If You Build It, You Have to Maintain It

If You Build It, You Have to Maintain It

Just the other day I was in the yard picking up dog poop. Also known as: any other day. Quick fact: 4 years ago we rescued a black Lab mix. I must love her a lot to let her use my backyard as a toilet. So, I’m in the yard, picking up the dog poop, having that...
Don’t Hedge!

Don’t Hedge!

OK, so this might seem silly, but I want to tell you about one of my pet peeves… I mean, I know it’s no big deal in the grand scheme of things, but it just bugs me, you know? You might not be bothered by it, but I am… It’s when people provide a...
Caution! Career Roadblock Ahead!

Caution! Career Roadblock Ahead!

“Lily” hadn’t seen it coming. But she worked her way smack into it. Roadblock. Career-halting, self-confidence wavering, extremely frustrating roadblock. In Lily’s case, the roadblock had a name: “Ben,” a boss once enthusiastic...
Ambition is Not a Dirty Word!

Ambition is Not a Dirty Word!

I still recall the day at work I got called the A-word. No, not that A-word. The other one. The one that should be a good thing. That is a good thing. But was said in a way that made it clear it was anything but a good thing. “You’re so… (insert...
Stop Feeding Yourself Garbage!

Stop Feeding Yourself Garbage!

You wouldn’t eat it, would you? It’s bad for you. Unhealthy. Unsatisfying. Toxic. So why do you keep feeding yourself garbage? I’m not talking about those Twinkies, Ring-Dings and HoHo’s you keep tucked away in the pantry for the kids’...