Don’t Compare Your Behind-the-Scenes to Other People’s Highlight Reel I don’t know about you, but these days I’m feeling overwhelmed. Adding Sandy, the election, and a nor’easter to the regular business of work and life has left me feeling… Read More
When We Don’t Make Anything Wrong I rarely re-post others’ columns—I generally have too much to say myself—but ever since I read this piece a month ago I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it.… Read More
What’s Your Mutt? A few years ago, I went to the ASPCA with a friend who was getting a dog. I was not. This is, of course, why I left with a dog.… Read More
A (Possibly) New Take on “Let it Go” How often have you been mid-bitch-session on something that’s making you crazy only to have a friend say to you,“You really need to let it go.” In my case, this… Read More
Make Skype Stupendous As more and more people do interviews and give lectures vis Skype I thought it would be helpful to put together a quick ‘cheat sheet’ on how to make sure… Read More
Wow Your Brand: A True Story There’s a proverb, “Shoemakers’ children go barefoot and doctors’ wives die young”: an old fashioned way of saying that sometimes we are so focused on taking care of our clients… Read More
“I’m here to grant you three wishes…”: aka The Rule of 3 Have you ever wondered why the genie/fairy godmother, etc always grants 3 wishes when he or she emerges from their lamp or their glowing orb? The reason for this is… Read More
Born to Perform: What We Can all Learn From Bruce Springsteen The July 30th edition of the New Yorker contained a truly (to me) spectacular profile of Bruce Springsteen (and I don’t particularly care for his music; mainly because I’m not… Read More
4 Shades of Grey: Pain vs. Sensation, Desire vs. Craving Despite the popularity of E.L. James’ novel (which I have not read—the Ellen DeGeneres version was enough for me)  I’ve been thinking recently about a few shades of grey I… Read More
Advice for “Experienced” Job Seekers Let’s face it: if you’re an “experienced” job seeker, this means you’re often one of the older candidates – and being an older candidate can sometimes mean you make the… Read More