Every week when writing this newsletter, I have to combat the desire to write paragraphs on paragraphs with anecdotes, examples, and extra information. Even though it’s tempting to write emails the way we talk, the truth is, often less is more. We think we’re adding value by adding information, but more information can be wasted energy for you and more
A few weeks ago, I had to reschedule a meeting and decided to set it for a Friday at 3. Very quickly during the meeting, I found myself admitting out loud, “so THIS is why I don’t schedule anything important for Friday afternoons.” I was clearly not in my most energized or productive headspace, and it got me thinking about
March Madness is my favorite time of year. Not only does it coincide with the freshness of spring, but it also brings about additional feelings of excitement and possibility, seeing dreams come true and hard work pay off. While watching this year, I came across the Under Armour commercial below, and I knew I had to post about it.
In talking with my social media writer Lindsey Gough about potential newsletter subjects, she said something that struck me as valuable and I wanted to share it here. She said: “Your vulnerability is not unprofessional.” Oftentimes as leaders we want to present a strong, confident persona, so we avoid getting personal or showing vulnerability. But Lindsey is right, showing vulnerability
Recently, I have noticed a bit of a spring in my step (pun intended). Here in Raleigh, NC, the weather has started to warm up and the daffodils are blooming – the first sign I always notice that we’re on the cusp of spring. At the same time, more and more states are opening up wider vaccine distribution groups.
I wanted to try something new! Watch my video above on multitasking, and then check out a few of these helpful resources for more information on the drawbacks to multitasking and how you can avoid the temptation. The low down: “There’s no such thing as multitasking. As multiple studies have confirmed, true multitasking—doing more than one task at
As Black History Month comes to a close, I want to talk about a strategy to diversify our lives beyond February. Hopefully we’ve all been intentionally reading books by Black authors, consuming media by Black creatives, and/or educating ourselves on pieces of Black history that were absent from our schooling. These things are excellent, and important. But I’d like to
I have struggled with work-life balance challenges long before COVID. If you ask my husband, he’ll tell you I still am. What can I say, I’m a work in progress! These days the lines between home and work are really blurry as people work from home, continue quarantining, and many people still juggling home school/remote learning for their children. I
I was talking to a good friend recently, and she shared a bit of wisdom she had heard. It resonated with me, so I wanted to share it with you. Help is only help if it is perceived as help, otherwise it is viewed as judgement. And no one likes to feel judged or told what to do.
Have you ever had the feeling of waking up, and all grogginess disappears as you remember today is the day you’re going to Disney World? You have no desire to roll over and go back to sleep. Rather, you feel the excitement and anticipation and spring out of bed. While work may not generate the same enthusiasm of Disney world,