Business is in the age of the “Empowered Consumer” who has a buffet of buying choices. Empowered consumers decide how they want to purchase goods and services. Big Data [collecting information (data) from multiple sources to detect trends, identify patterns and make decisions] is one tool that can be used to develop marketing campaigns, study human behaviors and determine patterns. It is also being … Read More The Future of Women & Megatrend 3: The Decentralized Global Marketplace
The tools and technologies that help people create their own businesses and design their lives in ways that best suit them, are also fueling Megatrend #2: Living with Purpose and Meaning. Purposeful living is shaping everything from healthcare to education. Our society is quickly evolving into an era characterized by shared purpose and meaning. Personal fulfillment is a growing trend in business and entrepreneurship. … Read More The Future of Women & Megatrend #2: Living with Purpose and Meaning
Now, there is even more proof that fun is valuable! Media titan, Shonda Rhimes, recently gave a compelling TED Talk, “My Year of Saying Yes.” She discusses the value of saying yes, but also provides valuable insights on why we should play and have fun-especially with our children. Ms. Rhimes is a leader and role model for women in the modern age. She is … Read More Fun is Valuable: So Just Say “Yes!”
Science can help people stick to their goals. I posted a SMARTER Intentions coaching guide on Ask Dr. Connie on December 31, 2015 to help people set their true intentions for 2016. If you are already struggling a bit, brain science offers a little help! Kira Newman, from the University of Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, suggests changing your environment. Newman suggests some simple … Read More To Change Yourself, Change Your World (and Your Brain)
All true intent is realized. This simple yet profound truth is usually overlooked when people set goals. If you really don’t intend to lose 15 pounds (you just want to lose weight without really trying), then don’t set a goal around weight loss. New Year’s resolutions are often short-lived because they are not true intentions. I am a believer in setting intentions, so I … Read More SMARTER Intentions and Authentic Goals: A Coaching Guide from AskDrConnie.com
As creative entrepreneurs and innovators continue to embrace the “natural ingredients and fewer chemicals” trend, we may be soon be talking about using shampoo “way back when”…. Growing trends changing the future and our daily routines: The end of shampoo and the rise of good bacteria! #trends…http://t.co/Jl9ySeWWYc — Dr. Connie (@askdrconnie) August 15, 2014 I just love it when people embrace, “Be You … Read More Growing Trends: The Rise of Good Bacteria and the Demise of Shampoo?
A very cool opportunity is coming up in Nebraska City thanks to a partnership between two local entrepreneurs: Jeanna Stavas of Whispering Pines Bed and Breakfast and Katie Radke of KR Creative! See below for details!! Paint a Barn, Have Fun & Go Wild with Your Creative Side! -Dr. Connie Sunday October 5th • Canvas Painting Class at Whispering Pines Bed & Breakfast … Read More Local Entrepreneurs + Teamwork = Creativity!
Memorial Weekend is a great opportunity to remember and celebrate those who have gone before us. Their lives and experiences have helped shape the world. I think of my own Mom who raised six kids and always reminded us to cherish and protect our freedom. She loved her country and taught all of us to do the same. I miss hearing her talk about … Read More Thank You for The Gift of Freedom: Part 2
We have much to be grateful for as we prepare for Memorial Weekend. It’s a great time to thank our Veterans, Military personnel and their families. It is also a time to remember our loved ones. Thanks to our great military heroes, one of the unique gifts we have in the United States is the gift is FREEDOM! The Declaration of Independence guarantees all … Read More Thank you For the Gift of Freedom: Part 1
Originally posted on Kimmel Education & Research Center: Our parking lot tells the story! Even with Highway 75 under road construction, we have lots of activity at Kimmel Education and Research Center today. A visit by Chuck Schroeder, Executive Director of the University of Nebraska’s Rural Futures Institute, started out the day and later this morning, Dr. Wayne Moore, UNL Extension Associate Director/Associate Dean,…
Growing up, my dad played the same April Fool joke on us kids every year, “Look kids, there is a deer in the lawn!” Every year, the six of us fell for it. We actually lived along a highway, so the likelihood of us spotting a deer in the lawn was pretty small. My husband was gone on April 1, but we both wanted to … Read More What is Your Deer in the Lawn?
I think Fred is trying to tell me something! Granted, Fred usually gets pretty upset when I get the suitcase out and start packing. But, this was the first time he actually sat in it! Animals have great instincts, and he is sharing an important message with me. It has been a busy couple of months and it is now time to do some … Read More Fred: The Key Indicator of “Gone-to-Muchness”