Career

Giving Up: A Cautionary Tale

June 15, 2016

Saying goodbye to the person I thought I should be. There once was a woman who lost a mother (her number one fan) three months before becoming a mother herself. The stress of this loss and her new job as a mom forced her to finally give up trying to pretend to be something she […]

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7 Reasons Why You’re Still in That Boring Job

February 24, 2016

Five years ago when I was pregnant with my third kid I decided to become a Virtual Assistant (VA). Which doesn’t make a whole lot of sense because I was supposed to be growing my coaching practice. My logic went something like… “Well since I won’t technically have as much time growing my coaching practice […]

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5 Ways to Quiet Your Inner Approval Addict Before You Step on Stage

September 22, 2015

A few years back, I had a client, we’ll call her Jenn, who was petrified of speaking in front of groups. Each time she stepped on stage, or even spoke up in meetings, she became paralyzed with anxiety. “What if I don’t know what to say next?” “What if I freeze?” “What if people see […]

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Social proof sucks until you have it

January 5, 2015

I’m a student of marketing so I know about “social proof”… / Social Proof / The positive influence created when someone finds out that others are doing something. The fact is people find you more believable and trustworthy when other people say nice things about you. Doh! (This sends me right down the Approval bunny […]

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3 Things to Do When Your Soul Demands Inconvenient Change

December 31, 2014

Work — my passion, my calling, one of my greatest joys — hasn’t been feeling so joyful for a while. Months. Logically this makes no sense. I have the most incredible clients on the planet. I absolutely love my team. I actually help people and get paid for it. What is off? What is wrong?? […]

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How to Grow Rhino Skin (What Every Successful Woman Needs to Know)

July 9, 2014

Guest Post by Ann Marie Griffin I’m astounded at how much I’ve forgotten! Last week, I bumped into a former colleague who remembered every great achievement during the years we worked together. It was like he had it on total instant recall… it took me a full day to jog memories of those “good old […]

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The Thing that Nobody Wants to Talk About

June 24, 2014

When I was in high school I wanted to run for Student Body President. Probably for the wrong reasons (cough. Approval Addict!) But whatever… The problem was that Nate Aina was running. Nate was the nicest, most popular guy in school. Everyone (EVERYONE) loved him. So even though I wanted to run for Student Body […]

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Important Public Service Announcement: Hard Work is a Waste of Time

May 14, 2014

I nailed a toe stand this morning… My 3 year old captured it on camera. Impressive since getting this shot was a little like trying to snap a group photo of 3 kids on Easter Sunday. In the old days I would run five miles at a time or hit the gym for a near […]

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The Not-So-Flattering Truth About How I Get It All Done

April 16, 2014

(These are my work pants.) Amy, “How do you get it ALL done??” I get that question a lot. I work a little over 20 hours a week. I take 2 months off a year. I have 3 small kids. THREE. There are also chickens and cats… And a husband 🙂 I’m not sure if […]

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How to Ask for What You Want

June 14, 2012

Do you ask for what you want or do you resent what you didn’t get because you didn’t ask for it? — Powerful Questions Once when I was a younger I was spending the night with a couple of friends when we decided we wanted to go to a party a few blocks away. It […]

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