As a female business owner, I am involved in some wonderful networking groups, both in person and online. I love the camaraderie of the groups, the connection, and most especially, the excellent advice and support. However, I have noticed an interesting phenomenon in most of these groups and it’s the push to not self promote. […]
Please enjoy this guest post by Bonnie Hillman Shay
Americans celebrate the Fourth of July as the date our forefathers and foremothers acknowledged their liberation from the King of England. As the Declaration of Independence states, you are entitled to life, liberty, and the pursuit of a clutter free environment. Okay, so I took a […]
I've noticed an interesting phenomenon in my work with women. Almost every woman I meet is sure that other women have more going for them and more confidence than they do. They are also shocked when they find out that other women struggle with confidence when they seem to have it all together. "How could […]
Since most of my work time is spent with women, I've learned a lot about the internal workings of said women. There seems to be an epidemic of women who walk around with an internal mean girl who criticizes them endlessly. This mean girl belittles their appearance, their confidence, their skills, and their abilities. The […]
Please enjoy this guest post by Paula Grieco.
If you don’t choose how you spend your time, someone else will spend it for you. -Author Unknown
I was chatting with a friend recently who shared that she never had time to pursue her art, bemoaning her endless to-do list and all the obligations pulling at […]
Yesterday was my 54th birthday. 2016 started out as an interesting, and somewhat challenging, year for me. I had a miserable case of pneumonia, my car was totaled, my dog needed surgery, my youngest child needed a minor medical procedure, and I needed a damaged wisdom tooth removed. For most of the previous years of […]
Losing my voice caught me off guard in that I thought I'd had it all figured out. My voice was strong, my confidence high, my place in the world solid and strong. Then all of a sudden it was gone; my voice, my confidence, my ability to stay strong even in the face of disapproval […]
Here’s what my clients and friends tell me almost every day: “I’m stuck and I absolutely can’t get out of it.” They may be stuck in a relationship or in a bad mood or a job situation, but they absolutely feel stuck. Here’s the problem. They keep telling themselves that they can’t get out of […]
Recently, I came across Jessica Stillman's article titled "Complaining is Terrible for You, According to Science." Honestly, I didn’t need a scientific study to tell me that complaining makes me a miserable person. I’ve run my own personal study by both trying it on my own and hanging out with others who have also tried […]
Dear Women of the World,
Please start speaking up to ask for what you want. People can neither read your mind nor just know what you want. They can't. It's time for you to calmly and pleasantly ask for what you want.
Here are some examples:
"I would like a raise because I have […]