Month: February 2015

Savoring our Outrage

“It sometimes feels very good to take offense, doesn’t it? And surely he knows that no one has offended him, and that he himself has invented the offense…just for the beauty of it, that he has exaggerated for the safe of effect, that he has picked on a word and made a mountain out of…
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February 23, 2015 0

Don’t panic!

Recently, a friend who is having issues with her supervisors (i.e. people who give new meaning to the term “incompetent”), a friend who has recently seen a number of her colleagues fired, had a disturbing talk with the manager immediately over her. Charmingly, her manager began the conversation saying, “I don’t think you do a good job.”…
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February 19, 2015 0

The Joys of Certification

I truly believe that self-confidence, or, usually,the lack thereof, is at the crux of every small business. Self-confidence is the reason successful small business owners are successful; their confidence in themselves, the value of what they’re selling, whether it’s Pilates or pottery, is why flourishing small business owners are able to learn from their mistakes, identify…
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February 17, 2015 0

All too human

“I have been questioning myself so often these days and I smell my lack of confidence and my cynicism in every thing I do. I know I have talent, I know that. I grew up in a culture that considers ambitions bad…”B. I’m sharing this quote from a client’s email–she’s a professional artist–because on the…
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February 14, 2015 0

Money makes your world go ’round…sometimes…

With my partner-in-crime, Marie Segares, yesterday witnessed the launching of the first of our No Frills Small Business podcasts. In Monday’s show, we talked about budgeting and financial planning for small business owners. Well, I say “budgeting,” but given the fact that we’re both entrepreneurs who started our respective businesses with a lot of ideas and very…
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February 10, 2015 0

How to Succeed in College When You Don’t Know What You’re Doing

College isn’t for everyone. Let’s just get that out there. I’m sure some people are going to be outraged (outraged) that I’m saying those words, especially when I went to an elite East Coast girls school, but whatever, haters. The truth must come out. College isn’t the best learning environment for everyone. It can be very…
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February 2, 2015 0