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I found this article and wanted to share with you all! After all, it may not come easy, especially if you’re quiet by nature but there are times when you’re going to HAVE TO step out and shout about your talents and accomplishments. The key is doing it – without- bragging. One important ingredient? Instead of highlighting how you’re better than others, emphasize how you’re better than your own past.  For instance, have you noticed the dramatic improvement in the quality of this newsletter over the last year? Check it out here: The

I love, love, love Ted Talks. Here’s one that I think you’ll love too. It’s called, “Looks aren’t everything. Believe me, I’m a Model.” In a nutshell: Tall, slender underwear model, Cameron Russell (who we want to hate but we can’t ’cause she’s so smart and nice)  admits she became a model not so much because of hard work as good luck. As Cameron tells it, she’s a model because she won “a genetic lottery”. In this fearless talk Cameron Russell attempts to pull back the curtain on the glamour and mystique of

We all make mistakes. We screw up. We say and do things we regret, or we don’t do things we should have done. Maybe it’s that we didn’t step up, or show up, or lend an ear or a shoulder. And now, well, time has passed and it feels too awkward to say something. Maybe we feel we’ve moved on. Or, maybe we think the other person has moved on. So, we tell ourselves there’s no point. ..But, is that really true? Or, are we just rationalizing? The reality is

As many of you know, I love music. Even more, I love to share what I’m listening to! So, here you go gang: 7 songs that are sure to add some TMIK mojo to your workout playlist, 5 female vocalists who kick some serious arse, and 4 more songs just ‘cause they’re cool. – Added bonus? Just having them on your phone is sure to have your kids thinking you’re kinda cool too! Check them out here! And let me know what you think! 7 Songs to add some TMIK mojo

Annabel Monaghan is a lifestyle columnist whose work appears regularly in The Huffington Post, The Week, and The Rye Record. She is also the author of two novels for young adults: A Girl Named Digit(2012), and Double Digit (2014). She is also the co-author of Click! The Girls Guide to Knowing What You Want and Making it Happen (2007). Annabel lives in Rye, N.Y., with her husband and three sons. But, what you REALLY need to know is that Annabel has a special gift for finding the humor in just about any situation, like the

How to Raise and Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success By Stanford University Dean Julie Lythcott-Hain. Parents, you heard it here, this one’s a winner! In her easy to read style the author offers up anecdotes of parents touring graduate schools, serving as mouthpieces for their shy, passive children, and submitting résumés to potential employers, sometimes without their children’s knowledge. In her book Lythcott-Hain argues, “these behaviors do more than mold kids into dependent beings, they corral and constrict their possibilities and their imaginations. .

So much has been written about finding a job or career you love. It’s become something of a cultural obsession, kind of like uncovering the professional Holy Grail. Honestly, who among us hasn’t thought, wouldn’t life be great if I could work at something I really enjoyed and in turn I became super successful doing it? I must admit I’ve spent an inordinate amount of time over the course of my professional life trying to solve this riddle. No doubt, like some of you I thought, gosh, if I could

“You is Smart, You is Kind, You is Important” – Kathryn Stockett, The Help Early on, when I first started this site I wrote a post on the importance of making clients, co-workers and employees feel valued. As I wrote in that piece, there’s actually quite a lot of research to support the idea that making people – whether their customers or employees, feel that they matter ultimately leads to higher customer loyalty and employee retention. The feedback I received from the post was very positive. Many readers responded by saying

The Confidence Gap Evidence shows that women are less self-assured than men; and that to succeed, confidence matters as much as competence. Heres why, and what to do about it. I’ll warn you this is a long form read, but I must say, it’s truly fascinating! One of the key points: women have long misunderstood a crucial component in success. It’s not enough to keep your head down and plug away. Having talent doesn’t just mean being competent. Confidence must be part of your talent. But here’s the thing, confidence

How Olympians Stay Motivated What distinguishes successful athletes? “Some of the most successful athletes aren’t necessarily the strongest or fastest, but simply the ones who are best at staying motivated.” And how do they do that? Maintaining a positive outlook, embracing the process, and perseverance. 

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