Category: Go DARE

Now, That’s What I Call a REVOLT!

On June 19th, 2009, I turned 57 years old.  The day after that was my graduation from business school – I was awarded my MBA in Finance and Leadership from NYU’s Stern School of Business. On that day, I was…

Be Prepared to Halt Your REVOLT

The first few months of last year were sheer hell as I struggled with dieting (online through Weight Watchers – excellent!), launching a company (The DARE-Force Corporation – challenging!) and trying to exercise at least five days a week (I…

Give Your REVOLT a Jolt!

Create a slogan for your REVOLT. What really helps me achieve my SMART goals – in business, in life and in causes I care about – is a call to action, a slogan, a tagline that I share with people…

In 2010, Resolve to REVOLT

In the face of strong REVOLT, resolutions are mere wimps. In order to stage a successful REVOLT against my weight, I needed to be a strong Ruler – of my time, my resources, my diet, my exercise. If you’ve ever…

To REVOLT, You Need a Lightning Bolt

For a big, brash and believable REVOLT, you need a lightning bolt. To jolt myself to lose 60 pounds last year and keep it off, I decided to literally scare the fat out of my body (that Catholic-school fear thing…

Stage Your REVOLT in Sprints

You say you want a REVOLUTION? Surprise!  Not so fast! You have to start by setting smaller, believable and achievable goals. A lot of us want to change ourselves, our careers or our communities in a year.  But, a REVOLT…

To Get DARE, Get S-M-A-R-T!

As management geeks know, the acronym of SMART means S = Specific, M = Measurable, A = Attainable, R = Realistic, and T = Timely. If I didn’t set a specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely goal–with benchmarks, a deadline…

REVOLTING is Exciting!

Early in my career, the crusty cigar-sucking CEO of the ad agency where I worked used to preach to all of us creative types that “Nothing happens until people get excited.” Believe him! At the beginning of 2009, as I…

DARE Revolt!

If you really need to D A R E something new, different, better, more life-affirming for yourself, your career or another worthwhile goal this year, forget resolutions.  By the time we’ve reached 40, 50 and beyond, we’ve learned that resolutions…

Top Five List of TREASURES for 2009

‘Tis the season for joys, toys, and noise, for buying and baking, for sending and re-gifting, for gorging and gulping.   Over the next month, the cacophony of commercialism will be all but intolerable.  Whacky widgets, gabbing geckos, syrupy singers,…

Go DARE: BRAND Your Own Self!

Over the past few weeks, Maria Shriver–the Kennedy daughter and First Lady of California–has been prominent across more media outlets than Octo-Mom, Kate and Jon, and Balloon Dad–combined. By now, we all know that Shriver is the coauthor–along with TIME…

Go DARE: Starter Tips

Right now, you’re probably thinking – â”Hah, who is SHE to tell ME to Start something new?” It’s not easy to DARE Start. Not even for someone relatively fearless like me! It was cruelly humbling to squeeze my middle-aged middle…