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rewardyourself

Build in Rewards

Next in our series about New Year’s resolutions is something I’m personally passionate about – Build in Rewards! Theoretically, you’ve set a goal it will take you some time to achieve – maybe the w...

failure

Prepare for Failure

One of the biggest keys to success in keeping your New Year’s resolutions is to understand you will fall off the wagon once or twice, maybe even a few times. To be realistically dedicated to your goals, you have to expect...

Beauty

Visualizing Success

Close your eyes. Take a moment to think through your list of “This is the year…” items. Can you see yourself achieving those goals? Can you see yourself boarding a plane to go on that trip you’ve always ...


letter

A Letter to Me…

Country singer Brad Paisley wrote a song recently called “Letter to Me.” Its touching lyrics focused on what a grown man might say to his naive, younger self. And while the notion is tempting, clearly time travel ju...

resolutions_katespade

This is the year!

I put this bracelet on the Career Girl Christmas list, even though I’d already bought it for myself. I’ve been wearing it for a few weeks, but truthfully, the sentiment behind it is all about next year. “This ...

bad-kid

Condoning Bad Behavior

Pop culture enthusiasts have watched for years as celebrities like Lindsay Lohan are consistently coddled and their bad behavior overlooked. Spending only hours in jail rather than weeks or months, one can’t help but wond...


slow-eb5-visa-projects

Getting Through Slow Times at Work

One of the best pieces of advice I’ve ever received was last year before deciding when to move to Chicago. With my husband already here, I toyed with the idea of waiting until after the 1st of the year to move. Then, a ve...

wishlist

The Career Girl Wish List

With just 12 days until Christmas, I figured it would be a good idea to write the “Career Girl Holiday Wish List” – for everyone who’s shopping for that special career girl in your life, here are some of...

onecandle

One Year Later

So technically, I’m three days late with this post…but hey, it’s been busy. As of December 3, 2011, I’ve officially been a Chicagoan for one year. And boy has a lot changed in a year. I came to Chicago l...


turnover

Dealing with Turnover

When writing about turnover, I  just couldn’t resist actually putting a turnover at the top of the post – ha! Now that we’re done with that….on to the point… When you work in a large corporation, ...