Author Archives: Marilyn Kleinberg

Make 2017 the Year of YOU!

Make 2017 the Year of YOU! We all do it. We make ourselves promises on New Year’s Day. Many of us, myself included, fail to keep those promises. I think we fail because we put too much pressure on ourselves. We … Continue reading

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What I Learned from Trump’s Victory

Let me say this right upfront–I did not vote for Trump. I just couldn’t. Not that I disagree with his goal of getting people back to work and strengthening the country’s position in the world–but because of the hate that … Continue reading

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Glass Half Empty?

So are you a glass half empty or a glass half full person? My answer? Well I always wanted to be the glass half full person, but sometimes it seemed like there was a crack in my glass–as quickly as … Continue reading

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Standing Ground

As part of the rebirth of my Empowering Connections Speaker Series, I revisited and reconnected with a core group of women who had always been cheerleaders to me and each other. The women of SJWN (South Jersey Women’s Network) meet every Wednesday … Continue reading

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Flush Your Fears

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Don’t Let Difficulties Define You

Don’t Deflect-Accept You are not a victim. Something in the change of actions taken by you created your situation Break it Down Whether personal or career related-find a coach or a mentor that can break down the steps to see … Continue reading

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Of Newspeak and Urban Wars

For years I have been a fan of author J.D. Robb (a Nora Roberts pseudonym) and her “In Death” series of books that begin in the year 2058. When I started reading these books, the year 2058 felt far away, as did Orwell’s … Continue reading

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The Who, What and Where, When, How and Why of Business

In public relations, the most important part of a press release is the lead. You need to succinctly present the “who, what, where, when, how and why” of the story, in a manner that catches your audience’s attention. The same holds true for … Continue reading

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Is Image Everything?

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall… Lately I’ve really come to hate my mirror. It doesn’t even matter what angle I use, I still see an image that is less than flattering to my ego. This hits me at my very … Continue reading

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“Big Girl Panties”

When I read the title of Stephanie Evanovich’s first book, I thought..”now there’s title I can relate to”–considering my pant size was in the double digits. What I didn’t expect was the journey I took to empowerment while reading her book. … Continue reading

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In Like a Lion

March is known to come in like a lion and go out as a lamb. But March is also Women’s History Month and the only lambs are the women who sacrificed everything to brave the wilderness of equality. So it … Continue reading

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Guardian Angels

I remember the first time I thanked a Guardian Angel. I was driving home from work at the Oxford Valley Mall. I was close to home…on the Roosevelt Blvd. in Northeast Philadelphia and getting ready to cross over from the center lanes … Continue reading

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Getting Healthy…Again

So I really wanted to title this, “Why are all the Bachelorettes Skinny Bitches?,” but I thought that might not bode well with spam filters! Yes, I admit that I watch this Reality TV show. But don’t let that define me…I just … Continue reading

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Long Time Comin’

It’s been a long time since my last post….funny how easy it is to jump off a bandwagon when something new and shiny comes your (my) way. Okay, maybe not so funny. But I never took my eye off the … Continue reading

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Noah’s Ark for Business

So, who’s Got Your Back? If you live in the northeastern part of the US, or it seems anywhere on the east coast, you’ve heard or said…”where’s the ark…its been raining 40 days and 40 nights!” It got me thinking, … Continue reading

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Building a Strong Team—Gratitude is Key

Who Have You Thanked Lately? A lesson learned is often at the expense of others. If you are lucky, you are forgiven and both parties walk away smarter. Such was the case this week when I was reminded that no … Continue reading

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Ride the rail to the finish line…become a business jockey!

Can You See the Finish Line? Last weekend, on a sloppy, muddy course, I watched an unknown horse, an unknown trainer, and a savvy jockey win the biggest contest in the horse racing industry–the Kentucky Derby. Mine That Bird (the … Continue reading

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Is Your Business Suffering from the Groundhog Day Syndrome?

  I bet you know what I mean…the feeling that everything you are doing, you’ve done before. Bill Murray said (perhaps screamed) it best in the movie Groundhog Day, “It’s always February 2nd and there is nothing I can do … Continue reading

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And the Beat Goes on…

So it’s been about 8 months since my bankruptcy was approved. During those 8 months there have been a number of life changing challenges. In February, I experienced a TIA (Transient Ischemic Attack) which is also known as a mini-stroke. … Continue reading

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The Tissue Box (part six of my banruptcy story)

I’m not real good with authority figures. I either get intimidated or defensive. A lawyer, I was raised to believe, is a person of authority. And now I needed one. Thankfully I know a lot of nice  lawyers. One happens … Continue reading

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Help From Beyond (my banruptcy story part 5)

So I’m at the lowest of lows…my bank account is empty and so am I.  My self-confidence is all but gone.  It’s been two years of struggling and juggling. And I hate what I have become. Worse, I fear what … Continue reading

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Emotional Barriers to Cleaning the Slate (my bankruptcy story part 4)

By 2009 it was clear that I was headed for difficult times. A missed payment here, a late payment there, and interest rates that soared from 4.7 or even 11.2 to 28-29%. I lived off my credit cards so that … Continue reading

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