10-Day Blog Challenge Day 8: Choosing Your Own Adventure

This blog post is in response to Natalie’s 10 Day Freedom Plan Blog Challenge Day 8 which is about adventure – specifically, picking something you’ve wanted to do for a long time and just doing it. I love this reminder to incorporate things you’ve always wanted to do in the mix of your other … [Read more...]

5 Business Books To Read If You Don’t Want To ‘Lean In’ With Sheryl Sandberg

This business advice post originally appears in my Work In Progress blog for Forbes.com: I haven’t read “Lean In” by Sheryl Sandberg and don’t plan to. I have already seen her TED talk and Barnard College commencement address so I have the gist of her message, and there are lots of other great … [Read more...]

Don’t Be Too Leisurely About Your Leisure

Laura Vanderkam makes a thought-provoking and compelling claim to not be too leisurely about leisure in her new book, "What The Most Successful People Do On The Weekend."  A journalist and author, who writes frequently on the subject of time management, Vanderkam shares stories of how people who get … [Read more...]

Grads: A lame job is better than no job

I am quoted in Laura Vanderkam's latest piece for Fortune on whether new graduates are better off taking a less-than-ideal job or holding out for something better: ...while you'll probably get a grace period in employers' eyes for a while post-graduation, "The reality is that any gap longer than … [Read more...]

Next Generation Career Success: Would You Hire Yourself?

If you had a business, would you hire yourself as a team member? If you were a manager, would you give yourself a raise? If you were a customer looking for a service provider, would you buy from yourself? You want the answer to ALL of these questions to be a resounding YES.  … [Read more...]

SixFigureStart Quoted – A Not-Lost Generation

With 7.3 million jobs lost from December 2007 to October 2009, everyone “starts competing down the line,” says Caroline Ceniza-Levine, owner of SixFigureStart, a career-counseling service. “If you have to look for people, why not look for the unsolicited, more experienced people who are coming in … [Read more...]

Book Review: 168 Hours by Laura Vanderkam

The subtitle to Laura Vanderkam's "168 Hours" is You Have More Time Than You Think.  Indeed, that is the thesis she carries very convincingly throughout the book.  Vanderkam tracks people's activities by the half-hour (real time diaries are included) to demonstrate that people fritter away more time … [Read more...]