Career Development

How to Advocate for What You Want in Your Career

How to Advocate for What You Want in Your Career

You are responsible for managing your career, which means you must make an extra effort to speak up and ask for what you want. Advocating for opportunities at work so that you build bridges, position yourself as a leader, and maintain a good rapport with your colleagues can be challenging. You might worry about the consequences of speaking up — how people will react, what they will think of you, and how they will behave.

Why Most Life-Hacks are Bullshit

Why Most Life-Hacks are Bullshit

"An ancient Chinese text says, 'The way to simplicity lies through complexity.' I've learned that fulfilling your best destiny is a startlingly simple process -- but that doesn't mean it's easy." ~ Martha Beck

Embrace the Awkward!

Embrace the Awkward!

For me, going to a networking event kind of feels like going to the gym. Once I'm there, I'm happy. But getting me to go can take a real kick in the ass. 

I'd rather pour myself a glass of wine and binge on the latest episodes of The Americans instead of going through the hassle of putting on makeup, driving across town, and spending an evening mingling with strangers. 

But I do it anyway.