Do You Have A “Summer Slow Down”?

Summer is meant to be a time of relaxing, slowing down, and enjoying some well-deserved rest. Yet oftentimes we end up pushing off the relaxation, the things we want to do but don’t have to do, because something more pressing comes up.

Every summer, my kids go away to a summer camp, and my husband and I get to go away for July 4th; but then we come back, and real life feels like a whirlwind!

This year, I’ll be at the National Pest Management Association in Phoenix July 15-16, talking about relationship networking; and then I’ll be speaking in D.C. July 19 at the Annual Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures Meeting. To round out the week I head to Orlando on July 22nd for my 5th year speaking at an Ernst & Young event that I love!

While that isn’t exactly a summer slow down, I’m always careful to protect the tradition of summer fun and celebration.

On this July 4th week, remember to celebrate. Celebrate our country’s independence as well as your own. A reminder from my book, The 11 Laws of Likability – Celebrate the small stuff! 

We don’t always stop to enjoy the accomplishments we’ve achieved, because we’re too busy checking off the box and saying “Well what’s next?”. To keep our momentum going, we need to celebrate our progress and the hard work it took to get there.

Celebrate yourself this week! Remind yourself of all that you do and all you get done. Push aside any thoughts of what is left to do.

For me, that will mean celebrating this crazy whirlwind of a book launch – I’m going to celebrate how much press the book has gotten, and I would love it if you celebrated with me by checking out one of the podcasts or shows I was able to speak on! I’ve listed a few recent appearances below.


I speak with Lyndsay Christian and David Grasso about mindset, being a connector, and how the two are so connected.


Robbie and I talk about the great advice I received from the world’s top connectors while writing The Connector’s Advantage, including Ivan Misner, Marshall Goldsmith, and Dorie Clark.


I loved doing this podcast interview with Kathy Caprino; we talk about being a true connector, and why it transforms your life and career – and helps you find your brave.


A lot of people feel “gross” about networking simply because it doesn’t feel genuine – but there are ways you can connect with people genuinely, without feeling like you’re scrambling for topics of discussion! I have 7 perfect questions to ask that will get genuine discussion started in this article.

If you listen to any of these, I would love to hear what you thought!

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