The Lessons I Learned From Burning Myself Out

This past week I hit a wall. Exhausted from traveling, speaking, and book events, I couldn’t put a pen to paper. The thought of opening my computer and trying to write something that others would find interesting or valuable was beyond my capacity. What happened? My gas gauge was on the borderline of empty and… Read More.

The Pros and Cons of Being The “Go to Person”

When you work really hard, it’s wonderful to get recognition. Sometimes, that recognition comes in the form of more work and more projects without benefit or financial reward. Have you ever been in the situation where you have volunteered to do something extra, found it involved a tremendous amount of work beyond your job responsibilities… Read More.

Do You Feel Like a Victim?

It just doesn’t seem fair. The company reorganizes and you’re out of a job. It doesn’t seem fair when someone less qualified than you gets the promotion you deserve. I know it’s a cliché to say “life isn’t fair”, but we know that there are times that this certainly seems true! We’re only human and… Read More.

It Pays to Ask

A young woman called me for advice as she was considering changing jobs. She received an offer from new organization and was very excited about the opportunity although this opportunity involved moving her family from NYC to Maryland. She did her homework and figured out exactly what salary she would need considering the cost of… Read More.