Happy Veterans Day

Veterans Day is a time for us to pay our respects to those who have served. 

This holiday started as a day to reflect upon the heroism of those who died in our country's service and was originally called Armistice Day. It fell on Nov. 11 because that is the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. However, in 1954, the holiday was changed to "Veterans Day" in order to account for all veterans in all wars.


I joined the military at age 19. I am thankful for my time in the military. It gave me the opportunity to change my path in life and enter the contracting career field basically by accident. When I had the opportunity to choose my job, the job I wanted wasn’t on the list. I didn’t know what any of the jobs on the list were, there wasn’t a description, only a title.

There was one  job on the list that had a really high required score to get into the career field. It was twice the score of the other jobs on the list. I had scored high enough to choose almost any job. I chose the job with the high score. It was called Contract Specialist. That’s how I got into contracts and negotiation which led to my writing the book Think Like A Negotiator and speaking about negotiation.

 Year End Donation Request

Do you need an extra tax deduction for the year?

Consider a donation to help support our ladies in Kenya.

In Kenya there is a severe food shortage due to drought. The ladies in Kipsongo have asked for help to get some beans, maize, rice, cooking oil and sugar. They are trying to sell beads in town but the cost of food has gone up so much that they aren’t able to pay the higher prices and are only able to have 1 meal a day. The kids will be home from school at the end of the month for 2 months so they won’t get meals at school and it will be harder for the ladies to feed their families. 

During COVID we were providing food packs for over 30 women and 80 kids for $800-$1,000. 

When I was in Kenya in June it was $1200+ to provide the same amount of food, now that amount has gone up even more. Just the beans and maize are close to $250.

If you are looking for a year end tax donation, please consider supporting the ladies in Kenya. Any amount will help. 


Sign up for the winter soiree in Costa Mesa on Dec 3.


We will have entertainment, connection, food, fun and shopping. I recently saw a post from a friend whose health was failing and he was saying goodbye and how he hadn’t done enough while here on earth. There was an outpouring of love for him. Many said they wish they would have seen him more and spent more time with him. It makes me think about how short our lives really are and how we put off things until it’s too late. I would love to see you at the Soiree.

Tomorrow is never promised to us. Make time this holiday season to join me for a little celebrating and connecting. Looking forward to seeing you there.

The dress is casual, and the time spent will be priceless. Register here to get the details.


Where’s Eldonna

Nov 16 – Temecula Rotary (Speaking)

Nov 17 -American Legion Post 291 (Open to the Public) 4-7PM

Nov 19-20 American Martyrs Church

Nov 20 Los Altos Methodist Church

Nov 26 California Harley Vendor Fair
Dec 2 SCORE OC Women In Business
Dec 3 Winter Soiree
Dec 10 – California Harley Vendor Fair
Dec 11 – SPA DAY!!!

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