On the Ladder
teachers-pet

Teacher’s Pet? Boss’ Pet?

Y’know that kid in school, the one who bought the teacher perfume for Christmas and volunteered to clean the white boards after class? The teacher’s pet. We all hated that kid. And it’s pretty safe to say, we ...

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Be a Rainmaker!

To be truly successful in business, you have to drive revenue. This may sound like too much of a blanket statement, but it’s true in both practice and theory. Even if you’re not in direct sales, you have to think ab...

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Leaving a Legacy

My husband and I, for the last ten days, have rested with love in the arms of family and friends as we said goodbye to a phenomenal man in all of our lives. This man, this amazing man, was one who watched my husband grow up, wh...


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Instant Momentum

Momentum is an incredible thing. And even more incredible when you didn’t realize it was coming. Pursuing Career Girl Network full time has been a dream of mine for years. And after completing my last day at my full time ...

Frenemies

Handling Saboteurs

Thus far, we’ve covered setting goals, visualizing success, preparing for possible failure, and rewarding yourself along the way. What’s left is realizing that this journey is not going to happen in a bubble, and un...

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Build in Rewards

Next in our series about New Year’s resolutions is something I’m personally passionate about – Build in Rewards! Theoretically, you’ve set a goal it will take you some time to achieve – maybe the w...


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Prepare for Failure

One of the biggest keys to success in keeping your New Year’s resolutions is to understand you will fall off the wagon once or twice, maybe even a few times. To be realistically dedicated to your goals, you have to expect...

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Visualizing Success

Close your eyes. Take a moment to think through your list of “This is the year…” items. Can you see yourself achieving those goals? Can you see yourself boarding a plane to go on that trip you’ve always ...

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A Letter to Me…

Country singer Brad Paisley wrote a song recently called “Letter to Me.” Its touching lyrics focused on what a grown man might say to his naive, younger self. And while the notion is tempting, clearly time travel ju...


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This is the year!

I put this bracelet on the Career Girl Christmas list, even though I’d already bought it for myself. I’ve been wearing it for a few weeks, but truthfully, the sentiment behind it is all about next year. “This ...