You know the song "Life is a Highway" and the inspirational words "life is about the journey not the destination." I'm going to throw another travel metaphor at you: A detour is not a stop sign. Imagine you're on a road trip that you're really excited about. A few hours into your drive, you see … Continue reading A Detour Is Not a Stop Sign!
"It's not what you know; it's who you know." Well, sort of. As with many well known sayings, we know this one because it's short and sweet and conveys a very generalized message. And, as with other well known sayings, we need to dig into the sentiment to find the value in the saying. So … Continue reading Want a New Job?
You've probably heard this before: How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. This happens to be one of my favorite sayings. I use it often to calm down and remind myself that any large project is possible when broken down into smaller pieces. It's easy to feel overwhelmed when you take … Continue reading How Do You Eat an Elephant?
Do you know exactly how many days, hours, minutes you have left in your game of life? Here's why I ask. As I watch my son's soccer team play a game that they are losing 1-0, they are trying hard to tie it up. But when a parent calls out that there are only 5 … Continue reading The Game of Life
Writing a bit of a "throw back Thursday" post today. Sort of. You see, I first read Bethenny Frankel's book, A Place of Yes: 10 Rules for Getting Everything You Want Out of Life, when it was published in 2011. But lately, I've been thinking a lot about and writing about saying yes to life, … Continue reading A Refresher on Coming From a Place of Yes
I made a post on Instagram Saturday morning in which I said instead of work-life balance, we should have Work-life Awareness. (I don't know if that's a term anyone else uses yet, but I'm using it now. If it becomes a thing, I'm claiming it as my own.) Anyways, I was making the point that … Continue reading Stop Stressing Out About Work-Life Balance
In my last post, Sorting Out Why to Say “Yes” and Why to Say “No” I pointed out that you should assess and understand why your initial reaction to an offered opportunity is yes or no, and I noted some good reasons why you might choose yes or no in a particular circumstance. In this … Continue reading Say Yes
Lately I've noticed that there is somewhat of a conflicting message on whether to say yes or no to new opportunities. If you are focusing on "work life balance," the message is to say "no" more often. If you are focusing on personal or professional growth, the message is to say "yes" more often. Here … Continue reading Sorting Out Why to Say “Yes” and Why to Say “No”
Have you seen Amy Schumer's movie, I Feel Pretty, yet? If you have, I'd love to hear your thoughts on it. If you haven't, don't worry, I won't spoil it for you here. I will just tell you that I watched it last night and want to recommend it to the following people: 1. Anyone … Continue reading What If You Loved Yourself As You Are?
Today I reached out to an accomplished, well-respected woman in a more senior position than mine at work. Until today, I had neither met her nor had a conversation with her, but I felt she was someone I should know, someone who might have some answers to my questions. To my delight, she was gracious, … Continue reading Be Brave