Archive for March, 2009

the fragility of life

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

The fear of death follows from the fear of life.  A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.  ~Mark Twain

Natasharichardson Like many of us, I am deeply shocked and saddened at the death of Natasha Richardson.  I am sure there was a time in my life in which I would hear    Read More

tech tuesday

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

Blackberry Unbelievable!  Not more than three months ago I said to my husband...

"I wish there was an app that would allow me to print from my crackberry."

And voila! The crackberry gods have spoken.  If you ever wished you had that kind of flexibility from your phone check out this Blackberry app from Cortado that allows you to wirelessly print e-mails, appointments, contacts, tasks and    Read More

pink slip blues

Monday, March 16th, 2009

Pink slip As work-related stress, anger and frustration escalates, it's easy to go on a rampage when the pink slip comes - especially if it feels undeserved - but beware, the way you depart a company can have overreaching effects not only on your life but on your job search (and hence, your ability to even get a job).

Know that any job loss can be the emotional equivalent of a death, especially depending on how long (and how attached) you are to your current work    Read More

the social media trap

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

MySpace, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Plaxo etc, etc.....

Social media Once the exclusive haven for friends and family, social media (Social Media 2.0) is now growing as a marketing platform for businesses.  You can follow, update and tweet (i.e. microblog) your status as often are as little as you choose.  The idea is to build your tribe - a natural community of followers who are drawn to your message, service or product.  As you communicate items of interests, your tribe passes that    Read More

playing beat the clock

Monday, March 9th, 2009

Alarm clocks When a business owner starts a new venture, it always seems like a race against time until you turn the corner - the profit corner, that is. Of course, that is only the first success marker, the ultimate goal is to actually generate sufficient income to pay the bills and create a differrent level of personal freedom but sometimes we need to remember that "slow and steady wins the race".

I was thinking the other day about a colleague of mine that is essentially out of    Read More

is the american dream still possible?

Friday, March 6th, 2009

American flag As a child growing up in Los Angeles, it never occurred to me that I couldn't achieve anything I wanted.  It simply wasn't a part of the conversation in my household.  Don't get me wrong, it wasn't like we all had to be these intense over-achievers or anything like that... It was simply that it was instilled in us that the only limits that we had were those that were self-imposed.

Having gone out in the world, I recognize that my household (and that belief    Read More

the definition of insanity (even in a recession)

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009


A young woman phoned me recently in complete distress over her career.  She was in her early thirties and concerned because she had not yet found the "it" in her career.  She felt she had been moving from company to company to company throughout her relatively young career and wanted to get to the root of what it is she really wants to do.

I want to share something with you today that you may not want to accept or believe but I'm    Read More

have more fun with voicemail

Monday, March 2nd, 2009


I must admit that I'm a techno geek.  I LOVE technology and I'm especially fascinated by anything that will help me organize, manage or otherwise help me create greater efficiencies in my work day.  The amount of "stuff" out there just amazes me.

I recently came across something called YouMail.  It's a visual voicemail app (apparently similar to something available on the iPhone) that allows you to do a whole host of voice mail related fun stuff,    Read More