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Why You Should Watch More TV

I wish I watched more TV. Fact is, I'm usually late to the party: I started Lost several seasons in. I began Six Feet Under when it was, well, already six feet under. I binged Breaking Bad just in time to watch the last season (worth it). And forged through Game of Thrones from a standstill last summer. Same [...]

By | August 23rd, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

What “I Should Write a Book” Really Means — and Why You Want It

The desire to go big hits people in very different ways. Some people have always seen themselves in the spotlight and won't rest until they are on the set of the Today Show. But for many others it starts smaller, humbler. Like, "I should write an article and pitch it as a guest blog," or "Maybe I'll [...]

By | August 21st, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Does the Idea of Selling Yourself Make You Sick?

I get extremely motion sick. Literally, in anything that moves. Bus, boat, airplane, New York City cabs, regular cars (sometimes when I’m driving), and yes, even the train, that gentle old aunty of land travel. Some people take lip balm with them when they leave for the day; I pocket a few loose Dramamine. In [...]

By | August 5th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

How to Make Your Work Matter

Whether you work for yourself or someone else, there's one thing I know about you: You want your work to matter. Even, or especially, if you're afraid it doesn't. Maybe your boss or clients heap praise on you. Maybe they don't say a damn thing. But you want it to be good, and you want [...]

By | May 26th, 2016|Career|0 Comments

The Real Definition of Entrepreneur

Let's face it: There's nothing sexier than describing yourself an an entrepreneur. It's like a hot leather jacket that everyone is trying on for size, including me. If it's not a fit, maybe you like this simpler style, called solopreneur. Or maybe this tiny little handbag, called micropreneur instead. Or, this briefcase-slash-diaper bag called "mompreneur." [...]

By | May 12th, 2016|Blog, Career, Solopreneur|0 Comments

Your Job is to Be a Magician (Like This Guy, Kind of)

Image courtesy of renjith krishnan at freedigitalphotos.net It's not every day you have your mind blown. I was in Vegas last week giving a talk to a group of (very) sober HR execs about why HR needs a serious brand overhaul (admit it, it does). And at the cocktail party they had this [...]

By | March 30th, 2016|Blog|1 Comment

The Real Reason You’re Afraid of Being Lonely

There's no shame in being lonely. That's what friendship expert (and friend!) Shasta Nelson, founder of GirlfriendCircles, said to a group of women at the launch of her second book, Frientimacy: How to Deepen Friendships for Lifelong Health and Happiness. And yet, the word "lonely" itself is scary. Even those who love and treasure their solitude (um, me) [...]

By | March 14th, 2016|Blog, Dating & Relationships|0 Comments

The Cure for Boredom (You May Not Like It)

I’m not an incredibly patient person. I have a short fuse and I bore easy. It’s bad. I think it makes me good at a few things, like keeping people entertained and engaged, but makes me bad at other things, like coping with slow restaurant service. Over the holiday break I turned away from the [...]

By | January 20th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

I Almost Got Into a Fist Fight

Did I tell you about how I almost getting into a fist fight? It didn't happen in a Starbucks, or over the last pair of half-priced boots at Macy’s. It was on the football field. That doesn't make it ok. But still. I was wearing cleats. I don’t pick fights on the field. When I'm [...]

By | December 21st, 2015|Blog|1 Comment