The Power of Self-Forgiveness

The Power of Self-Forgiveness

When a dream is finally realized, your inner judge may try to sabotage it. Here’s how I finally quieted the critical voices and just let go. “Mommy, you were amazing!” my teenage daughter exclaimed as she hugged my neck. It was the first time she’d seen me give a...
How to Negotiate A Great Salary

How to Negotiate A Great Salary

Strike your best deal and feel good about it! Here are tips from one of the country’s top negotiation experts. What are your salary requirements?  What does the right package look like for you?  Those questions can be tough to answer, especially if you’ve lost a big...
Getting Over Post-Project Depression

Getting Over Post-Project Depression

Ever get that empty feeling when you’ve worked intensely on something big and then it ends? During the first quarter of this year I worked on three major projects that had me zigzagging the country through the dead of winter to New York, LA, Chicago, Detroit, Houston,...
Unmotivated?  Burned Out?  Stuck?

Unmotivated? Burned Out? Stuck?

Answering these questions will help you come back to yourself so you can finally move forward. Over the summer I had the privilege of spending a week in Atlanta, the city where I started my professional life.  I thought about all the jobs I held there in my 20’s:...
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...