Month: August 2016

Tea & Coaching: Come hungry. Leave ambitious.™

If this shot of a woman drinking tea in the ruins of her home during WW2  could adequately stand in for your current mood, and/or if this is how you frequently feel at work–you, shell-shocked and exhausted, trying to remain calm, dammit–       then you should seriously consider attending one of my September…
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August 24, 2016 0

“Is It Still Worth It to Go to College?”

I was recently invited to contribute to this article, debating the pros and cons of attending college, given the potentially life-crushing debt load. I suppose my answer was a qualified “…kinda.” College can be immensely rewarding and life-changing if the student commits to the process, to challenging herself, to stepping outside of her previous intellectual…
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August 23, 2016 0

Happy birthday, H.P. Lovecraft!

“The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear.”- H. P. Lovecraft (1890-1937) Despite being a voracious reader, it’s only been in the past year or so, that I discovered the works of H.P. Lovecraft. I have no good excuse as to why it took so long, since once I experienced his wonderfully old-fashioned creepiness,…
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August 20, 2016 0

Grinding my Gears: Illegal HR Questions

A friend–and occasional client–of mine recently posted this online: “I always love to be asked if I can use WestLaw or other types of computerized legal research because of my age..I can, frankly, research anything. I have done it before & will continue to…next question was: and, you don’t find computers or apps complicated? I…
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August 19, 2016 0

Real talk for real goals

I was lucky enough to be interviewed by my friend Jim Gold (@jiltedjournos) for a MoneyTalksNews piece about how one could position themselves to best achieve their goals in 2016. It may seem late in the game to make 2016 your best year yet…but change is a commitment, and process.  Change takes time.  Here’s the piece: 5…
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August 16, 2016 0

Job-Hunting on a Budget

It’s often been said that looking for a job is the worst job there is, and IMO, part of what makes job-hunting so emotionally arduous is that it requires us to aim high, and commit to our magnificent potential…even when we’re, to paraphrase Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman, “feeling kinda temporary” about ourselves.…
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August 9, 2016 0