Simon Sinek on the Difference between Optimism and Positivity

“People don’t buy what you do; they buy why you do it. And what you do simply proves what you believe” Simon Sinek, Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action After listening to his now legendary Ted Talk on How Great Leaders Inspire Action (Start with why), I became a huge fan…

Health Should Set You Free (Around the Web in 80 Clicks)

As in all things, human beings make the best choices when they are free. For the past few weeks, we have focused rather intensely on the career-related conversation. For the next week or two, we will be rebalancing the scale a little by focusing on clean eating, health and lifestyle. We are starting with this…

I Don’t Deserve to be Here: Presence and the Impostor Syndrome

Harvard Business School professor Amy Cuddy on overcoming self-doubt to reveal your boldest self. The general feeling that we don’t belong—that we’ve fooled people into thinking we’re more competent and talented than we actually are—is not so unusual. Most of us have experienced it, at least to some degree. It’s not simple stage fright or…

The Different Kinds of Imposter Syndrome (Around the Web in 80 Clicks)

I have written 11 books but each time I think ‘Uh-oh, they’re going to find out now. I’ve run a game on everybody, and they’re going to find me out.’ Maya Angelou Many high achievers share a dirty little secret: Deep down they feel like complete frauds–their accomplishments the result of serendipitous luck.This psychological phenomenon,…

Build Before you Have to

“Build before you have to. – Build knowledge before you have to.– Build strength before you have to.– Build an emergency fund before you have to. Let internal pressure drive you today, so you can handle external pressure tomorrow.” James Clear, 3-2-1 Newsletter I am getting ready to start in a new role very soon….

A Beginner’s Guide to Taking Up Space (Around the World in 80 Clicks)

“Don’t be afraid to ‘take up space.’” It’s advice told time and time again, especially in moments where we’re overwhelmed by everything and everyone, and feeling particularly small or lost in the world. But what does that actually mean? How exactly does one take it on in the actual world? And what will it actually do…

The Career Postpartum: The Art of managing the enemy within

At my previous employers, there were no women telling me this. I had no female mentors offering advice. There was no role model of a successful woman who had had a child, taken her full maternity leave, and come back and picked up where she left off. some food for thought from a working mother…