Andrew Mellen

Get Better Results: Ask the Right Questions

We recently talked about how you can change your company culture—because you help create it. But there are situations where you’re doing all the right things … and STILL not getting the results you want. Maybe you’re showing up for your company and your team, taking full accountability for everything within your control, and still …

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How to Sell Your Collections and Collectibles for Cash

Finally ready to sell that baseball card collection you’ve had since you were eight years old? Or the stamp collection you inherited from your grandfather? Or maybe you’re exploring your options because something inside you is pushing back or asserting itself and saying, are we a bit trapped here? Are we stuck collecting things because …

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How to Sell Clothes, Purses, and Accessories for Cash in 2021

Everyone loves a bargain, right? Whether it’s a new cashmere coat on the back rack for $15, or a barely-worn pair of Manolos you stumble on at your local thrift store. So it’s funny that, when it comes time to sell OUR clothes, we’re often trapped in a delusional story about value and what we …

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Estate Sales Aren’t Just for Dead People

Long before we die there may be reasons to divest ourselves of a bunch of stuff … and I don’t mean a few trips to the thrift store amounts of stuff. We’re talking a LOT of stuff to get rid of—like, almost everything you own. It could be that you need to pay off a …

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You Create Your Company Culture—If It’s Not Working, Change It

When people complain about their company culture, it’s like saying, “I don’t like my family.” Which can be a valid complaint AND at the same time, unless they’re a gang of mass murderers or clearly insane, chances are there are at least a few good eggs and something redeeming if you dig a bit. So …

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Cutting Costs? Don’t Do This

The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting global shift to work-from-home has influenced many people—including me—to examine HOW they work … and live. I was already working from home—COVID just amplified WHERE home could or might be. For small business owners, moving you AND the company may be one and the same. Larger companies might have less …

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Future-Proof Your Happiness by Making Productivity a Practice

“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.”  – Maya Angelou We can’t plan for every eventuality—almost no one expected a global pandemic—and you don’t want to be so on-guard that you can never relax. At the same time, you CAN put a few simple systems or …

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COVID’s Impact on Women (Part 2)—How to Get Some Help

“Ask for help. Not because you are weak, but because you want to remain strong.”  – Les Brown Part 1 of this series focused on triaging your obligations . . . starting with recognizing that the world has changed in the past year, and that’s going to impact how you show up as a mom. …

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COVID’s Impact on Women (Part I)—How to Triage Your To-Do List and Save Your Sanity

“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”  – Maya Angelou Last month, the New York Times published an article following three working moms through their lives during the pandemic. If you haven’t seen it, here’s the gist: Women are drowning, and …

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Estate Planning is Easier Than You Think: 3 Simple Steps You Can Take Today

“Death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it.”  – Haruki Murakami Continuing in our series on Spring cleaning, let’s go a bit deeper than focusing just on airing out curtains and vacuuming dusty refrigerator coils. Let’s look at ALL of the places that need some attention in your life … including …

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