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holidaystress

From Dread to Delight: Get Creative and Take Control Of Your Holiday To-Do List

During the holiday season, there is a tendency to feel dread for the things that either a) need to be done or b) we just FEEL have to be done, but they don’t really. And the crazy thing is…we don’t typically attempt to th...

writeabook

So You Want to Write a Book?

All over America, there are men and women who have included “write a book” on their proverbial bucket list. Whether it’s a science fiction novel or a family memoir or a gripping suspenseful thriller, wanting t...

editing

Your Message: Keep it Short and Sweet

How many times have you opened a long email and just skimmed it, or completely scrolled past an extremely long Facebook post? We don’t want to admit it, but our attention spans are short. We save our focus for the things ...


books-must-read

Must-Reads of 2012

In 2012, I read fewer books than any previous year. I think it’s because I chose quality over quantity. I read a handful of books so profound, creative, or life changing that I didn’t need to pick up the next top seller...

40

Things Everyone Should Master Before 40

The big 4-0 is a milestone for any woman. I still remember when VH1 created an entire special that lasted multiple days about Madonna turning 40. It was as if no one expected the Material Girl to make it to that point in her li...

Fitting In: How Important Is Company Culture?

It seems like a pretty simple question to me now, but up until just a few months ago, after a brief stint working for a recruiting agency, I had no idea just how much company culture mattered to everyone involved in the workfor...


one-sentence

The Power of a One-Sentence Journal

We’ve told you about happiness expert Gretchen Rubin before on Career Girl Network. Her work on the concepts behind happiness, specifically for women, are revolutionary, and her ability to convey the most important happin...

30days

Less Than 30 Days to 2013: Are You Prepared?

Hey there, Career Girl! Wake up! It’s December! Do you know what that means? 2012 is….almost gone. Think back to the beginning of this year: Where did you spend New Year’s Eve? Where did you spend the first da...

employeeneeds

What Every Employee Needs

Whether you’re an employee or a manager, we all have good days and bad days at work. But when we’re truly unhappy at a job, we can sense it — we just can’t always pinpoint why. We say it’s our anno...


managing people

Suddenly Managing People? Try These Tips

Today’s young women spend more time than ever before rising through the ranks of their career without actually managing staff. I told you recently about my own journey to becoming a boss and how I’ve managed to stay...