Unsubscribed

Let’s talk about permission marketing. Again. Back in February (which feels like a lifetime ago), I wrote about a local entrepreneur who sent me three emails a day, hustling their services. Last week, something similar—but decidedly different—happened. I got an email from one of my LinkedIn connections sent via an…

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Important but not urgent

It’s hurricane season for the Atlantic, which means that many areas are turning their attention and their resources to preparation and response efforts. This is important and urgent work. My last post rant about work/life boundaries didn’t mention this, but I wanted to address it this week: while a lot…

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Buy Less 2020 – an update!

At the beginning of the year, I created a clothing spending tracker so that I can monitor my shopping behavior in order to better manage my spending on new clothing. Thanks to a bit of a spending spree in January that I justified because it was my birthday month, I…

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Joust do it

I’ve been thinking about perfectionism and how it relates to procrastination a lot lately. Maybe not just lately—it’s something I constantly struggle with. Just the other day, someone in a Facebook group I’m in asked for tips on how to just start when you’re paralyzed by the fact that you…

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Music for your workday

Do you listen to music while you work? If I remember to, I find it really helpful. But the type of music I select is so important for getting in the zone. For mindless tasks or some upbeat background music I love oldies. The local oldies station was always was…

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Attn: Gatekeepers

A few weeks ago, I shared two things you can change in your job announcements in an effort to adopt more inclusive and equitable hiring practices. Today, I want to share a very real example of something that I did to help a colleague advance within my organization when I…

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Resume Rehab

Last week, I got a free resume review. I didn’t really want one (more on that in a future post), but I was submitting my resume to some portal and the only way I could continue was by checking a box that said, “Yes, I’d like a free resume review!”…

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