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Are You Ready to Sell Your Soul?

Marie Forleo, of B-School and Marie TV asks this simple question of wannabe entrepreneurs, Are you ready to sell your soul? Typically, this phrase conjures up sleazy business deals that call on an individual to compromise her i...

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Recipe for Success: How to Overcome Failure & Make Your Dreams Come True, Greek Style

Last weekend I attended the first ever S.H.E. Summit in NYC, a 2-day women’s leadership and lifestyle event presented by Claudia Chan, featuring speakers on a variety of topics including work issues, finances and wellness....

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Holistic Intelligence (why following your heart isn’t enough)

  There’s a lot of talk out there about following your heart. When you do it leads you to your passion, to your deepest desires. It takes you away from doing what other people want you to do, or what you think you should be ...


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Achieve More Through Mentoring

Many people have experienced the mentor/mentee relationship at some point in life, perhaps during their education or in the corporate world. As a fellow mentor and mentee, this Career Girl understands the value of mentoring. As...

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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...

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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Navigating Corporate Politics

When you hear the term “office politics”, if you are like most of your peers you immediately conjure up negative images of self-promotion, “brown-nosing” and having to sacrifice your ethics and integrity...


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Your Job is a Roller Coaster: And Other Career Advice from My Dad

My dad is my role model for everything in business. He is incredibly well respected in his industry, great at his job, and dedicated (probably to a fault). I joke, “He’ll die at his desk.” And while I do hope ...

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Anatomy of a Binder: Organize Any Project (with Pictures!)

Hand-me-downs were big in my modest, Midwest family. My favorite pair of roller skates came from a neighbor who outgrew them. My first pieces of jewelry were terribly gaudy items that my mom handed down. And of course, my favor...

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Keep Your Mouth Shut (Why It Pays to Listen)

You are standing right there in front of them seeing words come out of their mouth. Despite your intention to focus in, those words seem to float off and land anywhere but your mind. When they do, you’re wrapped up in int...


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5 Tips for Business Travel Like a Boss

I was talking to some of my former colleagues about silly adventures we’ve had while out of town, and it made me reminisce about my business travel days. After learning the hard way, I no longer use my carry-on exclusive...