AWE, Really You Are Quitting?

First of all, let’s brighten this picture up a little! Some of you may know that I am the facilitator of four women’s professional networking groups in Northeast Ohio. For many reasons while it is extremely rewarding helping women grow their businesses there are times it can be frustrating but all the while I smile […]

She Did It Under the Willow Tree: Personal Leadership!

I do not normally write about food although I really love healthy food, and I rarely eat sugar deliberately, so please disregard the beautiful teal frosted cupcake. Say the words aloud, and then you will know why I am writing about cupcakes! My topic today is personal leadership and I want to introduce you to […]

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

Money Mastermind Group…

Having been a member of several Mastermind Groups in the past, it was with a little bit of awe that my post-Meditation aha moment recently suggested a Money Mastermind Group.  Had to think about that before I put it out quietly on my Facebook group page for Empower Excellence “It’s Your Money” Live & More page.  A few […]

Self Esteem Based on Money!

There have been so many discussions for me this week about money…clients, networking groups, and more.  And then there is my own self perception and self esteem that has been talked about.   It does matter in all cases to know what you are building your self esteem on.  Please do not build it on […]

What is Your Story?

Many years ago, I learned that one of my strengths was in story telling, especially about money.  Story telling allows a person to relate through someone else’s story.  It is as old as the ages and yet every story, sometimes told and retold, is a new listening experience.  The heart and the head react, and […]

Here I Go Again…I Quit as an Adult!

For those of you who regularly read my blogs, they have really been a disappointment this past week…I was going through a tantrum time and really needed a nap and to be sent to my room, which never happened until the last 24 hours. So, with a deep breath after the tantrum, a literal red cape […]

why do i blog?

i am in all respects a simple being.  always have been and always will be.  several years ago i began blogging in a haphazard way, and then i began blogging almost every day.  it is addictive, and it is my personal meditation which is reflected in the graphic above:  begin at once to live, and […]

It Takes All Colors…

Many hours each month are spent working on a three-year project, which has blossomed, that is destined to continue growing.  And it does take all kinds of women to combine their energy with mine to make it work.  The project is Professional Women’s Connection, a regional networking organization spanning three counties in Northeast Ohio.  I have […]

It’s a New Dawn, a New Day, Forget the Rules!

It is a new dawn and a new day, and I am letting go of all the rules I ever grew up with today.  All of the “shoulds”, “should nots”, “musts”, “must nots” will be broken today.  Yes, they will.  Have you ever heard of Skunk Works?  “Going Skunk”?  Many IT gurus like Steve Jobs […]