"All the time you have, is all the time you have"

Imagine if someone gave you a five-year block  and said, “You can do whatever you want.” What would you do?I’m moving into a new phase of my life, having completed five years during which I did whatever I wanted to do, including running my own consulting business, community volunteering, and the occasional mid-afternoon nap. Next week I start a new full-time job with a wonderful health provider.Five years ago, I could not have imagined what I’ve enjoyed....more

Dying to Know: Dealing With The Uncertainty of a Career Transition

At one point or another in your life, you have gone through some type of life transition. Whether it’s in a relationship, within your family, growing your business, self-exploration, or changing career directions. It’s the ebb and flow of life that keeps us in constant movement and change....more
When we let ourselves be defined by our careers, we are really shortchanging ourselves.  We are ...more

5 Tips to Boost Your Self-Esteem and Self-Confidence

When you look in the mirror, who do you see?  Someone you love and respect?  Someone whose talents you admire?  Someone you care for and cherish?   How you answer these questions is an accurate measure of your level of self-esteem....more

Dance Movies

By: Wendy Castellanos-Wolf...more

Inspired & Unstoppable: 3 Practices to Succeed Wildly in Your Life’s Work

As a young woman I denied my calling, the life that called my name, and I achieved worldly “success.” I ignored my desire to write, considered it fanciful. Instead, I graduated Harvard Law School with honors. I stomped around in designer suits on partnership track in a swanky law firm. But the higher I climbed, the sadder I felt. My ambition couldn’t replace inspiration. You don’t get to choose your true wild desire or the life that calls you. You only get to choose whether or not you will listen. And that choice makes all the difference in your life and the world. ...more
@Elaine Griffin And so it is! Thanks for sharing, Elaine!more

8 Signs That It's Time to Retire

How do you know when it is time to retire? It can mean many things to different people. There's the serious side of finance, career, and creating a new chapter. There's also the humorous side in which ironically there is a lot of truth. Read these signs it is time to retire from Elaine M. Decker (they are really great!). ...more
I retired to find time to write. Now I'm thinking of going back to work. I guess it's a Type-A ...more

Recap: How to Succeed at Self-Employment

It's been a few months since we jumped in our virtual car and started the journey on the Roadmap to Self-Employment. Being an entrepreneur is an ever-changing adventure and yet the fundamentals always remain the same. By following these 9 steps you'll be on your way to a strong foundation as you start and grow your business. ...more
I enjoyed reading these articles.  I am in the process of making this plunge and your advice has ...more

Ann Curry Wears Heart on Sleeve with Tearful Goodbye

Today Ann Curry said a tearful goodbye as co-host of the Today Show. With class, professionalism, and grace she navigated a tough on-air situation under even more difficult circumstances. ...more
Sorry to see her go. We will miss you Ann Curry.more

Those Elusive 21st Century Female Role Models

Is anyone else entertained?  Can you recall any male executive who was held accountable amidst all of the hoopla surrounding the global financial crisis in 2008?  We had a crisis that resulted in the collapse or near collapse of large financial institutions, like Lehman Brothers or AIG; the federal bailout of financial services and large industrial companies, recall TARP and GM; downturns in the global stock market and the housing ...more
Glad you're with me!  And your inspiration....more

The Transition Queen

The Transition Queen Transitioning has become a way of life for many career professionals....more