“No-Fail” Friday: Paper trail


(Real quick sidebar before we get started: did you know I’m doing one-on-one sessions now? Check it out, if that’s your speed…)

We took a little detour into new terrain this week, didn’t we? Wasn’t sure that was possible after more than two years of posting three times a week, but you know, that’s how we keep the spark alive between us, right? You know I always have something up my sleeve – or in this week’s case, in my coin purse.  Read More

Spending power


What are the three topics everyone tells you to never bring up in “polite” company? Religion, yeah, because that means something different – and often deeply important – to everyone. Then there’s politics, which at this moment is a subject with a lot of wires and a short fuse. (I’ve talked before, however, about the perils of avoiding difficult conversations, especially along those lines.) So, what’s the third one, then…?

Ah, yeah, that’s right.

It’s money, honey.  Read More

Monday Moment: Mixed messages

D LaPorte Who You Should Be_Alexandr Baranets

To be or not to be…a consultant. A banker. A non-profit manager. A brand management guru. A startup prodigy. None of the above. All of the above. If you have a life that allows you to consider even one of these options as a realistic path – let alone to be confounded by the possibility that any of them could be viable for you – you’re a fortunate soul. Of course, we are all capable of becoming the person we want to be, but the road is longer and the climb a little steeper for some over others. I don’t have to tell you this.

When you have the luxury of choices, they can be paralyzingly stressful, though. Read More