career management

Positive Self-Talk Can Increase Women’s Career and Personal Achievement

The article link below discusses the “labeling” women often use to describe themselves. I commented on the article on LinkedIn, and thought you might find the content useful. “I believe this is a real issue for women. From “I am just a stay at home mom,” to stating “I am just” and inserting a job …

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Time Management

Time Chunking for Time Management Success

I recently commented on the article link below shared on LinkedIn, and thought I would share those comments on my blog: “I call this “time chunking” with my clients, and use the technique myself in my personal life and business. It is great for decreasing project/task overwhelm and helping clients see immediate success. When you …

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Butterfly

Inspirational and Motivational Quotes

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.”― Robert Louis Stevenson “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”― Martin Luther King Jr. “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing …

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View Challenges as Opportunities

View Challenges as Opportunities!

Challenges and mistakes are opportunities for learning.  Instead of seeing an issue, error or new software as a pain, see it as learning – an ability to expand your mind, obtain a new skill, or to ensure you don’t make the same mistake a second time.  Your resistance is usually fear of the unknown, or …

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Get a Clue Corporate America

Corporate America: Stop Finding Ridiculous Reasons to Downsize, Fire or Replace Employees to Boost Your Bottom Line

Well, it just happened again, and I doubt the trend will stop. Employers firing an employee without cause (they are never told why), or just making up something despite video, performance review, or other evidence to the contrary, to downsize or replace employees. If you are going to downsize, do it formally and publicly and take the …

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Know Your Value

“We often don’t realize our true value until after we negotiate a salary and benefits package.  Know your value, don’t just take that first offer.  Show them you are multifaceted and provide cross functional experience that is worthy of a better offer.  Most companies will give you more, you just need to ask.” – Karen …

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Social Media Spammers: Why I Won’t Buy Your Stuff or Give You Free Help

Okay, you are on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc., and you are a jobseeker, need some career advice, or are a business owner. How do you develop a relationship with someone you don’t know? Well, right now the way many are trying to develop that rapport is by spamming connections the moment we accept their invite, and …

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Why You Should Still Give Notice

Why You Should Still Give Notice

I just read articles on LinkedIn and again in the HR Executive magazine last week, stating that giving notice to an employer is becoming somewhat passé. Really, hmmm. Politeness is lacking enough in our society, and now employees are becoming so numb to simple courtesy that they can’t give a two-week notice. I can hear it now, but …

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A Worthy New Year’s Resolution: Invest in YOU!

Now is the time we all make that New Year’s resolutions list.  My question to you is how often list includes investing in your personal and professional development?  I’m not talking about buying yourself a present or an espresso, losing weight, exercising more, or the myriad of typical resolutions.  I mean true investment in your …

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