How To Be Direct With Your Business Partner or Friend

I just wrapped up a three day visit with my parents here in Los Angeles — we had sooo many laughs and good times.

One of the things I appreciate most about my mom, in particular, is how painfully direct she is.

“I don’t want to go on rides.” “I want that clam chowder — now.” “This show is boring. Let’s go.”

There’s no upset or drama. Just the simple truth of how she feels about any particular subject, in real time.

She’s a living demonstration of the phrase “give it to me straight.” While you may not always like what she has to say, you always know exactly where she stands.

Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy. - Isaac Newton Click To Tweet

Saying what you mean, directly and plainly, isn’t a skill that comes naturally for many of us.

Especially when it comes to having delicate conversations that involve both business and friendship.

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Business Partners: Should You Go Into Business With Your Best Friend?

I’m finally feeling settled here in LA. The fridge is stocked, we’re totally unpacked and my body clock has reset to the west coast time zone.

Kuma is happier than ever, too. He’s getting long “bike runs” with Josh, plus he’s got a big back yard here to run around in.

Everytime we come out to Cali, it makes me realize how vital being in the sunshine and having an active lifestyle is for my well-being. I am SUCH a summer girl!

Oh yeah…

I also want to say how MUCH I’ve appreciated meeting some of you! Feels like almost everywhere I go, I bump into an amazing MarieTV viewer.

If you see me in Whole Foods, at a restaurant or walking around town, definitely say hi!

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Couples in Business: How NOT to Mix Marriage and Work

For a few years, I’ve been predicting that more and more women will become the primary breadwinners in their family.

What’s more interesting though, is what I’ve been told in whispers and behind closed doors. . .

Many highly ambitious and successful women have a secret desire to grow their economic wealth, in part, so that their man doesn’t have to work.

Patience isn’t a talent, it’s a choice. Click To Tweet

One step before a woman becomes a full on sugar mama can be when a woman hires her man to work in her business. Here’s how it happens.

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The Truth About My Break-Up

In June of last year, I kept having this “funny feeling” that something was up.

It was one of those nagging senses you get when you know someone really well, and can detect even the slightest energy shift from them.

By the end of the summer, I found out that my “funny feeling” was right on. Something was up and what came next was a bittersweet, yet beautiful break-up. Let me explain.

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