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
If you are one of the many executives that travel a lot for business (often at the last minute), here’s a quick tip for you: Make a generic packing list. Yeh, yeh—who likes to make lists?? But I have found them to be a lifesaver in my career! Just take a few minutes to sit
Years ago, I lost 55 pounds. It was a major feat for me. I changed my diet, and kept my daily intake under 1700 calories. I drank tons of water, and gave up diet soda. I worked with a personal trainer, and began weight/resistance training. I stayed committed to my goal, and rarely strayed. I
It’s Sunday. A day of rest. So, today, make sure you take time off. Time off from feeling guilty. Time off from thinking you never do enough. Time off from worrying. Time off from hurrying. Use all that free time to enjoy yourself! Really enjoy yourself! After all, who deserves it more than you?
My husband and I often take vacation in June. I love getting away, but, after years of planning each detail of every trip, it was a welcome change when my husband suggested a “staycation.” As we live sandwiched between Manhattan and the beaches of Long Island, we have no shortage of fun things to do.
Recently, Business Insider contacted me for tips on what you should never say on your first day at work. Everyone has anxiety when starting a new job—some, more than others. It’s natural to want to be liked–to impress and fit in quickly. However, many try too hard, and talk too much when they should be
Here’s a clip from my interview with Gerry Diamond, where we discuss the importance of doing your research—and listening for vocal cues during—a phone interview. Have a look: Navigating the Phone Interview Cheers to a successful career!, Michelle Copyright 2015 Michelle Kerrigan