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Business Plans Made Easy

NOTE: This post was originally written for Unreasonable.is.

We just finished the fifth Unreasonable Institute—another year working with amazing entrepreneurs who are solving the world’s greatest problems. Our job is to provide an Unreasonable advantage, and we do that by introducing them to mentors and funders who can give them wings. This year, we also conducted a business-planning workshop at the end of the institute. This was designed to give a structure to all of their plans and provide a roadmap for the next 18 months.

You might be surprised to know that many entrepreneurs, including our … Continue Reading >>

Saying Your Words Out Loud

This week I had an experience that surprised me a lot. I started to record the audio version of my book, Sleep Your Way to the Top (and other myths about business success), over at eTown Hall.  I wrote the book over a two-year time frame, and I have read it over and over in the editing process.  But this was the first time I had ever read it out loud.

Saying the words out loud had a profound impact on me. The chapters seemed more raw, more urgent, more poignant. Perhaps it was because … Continue Reading >>

Women Helping Women Pays Off

This Friday, I am thrilled to be the closing speaker for the Colorado Technology Association’s Women in Technology event in Denver.  As I was reviewing my notes for the speech, I came across a recent article in the New York Times about salaries of women executives versus men.  It will probably come as no surprise to you that just 11 of the 200 highest paid chief executives in the U.S. are women.

The exciting statistic for the 500 gals that will be in my audience on Friday is that women really hold their own in … Continue Reading >>

Jane Knows Rejection

Earlier this year, I was asked to join the roster of a well-known speakers bureau as “fresh talent.” I was thrilled!  Me, speaking at events AND getting paid!

I quickly created videos to demonstrate my speaking skills and from the very start they had an intro to my book, along with its eye-catching cover.

I never received any offers to speak, and they canceled at the last minute when I was planning to fly to Washington to meet with them.  I did not give it a lot of thought as I figured it took awhile for customers to get familiar with “fresh talent.”

Then … Continue Reading >>

“Read” Your Way to the TOP!

Last week at Boulder Startup Week, Lynsay Russell won the first hardback copy of my new book, Sleep Your Way to the Top (and other myths about business success). Lynsay was one of the first people to write a review, and here is what she had to say:

Real, Open, Honest Advice – Both Personal & Professional
What a fun book to read! The conversational tone is one of my favorite things about this book. It feels like you’re sitting right there with Jane, sipping coffee at a fabulous cafe, and just listening to … Continue Reading >>