Month: March 2015

Get in loser, we’re starting a small business!

Yesterday,  my friend/partner Marie Segares and I survived another day without killing each other recorded our March 2015 Women’s History Month-inspired No Frills Small Business podcast…and I think it was our best one so far! (Not just because at one point I played the Odd Couple theme for Marie and she didn’t deck me.) Given that it was…
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March 31, 2015 0

No frills, all (small) business

On March 30, 2015 at 1:00pm ET, I’ll be co-hosting, with my occasional nemesis/partner-in-crime/dear friend Marie Segares, the March segment of our “No Frills Small Business” podcast.  Here’s a teaser for what we’ll be kvetching talking about: small business advice; how and why our respective small businesses saved and re-built our lives; our hard-worn life lessons and…
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March 25, 2015 0

“Only One Person Gets to be Crazy at a Time.”

(I met Joanna Blais, the wife in this hilarious, smart, earthy, loving, ADORABLE couple, at a workshop I gave this past January at the Queens Council on the Arts…and we immediately clicked. We spent a good half hour of her free consultation on the phone just making each other cackle. When she introduced me to…
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March 21, 2015 0

“’Doing Feminism Wrong’: The Struggle of Being a Young Feminist on the Internet”

(On February 23, 2015, I moderated a panel at Social Media Week NYC 2015, helping young female professionals and artists understand how helpful social media, and by extension, on-line communities and networks in general, could be to identifying and achieving their career goals. Rafaella Gunz attended my panel, and that panel led to us following…
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March 19, 2015 0

“My friends say I talk too much about happiness.”

Clearly I’ve been coaching for too long, because when a client recently said that to me, my inner memaw immediately popped up and snappishly responded, “Well then, they’re NOT your friends.” And I still stand by that. Listen: I don’t have some romantic notion of friendship. Friendship, like any other relationship between humans, is damn…
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March 16, 2015 0

“When is it going to be MY f**king turn?!”

A dear friend of mine was sharing her hard-worn accomplishments with one of her friends, a colleague in their shared industry, and instead of receiving congratulations or acknowledgement of her hard work, my friend was snarled at. “When is it going to be my f**king turn?,” her “friend” fumed. Putting aside the thought that this…
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March 11, 2015 0

Sharing, and creating, your journey

I think the hardest period in the long process of transitioning one’s career is the beginning. The beginning is that grey, frightening period when you know what you want to be, but have no idea how to effect that change. Sometimes, you have no idea what you want to do, you just know that you…
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March 9, 2015 0

“Like every day I go to work is a death sentence.”

“I just read your blog on after googling “I don’t know what to do with my life” and “how to get a better job” for the millionth time. After sifting through the generic hoopla of the first dozen sites, I stumbled upon your post. It was just what I needed. It was something real,…
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March 3, 2015 0

31 Days of Women’s Herstory: Joan Didion

Continuing my women’s history girl-crush love-fest, how could I not mention the icy yet fragile, never-a-word-out-of-place magnificent Joan Didion? In her 80s, even more fragile given the heartbreaking family tragedy she’s sustained, she’s been selected as the face (or, perhaps “ego” is more appropriate? I love you Joan, I’ve read all of your books, don’t…
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March 2, 2015 0

“You betcha!”

March is Women’s History Month, and also the month when I’m re-launching this website with the help of my amazing, patient, smart web designer Aaron Y., so I’m trying to be a good feminist and good entrepreneur and blog more, and promote women more…so here goes. For the 31 days of March 2015, I shall…
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March 1, 2015 0