Your Personal Brand

Straighten Up and Spread Out

We have all heard the expression ‘fake it until you make it.’ For many years, I lived my life using this mantra – not so much because I didn’t know what I was doing in a certain situation, but because I did not believe ...

Does Your Spouse Fit Into Your Brand? Should They?

Recently, Brooke Crittendon (Kanye West’s ex-girlfriend) was asked what she thought of his new love and soon to be mother of his child, Kim Kardashian. She said, “She fits into his brand.” As I read her interv...

The Faces of Beauty

As I’ve noted before, I struggle amongst my “selves” writing a post focused on appearance. I walk a fine line between promoting ways to enjoy our God-given beauty and contributing to the assault of messages women receive ...


Finding Your Sweet Spot and What You Love to Do

Have you ever thought to yourself, “What do I really want to do with my life?” Of course you have! Maybe it was in high school or college, and maybe you’re still answering that question today. Don’t worr...

Right vs. Happy

“Do you want to be right or do you want to be happy?”   That is one of my favorite questions to ask.  I keep thinking, “How can I start this year right?” but the real question I should be asking is “How can I st...

Is Your “Mouth Like a Sailor” Hurting or Helping Your Career?

A recent article on Forbes.com has been making its way around the internet, and has been discussed in many a women’s LinkedIn group as of late. The topic? Swearing…by women…in the workplace. Each side of the a...


It’s Time for New Rules

Each of us lives by a set of rules, or values, which dictate the choices we make. All of our thoughts and consequent actions are based around those rules that we have for ourselves. If you’ve ever done a white elephant gift e...

Chaos to Order: Part Four

In last week’s post Chaos to Order, Part Three, I imploded in a sad and pathetic way over my self-imposed mission of carrying-on my damn luggage.  I suppose one might refer to this event as my “bottom hitting” be...

Career Girls Give Back: How Do I Help Improve the World Around Me?

Last week, I wrote an article about how to survive unemployment over the holidays (or really, ever). What I didn’t talk about was what to do with the cabin fever that can ensues when you have no office to go to and have b...


The Innovation Tactics on Kickstarter and TEDx Changing the Business World

Etsy gives any crafter on the planet the opportunity to run a booming business. Kickstarter gives any entrepreneur on the planet the opportunity to get investors without big pitches and huge dollars. TEDx gives great speakers f...