Category Archives: Work, Life and Balance

When Your Life and Your Values Are Out of Sync – This is really personal

Somewhere in the capital city of Germany, an alarm clock rings; it is 6 a.m. Rise and shine you beautiful thing! A woman pops up at the edge of her bed, stretches her arms above her head and tossing back … Continue reading

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The Little Beast Called “Conference Call” – Another Foe of the Overcommitted Professional

People walk in at various stages of a meeting that has more or less begun. They are introduced by the “off-camera” voice of the virtual operator. They introduce themselves again. They talk over each other, coffee machines hiss, buzzers buzz, … Continue reading

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Are You an Overcommitted Professional? Not Sure – Check Your Résumé.

Hey there, are you an overcommitted professional? Hmmmm. Good question, right? Here is a tip to help you answer that question. If you woke up this morning after sleeping less than your usual five hours because you were up writing that … Continue reading

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You Want What You Want, But Why? How to Keep Your Promises and Reach Your Goals in 2014

Happy New Year! It seems like only yesterday, corks were popping as we welcomed in the New Year and while 2014 is indeed quite young, many of the millions of resolutions made with vigorous conviction are already fading to the … Continue reading

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You Take Care of Business – Remember Your Other Relationships Too

I recently conducted a two-question survey to find out what my readers would like for me to write about in my “Fantastic Friday” posts on my Facebook page. This was great because the purpose behind my Facebook page, as well … Continue reading

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Full-Stop Ahead: When Vacation Becomes a Pre-Cursor to Burn Out – 6 Red Flags

“It is not more vacation we need – it is more vocation” – Eleanor Roosevelt   Full-Stop Ahead:  When Vacation Becomes a Pre-Cursor to Burn Out A few weeks ago, my family and I spontaneously decided to take a mini-vacation … Continue reading

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You Have a Choice – A Real Life Story with a Happy Ending

On a typical Monday morning Jess* was getting ready to go to her ultra-stylish office in the law practice, where she had advanced at a break-neck pace, and become a very young senior associate.Jess stood ironing one of her two dozen … Continue reading

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Comedians, Careers and the Bermuda Triangle of Life

“Comedians tend to find a comfort zone and stay there and do lamer versions of themselves  for the rest of their career.”  – Chris Rock If you pay attention you will notice that the best comedians are those who present … Continue reading

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Go from Moan-day to Magic Mondays! Develop a ritual to get out of overwhelm

Ok, imagine it’s Monday again. Are you “A” – excited to greet Magic Monday and all its possibilities and opportunities? Or would you honestly prefer “B” – whatever it may be? If most Mondays roll around and the Sunday night blues still have a hold on you … Continue reading

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Got Happy? A super simple formula for an all-around awesome life!

How much would you pay to have a formula that when applied, virtually guarantees that you become happier and your life will be more fulfilling and more aligned with the difference you want to make in the world? And what … Continue reading

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