Work & Life
Over the years, books like Adam Grant’s Give and Take have popularized the idea that you can get ahead in business by putting other people first. According to this wisdom, rather than looking out for Number One all the time, success-seekers should give their time and attention to others while expecting nothing in return. This is considered one of the greatest open secrets of effective networking. The problem is, women have been doing that for centuries without getting ahead. Some Go-Givers Don’t Get Much Back I really like the concept of being, in the words of Bob Burg and John …Read More
This post was inspired by this recent video from Marie Forleo, whom I appreciate and admire. It touches on the concepts of life purpose, service, and meaning. A fan had written to Marie to ask how she could make sure her personal fulfillment didn’t decrease when she left her service profession and switched to art. The fan was worried that her sense of meaning and purpose might suffer now that she was no longer serving others. Now, Marie routinely offers some of the most straightforward, thoughtful and practical advice on the Web. So when I heard her answer to this question, I realized just how potent a trap she’d …Read More
If you’re like me, you have some days when you’re the queen of your life and get forty-three things done before lunch … and others where changing out of your pajamas is the day’s biggest achievement. This is one of the many reasons I love listening to business-oriented podcasts. You can pick up gems of wisdom and inspiration — and yea, even practical tips for productivity — from successful business people, even if they operate in a totally different realm than you. Recently I came across a shiny, new-to-me tidbit while listening to business guru Marie Forleo speak about gaining …Read More
Recently I listened to an interview with Chalene Johnson, who introduced me to a new idea for goal-setting. At first I was skeptical, but when I actually went through Chalene’s steps, it worked! Here’s what she suggested: 1. Set 10 goals. WHAT? TEN goals? That’s too many, isn’t it? Trust Chalene. Write down 10 goals across a wide range of areas of your life. Here are the areas Chalene suggests for your goals: Educational (a “get smart” goal — something you want to learn more about) Pure joy — something just for the fun of it Love life Family / …Read More
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