23 Ways To Make A Name For Yourself

23 Ways To Make A Name For Yourself

Whether you want to be loved and accepted, respected and recognized or promoted and prized, these are my secrets to making your mark. On the eve of my company’s 23rd anniversary, I sat down and asked myself, “How did I get here?” The following is a short list of the...
How To Sell Your Ideas Like Don Draper

How To Sell Your Ideas Like Don Draper

Could playing small be what’s keeping you from winning big in business? Each time I sit down to watch an episode of Mad Men I’m drawn in by the power that Don Draper commands in a meeting. He knows that he’s got the right idea. His cocksure pitch blankets the client...
Needs vs. Wants

Needs vs. Wants

Why is that when we get what we want it can feel like a hollow victory? Maybe it’s because we didn’t really need it after all. A few weeks ago I made a list of what I needed and what I wanted in my life. This was soul-searching work. For so long I had operated from a...
5 Ways To Hit Your Peak

5 Ways To Hit Your Peak

Some of us peak in high school and some of us find career fulfillment at 70. Have you hit your peak? At the beginning of December, my 13-year-old daughter told me that she wanted to switch to a private prep school after Winter Break. The alternative school she was...
Why Service Is The Answer

Why Service Is The Answer

If you’re stuck in neutral and you need a new job, then get out of your own way and give back. I know it seems counter-intuitive, but if you’re feeling paralyzed by uncertainty and doubt, my best advice is to resist isolating and get out into your community. Helping...
What To Wear To Your Next Big Meeting

What To Wear To Your Next Big Meeting

Research proves that 65% of all communication is visual. What are your clothes saying about your personal brand? I’m off to New York this week to land a major piece of business, meet with my agent to deliver my latest book and give a speech to career professionals....