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I am having a truly anxious week this week, and it’s only Tuesday morning! Even though fighting fear is one my specialties, even I have to remind myself of the following rule to get myself into a more calm and confident place. I offer it to you as well: Be compassionate to yourself. Be your
I have been noticing a growing focus on Facebook: Many of my friends are seeing their children off to college for the first time. There is a great deal of pride mixed with a lot of sadness and a sense of loss. And, even though I have no children, it can be heartbreaking to read
Here is the most important rule to remember when you and your company part ways: Copyright 2015 Michelle Kerrigan
We can complain because rose bushes have thorns or rejoice because rose bushes have roses.—Abraham Lincoln I love this quote from our 16th president. It goes right to the core of conquering anxiety and depression. When you change your thoughts you change your life, and changing a pessimistic thought into a optimistic one is at
Recently, I was asked, “I’ve been in my company for 13 years, and feel I deserve a raise for that. How do I approach my boss?” Over the course of my career, I’ve been on both sides of the desk regarding salary increases. So, I thought I’d share my perspective along with 5 tips to
Voila! We’re up to Raise Rule #4–what you need to know to ask for what you want– and here it is: Know yourself. Do you believe in yourself and your abilities? Your mindset is everything, and confidence is at the core of it all. The less confident you are, the less risk you take, and
In previous posts, I’ve discussed 2 raise rules. They are: Rule #1: It’s the quality, not the quantity, which matters most in your career. Rule #2: Know your audience. We’re up to number 3 in the countdown, and here it is: Know Your Value. What’s your worth to your employer, your team and your company—now
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.