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I was at a function the other evening and noticed a woman wearing rings on almost every finger, a multitude of bracelets and necklaces that clanged loudly, and big dangly earrings over a busy floral-print dress. While no one likes her bling more than me, there are still rules of thumb when accessorizing your outfit.
Funny—these words from the song of the same name by The Clash came to mind when a client recently asked me about retirement. The thought of retirement is in one way thrilling and in another way frightening! It’s easy to know what you’re retiring from. It’s harder to decide what you’re retiring to. You can
There are many times throughout your career when you can lose your motivation. Your creativity slows to a crawl and you feel lackluster and uninspired. I know–I’ve been there. I’ve found myself starring at a blank screen, wondering what to write next. And then I realized that I didn’t have to reinvent the wheel, and
Of all the tips I can give for dressing with confidence, the most important is this: Wear clothes that fit you properly. Here are a few do’s and don’ts to help you: Do wear pieces with a flattering cut. Like a precious gem, cut accounts for 40% of perceived value. Do buy items that fit
While revisiting the first series of Downton Abbey last night, this quote—said by Mrs. Hughes to John Bates—caught my attention. I have advised many people over the years who have felt defective in some way. Sometimes, they were fired from a job. Sometimes, they suffered an illness. Sometimes, they succumbed to panic attacks and depression.
You’ve had a stressful day, or worse– a stressful week at work– and you need a place to relax and unwind. A few hours at the spa would be ideal, but the cost may outweigh (and undo) the desired outcome. How about spending time in your own little garden? A place of beauty you create
My good friend and advisor Annmarie said this to me the other day. We were discussing the rollout of Business a la Carte™, and I wasn’t enjoying the process of setting up a merchant account. The customer support and tests from 2 prominent finance institutions were so disappointing that I was losing confidence in this
I recently had an epiphany at a networking event at the Central Park Boathouse. As I entered the room, I noticed that everyone was standing while juggling drinks, plates, handshakes and businesses cards. The place was crowded and loud, forcing you to shout at the person in front of you. After a while, I began
As we head into the long 4th of July weekend, here’s one great tip, handed down from our forefathers: Declare your independence!! Yes—break free from the ties of social media and technology! Instead, enjoy the freedom of your life. Go the beach; visit with friends; have a barbeque; watch fireworks; take a bike ride or
Yesterday, I advised a good friend who is on the verge of burnout. I could see the telltale signs in her eyes and could hear it in her voice. What is burnout? It’s when stress or overwork cause you to collapse physically and/or mentally. You feel overwhelmed, exhausted, unmotivated, unloved. You just want to curl
Yesterday, I changed the look of this blog. My initial intention was to create just one new page (for Business a la Carte—more on that to come). However, I was surprised when it developed into a complete overhaul! A larger project (and change) than I expected! I felt a little lost and a lot of
“Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens Brown paper packages tied up with strings These are a few of my favorite things.” Just reading these lyrics–sung by Julie Andrews portraying the character of Maria in The Sound of Music–puts a smile on my face. After all, she, along