Archive for September, 2008

networking is like having an insurance policy

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

Lifeinsuranceumbrella I’ve written several posts lately about the benefits of networking but this hit me so powerfully that I was compelled to share it with you….

I’m working on a project designed to provide solutions for executives who find themselves “suddenly” back in the job market - if you get my drift. In the course of my research, I was having a conversation yesterday with a former Pitney-Bowes executive, now business owner, who was previously in just that situation. He was living    Read More

rain, rain, go away

Monday, September 8th, 2008

Rain clouds In my business, I often receive calls from executives who have been crunched in the current economy (trans. - downsized, riffed, laid-off - pick your poison) and regardless of where you fall within the organization, there are usually some pretty tell-tale signs that the temperature is changing and things "ain't what they used to be."  What follows is an interesting article from Lindsay Blakely over at BNET on some signs to look for in your organization that may be clues of a negative economic    Read More

picking your mate versus picking your job

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

Redroses My husband and I recently celebrated our wedding anniversary and I don't mind telling you that I absolutely adore my husband. 

Perhaps it's just us, but at this time of year we always find ourselves reflecting on "the state of our union" and reconfirming and reaffirming the strengths and commitment we have for one another.

One of the primary reasons our marriage works so well is that we both had a strong sense of self when we met.  We were both clear about who we were, what we were    Read More

clearing the clutter…

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

Clutter I've been on this mission to re-organize my office over the past couple of weeks.  I try to get it done at least once a year - going through piles, cleaning and straightening drawers, filing things away....

It's energizing...

I pride myself on keeping things fairly neat in my office but there's something about getting everything buttoned down that is absolutely freeing and empowering.

I speak to my clients often about decluttering because one of the biggest things that gets in the way of our getting things done is    Read More

go back to your childhood

Monday, September 1st, 2008

Child It finally hit me that I am what I wanted to be when I grew up!

I often get asked about how one figures out their passion in life and one of the first things I recommend is to reconnect to their childhood.

To what they wanted to be when they grew up.

I have found over the years that whenever I interview people who are living in their greatness and I ask about their journey I often hear something that refers to their childhood.  Usually they share that they always    Read More