The Momplex: Trials from a Working Mom

It seems more and more women are living in a tug-of-war between being a wholly devoted parent and a career professional: moms with full-time professions lament about wanting to spend more time with their kids; full-time stay at home moms would love to work just a couple days a week. There is a whole tribe of women in this same Momplex conundrum. Career or parent? Why do we have to choose one or the other?

The simple answer is we shouldn’t. It shouldn’t be an either/or situation. And yet it’s plaguing moms (and dads) everyday.

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Can You Just Message Me? When To Make The Call

 

In our technologically driven world, a large percentage of the population have abandoned their verbal communication skills, or think they are far too important to pick up the phone, or respond to a phone call with an actual call back.  There are circumstances, however, when you should absolutely pick up the phone, both professionally and personally, instead of just “sending a message.”  What are those circumstances? Read More

What’s Your Drug of Choice?

Three months ago, I commenced on a health adventure to see just how healthy I could get.  Now, I am not talking about getting “skinny” here. I am talking about getting physically, emotionally and spiritually more healthy than I have ever been before.  Today marks 85 days in and…holy shit – why did I wait so long?  These nearly three months of cleaning up all my states have revealed bad habits I have fallen into over the last few years to “cope” with the stresses of life – my “drugs of choice,” if you will.

Here they are, in all their glory: my drugs of choice, my detox, and how the last three months have changed my entire life.

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You Cannot Pour From An Empty Cup: Self Care

TRIBE! We have an emergency situation that requires your IMMEDIATE ATTENTION.

I know y’all run 10,000 miles per hour, doing 100,000 tasks, and wearing 1,000,000 hats.  And if you’re anything like me, this usually means you don’t slow down long enough to realize you need a little TLC until your body, or the universe, forces you into sickness, ailments, or other accidents.

BUT we, especially we #badassladybosses, have GOT TO start taking better care of ourselves.

Now, let’s say this all together: I CANNOT POUR FROM AN EMPTY CUP; I MUST FILL MY CUP.  Repeat with me one more time: I CANNOT POUR FROM AN EMPTY CUP; I MUST FILL MY CUP.

Ok, now that we have manifested our good intention, let’s discuss how to refill our cups!

 

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Is this a “better future”? Recap of Mobile World Congress 2018

I just got back from one of the biggest tech conferences on earth – Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona- where the theme this year was “creating a better future.”  Unfortunately, what doesn’t seem to be a part of a creating a #betterfuture is women. What does it feel like to be a woman at a show as grand as MWC?

 

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Is that my resume in your pocket? Or are you just happy to see me?

The dreaded resume drafting, revising, and circulating can often be the most daunting part of the search process for any job seeker. It is, after all, the very first impression most employers will have of your bad assery.  But why, oh why, do we all wait until our job search begins to revamp this document? And why is it so important after all?

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The Morning Routine

Quick and dirty: our favorite morning rituals to set you up for badassladybossing!

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Liquidation Sale!

Six months ago, a realtor knocked on our front door and offered us cash for our house.  This whole process, and many conversations with shocked friends and family later, has me thinking a lot about baggage.  We all have so much of it, and in the material sense, what for?  These last few weeks of selling all our “things,” and not knowing what exactly lays ahead has been so freeing!  Free yourself – liquidate!

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Thinking through a Career Transition – Pilot and Framework

A question that I am frequently asked is “How did you take the plunge and ultimately decide to start your own business?” This wasn’t something that I impulsively decided to do – I didn’t wake up one morning and decide, “hey I’m gonna quit my job!” It was well thought out and something that went  through a number of different iterations and frameworks to land where I am today. I hope my experience and some of the resources I can share will be helpful for you, too.

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Tell Us YOUR Word!

 

 

As a serial goal setter, 2017 commenced with a brand new type of goal: a word to focus on for the year. I had no idea how impactful this word would be, as it turned out to be one of the most profound “goals” I have ever set. Read More