Crush work by taking more effective vacations

Crush work by taking more effective vacations

I have a confession to make – taking vacations used to make me feel guilty. Particularly as I was climbing the corporate ladder in my twenties and early thirties, and then running my own PR agency in the mid aughts. I hated the thought of missing important developments despite email and text connectivity, worried about…

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Slaying the Energy Vampires

Slaying the Energy Vampires

Garlic, wooden stakes, fire, beheadings and sunlight…pop culture has taught us that those are the ways to kill vampires. But what happens if you meet the metaphorical kind – “energy vampires,” those toxic people who are sucking out your energy (instead of blood), taking you away from claiming the career and personal life you deserve?…

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Five Ways to Stop Negative Self-Talk & Claim More Success

Five Ways to Stop Negative Self-Talk & Claim More Success

Chances are good you’ve heard trash talk from an opponent at some point, whether it’s on a sports field, during a negotiation, a Board meeting or in a classroom. (The best ones growing up in South Carolina typically involved a “your momma is so ugly” introduction to a burning personal insult.) However, no matter what…

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Four Ways to Love Your Job While Loving Yourself

In developing business communications, I often quote thought leaders like Albert Einstein, Jack Welch and Sheryl Sandberg. My all-time personal favorite quote  though comes right out of the mouth of Carrie Bradshaw during the final episode of Sex & the City – “The most exciting, challenging and significant relationship of all is the one you…

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