Goal Setting

If I Can Do This, I Can Do Anything

“Self-help” is an $11 billion per year industry selling books, audio, video, television, and more. Stand in a Barnes & Noble and scan the self-help section and you’ll find two types of books. First, those ...

Built In Contingency Plans: Your Lifesaver at Work

Effective planning is often what sets men and women apart. When we’re leaving for a trip, my husband packs by throwing a few jeans into a bag the night before. I’ve made a list a week in advance and planned carefull...

3 Words That Guarantee Failure

Is it possible to, without a doubt, predict failure? Can you know, prior to even beginning a task that you will fail at it? Inc. writer and the creator of “Sales Source” Geoffrey James says yes. In his article from ...


Step Into the Arena

Brene Brown became a TED sensation last year with her TED Talk on vulnerability. She returned to TED this year and presented a second talk, this time focused on shame. Brown posits that we cannot talk about vulnerability withou...

Lessons from a Corporate Cliff-Jumper

One of my favorite sayings is, “Jump and the net will appear.” Not only does this notion embody the idea of trusting yourself, it also implies a natural risk taking, something that can be difficult for women in gene...

5 Tricks for Sticking to Your Running Routine from lululemon

I don’t know about you, but one of the hardest things about running for me is creating a regular routing. My sister-in-law is a runner through and through. She’s up early in the morning and bangs out her runs no mat...


11 Advantages Women Leaders Must Maximize

We hear often about the disadvantages of female leaders. In fact, CGN recently brought you an article about negative female stereotypes that’s downright scary. But here’s the opposite question – what advantage...

Be a Rainmaker!

To be truly successful in business, you have to drive revenue. This may sound like too much of a blanket statement, but it’s true in both practice and theory. Even if you’re not in direct sales, you have to think ab...

Handling Saboteurs

Thus far, we’ve covered setting goals, visualizing success, preparing for possible failure, and rewarding yourself along the way. What’s left is realizing that this journey is not going to happen in a bubble, and un...


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...