Tips to Get Ahead

Raise Your Emotional Intelligence Today

I never used to be as emotionally intelligent as I am today. As a teenager, I was selfish. As a tween, I was dramatic. Even in college, I don’t think I had the ability to understand people very well. Somewhere I started t...

Things I Wish I Knew at 22

I turned 30 on Sunday. It wasn’t exactly a rager since I’m six months pregnant, but perhaps sobriety gave me additional opportunity for gratitude and reflection. Lately I’ve been thinking back to graduating fr...

Drain the Swamp as You Slay the Alligators! How to Balance Today’s Demands & Your Long Term Goals

Drain the Swamp as You Slay the Alligators I first encountered this phrase when reading I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This * by Kate White. According to the book, The phrase is a derivation from what’s supposedly an old south...


Don’t Make This Mistake

Ladies listen up. There’s something going on that really rubs me the wrong way. The other day this went down and I could barely stand it… One woman, let’s call her Jill, approached a few other ladies at a wedd...

Read This If You Desperately Need A Vacation From Your Career

If you hang around the me for awhile, you will know that I love LOVE LOVE to travel.  More importantly, I love to travel to places with great champagne or chocolate (Italy. France. Belgium. Italy. Italy. Italy. Did I mention I...

The Case Against Multitasking, or How I Learned To Stop Being Distracted and Love Concentration

  Before I go any further, let me make one thing clear: I love technology. No, really. I do. You will never hear me complaining about how Facebook makes us all less connected. I am that person that uses my smartphone for m...


Enhance Your Career with Two Simple Letters: Start Saying NO!

It may a stereotypical view of women, but the truth is, stereotype or not, we often have a very difficult time saying two little letters in sequence: No! We want to please everyone, we want to be well liked, and we ultimately w...

The Best Way to Get Ahead

I’m always trying to get better at something. Sometimes I achieve and feel great about the commitment, the journey, and the outcome. Other times, I put off getting started for months.  Just having a goal isn’t enou...

8 Career Lessons from the Tour de France

It’s one of the most difficult fetes of athletic prowess anywhere in the world. For 23 days, 180 riders trek through mountains and valleys of France. Before I became interested in the Tour de France (courtesy of my husban...


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...