Author: Carlota

Got my mind right

I should preface these comments by saying I’ve been up (and working…and walking uphill both ways) since 3am (don’t ask), so now my brain is yawning and farting, and just generally ready for a nap and a Scotch. (Not necessarily in that order.) Anyway, this morning I got office space (380 Lexington! A huge office…
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June 17, 2011 0

Customer Service

Ugh: starting a new business, especially in these dire economic times, is just an on-going game of Choose Your Own Adventure (remember those books from the 1980s? No? Right, we’re all too young…cough cough) wherein even the simplest things can be incredibly frustrating. Even as everyone talks about how necessary small businesses are to drive the engine…
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June 16, 2011 0

Makeup by Margie

I shot my “Learning Annex” video–yes, some of you may be giggling, since quite a few of their titles are insane–but it was super fun: me talking to a camera about stuff I find interesting…bliss! Crucially, I spent the morning getting my face and hair did by Margie Bresciani (www.margiemakeup.com). I attached a photo, taken later…
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June 15, 2011 0

This is for an old friend…

(Someone whom I’ve known since I was a teenager someone whom, when we were both at our respective colleges, I went to visit her, and we spent a weekend drinking and singing Whitesnake’s “Here I Go Again” in public, since we thought we were hilarious… till her roommate forcibly made us stop. Yes, that kind…
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June 13, 2011 0

I’m (probably way too) real…

I had a blast last night speaking about 10 quickie ways to jump start yourself  on the transformative process of reinvention at the NewLife Expo…especially given that it was one of my first big speaking engagements, and that for about 5 heart-pounding minutes it looked like nobody would show (sad trumpet noise here)..but then, it happened:…
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June 11, 2011 0

Grrr.

It must be the 95 degree heat here in NYC–plus, all the women who decide that this heat means they can wear ripped up leggings, or bikini tops, or clog-heels (someone, somewhere should get punched in the face for inventing clog-heels. I like to think all creative people are wonderful and necessary, but this one…
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June 9, 2011 0