You ARE Doing Everything Right

You ARE Doing Everything Right

Lately I’ve been talking to a lot of people who are frustrated with the way their lives are going. One has been looking for a new job, but keeps getting sick – like needing surgery sick. One is experiencing the frustration of learning to work within new physical...
Do a Perspective Check

Do a Perspective Check

Have you ever felt stuck? When I get stuck, it’s usually because I’ve lost perspective on whatever situation I find myself in. Diana Bader, my podcast cohost, and I started talking about it one day and decided to carry it over to Episode 127 of our podcast, Uniquely...
Your Work Matters

Your Work Matters

Your work matters… …wherever you do it. This week a friend loaned me How Hard Can It Be? by Allison Pearson. It’s the sequel to her book I Don’t Know How She Does It: The Life of Kate Reddy, Working Mother (movie starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Greg...
Mindset Check: Never Settle

Mindset Check: Never Settle

This week I had the opportunity to tackle a task I’ve been putting for two full years – writing a speech. I know – it’s hard to believe that I’ve been putting off something that involves talking, but there it is. It’s not even that I didn’t have a topic. I’ve been...
The Deadly Should Spiral Will Burn You Out

The Deadly Should Spiral Will Burn You Out

Recently, I was guest on the Burnt Out Podcast hosted by Sydney Axtell. We talked about my background, my work, and what burns me out. And, special bonus, she asked me about what I’m reading! Always my favorite question. The following is the transcript of the podcast....
That Time I Left $20,000 on the Table

That Time I Left $20,000 on the Table

Or, an object lesson in what happens when you ignore your own best advice. A couple of months ago my bank ran a competition to award $20,000 to a small business owner. All you had to do was submit a video demonstrating how you’d use the money to grow your business. My...
The Resistance: I’ll just vacuum first

The Resistance: I’ll just vacuum first

…or 42 ways to avoid doing that task that takes me out of my comfort zone. I know you’ve done it. We all do it. There’s this task we have to do – go to a networking event, write a résumé, cook an unfamiliar dish, cold call a prospect, call a stranger to ask for help –...
What Are Your Stories?

What Are Your Stories?

Do you love to hear other people’s stories? Do you enjoy sharing your own story with people? I know I do. I particularly love hearing stories about other people’s struggles and small victories. Triumphs are nice, but I believe the genius is in the small victories....
Summertime Diversion Extravaganza

Summertime Diversion Extravaganza

It’s summertime. Vacations at the beach, summer camp, poolside libations, all the things that make up summer. Plus books. And videos. And TED Talks. And podcasts. So, in honor of summer, here is a highly curated (meaning stuff I like) selection of TED Talks, books,...
Wide Open Spaces Reprise

Wide Open Spaces Reprise

This is one of my favorite posts ever. I wanted to share it again. One of the constant themes in my life is re-invention. Seven careers, dozens of jobs, two degrees 26 years apart, it goes on and on. And, on a recent walk, I realized that, thanks to The Chicks, I have...