Month: May 2014

Lessons from a Mama Bear

Talking last night to one of my oldest friends–we’ve been friends since 9th grade–who is a very hands-on mom, and she mentioned that she recently has started taking her oldest son’s cellphone to her bedroom at night, since he was getting endlessly texted by girls in his class. “Endlessly” as in he was receiving texts…
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May 29, 2014 0

TUESDAY TIPS: May 27, 2017: “It’s not good enough. I deserve more!”

Now, you know me: I spend my days nagging empowering my clients to demand more from themselves, the world, from Yahweh, from whatever. So, I’d be the last b*tch to ever say, “Shut up, sit down and be happy with what you have!” I’d never say it…except when clients are using “It’s not good enough,” as…
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May 27, 2014 0

“My vision board was wrong.”

Last week, a real sweetheart of a (young) girl said this to me. She was telling me about the mortifying and heartbreaking experience of being cruelly deceived and manipulated by a woman whom she hugely idolized, a woman who was, in fact, prominently displayed on her vision board. (A woman whom I still want to…
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May 26, 2014 0

What Rory taught Caroline

So mortifying to admit, but when I’m at a diner, I enjoy reading NYC tabloids like the Daily News or the NY Post. I want to make it clear that I read these “newspapers” for entertainment purposes only, nothing serious. And then yesterday, after snickering over articles about teachers getting fired for asking their fourth-graders…
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May 23, 2014 0

Is it safe?

I help clients create organize strategies to find and secure jobs they want. This is partly due to my Type-A personality and partly due to my own professional experience and knowledge that without organization, we’re all doomed. Mostly however, my belief stems from the fact that getting a job is the worst. Job. Ever. Getting…
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May 22, 2014 0

TUESDAY TIPS: May 20, 2014: Break all the rules you need!

As a native New Yorker, I did not learn to drive until my early 30s. That statement only sounds insane to people who did not grow up in NYC. I have many friends, other natives, who are in their 40s and proudly will tell you they cannot drive. Then, being New Yorkers, they’ll condescend to…
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May 20, 2014 0

Skills to pay the bills*

(*Oh, yes I did!) Just a quick thought, but if you’re trying to change your situation, it really does help to identify your skills. You want to enumerate your skills, so that you can appreciate them, and in doing so, consider how your skills can help you change your situation. I say this as someone…
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May 19, 2014 0

Fight the good fight

A very talented friend of mine is a makeup artist, and she, recently, was grumpily bemoaning people who expect her to work her priceless magic for free. And that’s understandable: she spent money on her education, on her supplies; she’s passionate about what she does…but besides the joy she gets making someone over, she’d also…
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May 17, 2014 0

TUESDAY TIPS: May 13, 2014: Use LinkedIn to communicate not chatter!

I honestly feel that I could lecture and hold workshops about creating your ideal LinkedIn profile, and how best to use it,  for the next 50 years…and while that would be a damn depressing way to waste those years, there would still be millions of issues I wouldn’t even have the time to address. So…
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May 13, 2014 0

Kitchen Wisdom

I’m calling this posting “kitchen wisdom,’ in that it isn’t high-powered and sexy advice, but it is the sort of stuff that people interviewing for jobs need to know. Years ago, I would have assumed that everyone knew this…and I’d have been very wrong. Alas. The longer I help people achieve their goals–frequently, just by…
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May 10, 2014 0