Goal Setting

The Best Way to Get Ahead

I’m always trying to get better at something. Sometimes I achieve and feel great about the commitment, the journey, and the outcome. Other times, I put off getting started for months.  Just having a goal isn’t enou...

8 Career Lessons from the Tour de France

It’s one of the most difficult fetes of athletic prowess anywhere in the world. For 23 days, 180 riders trek through mountains and valleys of France. Before I became interested in the Tour de France (courtesy of my husban...

The Ultimate Guide to Getting a Job You’re Passionate About

If you’re like most women I know, money is not your only motivator at work. You want your job to have meaning. You want it to provide you with fulfillment and opportunities for growth. The good news is that you’re n...


Get That Promotion! It’s Time!

There are many times in my career when I have stood out for terrible reasons.  Reasons like refusing to make coffee when I was the most junior person on the team (I thought it was demeaning and also, I didn’t know how...

Attitude Adjustments: They’re Not Just for Teenagers

When I was 16, my father gave me a bookmark with the word “Attitude” on it. The bookmark was an acronym, with every letter of the word “Attitude” representing something related to the word. And while I d...

Choosing Risks Wisely

We’re in charge of our own vulnerability. I overheard someone say, “That makes me feel vulnerable.” I’m not one to run around on semantics but like the true therapist that I am I want to explore how something “makes u...


Are You in Your Dream Job? 5 Questions to Find Out

Are you in your dream job? How do you know if you are or you aren’t? Our friend Megan Broussard from ProfessionGal, recently asked these five questions in her first article for the website Advice from a Twenty Something, ...

The 10,000 Hour Rule: How to Get Around It

You’ve probably heard of the famed 10,000 hour rule, that is takes 10,000 hours to master any skill. Before you start doing the math, we’ll save you some time – that’s about 10 years worth of time. Think abo...

Goal-Setting When You Don’t Know What You Want

Goal-setting is something you must be doing now, and always. While goal-setting is particularly helpful in your career, it’s also a great tactic in most aspects of your life. How many times have you heard that dreaded, “Whe...


59¢ on the Dollar

I sat at a women’s networking luncheon this past week listening to each women as she introduced herself and her business. A young intern from a local newspaper interrupted the conversation to poll the table on this question: ...