One of the things I’m most proud of as an entrepreneur is my ability to really go hard after, and achieve, my goals. But (surprise surprise) that’s a mixed blessing. It turns out my ability to push myself at high levels can result in some serious repercussions for my health! Can you relate? For example, […]
Tips for juggling all we do while working happy.
The majority of entrepreneurs are the sole employee at their company, and work from a home office. Sound familiar? If it does you may have experience with what I talk about in today’s episode of She Takes on the World TV —feeling trapped or “cabin feverish” from living and working in the same place. She […]
“Deciding what not to do is as important as deciding what to do.” — Steve Jobs As women entrepreneurs, we often take on more than we can handle. Often the “to-do” lists from projects, family schedules, home, business, clients, staff, etc., can bury us. However, when I finally learned to make a Do-Not-Do list, I […]
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 […]
I have always disliked running. I haven’t disliked running because of the exercise itself, I disliked running because of how it made me feel physically and emotionally. When I ran, my breathing was labored and I would get a metallic taste in my mouth and a debilitating side cramp after only running 5 short minutes. […]
IF you don’t get the job, the call-back, the promotion. If you max out your credit-cards, wipe out your savings, lose every cent in your checking account…. You’ll still be ok. If your lover leaves you or the relationship you have tirelessly nurtured withers and ends… You’ll survive. If you flub your words, regretfully overstep […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Debra Eckerling shares her rules and reward system for making things happen with the women entrepreneurs of She Takes on the World
Debra Eckerling offers project management tips and task management solutions for the women entrepreneurs of She Takes on the World
TODAY’S BITE-SIZED TO-DO: Take stock of your retirement savings options at work. If you have a limited array, look into opening up a Roth IRA on your own. Then connect with a financial advisor to walk you through next steps based on your long-term financial goals.
Last week I did an interview with women entrepreneurs, Katrina Carroll-Foster and Tracey Solomon for the launch of Hoseanna, the subscription service for hosiery and legwear. This week the tables have turned and they are the ones interviewing me! This is the first time I’m being interviewed for my own blog and I must say, […]
Looking for work/life balance? Aren’t we all? Below are three phenomenal female engineers (and moms!) on the Chevrolet Volt team who are creating a work/life balance that works! These ladies not only play a pivotal role on the innovative new electric plug-in vehicle, but they also play an integral role in their home-life. So, we asked them: How do you balance work/life?
Once you’ve cut up your credit cards and tucked away $1000 for your mini emergency fund, you’re ready to start your debt snowball! Many financial experts dub this method “The Debt Snowball” because in the same way that a snowball rolling down hills gets bigger and rolls faster, the money available to pay off your debt begins to accumulate as each debt is paid.
Research studies by companies like Purina indicated that having a pet in the workplace is not only entertaining, but also beneficial both in terms of productivity and employee well-being. Not only will your employees be happier, but it’s believed that they’ll also work harder and stay on task longer when pets are a permanent part of the workplace.
I was thrilled to receive an invitation to attend the off-Broadway comedy, Miss Abigail’s Guide to Dating, Mating and Marriage, along with She Takes on the World Editor, Kristen Durkin, while I was in New York. I also had the opportunity to interview the star of the show, Eve Plumb, who you may remember as […]
As 2011 approaches the need to reflect on both the goals accomplished in 2010 and those which have not yet been accomplished is here. Here is one illustration of how to not just make goals, but plan for completion and execute using a plan and an accountability partner.
Image courtesy of Shutterstock Back in March I wrote a post that was pretty popular on Forbes Work in Progress blog called How to Catch a Time Thief and Get More Done. The essence of this post, as you can imagine was how to reclaim your time, and more importantly put it to better use. […]
Image courtesy of Shutterstock As much as I love working from my home office (working in your pajamas has its perks), there are times when I simply can’t do it. I don’t know if it’s the fact that I can see our backyard pool from my office window, but there are just times when I […]
When it comes to a nap or tending to the excel report the choice is an obvious one, but I’ve tried and been successful with five slump busters to stave off afternoon fatigue to share with my fellow ‘yawners’.
Image courtesy of Shutterstock We need to find our purpose, make changes when we feel like we’re losing our purpose, and evaluate relationships to make sure we don’t hold onto unhealthy ones. Find Your Strongest Life: What the Happiest and Most Successful Women Do Differently helps you do just that. Buckingham wrote the book after […]
In part 2 of the Women in Business and Entrepreneurship Series, I looked at facts and trends on the growing number of women starting businesses. Regardless of whether a woman wants to start a small business or a large company, she is likely to face unique challenges and that’s what I’m exploring in this last […]
In part 1 of the Women in Business and Entrepreneurship Series, I discussed my personal experience as a woman entrepreneur. There are many misconceptions about women entrepreneurs so in part 2 I’m sorting through the facts. More and more women are embracing entrepreneurship and succeeding. A study by the Center for Women’s Business Research shows […]
This is the first post by She Takes On The World’s newest contributor, Molly Castelazo of Castelazo Marketing Ltd. Read more about Molly here. A couple of weeks ago Marcus Buckingham wrote in the Huffington Post about a study showing that women today are less happy than in 1972. Men, on the other hand, are […]