When I think about my career, five moments stand out as game changers. I never forgot the valuable lessons I learned and how each one taught me a way to manage to stay away from a career meltdown. 1) Avoid cardiac arrest with a side order of divorce One of my first corporate jobs wasContinue reading “5 Tips for Career Success”
Sometimes we get a wake-up call when we’re running at warp speed for too long. Arianna Huffington’s wake-up call came in the form of a collapse on her bathroom floor. To the public, she had it all money, power and fame. That’s how we define success, right? Huffington was exhausted, lacked sleep and self-care. She wasContinue reading “Book Review: Arianna Huffington’s Thrive”
Are you a dreamer, but already grown up? I remember being a kid and dreaming about becoming a championship horseback rider. I also wanted to ride skateboards for a living. I could do a mean 180 back in the day. I was a fearless dreamer. I also became one of those young adults who didn’tContinue reading “5 Ways to Live Your Dreams without the Fluff”
I came across a quote from Maya Angelou about how she defined success. It was in an article that included the definition of success from millionaires and billionaires. People often equate success with money and power but these people didn’t.
Did you know that moms are the sole or primary breadwinner in four out of 10 households with children? According to the Pew Research Center, women make up almost half (47%) of the U.S. labor force today, and the employment rate of married mothers with children has increased from 37% in 1968 to 65% in 2011. The roleContinue reading “5 Ways to Thrive as a Breadwinning Mom”
Job longevity is becoming more rare these days. An employee staying at a job over 5 to 10 years is almost shocking. It’s not because people are fickle, but industries cycle and positions are cut. As employees, we often get locked into tunnel thinking. Our job title becomes our identity and we can forget that we do soContinue reading “Book Review: Body of Work”
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On the heels of the Yahoo! work from the home ban by Marissa Mayer, Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In was met with a hefty amount of backlash. In just under a month, gender roles and flexibility in the workplace came to the forefront. Debates flared and blogger keyboards burned up! My first reaction to the bookContinue reading “Book Review: Lean In… You won’t fall over”
After seven years, I am saying good-bye to my corporate job. Life is supposed to go a certain way right? Work for a paycheck. Buy the house with the white picketed fence and have the family (2.5 kids to be exact). Earn your retirement. Then, retire.
Are you in the land of cubes and ready to escape? Pamela Slim sure was. I read her 2010 book Escape from Cubicle Nation: From Corporate Prisoner to Thriving Entrepreneur a couple times. The cover with the people looking over the cube walls is pretty funny and so are her references to the corporate satire OfficeContinue reading “Book Review: Escape From Cubicle Nation”