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Here’s a story of inspiration AND action.  The inspiration came from Tereza Nemessanyi, who gave a TEDxNavesink 2013 talk, entitled,  “Reinvention of a Suburban Mom”.  Action followed when  Joan Ellis, who was sitting in the audience that day, took in every word and went home to act on one of her big dreams to start her own blog.  It was these three little words that stuck with Joan and moved her to action

JUST. SHOW. UP.

Furthermore,  Tereza outlined six actions with the playful acronym BADASS:  Bold, Aim, Data, Authentic, Social, Show up.  Joan got it. There wasn’t any point in just hanging out any more because here was the inspiration she had been waiting for.

Joan has all those first attributes.  She is definitely Bold, she has Aim, she has a ton of Data, she is most certainly Authentic.  It was the two “ss” she needed a little encouragement on.

Joan, a highly spirited, active woman rides a tractor all summer long, and in winter she adds an attachment to her jeep so she can do her own snowplowing.  Joan’s a writer, and  is most well known as a film reviewer for several print publications and digital sites.  Her own website, Joan Ellis boasts over 1000 reviewed films, categorized and searchable.

Inspired by Tereza’s Tereza’s TEDx talk about how she had reinvented herself from being invisible to being named one of Forbes “Ten Female Entrepreneurs to Watch” (2011),  Joan

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