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Words

Words to Eliminate From Your Vocabulary in 2013 (Part I)

The words that come out of your mouth are a direct reflection of how and what you think. You think a certain way, and the words come out accordingly. There are some counterproductive — yet commonly used — words tha...

2012to13

My 7 Most Valuable Career Lessons of 2012

This year, I transitioned once again from being a student to a Career Girl. I had to remind myself of forgotten career lessons, and I had to learn some new ones. As always, some of those lessons weren’t easy, but I’...

yes woman

Learning to Say “Yes.”

As capable, post-modern women, we hear it a lot: be willing to say “No.” Prioritize. Delegate. Don’t bite off more than you can chew. Keep things manageable. This is all sound advice — but a funny thing star...


careerfasttrack

Fast Track or Off Track: Are You at Risk of Derailing?

This is a time of year when we have a chance to reflect. To think about our successes and failures in 2012 and our hopes and resolutions for 2013. When thinking about these matters in a professional capacity, most people consul...

boxing-day

We’re Not in Canada: Tips for All Those Working on Boxing Day

You might not know it, but today is Boxing Day. What’s Boxing Day, you say? Here’s what Wikipedia says: The exact etymology of the term “boxing” is unclear. There are several competing theories, none of ...

women-movies

Lazy Week? Watch These Movies to Entertain Your Inner CEO

Many families have Christmas traditions of watching movies and enjoying a bowl of caramel corn together. My family doesn’t, but hey, maybe your family does. And if you’re super sick of Miracle on 34th Street or It&#...


one thing

Do This ONE THING Today to Prepare for 2013!

In the past few days, we’ve talked about how to be productive in a terribly unproductive week, and staying focused on what is probably a HUGE end of year to-do list. No matter how productive you’ve been this week, t...

The Upside of Not Getting What You Want

It’s frustrating when you don’t get what you want. And not just in terms of gifts around the holidays. Although, no one really wants that fuzzy pink sweater that Aunt Bertha re-gifted to you. The same way no one wants to be...

workforfree

Working for Free or Trade: 4 Guidelines

The last few months, I’ve found myself at a somewhat awkward, but growing stage of my career. I just finished graduate school and am transitioning into a new role, one that does not include my previous occupation — ...


amazingtoothers

Obvious to You. Amazing to Others.

One of the things I notice about women, almost across the board, is that we continuously second-guess our ideas. Is it good enough? Is it ready for prime time? Does it need more time to develop? Did someone already think of it?...