Life After Five
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Aaaand Break! — Build Your Team For Professional Success

In my past life as a sales manager, I used to pose a question to my new sales staff members while they were in training: on the path to success, what is a salesperson’s biggest obstacle? They would think for a moment befo...

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How to Use a Rewards Credit Card Without Risking Debt

When I shared my Financial Ground Rule about putting away credit cards until you’re out of debt, a Facebook discussion ensued about using rewards cards as long as you pay the total balance off each month. It totally works as ...

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Find the Right Therapist for You

You’ve decided it’s time to go to therapy. It’s probably because you know you’re awesome, but you want to become more awesome, and you’re wondering what’s next. For most people, that next step is picking a thera...


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This Week: Make Meetings Not Just Tolerable, But Productive

Meetings, meetings, meetings. They can be the most exciting parts of your day, or the most boring. And if you work in a meeting-heavy office environment, meetings could be sucking the life out of your day and your productivity....

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Get More Done (And Make Your Life Easier) With An End Of Day Review

It’s usual (and wise) advice to sit down before your day begins. This time is for you to get centered and look at the day ahead. You feel a lot more flow in your day when you do this. But there’s one tip that doesn&...

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The Single Career Girl: Doing Activities Alone

If you’ve moved to a new city, or are just out of college, your network of friends in your city might be small. Or, all of your friends might be in relationships. And there are certain activities that you can really only do w...


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Spend the Money! Make Your Life Easier

When we talk about financial fitness, we sometimes talk about budgeting, keeping your expenses low, avoiding unnecessary expenses. But there’s something that’s not often said: Spend the money! When? When it makes yo...

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Learning How to Say “No.”

It’s something I’ve been told before, and it seems to be a problem for a lot of women: “You have to learn how to say ‘No.’” I’ve told you the benefits of saying “Yes!” to great opportunities, even...

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The “Hot Desk” Phenomenon

Co-working has taken the freelance and small business world by storm. All over the country, entrepreneurs, freelance writers, designers, and just plain cool people are coming together in spaces that combine ideas, copy machines...


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Erasing the Stigma of Therapy: It’s for Awesome People, Too!

It’s hard to believe, but therapy is still stigmatized — and sometimes considered to be catered to the weak. Being a therapist, and having countless friends who are therapists, counselors, and coaches, when one of u...