Yesterday, I finalized my new avatar for my social media platforms, and here it is—ta-da! I was thrilled as we uploaded it to Twitter after a long day of tweaks and discussion. It has just the right combination of corporate confidence and empowerment with a nod to the superhero in all of us. Later that
I had lunch the other day with a friend who had recently been downsized. She spoke non-stop about all the things she would NOT do in her future career. After 30 minutes of negativity, I finally stopped her. I told her that all I was hearing was “No, no, no, no.” I get this. When
One of my favorite shows on TV is Say Yes to the Dress, on TLC. I love the workplace atmosphere. Who wouldn’t want to be surrounded by gowns and tiaras all day? It feels like a fairy tale. One thing I’ve noticed more lately is the use of the word “perfect.” The brides-to-be use it
“At 37, Jeter might never again play the game the way he once did. But he still can show you how to win.” This quote is from a 2011 NY Post article by Steve Serby. He is speaking about Derek Jeter, who had recently suffered a calf injury and was in rehabilitation in Tampa, Florida.
We each have something we want. It nags at us, as we pursue it. It’s the thing we focus on the most–monopolizing our time and our thoughts. The more we want this one thing, the more frightened we become that we won’t get it. Don’t do this to yourself! Don’t let it take over. Don’t
One of the largest confidence killers I’ve ever seen in people is when they confuse net worth with self worth. Self Worth = Respect for yourself. Your value as determined by you. It’s your internal worth, and the most important component of confidence. It is, without doubt, your greatest asset. Net Worth = The value
This is a photo of my dad, right before he walked me down the aisle. I miss this crazy guy A. LOT. Parents are the cornerstones of your confidence. Especially if they tell you, like my father often did, that you can do anything you put your mind to. Anything. This is so true. You
We may encounter defeats, but we must not be defeated.—Maya Angelou I find this quote by Maya Angelou very inspirational, especially when I’m feeling particularly overwhelmed and want to give up. Often, just a simple sentence such as this can keep me going. Inspiration is very powerful. It is something or someone that moves us
Deep down, many of you don’t really like yourselves. You don’t believe you deserve happiness or success. It’s time to challenge and change those beliefs. It’s time to appreciate yourself and your abilities. Remember that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. So, stop stalling. Start stepping. You’re worth it.
Making a strong first impression was a big topic of discussion at the Women’s Empowerment Summit where I spoke Friday. How you present yourself to others in the business world speaks volumes, and easily can be the most intimidating part of any job. People often form first impressions about you and the company you represent
Someone shared this short video with me this week, and I wanted to share it with you. It’s by Gary Turk, and it’s a fabulous reminder about the negative impact social media can have on our lives. Like anything else, we all need balance in our lives, and too much online communication can rob us
I remember being handed my first smartphone years ago– a Blackberry—and staring at it anxiously. I had just started a new job and had no idea how to turn the thing on. Seriously! Here I was, with a rich history of working with people in high-profile companies, and this little piece of plastic in my