Goal Setting
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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...

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Is Success a Destination?

We’ve all heard the quote “Success is a journey, not a destination,” right? Sure you have. But something has always perplexed me about that quote. It seems to me that means you’re on a never ending walk ...

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Why I Stopped Working Out

I’ve been a certified personal trainer (currently with ACE, and previously with NASM and ACSM, which I chose not to maintain) since 1999. I got into fitness after I had major spinal fusion to try to correct my severe scol...


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Drain the Swamp as You Slay the Alligators! How to Balance Today’s Demands & Your Long Term Goals

Drain the Swamp as You Slay the Alligators I first encountered this phrase when reading I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This * by Kate White. According to the book, The phrase is a derivation from what’s supposedly an old south...

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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...

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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...


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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...

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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...

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How Much Is Enough?

How much money is enough money? A simple savings calculator is a priceless tool that almost magically and instantly reveals the future value of your investment accounts; it can help you answer that million dollar question of ho...


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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...