The personal blog of Dr. Jennifer Gardella 

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What’s Your One Thing?

What’s Your One Thing?

Have you read the book, The One Thing by Gary Keller?  It is a fascinating little read which makes a call to just focus all of your attention on One Thing.  The author backs up the old Native American Quote: If you chase two rabbits you will lose them both. Now, when...

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Do You Have the Right to a Thanksgiving?

Do You Have the Right to a Thanksgiving?

Whenever I have an less than stellar experience with a particular company, I always feel obligated to let the manager/owner know.  And since John's (my ex-husband), there have been many times where I have been stuck as the "only parent available" and encountered some...

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Don’t Believe the Magical Hype

Don’t Believe the Magical Hype

Look at this...here I am at the age of 50...running through the finish line at Disney's Animal Kingdom for the fall cast/family 5k.  I am happy...I look awesome...I look fit...in shape...I look like one of those crazy Disney lunatics with my ears that match the theme...

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Video to Build Your Business (MFB is everywhere)

Video to Build Your Business (MFB is everywhere)

You know you need to create more videos for your business. A well positioned YouTube channel with a strategy to scale, videos just for IGTV and LinkedIn, live videos on Twitter and Facebook. It all makes your head spin.  My buddy MFB has embraced the challenge with...

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Ideas for Blog Posts

Ideas for Blog Posts

I once made the claim that I could take any major news story and spin a blog post title for any business.  Try me!  When you are running a business, the idea of digital marketing probably makes you a little crazy.  You are sick of hearing how it is important and still...

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Fanatical Prospecting

Fanatical Prospecting

For those who are intimately involved in my life and business, you know I am looking to not just grow, but exponentially scale.   It is time, there is opportunity, and I can really help a whole lot of people. Side note and shameless plug:  I help businesses with...

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Getting CEO Organized

Getting CEO Organized

Since I started my first website in 2013, I have gone through the ringer when it comes to the balance between work and family, working in and working on your business, ideal clients and not ideal clients...and attempting to figure out how to schedule my time.  Hence,...

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Know Thy Numbers

Know Thy Numbers

So for many reasons and mostly procrastination I have never tracked the numbers of my business.  You would think that with my analytical mind I would have a handle on the bounce rate for my website (how about just the number of visitors?), the number of blog posts I...

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Webinar Review – The Four Pillars of Your Business

Webinar Review – The Four Pillars of Your Business

How to build your business?  I love to take calls with coaches and watch business coaching webinars of all sorts.  Typically I find them through Facebook ads or they have secured my email in some way.  I'm not specific in the types of coaching I need - they could be...

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Social Media and Blogging to Build Your Business

Social Media and Blogging to Build Your Business

I recently had the great honor of recording a presentation for a class at Del Val College here in Buck's County, PA.  As a social media consultant I love sharing my knowledge with small business owners and this certainly feel into that category.  The professor of the...

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Getting to Me

Bonding with the cocaine fueled rat in my head
A Year Ago Today

A Year Ago Today

As I wake up this Easter, April 4, 2021, I sit in wonder of my life.  Part, "how did this happen," and part "this is amazing."  For those who do not know, on this day, one year ago, I left a marriage that was not working - a blended family that was a pot of boiling...

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After Divorce:  Is it Possible to Love Again

After Divorce: Is it Possible to Love Again

Finding Love.... I have done the work...danced with the demons...been brought to my knees for days on end as I allowed myself to feel emotional pain.  I have rebuilt my friendships, my relationships with my children, my business and the inner workings of me.  My...

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Faith from a Non-Bible Thumping Bible Reader

Faith from a Non-Bible Thumping Bible Reader

Ask and It is given Knock and the door will be opened And have the faith of a mustard seed When you go through a difficult situation, where you might not see a clear path, call in those phrases and passages from the scripture that mean the most to you.  For me, in my...

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My Morning Routine

My Morning Routine

As coronavirus carries on so many people are looking to instill some normalcy into their day craving a morning routine..  The internet is abuzz with writing and social posting by others asking for and giving guidance.  As many know, my life was upended during this...

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Keyboard Warriors

Keyboard Warriors

So,  it seems to me that in today's day and age, people have absolutely no problem expressing themselves when they are sitting behind the safety of their computer. They somehow feel as if they have the right to mouth off without any responsibility to the people that...

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Camp Jen

Camp Jen

If, as an adult, you were given the chance to design some time as the perfect "camp" experience, what would it look like?  Honestly, I could go in a few different directions:  time in a city, a country house (boating, hiking, smores), I could also do full on camping...

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I Love Change

I Love Change

On and off for the last few years I have read the book Daily Motivation by Nido R. Qudein.  I picked it up this morning for the first time in quite some time and todays inspiration centers on the concept of change. Now, I have always LOVED change.  Growing up I would...

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Committing to Me

Committing to Me

There are times in your life when you finally "wake-up" from a fog you didn't see or would not acknowledge.  You might find yourself having an ah-ha moment that is going to propel you forward....you may also wake-up and realize you are in a place you aren't too happy...

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Trying Something New…Look, I Ubered

Trying Something New…Look, I Ubered

I just arrived in Orlando, Fla to watch Steph compete in a national cheer competition.  I'm enjoying two days of free time, and of course, always turn to writing.  Over the course of my adult life I have realized the awesome power of trying new things.  Some have...

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Returning to Church…

Returning to Church…

For years I have battled an internal struggle revolving around returning to church.  I was raised a devout Catholic where church doctrine was never questioned and mass was always attended even on vacation.  I taught Kindergarten CCD for my oldest daughter and started...

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Parenting

& Co-parenting & Step-parenting

Oh How I Miss You

Oh How I Miss You

A few weeks ago, on our last night of Safe Harbor I was given the question "if you could go forward to see the future or go back in time, what would you do?"  I responded without hesitation, "I would go back in time to a moment when John was completely coherent.  I...

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The Only Parent Available

The Only Parent Available

Last Sunday it hit me like a ton of bricks....it was the one year anniversary of my new title of "only parent." The "only parent" who would take her to get her hair and make-up done for prom.  The only parent she would have at the end-of-season swim and cheer  team...

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The Squares

The Squares

As many of you know, on July 1, 2017 we lost my ex-husband John Wengler after his 81 day battle with Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer.  At the end of his life I started thinking of how we were all going to move forward and was a bit overwhelmed realizing my responsibility in...

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Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes

I exhausted myself staying one-step ahead of you - second guessing and overthinking, maneuvering in the background where you couldn't see, where you would never look.  Putting so much support in place and then camouflaging it in the care of other people.     Ensuring...

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I Deserve Your A-Game

I Deserve Your A-Game

Let's face it, these last few months have been rough...in fact, since April 12th I have been living under a blanket of fear and sadness.  Fear he would die, fear of what a recovery could be like, fear of my life changing, fear of you and all you would go through with...

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Thank Goodness for Her…

Thank Goodness for Her…

Yesterday morning , as I went running off to a meeting, I grabbed my tan jacket for the first time this season and bolted out the door.   I realized there was a piece of paper in my pocket and came to see it was my Penn Hospital name tag from April 20, 2017 ... the...

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Just Keep Passing Out the Peanuts

Just Keep Passing Out the Peanuts

On April 12, 2017 while attending a conference in Philadelphia I received a text from my ex-husband.  I knew he was also down in Philadelphia, his trip was to visit a surgeon at Penn hospital to remove a growing bump on his neck. "I have anaplastic thyroid cancer." I...

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View From the Death Seat

View From the Death Seat

As most of you know, I have courage that knows no bounds…I am not scared of nuthin.’  I will speak in front of thousands, climb telephone poles and zip line, start a business, reach out to a stranger on a dating site (hey, a girls got to eat, right?), and ask for...

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To the Bitch at the Door

To the Bitch at the Door

This Saturday I had the great honor of attending my daughter’s swim meet.  I won’t go into details about where they were held or for what team. That would not be fair to the bitch at the door. I arrived at the meet a little frazzled trying to get too much accomplished...

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