Archive for March, 2013

Falling off the Face of the Earth……

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Michelle LaBrosse, PMP

Sometimes I get caught up in the joys of life and don’t even notice little things like not getting emails – well who would notice the absence of anything really. Okay so maybe I’m a bit slow on the uptake – but 40 days of no emails coming through with attachments? I did think something was a little odd that the only emails I got had no attachments – but then I thought that maybe that had become a metaphor for my life. Yes life is a lot easier without attachments. And life is also so much easier without getting any emails where people had attached a word doc, excel spreadsheet, powerpoint, picture file. I finally realized something might be amiss after asking several people to send me that email again as for some reason I didn’t see their proposal.

Oh back to reality – we figured out why I was not receiving my emails where people had attached a file. Forty days ago I had exceeded my storage limits on google – and it was going to take them a couple of days to upgrade my storage account. So I went and deleted all the past emails I had with attachments. Not realizing this created a filter that automatically put any new emails into the trash that had attachments.

What is so odd about this – sales have been the best they have been in two years during this last 40 days. Life without attachments really is much better.

21 Day Practice Of Capitalism – Day 21 – Gifts from My Mother

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

Michelle LaBrosse, PMP

This is the one year anniversary of my Mom’s funeral.   I am very very lucky as I got to spend the first 50 years of my life with an amazingly creative, nurturing, disciplined and driven woman who shaped who I am today.   I learned so much more about her and her impact on me with her passing.   She is that guiding thought that keeps me keeping on through the darkest of times in life and in running a business.   When she was still with us, and I’d reach out to her for comfort during difficult times – her wise words of wisdom were – it will get better.   And it always did get better.   And it still always does.   Life at times is tough, but the tough times never last.  The clouds evaporate from the sun shine behind them as do the challenges of life.

Here is the eulogy I did at her funeral a year ago – thanks to a good friend who had the foresight to record it.