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More Than A Princess: We are the Champions

I watched with fascination as a mischievous, ballet-clad little girl prepared to nail her ballet shoe onto her skateboard. She pulls the hammer back, poises at the top to take aim, pauses to build the dramatic tension, and then...

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6 Tips for Dealing with an Angry Customer

No matter what you do or where you work, you will inevitably face a member/client/customer who is really MAD. And guess what? They want nothing more than to scream at YOU. Here’s some tips for how to deal. 1. The customer...

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9 Things to Do Now to Boost Your Career This Summer

You might know by now that we at Career Girl are huge fans of the incomparable Linda Descano. I interviewed her for my book, You Know Everybody! (check out the recent feature of her “She Knows Everybody!” interview...


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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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Looking for Help (in all the Right Places)

I used to be so afraid of approaching strangers for help. I would dread phone calls that I had to make to inquire about bills or apartments or anything. It’s not really that I was shy, but I was afraid that I would sound stup...

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Rise & Shine! How to Establish a Morning Routine

Although many of us fight it, most would agree that waking up early is good for us. Some would even go as far as to say it is essential to success in our careers, health, even our overall happiness. No matter what your opinio...


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8 Inspiration Kick Starters for a Mid-Year Boost

1 Can you believe it? We’ve made it to July. Which means, we’re half way through 2013. Crazy, yes, but also reality. Think back to January 1st. Remember that fresh start? The motivation you had to go on another diet...

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Lessons for Your Career from Paula Deen’s PR Catastrophe

Unless you’ve been living under a rock the last few weeks, you’ve heard the controversy surrounding Paula Deen’s recent lawsuit, controversial statements, and the PR catastrophe that has ensued since the story bro...

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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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Down With Corporate Jargon! Use Real Words

You have all been in meetings where things devolve into buzzspeak: You know, going forward, net-net when we look at things apples to apples at the end of the day when we’re flying at 30,000 feet and collaborating on value...