938 days ago, I started the Excellence In Retail Blog. I launched this knowing that I had something to say but I was not sure or confident how to say it. But there I was with a website and some ideas so…I just…started. This morning I wrote my 299th blog post. I didn’t realize that I was so close to hitting this milestone until a few weeks ago when I actually looked at my post count. At that time I set a personal goal to hit 300 by the end of July.


As I stretched for this goal, I was determined to keep writing content that I thought was relevant and important [not just to write fluff to get there], as well as I have two projects I am currently engaged in and finalizing, and lastly it’s summer break so I am really working hard to stay focused on being active and present with my kiddos. But – I knew that I could do it if I stayed focused. Lo and behold – here we are at 12:22pm on July 26th, 2018.

My drive to get to this goal is a direct result of my network and how inspired and motivated you all keep me and I wanted to say THANK YOU to you for sticking with me AND… in a lot of cases helping me elevate and improve my writing and my knowledge over the last two and a half years.


I am proud of my little Excellence In Retail Blog. I am so thankful for the connections I made because of this blog. I am thankful that people wanted to listen to what I had to say. I am exceedingly thankful for those that took the time to:

  • Share my posts
  • Like my posts
  • Comment on my posts
  • Publish or use my posts to enhance their content or coaching
  • Send me feedback – positive and critical

Thank you so much for your support, your feedback, your engagement – I appreciate every single one of you more than I could ever articulate.


  • My Top 10 Articles as selected by the readers:
    • Honesty In Retail
    • Retail’s Sense of Entitlement – The Enemy Of Success
    • 15 Traits Of A Terrible Retail Leader
    • Passion Over Perfection
    • Qualities Of The Top Retail Leaders
    • The Dangers Of Ignoring Performance Issues
    • 7 Qualities Of Remarkable Retail Leaders
    • 8 Signs You Have A Terrible Retail Employe
    • 6 Ways To “Show Up” As A Retail Leader
    • Top Reasons Retailers Lose Their Best Talent
  • Total Visitors As Of 12:31pm 7/26/18: 1,645,888 visitors
  • An average of one article written every 3.16 days


  • Top 20 Companies That Engage Most With My Content According to LinkedIn [In Order of Engagement]:
    • Bath & Body Works and White Barn Candle
    • Old Navy
    • Amazon
    • Apple
    • Target
    • Victoria’s Secret
    • Ralph Lauren
    • Ulta Beauty
    • LEGO
    • Vineyard Vines
    • Kirkland’s
    • Pet Supermarket
    • Woolworth’s
    • The Container Store
    • Lowe’s
    • Dollar General
    • OfficeWorks
    • Soft Surroundings
    • Total Wine & More
    • Starbucks

Once again, thank you so much for giving me the encouragement and continued enthusiasm to learn and share with you!!