Month: September 2014

I am not in your brain.

Sometimes, I feel like I spend the entire day reminding clients of this crucial fact: you are alone in your brain. If you’re interested in something interesting or important; if you’re engaged in doing something cool, I am, unfortunately, not the Delphic Oracle*, so it’s up to you to explain to me what you are…
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September 29, 2014 0

Nelson Lugo’s magical life

(Several weeks ago, I went to a comedy show here in NYC, at which various comedic story-tellers relayed formative experiences in their lives. While all of the performers were wonderful, Nelson Lugo, really blew my mind with his story of love, and loss and serious depression.To see a man honestly discussing an agonizing period in his life, with…
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September 27, 2014 0

Lucky me!

So excited to have had a second opportunity to work with the extremely talented and generally adorable photographer Marly Hernandez of Lucent Lux Photography! She’s the real deal. If you’re in NYC or Baltimore, and you’ve got a wedding, graduation, baby shower, LinkedIn profile, whatever it is you want to celebrate, than you really need to contact…
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September 23, 2014 0

Using your Google+ profile

Many clients hire me to help them tweak their resume, thinking, understandably, that as they continue their process of creating the professional opportunities they need, they’d like to have a perfected copy of their resume, on stand-by, as it were. That’s fine. If that makes you feel more secure, and able to engage the process,…
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September 22, 2014 0

I read banned books.

          This week, September 21-27, 2014 is Banned Books Week, a great opportunity to curl up with a book that was banned, and love on it. Bonus points if the book in question outraged stupid people and/or politicans, who probably couldn’t even be bothered to read it and thus think for…
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September 21, 2014 0

Female Trouble

If you’re a woman*, and an artist–however you define that term; it’s your art, make the nomenclature work for you, Kid–and you know you should be using social media to sell more, but you don’t understand what to do, or even how to get started…or if you see other people on-line getting great opportunities and…
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September 20, 2014 0

Know thyself to succeed.

Part of the decision of allowing yourself to succeed, as I’ve compulsively fulminated detailed, is allowing yourself to learn about yourself from your mistakes. It’s choosing to understand why you do the good and bad things you do, instead of, say, continually choosing to date men who dislike and manipulate you. It’s taking responsibility for your choice…
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September 17, 2014 0

And so it goes.

I could basically spend the rest of my life blogging, “Some people learn from their mistakes, and some people don’t,” and I’d be done. That maxim would pretty much sum up this wonderful, odious, bizarre, exasperating, sexy, depressing, crazy, fun, terrifying thing called life. Some people choose to learn, some people choose not to learn.…
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September 15, 2014 0

Common sense & LinkedIn: when worlds collide

I would file this particular entry about things you shouldn’t do, either on LinkedIn or in real life, under “common sense,” but that would be silly because common sense ain’t so common. Yesterday, a friend, who owns a small yet rapidly-expanding business, was telling me about the unfortunate encounter she had with another other small…
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September 14, 2014 0

“Damn, I’m good!”

If you’ve been hunting for a job, and finally, finally, all that blood, sweat and tears paid off, and you’ve got an offer you love, and a start date: yes, indeed, you are awesomesauce, as my Midwestern friends say. (They also order “pop” instead of “soft drinks,” which I find adorable.) But before you start,…
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September 9, 2014 0