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The key to happiness? Stand in your power Sep 01, 2021

“You have cancer.”  When the doctor spoke these words, I froze. I heard the doctors talking, but I could not understand what they were saying.  I felt my husband and sister with me, but I could not see them. Everything around me was fuzzy. After about 5 minutes of total and...

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It is our response to the challenge that matters Sep 01, 2021

“Sometimes we choose our challenges. And, sometimes, challenges choose us.” Mark Pollock.

Challenges can be in all shapes and sizes.  They can impact us physically, emotionally, and spiritually.  They can take the form of a bad boss, a toxic work environment, a health...

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How to overcome the glory of being busy Sep 01, 2021

When I run into a friend on the street or at work, and I ask them how they are, the answer is usually ”Busy.”  When was the last time you ran into someone who said: “I am fabulous?”

In today’s society, being busy is both an addiction and a medal of honor....

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Stop Apologizing Sep 01, 2021

I am a women

I am a mom and wife

I work in the world of HR technology

I love to write and blog

I fought cancer

And I say “I am sorry” way too much at work.

I say it all the time.  I noticed it this week when I disagreed with something a leader said.  I started out...

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You are good at your job, but you are miserable Sep 01, 2021

Finding a career that allows us to feel happy, satisfied, and gives us purpose is not easy.  

It is not something we were taught in school or corporate training programs.

The reality is, many of us feel a disconnection between our work and how we feel.  We are just slightly out of...

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The Rabbit Hole of Perfectionism Sep 01, 2021

I am a former perfectionist.

What's wrong with being perfect? Who doesn’t love submitting a project with zero mistakes, getting a perfect grade, being the ‘lead’ on projects, and having a perfectly clean home. The first 40 years of my life I focused on everything being...

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Are you a "Tough" Product Manager? Sep 01, 2021

As product managers, our days can be challenging. We have many different stakeholders to please.  We are iterating, learning, and influencing others. Our super powers come from the pure joy we have with innovating.  To do this, we need to have grit and be mentally strong. How can we be...

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The US Women's Soccer Team-Inspiration for all of us Sep 01, 2021

 

Every once in a while, when you listen, you hear the thundering roar of women standing in their authentic power, bringing their whole self to work, demanding that they are paid what they are worth, working together to leverage each person’s strengths, and enjoying every single...

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Freedom at Work. Bring it On! Sep 01, 2021

As we finish out the 4th of July week, I started to consider what is ‘freedom’ when it comes to the workplace. Fundamentally, it comes down to embracing our humanity at work and being able to bring our true self to work.  The organization of the future is one that must...

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Build your tribe of supporters Sep 01, 2021

As my work as a product manager, I have seen so many different visions and products go from idea to a fabulous product.  There is so much inspiration in the world of technology. There is nothing more enjoyable than sitting in a conference room with a bunch of sticky notes brainstorming.

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