Life and style articles for women entrepreneurs and career-minded women.

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To Do Lists and Done Lists

As entrepreneurs, who are working on projects in our spare time, it often feels like we’re treading water. We are working towards our goals, but it seems like things are not happening fast enough. It’s important to feel a sense of accomplishment throughout the process. My solution: To Do Lists and Done Lists. The value […]

Six Tips to Stress-Free Business Travel

This may sound ironic but a travel nut like me finds business travel stressful. Early in my career as a journalist, I thought that traveling for work was a means to score free trips. I always wanted to travel but since I could barely survive with my tiny paycheck back then, I was always trying […]

Just Be Quiet…And Practice.

Our mind can be our most faithful ally or our most dangerous enemy. It is one of the most powerful; if not the most powerful tools we have to shape and mold our life. As life unravels, we choose how we will think of the elements that come together to form our experience. One of […]

Five Daily Mantras to Supercharge Your Day

How you spend the first hour of your day determines how the rest of your day goes, and what you will accomplish. Some of the key things that the world’s most successful entrepreneurs like Richard Branson and Tony Robbins avoid doing first thing in the morning include reading emails and planning tasks for the day […]

2012..What Did You Represent? 2013…What Will You Represent?

A fresh new year is always a magical time. It is the official benchmark that signifies an end and a beginning. There is a quote at the end of one of my favorite movies, Hope Floats, that says, “beginnings are scary, endings are sad, it is the middle that counts.” December 31st marks a global […]

Who Is Responsible for My Happiness?

Have you ever experienced a connection to certain places or people in your life that you knew deep down you had outgrown? When you make the decision to make a life change with places or relationships it is common to miss what you once had and cling to the comfort of what you used to […]

Self-Love for the Busy Entrepreneur

When you’re busy, love what you do and immerse yourself in work 24/7, it’s super easy to forget to take care of yourself. You order in pizza, fried rice or Indian curry while working late, which you do, well, almost every night. You book a meeting on top of your scheduled yoga class more often […]

Teach People How to Treat You

You teach people how to treat you. When you say yes when you mean no. When you relent because it’s easier than arguing. When you value your client’s happiness over you own.. Houston, you have a problem. You taught people to disregard you. How To Be Treated Like A Gem My family and friends like […]

Can a Digital Diet Help You Conquer the World?

I’ve never been one for diets. I eat super healthy foods that fuel me, incorporate exercise into my daily routine, and I don’t deprive myself of something I really want. But I’ve decided for the sake of my health and well-being I’m going on a digital diet for the next month. Now, I’m not completely […]

Enough With Feeling Guilty

“I shouldn’t be into him, but I totally am. Shouldn’t I be looking for someone who makes more money?” “That corner office.  I want it. I feel bad for letting my ambition consume me, but I want my name on that door more than I want anything else.” “Everyone I know is settling down.  I guess […]

How to Change Your Life One Habit at a Time

It’s a constant niggle in the back of your mind.  Those changes you know you need to make. Exercise regularly.  Cut out the unhealthy snacks.  Start your day with yoga or meditation.  Floss.  Make your office clutter free. You have the best of intentions.  But somehow it all seems to fizzle out. You tell yourself […]

3 Tips for Putting the “Social” into a Workplace Social

Last summer, I threw a mixer at the headquarters of the company I own for entrepreneurs and business owners to gather at for some meeting and greeting. It turned out to be such a success that I decided to do it again this year. With the invitations already sent out, the drinks and food ordered, […]

5 Empowering Words for Women

As we wrestle with life’s challenges, gain new awareness, and learn more about ourselves, words can take on new, deeper meanings.  Words like forgiveness, love, boundaries, and joy, become attached to personal experiences that make them rich and meaningful. Mary Cox Garner, author of The Hidden Souls of Words:  Keys to Transformation Through the Power […]

Being Selfish With Your Time

With the launch of my book She Takes on the World: A Guide to Being Your Own Boss, Working Happy, and Living on Purpose just around the corner, I sat down to record this video about how I’ve been keeping on top of the crazy schedule that comes with launching a book -or launching anything […]

Are You Living A Life of Purpose? 4 Ways to Tune in to Your Life!

In the recent death of Steve Jobs, I watched a video of his 2005 commencement speech to Stanford University graduates. Ironically, I watched it using his brilliant creation, the I-phone. As I allowed his words to resonate in my mind, “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what […]

Dear Mr. Zuckerberg: Where Are the Women?

Dear Mr. Zuckerberg, Congratulations are definitely in order. That S-1 filing for Facebook’s IPO was filled with impressive numbers: $3.7 billion in revenue last year, $1 billion in earnings, and $3.9 billion in the bank account. There was one number that really caught my eye though: Zero. Zero is the number of women listed on […]

Drinking Etiquette for a Smashing Holiday Party Season

‘Tis the season for holiday parties and networking events! You’ve worked hard all year and now it’s time to have some fun with your colleagues, clients, and coworkers. In this video from the archives of our series, The Art of Taking on the World, Kristen and I share some tips for to enjoy yourself while […]

What Does it Mean to Succeed?

In high school, my classmates voted me “Most Likely to Succeed,” an honor that, seven years later, still provides a confidence boost I am grateful for. A subsequent conversation with a college classmate, however, left me wondering what my high school peers – or anyone, for that matter – meant when they predicted that I […]

Focus, breathe and grow your business

The work-life balance is a myth. If you are a woman entrepreneur, there’s a big chance that you are, for some reason, chasing this unicorn dream of having a work-life balance. After all, isn’t that what all these blogs/magazines/tv shows/self help books/audiobooks/etcetera are telling you? That in order for you to have a fulfilling life […]

Yes WIE Can – How to Start Your Path to Success

On September 18 and 19, 2011, I had the opportunity to attend the 2nd annual Women Inspiration Enterprise Symposium in New York City. Both days were full of encouraging stories and discussions from some of the world’s most prominent women figures in business, government and the social sectors. From the trials and tribulations of entrepreneurship […]

Be Your Own Renaissance Woman

It’s 2011 and women are still fighting for their voices to be heard in the workforce. I cannot believe I just wrote that sentence. The New Zealand Herald recently reported that Avivah Wittenbert-Cox, an international expert on gender balance and best-selling author is fighting the good and all too familiar fight for female equality in […]

The Future of Getting, Doing and Losing Jobs

Locally and globally, we continue to see that the nature of jobs is profoundly changing, and what we do in order to earn our incomes, and how we do it, will never be the same.  Importantly, none of this will ever again conform to what were the norms or rules or expectations across companies or […]

4 Reasons To Be In Favor Of Workplace Distractions

An article with Forbes I read recently proclaimed 10 ways to get more done at work, written by an anonymous Forbes staffer that I’m going to assume was a baby boomer because the tips given were old-school workplace protocol based. They included shutting off the Twitter account, checking your email only a couple times a day, and eliminating […]

Excusable Mothers: Expectations for Working Moms

  Image courtesy of Shutterstock There is a stereotype that working mothers cannot work as hard as single or lacking children women simply due to the fact that they have more to do. Being a mother I can fully comprehend the never-ending to-do list that goes hand-in-hand with having children.  From waking up to soothe […]

Visualization: The First Step on the Road to Success

Whenever you start a new project – or a new phase of your life – the first thing you need to do is decide where you are going … and then you can figure out how to get there. In order to get what you want, you have to know what you want. Visualization can help the process of setting or discovering your goals.