Meeting Jackson Galaxy

Host of Animal Planet’s hit show “My Cat From Hell,” New York Times Best-Selling Author and world famous cat behaviorist Jackson Galaxy is releasing his new book, Catify To Satisfy: Simple Design Solutions for Creating a Cat-Friendly Home on November 17th

by Jackson Galaxy & Kate Benjamin

Out just in time for the holidays and before cats around the country are getting tangled in holiday decorations, Galaxy teaches cat guardians in Catify to Satisfy how to design their homes in a way that solves common behavioral problems. He also offers solutions for every type of cat frustrations in order to make life with furry felines easier, more spacious, and all around happier.

With nearly 20 years of experience and featured everywhere including appearances on ‘Ellen,’ ‘The Tonight Show,’ ’20/20,’ ‘Extra,’ and interviews with The New York Times, USA Today, Washington Post and more, Jackson Galaxy is considered the go-to expert resource on all things cat…from behavior to home design. Drawing on his years of experience in animal shelters and as a consultant working one-on-one with thousands of cats in their homes, his unique “Cat Mojo” approach offers people a deeper understanding of why their cats act out in the ways they do. Galaxy’s ability to connect with even the most troubled felines — not to mention the stressed-out humans living in their wake — is awe-inspiring.

Jackson is also the author of Catification (which reached #1 on the New York Times Best-Seller list in 2014) and Cat Daddy, an unconventional memoir documenting his path to sobriety and unexpected career as a cat behaviorist, with instructions and tricks for training and disciplining cats sprinkled throughout.

As one of the world’s most known advocates for the lives of cats and dogs in shelters around the country, Galaxy works regularly with shelters and animal charities including NKLA and “Best Friends.” He also recently began The Jackson Galaxy Foundation, a non-profit that improves the lives of sheltered animals by transforming the places they live and by helping the people who care for them.

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Catify to Satisfy: Simple Design Solutions for Creating a Feline-Friendly Home

In this book, Jackson Galaxy, star of Animal Planet’s hit show My Cat from Hell, and Kate Benjamin, cat design wizard, teach cat guardians everywhere how to design their homes in a way that solves common cat behavioral problems. In this beautiful, full-color book, we learn design tricks to address litter box issues, deter cats from scratching our furniture, and better traffic our pets’ movement around our homes. The authors include DIY instructions and hacks, and feature amazing projects that cat guardians from around the world have done in their own homes.

Running your home like a business

How to Run Your Home More like a CEO
4 Tips for Time & Budget Management from a Business Development Strategist

All successful CEOs have one thing in common: They’re able to maintain a big-picture perspective. It’s also something successful moms have in common, says Zenovia Andrews, a business strategist, speaker, author and mom who coaches entrepreneurs and CEOs on time and budget management.

“In business, CEOs implement a process that achieves efficient time and resource management in the most cost-effective way; sounds a lot like a mom, doesn’t it?” says Andrews, founder and CEO of The MaxOut Group, a company devoted to empowering and teaching entrepreneurs development strategies to increase profits. 

“If every mom were a CEO, America would rule the world!”

Andrews, author of the new book “All Systems Go – A Solid Blueprint to Build Business and Maximize Cash Flow,” (www.zenoviaandrews.com), suggests the following tips for moms to better manage money and time.

•  CEOs utilize apps, and so should CEO Moms. When a CEO’s personal assistant isn’t around or, if it’s a small business and she doesn’t have one, then apps do nicely. There are several apps for moms, including Bank of Mom – an easy way to keep track of your kids’ allowances. Set up an account for each child and track any money they earn for chores or allowance. The app also allows you to track their computer and TV time as well as other activities.

•  Measurement is the key to knowledge, control and improvement. CEOs have goals for their businesses and Moms have goals for their family members. In either case, the best way to achieve a big-picture goal is to identify action steps and objectives and a system for measuring progress. Want to improve your kids’ test scores, help your husband lose weight or – gasp – free some time for yourself? There are four phases to help track progress: planning, or establishing goals; collection, or conducting research on your current process; analysis – comparing information from existing processes with the new one; and adapting, or implementing the new process.

•  Understand your home’s “workforce.” A good CEO helps her employees grow and develop, not only for the company’s benefit, but for the employee’s as well. Most people are happiest when they feel they’re learning and growing, working toward a goal, which may be promotion within the company or something beyond it. When they feel the CEO is helping with that, they’re happier, more productive, more loyal employees. Likewise, CEO Moms need to help their children gain the skills and knowledge they need not only to succeed in general but to achieve their individual dreams.

•  A well-running household is a community effort; consider “automated” systems. In business, automated systems tend to be as clinical as they sound, typically involving technology. Yet, there’s also a human resource element. Automated systems are a must for CEO Moms, and they tend to take the form of scheduling at home. Whose night is it for the dishes, or trash? One child may be helpful in the kitchen, whereas another may be better at cleaning the pool.

About Zenovia Andrews

Zenovia Andrews, www.zenoviaandrews.com, is a business development strategist with extensive experience in corporate training, performance management, leadership development and sales consulting with international clients, including Pfizer, Inc. and Novartis Pharmaceuticals. A sought-after speaker and radio/TV personality, she is the author of “All Systems Go” and “MAXOut: I Want It All.”