4 Reasons You Lost Your Mojo and How to Get it Back

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Recently, I've had several conversations with close friends about the trajectory of our careers.

 Where is this thing going? Have we taken a backseat or are we at the helm, gearing up for greater successes and career advancement? Here's my story (and I'd venture to say, that of many other women)…

 Since having my second child, things have taken a turn, maybe even a slump. I'll be honest, kids change things. Especially for women. This revelation is nothing new, of course. A search for … [Read more...]

Conquer Self-Doubt and Embrace Success

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If you could speak to your 30-year-old self with the knowledge you have today, what would you say? That was the question that led Joyce Roche to write a deeply personal memoir entitled, The Empress Has No Clothes: Conquering Self-Doubt to Embrace Success (BK Business). What would she have told her younger self? That she had earned her spot and deserved success, she says. Back then -- as a young professional moving up the corporate ladder, oftentimes in predominantly male environments … [Read more...]

What I do when life’s not going ‘my way’


Every once in a while I fall into a funk. I start feeling as if life's not fair. I start comparing my accomplishments with that of someone else's. And I lose sight of my blessings. Inwardly, I turn into a blubbering mess. It happens. And when it does, I don't always respond to those feelings in a way that is productive and transformational. Sometimes I let myself wallow in self-pity. I've even fallen into bouts of depression, and I struggled to dig myself out of that pit. 

I'm certainly not … [Read more...]

Making a Comeback | My Journey Thru Illness


I have been sooo missing in action for the past couple of years, only posting a few times throughout the year and most of those posts were contributed by guest bloggers. For this reason, I want to say thank you for being such loyal followers. Your support is much appreciated. Honestly, I am truly humbled. 

I hope you can find it in your hearts to forgive me. Have I groveled enough? OK, good, because things are about to take a turn for the better. This kid has decided to make a comeback. … [Read more...]

The Power of Paying Your Dues

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During my baby shower yesterday (yep, I'm expecting baby number two in August), a good friend and I started talking about where we had previously lived several years ago. Together with three other friends, who were all either in college or barely trying to make ends meet in our newborn professions, we shared an old rowhouse near the iconic neighborhood of Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. That's right about where the glamor associated with that house starts and stops. And you'll soon … [Read more...]

Break Through Barriers In Career, Business (And Everywhere Else in Your Life)

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Happy New Year, friends! I hope this year is starting off well for you. It's certainly been an eventful transition for me. Like a lot of you, I've been examining my personal and professional life, trying to figure out how I can take things to another level in some areas of my life while maintaining other areas without driving myself into the ground. That said, one of the things that I'm resolved to commit to this year is Balance. Last year was a milestone year for me: I turned the big … [Read more...]

My Interview with the Progressive Women’s Business Network


I had the honor and privilege of being the first interviewee at the Progressive Women's Business Network, an online-based community that aims to foster networking opportunities and cultivate resources for ambitious women in business. I really enjoyed answering the questions for this interview; it gave me a chance to reflect on my early career years. I actually learned a few things about myself as I answered the questions. Namely, that I've come a long way in the years since attending and … [Read more...]

How to Deal With the Difficult People In Your Life

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Do you recognize these people? The Know-It-Alls — They're arrogant and usually have an opinion on every issue. When they're wrong, they get defensive. The Passives — These people never offer ideas or let you know where they stand. The Dictators — They bully and intimidate. They're constantly demanding and brutally critical. The "Yes" People — They agree to any commitment, yet rarely deliver. You can't trust them to follow through. The "No" People — They … [Read more...]

Can You Pay My Bills?


I may have been about 10 or 12 years old when I wrote my first check. My dad would call me into the kitchen. I would walk across our hard linoleum floor, pull out the stool from underneath the peninsula-shaped kitchen island, and plop down next to my dad as he laid onto the countertop the checkbook, a pen, and the monthly bills. "Write this check for me, baby," he would say. He would then direct me, telling me what to write on each line. At that age, writing checks seemed like such a … [Read more...]