Goal Setting

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...

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 ...

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...


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 ...

5 Things a Week

We’ll all go through times where we love and are excited about our jobs. And we’ll inevitably have periods of time we are annoyed and puzzled by the work we’re doing. Maybe it’s the week you finally need...

Put Me In, Coach

No, not Coach purses. Not the football coach. What kind of coach might I be talking about? The kind not many people take advantage of. The professional coach. The highest level executives have been utilizing the services of exe...


Take Time to Plan

It’s easy to get bogged down in the day-to-day activities of our jobs and our lives. What we’re doing today trumps what we need to plan for a month or a year from now. One of the best business books for women I̵...

Vision Board Reinvented

My friends know that over the years, I’ve become quite attached to my beloved Vision Boards. From all over, the internet, magazines, books, and more, I cut out inspirational photos, words, and other text and paste it on a...

Treating Your Career Like a Child

In nearly every book written about women in the workplace, there are chapters (sometimes whole sections) regarding the balance of your family life and your career, how to take care of your children and your career simultaneousl...


What time do you get in?

We’ve all heard the expression, “The early bird gets the worm.” But what situations does it apply to? Accomplishing tasks early? Sure. Staying on top of the needs of a project? Definitely. What about the time ...