Embrace The Reality That We Can Not Have It All By Writing Your Own 'Departure Memo'

On weekdays, mothers and fathers arrive at my house after battling to get their children ready and out the door to drop their kids off at my home-based daycare. When they get here I can see the conflict in their eyes. They hate saying goodbye, but they have to work and most have to prepare to battle their next barrier of the day – traffic....more

How To Actually Get To The Goals You've Set

The First Step in Ditching the 9-5 and Starting Your Own Business

I was posed the question over the weekend “so what is the first step in starting your own business.”  As I sat there and thought about it a number of things immediately popped into my mind. Develop your business idea, write a business plan, decide on a business name, find a mentor, work out the finances, and so on. All those details you think about that go along with starting your own business. ...more
@Publicly Mika I am glad you enjoyed the post. Making the decision is often one of the most ...more

The First Step in Ditching the 9-5 and Starting Your Own Business

I was posed the question over the weekend “so what is the first step in starting your own business.”  As I sat there and thought about it a number of things immediately popped into my mind. Develop your business idea, write a business plan, decide on a business name, find a mentor, work out the finances, and so on. All those details you think about that go along with starting your own business....more

Video Coaching Tip of the day

Welcome to the video coaching tip of the day.  Click here to enjoy!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1oaKcrQriw...more

What Does Career Mean to You?

Having a career means different things to different people. As you may have noticed, I'm not the type of person who says that your professional life needs to look a certain way. In fact I can remember when I took the helm as Section Editor for Career and Business. I warned my editor that she shouldn't expect all business suits, job search-y, and traditional takes on career. She just laughed. ...more
To have your dream job you must. 1- Love what you do (fulfill your core values) 2- You are good ...more

Is This What Mommy Burn-Out Looks Like?

Welcome to Dr. Ann’s Coaching Corner!  This week, CB writes in to get a fresh outlook on her multi-tasked-out life.  Is this what “Mommy burn-out” looks like?Dr. Ann,...more

Freak-Out Friday

I called in sick from work today. It's not that I don't have anything going on at work. I have stacks of files to review, affidavits to draft. I just needed a day off from the usual. I hope my boss, who sometimes reads my blog, will understand. (Hi Jane!)  I had every intention of going into the office and plowing through my work. I rose at my usual 6:00 a.m, rallied the troops, packed lunches, and while I took my shower I started going through my mental checklist of Things to Do Today and Things to Do This Weekend....more

My 5 Most Powerful Daily Habits

We all have habits, some good, some bad. Or shall I say, some that move us forward toward an inspiring future and others that keep us stuck in the past. Habits are where the intersection between life and business becomes even more blurry than usual (and those of you that read me regularly know I have a pretty expanded concept of how life and business intersect). This is why I wanted to share my most powerful daily habits with you. ...more
I work better when I don't multitask. It's not just the stress, but I also use multitasking as a ...more

Undooced: Fired Because You Don't Blog -- Or Your Employer Doesn't Know You Blog?

Some of you noticed a post that went up Friday and then later in the day mysteriously disappeared. Yeah, hey, my bad. Despite what you might expect from a blogger I'm really a pretty private person and it was too much too soon. Deep breaths. Let's try this again and see if I can leave it up for good. ...more
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