Author Archive for Bridgett

‘Overwhelmed’, Part 3: Time Confetti

Imagine a blank piece of 8 ½-by-11 paper. Now slide it into a cross-cut shredder. That one piece of paper turns into 300 pieces. What once could have been put to such good use is no longer useful at all.…

‘Overwhelmed’, Part 2: Contaminated Time

“Send me an e-mail about that.” Over the last few months, that has been my stock remark to my children when they come to me with a question or some other task requiring more than a moment’s thought. “Are you…

‘Overwhelmed’, Part 1: Distracted Role Overload

It took me more than a month, but I recently read a book by Brigid Schulte. Along the way, my reading was interrupted by texts, phone calls, my children, my husband, my need to make dinner, business,exhaustion, and too many…

Amway India CEO’s Latest Arrest Highlights India’s (In)justice System

Sometimes it’s right; sometimes it’s wrong. Sometimes it happens by accident. Over the last few days, those comments have been made by political leaders in India to describe a certain action that is always wrong and is never by accident:…

Appreciation for Bigger Home Sparks Furry ‘World Wide Group’ Memory

It has been more than nine months since we moved from our home of nearly 19 years to a new, much larger place. And hardly a day goes by that I don’t say something like, “I’m so glad we live…

WWDB Recommended Book: ‘I Will Teach You To Be Rich’

“I’d rather act and get it 85 percent right than do nothing.” -Ramit Sethi, author of I Will Teach You to Be Rich Ramit Sethi writes with a blunt, in-your-face style that doesn’t appeal to everyone, but if you can…

World Wide Group/WWDB Spring Leadership 2014 On 7-City Tour

Even if the chilly Chicago weather isn’t really cooperating very much, the calendar makes it clear that spring has sprung. And along with it, World Wide Group is in the midst of a series of Spring Leaderships for 2014. These…

‘Turn on the Faucet’: My Tax-Day Lesson From World Wide Group’s (WWDB) Brad & Greg Duncan

Today as I was doing my taxes–yes, I am a procrastinator—I thought about Brad Duncan (a Founders Crown in the Amway business), and orange juice. Going through all my records and the IRS forms, I was growing increasingly irritated that life,…

The Gift of Struggle: Empathy / The Gift of Empathy: Connection

The RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) is a charity that takes talks, often TED talks,  finds their “meaty” portions, and creates animated shorts out of them. The most recent one I came across is “The…

At the Heart of Amway’s Compensation Plan: Fairness For All

Watching a Diamond Chips video, a compilation of snippets from World Wide Group’s Free Enterprise Days annual fall conference, a recurring theme ran through it all. To succeed in the business, and to earn the big bonuses, it takes hard…