Goal Setting
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Accomplishment Hangovers

I’ve talked about vulnerability hangovers before, remember? When you totally show up, you take major risks and it majorly pays off then….. you crash, withdrawal, and maybe second guess yourself.  I’ve noticed the same ty...

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Keeping Quiet – The Secret to Achieving Your Goals?

Conventional wisdom suggests that when you set a new goal, it makes sense to tell people in order to hold yourself accountable. Say you want to run a 5K. If you tell your friends, and maybe even join a team, one would think you...

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Part Time Work: The Case for Multiple Jobs

I was in high school when I got my first part-time job in a fast food restaurant. After high school and upon entering college, I found part-time work as a gas station clerk and also signed up for several internships. After coll...


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It’s Much Easier With Someone Else

My darling friend is having a baby in the nearish future and this is a new experience for her on so many levels. She hasn’t grown up loving kiddos and just recently changed her first diaper at the ripe of age of 30+.  She’...

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Why Planting Seeds Reaps Growth

I recently worked with a client whose life really seemed to “come together” in about a two week process. When this person started working with me she had been unemployed for a few months due to a company restructure, had be...

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5 Ways to Find Inspiration Today

My husband teases me about watching weight loss shows. I say, “I can’t help it! It’s inspiring!” I know that these shows are unrealistic, highly staged and orchestrated, filled with product placement, an...


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Do it. Do it again. Do it again.

Whether it’s human nature or simply a cultural meme (described so beautifully by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi in his book, The Evolving Self, we Career Girls are strivers. We constantly want to improve, to show our value, to b...

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Climbing the Corporate Ladder…But At What Expense?

Now you’re climbing to the top of the company ladder Hope it doesn’t take too long Can’t you see there’ll come a day when it won’t matter Come a day when you’ll be gone I understand about ind...

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Set Higher Standards for Yourself

It sounds like I’m telling you to mop your floors more often, or always read the Wall Street Journal cover to cover, or never be seen in public in yoga pants. Actually, it’s kind of the opposite. What if you were t...


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One Question Everyone Should Ask

StumbleUpon.com became a favorite site of mine when I discovered it a few years ago. For me, StumbleUpon serves most often as a distraction during class lectures or provides a ‘quick’ break when studying. The mater...