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It Ain’t About Balance

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The issues of working moms, working vs staying at home, worklife balance were debated to death when I worked at an organization representing working women and families. As a working AND single mom, I finally came to the conclusion that there was no such thing as balance and one should not seek it. Now as an entrepreneur, I take that to the second power!

I love this article because not only am I reminded that I’m not alone, I truly believe that as a working parent, you have to live your life and worry about the rest later.

 

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The Repeat Test

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Invest a few minutes to avoid time-wasting activities in your day. Step 1: List numbers representing your waking hour up to the hour that you will go to bed. I’m gonna try it…hopefully no patterns of timesucks arise. Let me know if you see a change!

 
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Posted by on April 17, 2013 in Reflection, worklife balance

 

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If We Ruled the World

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Things would be verydifferent…

But as I wake from my reverie, I am warmed by the news that a woman will direct the secret service. WOAH!!!!

And she needs no confirmation. Julia Pierson previously served as Sullivan’s chief of staff and has 30 years of experience. Perhaps she can address some issues that seem to have plagued the agency for years.

Now steer clear of the male escorts…

 
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Posted by on March 27, 2013 in Civil Rights, History, Politics, women

 

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Orange Is the New Black

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I had never heard of Piper Kerman, a fresh-faced blond, until recently. And why would I? Kerman was arrested for smuggling drug money from Chicago to Brussels, ten years after the fact…ahhhh to be young and stupid. She plea bargained and manuevered only 1 year of prison time. Her memoir, Orange Is the New Black has been picked up by Showtime as inspiration for a mini-series.

Meanwhile Kerman has a few insights from lockdown that can be applied to the workplace. Talk about transferrable skills. I’m an avid reader so I may pick up her memoirs today. Should be a good read.

 
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Posted by on January 26, 2013 in Girls, Movies, women, worklife balance

 

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The 25 Best Jobs of 2013

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The best of the bunch according to US News & World Report. A graphic presentation of top careers for the coming year.

Only three of the top careers is not IT or health-related. Sixteen focused on some aspect of health (one that of animals).

1. Dentist
2. RN
3. Pharmacist
4. Computer Systems Analyst
5. Physician

ยกAy, que lastima! Writer/PR professional was absent…

 
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Posted by on January 25, 2013 in Health, women, worklife balance, Youth

 

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Holiday Songs to Improve Your PR Savvy

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Let holiday favorites improve your PR know-how.

Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer Good leaders let everyone shine and contribute.

Santa Claus is Coming to Town Double-check your lists.

Frosty the SnowmanGet ahead of a crisis.

Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer Foresee the unforeseeable.

Twelve Days of Christmas Manage expectations. Don’t overpromise a client.

Merry PRing!

 
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Posted by on December 19, 2012 in Music

 

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13 Tips to Improve Your Focus

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Which can be very handy for the self-employed… but could benefit all! ๐Ÿ˜‰

We know how much I love a good list. And I really like this one! Many of these could prove effective for work-a-holics as well.

PS I’m taking the liberty of changing the bonus to Homeland.

 
 

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Work From Home No-nos

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For the entreprenuer and telecommuter.

Flexibility is great. While it’s not for everyone, virtual working can be awesome. Workplaces that get it focus on work getting done. Increasingly, the workspace is becoming fluid. Take advantage of this great benefit.

For some, it takes getting used to, especially extroverts. ๐Ÿ™‚ Some tips to keep you productive.

 

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Pink Is The New Blue

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We have a name for it now: The Great Recession. During this time, manufacturing jobs went bust. It’s not shocking that as the economy and industry shifts, employment must do the same. Have we learned nothing from a dated school system and curriculum created during industrialism?

Pink collar jobs are the future…I may have to look into this myself…. Jobs in industries once dominated by women are experiencing growth and many are in the health profession- nurse, PA, dental assistant. Men are beginning to follow the tide. Many blue collar workers are shifting to a new career and education is also taking notice with a plethora of additional offerings in health, medical and technology fields…figures. Academia can always capitalize on the trends.The other common thread binding these jobs is technology.

Teachers are another pink collar field. Good. More male teachers are welcome. I would think nannies fall into this category as well. ๐Ÿ™‚

 
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Posted by on September 14, 2012 in Education, Health, women

 

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I Said “Shit” In An Interview!

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So let’s start at the beginning. It was an informal interview at Starbucks, however I was in a suit and heels with my portfolio in hand. Because, despite my outburst, I am quite conservative when it comes to my career which surprises many people who know me as a creative (and know me in my personal life).

Anyway, we hit it off and it was going quite well, more like a conversation between colleagues. We were discussing the state of education in this country and its impact on our children. Well, this is one of my key issues and I became rapt in the conversation. Then, all of a sudden it flew out of my mouth; I didn’t even realize it for a few moments! I don’t even think it hit her until I reacted. I was mortified! After apologizing profusely, redfaced, she swatted it away and made me an offer.

Yeah kids, don’t try this at home…

 

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