Month: January 2012

They grow up so fast!

Last week, I had the wonderful problem of a client “leaving” me for a great job. I had talked her down from the ledge when her self-confidence took a nose-five, right before she nailed a great job interview…and now she’s golden. At the least, she has better health insurance than I do and no cats in…
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January 30, 2012 0

Baby steps ain’t enough

Baby steps are important…but don’t forget to grow. I’m thinking today of baby steps, because that’s what I tell clients when they’re getting started on some huge project that simultaneously excites them…and makes them want to vomit. I’m there to talk them down from the ledge: come on, it’ll be okay. It wont happen overnight…
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January 25, 2012 0

Speaking truth to whatever

There’s a wonderful Muhammad Ali quote: “My way of joking is to tell the truth. It’s the funniest joke in the world.” So true. I may need sarcasm to survive, but I am always truthful. And if you hire me, I will inspire you, nag you, kvetch at you, let you weep on my shoulder…but…
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January 23, 2012 0

Facebook = business

Like most of you, I primarily love Facebook as a way to waste time. Well, waste time and look at the photos of people’s boy/girl-friend and wonder how that happened. ( I know, I know: meow meow meow…meow!) But, and I swear this is true: Facebook is also amazing for business. It feels weird to even…
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January 18, 2012 0

Happy birthday, Dr. Chekhov

I am a complicated girl, (whatever that means), and my thing for complicated boys is well known, but on today’s date in 1860, a man was born with whom I’ve always had the most straightforward relationship of adoration: happy birthday, Anton Chekhov! I don’t want this post to descend to the level of second grade…
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January 17, 2012 0

Happy birthday, Dr. King!

While I’m a huge fan of Dr. King, I’m not so much a fan of MLK Day, since increasingly it seems a day of empty rhetoric and false promises. A day in which politicians–never my favorite people–verbally vomit about “The Dream” and congratulate themselves, and us, on how far we’ve come blah blah blah, and…
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January 16, 2012 0

The secret is that there is no secret

So I’ve been awake since oh, 4:30am, my brain working feverishly, and I’m about to go running and start my awesome day…gross, I know. Some of you just want to take me on your knee and…spank me. (Ha!) People who enjoy their lives are so irritating, right? Don’t worry: my to-do list just got longer as…
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January 9, 2012 2

Getting to know you…

A great deal of being The Creativity Yenta™, is frankly knowing when, to STFU and keep my (numerous) opinions to myself. So if, for example, I run across an old friend on Facebook who is currently engaged in a “career” which makes me cringe, because I know she has tremendous talent, but apparently she does…
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January 3, 2012 0

Realistic Resolutions Day 2: ‘Wait and see’ is not a strategy

Listen, I’ve been cleaning my hovel since 7am–primarily because it was getting so grimy I felt like I was living in some Queens-based frat house…albeit without any hot frat brothers or keggers, alas.– so trust me: I’m not here to nag at you. Not today. You’re probably hungover, cranky, dreading returning to work, or extremely pregnant…
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January 2, 2012 0

Realistic Resolutions

I know: I’m up early. Most of you dear people are still sleeping, drunk, naked, or all three, on the subway. (Which means I’ll look forward to watching the clips on on youtube.) But I had the Cold That Time Forgot this past week, and since NYE is amateur’s night, and I have fun plans for today, not…
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January 1, 2012 3