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I’ve been learning a lot about accountability lately. Mostly that I need a partner in crime.

I have been trying for months, no lie, to start exercising. And I did pretty well for a bit. I would get up and do pilates and then start my day. But I noticed that that was beginning to taper off. I would get up less or later. In the end, the pillow became my workout buddy.

This was all until I got an accountability partner. Or rather, a workout buddy. And while the first couple of times were hard-6am is no friend of mine. It got easier because someone else was counting on me.I gave my word to someone else and I had to fulfill on that And in turn it has gotten easier to fulfill on my word to myself. And that has opened up a whole new world.

Being able to keep my word to myself has opened up a whole new world. You know how you set a list of things to do and yet you get distracted and at the end of the day your list is still there?  Well, keeping your word to yourself allows that list to get done. Which means life moves along like you say it will. Now, life will throw you nun chucks when you asked for a bat. But hey, it’s a step in the right direction.


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WHO?Women: Evelyn Mickles

As I stated before, we are going to be looking into the women who help create and push WHO?International forward. These women are dedicated to all women knowing their power. Our first interview is with Evelyn Mickles and what an awesome woman she is!!

Evelyn Mickles is 53 and on fire. She supervises the legal departments of 13 military bases across the nation. She is madly in love and has been married for 33 years (which, I admit , is longer than I have been alive). From this union, she has 3 wonderful daughters 36, 34, and 32 and three grand children (ages 9,7, and 2). WHO? she is is a woman of passion and play.

Q. What are you passionate about? And how has this affected your life?

A. I am passionate about people having the lives they want. And I want to contribute to that in any way I can. I don’t want people to give up  on their dream. So, when people meet me and get to know me they understand that. It shows up when people ask for help, they know they can call Mrs. Mickles and she’ll find an answer or try her very best to help you in any way she can.

In my family everyone knows that if anything is going on and I am involved; it will turn out ok. I believe that if you care about people it shows up in the quality of your work because you double check yourself. Sometimes things don’t turn out as you expect. But you review what you have done and make improvements for next time.

Q. How has being a WHO? Woman affected your life?

A. For me, the most important aspect is – what it represents – honoring and recognizing people – it totally fits into my personality and who I am. WHO? is about that. If I see someone across the room, I can see who they are in the world or who someone thinks they are in the world.  It honors woman for all the things they are in the world.  It also makes them feel loved- a sense of pride.

Being a part of WHO? and being able to contribute is a blessing. Being a part of something, a company, that acknowledges people for the greatness of who they are is really a honor. When I think of WHO? It has a different place in the world than lets say Coach.  Having a WHO?Bag would represent having a love in the world… it will mean more. While a Coach bag is a status symbol.

Q. Why are you a part of WHO?

A. WHO?  is something to work towards in the world. We can do many things in life but many don’t leave a legacy. WHO? will be that- honoring children and women leaving a lasting impression.  It will be profitable and have a positive important effect on the world- people getting that they matter.

Look out for more WHO?Women to come. If you have a WHO?Woman in your life let us know in the comments section.

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