ridiculous” fee to […]

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The Cure | Women Business Owners

An Adventure In Finding The “Cure”

Two days into our trip last week, my favorite Irishman woke up with clusters of bug bites on his shoulder. A few days later they had multiplied, looked “angry” and felt achy. The doctor’s diagnosis? Shingles. That’s when things took […]

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Carolyn Herfurth | Business Coach | Women Business Owners

When What You Stand For Is What You’ll Fall For

If you stand for nothing Burr, what’ll you fall for? If you’re a Hamilton fan, you know this is the challenge Alexander Hamilton posed to Aaron Burr in the smash Broadway hit. And it’s the same question we as business […]

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Breaking Free From The Safety Of Sameness

[Welcome to the first of 4 articles inspired by living and working in Barcelona / May 2019] You have more in common with “the greats” than you might suspect. Pablo Picasso reinvented art after he’d been “arting” for about 20 […]

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Take a close look at the flower above… I spotted this Shasta daisy at the Union Square Farmer’s Market and became totally smitten with it. It’s like some sort of mutant. The stalk is 5x as thick as normal. The […]

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