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Archive for May 2014

3 Surprising Reasons Why Your Problems Are Awesome

Let me tell you about the time my puppy, Skyla, almost died. OK, that’s totally dramatic, but it was a pretty scary situation. Skyla’s our 3-year-old pit bull with a lot of energy. She’s all muscle and much heavier than she looks. That makes her a great runner and jumper. But she’s a lousy swimmer.…

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10 Common Interview Questions and How to Answer Them

One of my amazingly ambitious clients has a job interview this week at a really groovy forward-thinking company. It’s in Australia, which is convenient because that’s where she lives. Interviews can be scary. You’re putting yourself and your work out there to be judged and picked apart by someone you’re trying to impress. They’re doubly…

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Are You Proactive or Reactive? And Why It Matters

I once had a truly miserable job. No really, it was the job from hell. My manager went out of her way to criticize my work, my coworkers bullied me, and it felt like everyone in the department took delight in making my life unbearable. It was so bad that I became physically sick every…

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Tell Me What Hurts (Plus a Summer Freebie!)

Note: There is a first come, first serve freebie at the end of this post, so scroll down for all the info on how to get yours. Whenever I begin working with a new client, I’ll start at the same place. I’ll take a deep breath and then say in my best “Doctor Sage” voice,…

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What Are You Waiting For?

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? For me and my husband Chris, that place is San Francisco. We fell in love with the city and its mix of cutting-edge innovation and laid-back realness. And who wouldn’t love the weather, trees, mountains, and of course, the bay. The problem was…

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3 Calming Ways to Stop Worrying and Embrace the Unknown

I have a lot of hobbies: scrapbooking, rubbing Skyla’s belly, drinking gallons of Starbucks coffee until I’m a jittery mess, and singing Frozen songs loudly and obnoxiously. Then there’s my favorite hobby; the one I devote the biggest chunk of my precious time to. Worrying. Yup, I may appear to be an in-control solo entrepreneur…

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7 Secrets to Make Your Blog Stand Out

Do you ever wish your blog were less “meh” and more mesmerizing? Back when I first started blogging (as a fashion blogger—ha!), my blog posts were terrible. They rambled on and on about nothing, and I was still using the stiff technical writing from my days as a textbook editor. And if you go creeping…

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