What are LEGACY Feelings?

This blog is dedicated  to the women in my life on Galentine’s Day, February 13th, the celebrating of female friendships the day before the world becomes clogged with Valentine’s Day.  For years, Valentine’s Day was big with sweethearts, spouse, and then children, and now grandchildren!   Yes, it goes out to sisters by birth and sisters by choice: Joyce, Marge,  Beth, Jane, Vicki, Kass, Mary Jane, Jessica,  and more.  But it also is the time to celebrate with the more than 70 women across Northeast Ohio who are part of my professional sisterhood and passion through my four, soon to be five, Northeast Ohio Professional Women’s Connection groups.  For these are the women I have grown to know and love over more than five years.  I salute each and every one of you today and every day… Many years ago, I had to learn how to network as I was thrown into the public sector in various government positions, and I took to it quite naturally as an extroverted introvert!  I actually taught a course at a local community college on the book HOW TO WORK A ROOM…  But since then through the formation of a number of nonprofits in a leadership position, I have continued the networking, and five years ago, I was asked to take on the decade old group which became Professional Women’s Connection West (Cuyahoga County, Ohio, and grew to Professional Women’s Connection East (Lake County, Ohio) and then Professional Women’s Connection Lorain County.  Now, we are ready with Professional Women’s Connection Medina County. I am a unique being, and I have learned what to do that is best for me–a God given mandate.  As a result of that, the networking groups’ members are all unique and high energy in their own respective ways.  There is no competition, only collaboration, through protected industry categories.  They each learn to like and then build relationships of trust with each other.  They become each others’ sales forces.  Most succeed; some who do not make an investment in this business tool do not.  The energy of each woman reflects my major life passion:  Energy, Money Energy, and being real!  It is integrity and authenticity…. I am unafraid to say that I have a gift for brining women together in networking…I have been given a gift, and it is good for me and for all who allow it to be a gift to them.  Not every woman is ready, but, if they are, I love the opportunity to help them grow their businesses through really professional networking. Growth continues into Summit County, Ohio in the fall and potentially Geauga County, Ohio in 2020.  so for all…Happy Galentine’s Day…may our paths continue on the road to success and love, my sisters, one and all! janicelitterst@gmail.com Advertisements

Pretending Into Legacy

If I am anything, I am authentic.  I discern the truth as much as I can, and I move forward with the next right step.  I do not take anything for granted.  I may be very quiet thinking it through.  I have been criticized for taking too long to express a thought.  Tough, I am working on slowing down totally in my life.  I make decisions easily, but the steps up to the decision can be slow and deliberate.  I know who I am, and I am what I am.  Just like everything created in the Universe, the trees, the flowers, the animals, and more, I am what I am, and that is the truth of all of life.  And, if you are your truth, you will have my respect forever.  I really only want to know the truth; no games, no pretenses, no social accepted ness.  Just be authentic…as the words above express:  there are only three things that cannot be long hidden:  the sun, the moon, and the truth.  If those things disappear in my life, then life has changed for me! janicelitterst@gmail.com

I Do Not Care About Living on the Fringe!

In a recent effort to stay focused on Personal Sustainability, self-esteem has been a major topic.  When you reach self confidence in this area, you are indeed a super power.  Yes, magic does happen.  Does it happen all of the time?  No!  Do people like and love you more?  No!   What does happen is […]

Against the Odds of “The Worst Possible Scenario”

It is Monday, and the type of Monday many of us seriously dislike.  It is the type of Monday that no amount of “Focusing” essential oils will overcome.  It is the type of Monday that working through it will not change.  All that will change is getting through to Tuesday with HOPE! A writer who I love, […]

Sometimes the Words Just Slip Out…But I Do Speak My Truth

I do speak my truth even after many years of being groomed to be politically correct.  Having worked for a US Congressman, it was my job to make sure that not only did I speak politically correct but also  to make sure that 8 staff people also did.  That was 8 years of my life.  Then […]