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Break the Procrastination Habit


I do know many people who procrastinate things they should do, both big and small. And I know they hate the consequences of procrastination, both big and small. So here’s a guide to overcoming the habit. Continue reading

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When You Feel Like a Fake


Writing for Psychology Today, Carlin Flora says that everyone suffers from what’s commonly known as Imposter Syndrome at some point in their lives. First, though, she corrects the popular notion that it’s actually a psychological problem. “There’s no disorder, no diagnosis, no cure,” she writes.  “Impostor phenomenon, or IP, [is]a term coined in the late … Continue reading

Competence Rules


Valerie Young is the author of The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women: Why Capable People Suffer from the Impostor Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It. In a previous post, I wrote about how many of us have a set of rules inside us that determine whether someone is truly successful (or talented … Continue reading

Think Like a High Earner


under-earners are often vague about money issues, or ambivalent about earning high salaries.  Her under earner’s quiz includes self-evaluation statements such as “I often give away my services (volunteering, working more hours than I’m actually paid)”, “It’s so hard to ask for a raise (or raise fees) that I just don’t do it,” and “Recognition and praise are more important to me than money.” Continue reading

When Bad Things Happen, Part 2


I wrote in a previous post that what happens to you in life is less important than the story you tell yourself about it before or afterward. Every day, whether it’s the best or worst of your life, is made up of the same 24 hours.  This, too, will pass, if you let it. But … Continue reading

She’s Not There


I’m very happy to report that I am not available to post today – I’m on a plane headed for an exotic destination and some much needed R and R. Please enjoy these previous posts about time off and leaving on vacation gracefully. Leaving on Vacation Gracefully Me Time

Want to Be More Productive? Try out Luxafor


Millennials are beginning to dominate the workplace, and they are flexing their design muscles to help themselves become more productive. It’s no secret that this hyper connected, multitasking generation needs some help to stay focused on the job, especially in an open design office where there are no doors to close for privacy or quiet. … Continue reading