The Weekly – A Wee Bit of the Irish… 1 way to add a bit of the green

Are You Ready for St. Patrick’s Day? Is every holiday a time to promote? That’s like asking, is every day a day to sell? Ha! So St. Patrick’s day is this weekend – what is 1 thing you can do to add more green to your business? You probably have more ideas than the one […]

The Weekly – People Make Up Stories…

Women in the Pet Industry Network Skips a Conference Year! Here’s to another successful 5 years of GROWTH! “Did You hear that Women in the Pet Industry Network is canceling their conference this year?” “No, I didn’t! What’s going on, do you know? “No I don’t but it can’t be good. I mean why would […]

The Weekly – Is it Really Unconditional?

Do Dogs Really Give Us Unconditional Love? My little guy, Stewart does lots of things that make my heart melt. One of them is asking to get under the covers where we spoon – or I should say, where I spoon around his furry frame and where he licks any exposed skin he can reach. […]

Pet Women Weekly – I couldn’t be more sincere!

Dear  Pet Lover, My mastermind buddy Kevin, the last time we were together, mentioned something I’ve mulled over quite a bit. He said, “Shawna, you are the only person I know who can tell so many different people you adore them, and mean it completely every time.” I asked, “What are you trying to tell […]

Pet Women Weekly – Red, White and Booze

Dear Pet Lover, What’s Your Tradition?   Yesterday, on the 4th of July you would have found me in a camp chair alongside the road in St. Paul, Oregon for a good old fashioned small town parade. You can’t get more American than that in my mind. Horses, farm machinery, all the rodeo queens from […]

Pet Women Weekly – Are You Rightsizing Your Life?

Dear Pet Lover, How do you keep things in order?  It’s the end of May – 5 months flew by in 2017 and now it’s spring and some people do spring cleaning, how about you?  The 3rd virtue from Benjamin’s 13 Virtues is about order. And what is order expect this – from Benjamin: Order: […]

Pet Women Weekly – Do You Want to be Remembered?

 Dear Pet Lover, What is Memorial Day For?   This coming weekend most of us, in America will be enjoying a 3 day holiday. And it’s interesting to me that most of us don’t know or care why. So that got me thinking and Googling… Here’s some info you might find as interesting as I […]

Pet Women Weekly – Will You Practice Self-Restraint?

Dear Pet Lover, It’s a Temperance Week! We are embarking on Benjamin Franklin’s 13 Virtues for the accountability group I lead, Monday through Friday at 5:15 AM – yes, you read that right, 5:15 AM. One reason these leaders get up so early is because they seek to accomplish more, become more, experience more than […]

Pet Women Weekly – I’m Sorry for the Inconvenience!

Dear Pet Lover, Can only one experience ruin an entire brand? The man behind me on the shuttle bus was tired, dirty, he had been visiting his son for a week in Oregon and hadn’t realized he would be roughing it in a tent. Our conversation started as I boarded the bus, saying to the […]

Pet Women Weekly – How to Maximize Your Energy!

Dear Pet Lover, Energy is Invisible Determination Here is a quote I dig from Sir Thomas Buxton:    Now, the quote is old, so using the word, MAN is understandable – however, think in terms of Human please so it connects to your core.  When he mentions, invisible determination, a purpose once formed and then […]