Tag: work

What are you drawn to?

This week I was approached by someone looking for advice about how to make a career pivot. When someone says a pivot, I hear “this place is sucking the life out of me, and I need to find something else to do where I actually feel happy to get out

Micromanaging Clients – Hell to the No

Earlier this year, I was approached by a potential client that wanted to hire me to do targeted marketing to nonprofits.  We had two calls to determine if I was a good fit. Once we determined that my background could serve the skills of the organization, the executive proceeded to

Leadership in a new normal.

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about leadership. It’s kind of a slippery little concept, isn’t it? It’s hard to define, and the granular details differ for everybody. But when we’ve seen it (or not seen it!) we know. I’m fortunate to work with some fantastic people. Individually they know when

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I Love Money

Do you love money too? I recently watched an interview where Marie Forleo interviewed soccer legend, Abby Wambach, about her new book, Wolfpack. Here is the post that links to the video–it is a great interview!  While I really enjoyed learning more about Wambach and what led to her book,

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Where you been, girlfriend?

I love writing, and yet I have been absent from the task for a couple of months.  Honestly, I feel like I am in a cavernous creative rut these days.  I think it’s just because I have been so busy. So many things have been going on. My husband started

What Lights You Up at Work?

What special things light you up about your business? I mostly dwell in the solo activities of writing and looking stuff up.  (Which I love by the way!) But the other 40% of my job requires me to interview strangers, write about the intimate details of their business, edit their

What do you want from your career?

What do you really want from your career? Is it fame? Is it fortune? Is it making a difference in another person’s life? What is the thing that gets you out of bed even on the hard days? For me, it’s simple.  Show me the money. Sounds kind of cold

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The Fish Rots From the Head

Crappy service is the owner’s fault. Not the employees, not even the manager.  Attitude and approach are built into an organization from the top.  It’s the culture, buy-in, and decisions about who has real power within an organization.   These decisions influence hiring, onboarding, and training. The actions we take and

Words Matter

You are the words you say to yourself.

The Angry Caregiver

8/9/2018 This is going to deplete me. I don’t have the luxury of not working. I still have to manage my projects, source new leads, and reach in deep to find the creativity I need to finish my work. All while I take care of the house, cook, shop, manage

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