Impostor Syndrome and the secrets for coping when good doesn’t feel good enough

This weekend I will be participating in an event more terrifying than any Halloween scare. I will be attending my husband's high school reunion as his plus one. Though he tells me not to worry, the pressure is on. My husband and I are polar opposites when it comes to networking events. He lights up … Continue reading Impostor Syndrome and the secrets for coping when good doesn’t feel good enough

How to tame the unruly beast that is the to-do list

To-do lists can be so cute when they are young. When they look at you with those big shiny eyes, begging for your attention, you can't help taking them home. As you stroke its fur and listen to it emit those adorable sleepy sounds of contentment, you can't help think of all the wonderful things … Continue reading How to tame the unruly beast that is the to-do list

How to close a killer deal – how I got tricked by a 5-year-old

"If you lost all your skin ..., would you die?" Up until that moment, I'd been enjoying a few minutes of downtime with some light reading after a long work day. LT's latest five-year-old pondering caught me off guard. He had to be asking someone else. Putting down my magazine, I looked around the room, … Continue reading How to close a killer deal – how I got tricked by a 5-year-old

8 Highly effective ways NOT to promote YOU

There are a number of things I am good at, however, self-promotion is not one of them. Ask any of the people who comment on my posts regularly. Heck, ask pretty much anyone. Chances are they will agree. As a firm believer in the concept that there is always something to learn, some additional skill to … Continue reading 8 Highly effective ways NOT to promote YOU

How to make an author panic in 3 easy steps

A friend posted a picture of her son, roughly Kiddo's age, riding a bike, which while cute, was more notable by the fact that the child's training wheels were off. Seeing the picture, I'd asked Kiddo if he'd like to give it a try too. "Just imagine - you'll be able to go biking with … Continue reading How to make an author panic in 3 easy steps