What do Porn and Bad Pitch/Cover Letters Have in Common? More than You Think The nature of my business is such that I have multiple email inboxes. The consequence of that is that one is always, inevitably, in the midst of a spam porn… Read More
The Importance of Naming Your Growth Zone Yesterday, I had the opportunity to listen to a lecture by Catherine Cook-Cottone, PhD a psychologist doing work in the field of mindfulness and trauma. One thing she mentioned we… Read More
The Art of Negotiating When I was asked to speak at Montana State University’s Women’s Circle of Excellence Conference, they inquired if I had any thoughts on the art of negotiating. Oh boy, did… Read More
Don’t Think You Can’t Contribute to a Masterpiece I’ve been lucky enough to spend this past week in Rome, where a close friend arranged a private tour of the Vatican. Within the splendor of the Vatican museum, I… Read More
Pruning—It’s Not Just for Plants! How and Why to Prune People According to my gardening chums, when you see the first haze of yellow on your forsythia it’s time to prune. With this in mind, I spent a good portion of… Read More
“I Smell What You’re Stepping In” The other day I was yapping away to my husband, Keith, and he let me know he was listening—and empathizing— by saying, “I smell what you’re stepping in.” It made… Read More
Abandon Plan B: Ed Sheeran’s Formula for Success This past week I heard Ed Sheeran interviewed on the Howard Stern show. Regardless of what you may think of Mr. Sheeran’s music, I found one idea he mentioned regarding… Read More
The Importance (and Fun) of Being RISKsponsible I was speaking today with a friend who is thinking of moving from his townhouse in Philadelphia to a biodynamic “Earthship” in Taos, New Mexico. He mentioned that he had… Read More
The Art of Manliness—Take 2! I had such a great time speaking on the Art of Manliness in December and was thrilled when they asked me to come back on. This episode covers difficult conversations… Read More
I Screwed Up. Now What? I recently received a note from a client who had turned in a (self-described) “sub par work product.”  Despite the fact that this was an aberration his boss was having… Read More