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Embracing Wabi-sabi: Be a Little Crazy

You know this person. They’ll say or do anything to make you happy. They probably agree with whatever you just said. They go out of their way to fit into your group or be like you. It’s annoying, because you know it’s fak...

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Negotiate on Behalf of Someone Else

Why? You fight harder on behalf of someone else…. In Adam M. Grant’s terrific book, Give and Take, he discusses different negotiating styles. One of his findings demonstrates that ‘givers’, people who eschew the law...

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How To Make Mistakes Like A Pro

You hit “reply all.” Or you had one too many drinks at the office holiday party and behaved inappropriately. Maybe someone pressed the wrong button on a terrible day and you blew up at them. Perhaps you forgot to ma...


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Our Third Act

I fully intended to write about two skincare gadgets this week, but divine guidance, (or procrastination) interceded on their behalf.  Instead, I offer a public service announcement of sorts, a ‘wow I needed that’ kind of ...

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Are You in the Clone Zone? Be Brave, Be Bold, Be Marketable.

For so long, we’ve been taught not to make waves in the workplace. Keep your head down. Tick the boxes. Do the work. Don’t upset anyone. Be the best at fulfilling that job description. Don’t color outside the ...

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Upgrade Your Life

Every time we go to check in for a flight, they make us an offer, “Want to upgrade for only $79?” The amount and logistics might be different, but basically we are given a choice: Do this, and you’ll get that. Companies c...


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Be Your Own Spokesperson

I’ll admit that I sometimes buy things based on a celebrity endorsement or spokesperson. I tend to use Neutrogena makeup not only because I like how the foundation feels on my face, but also because I’ve wanted to b...

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Uncover Your Personal Success Factors

Have you ever done something, or had a skill, that seemed to amaze people? Did it perplex you as to why others were so enraptured by that ability you have, because to you it seemed so easy? Maybe it is being positive. Perhaps i...

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Adding “Pretty” to Your Internal Vocabulary

I have an incredibly vivid memory from childhood about the word “pretty,” in truth I’m sure we all do. It was seventh grade and I was auditioning for my hometown’s summer musical, Grease. I opened the sc...


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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 ...