Always Remain Grateful While Wanting More

Have you ever confided to someone about your discontent with your life, only to hear “You should be grateful for what you have?” Or perhaps it is something you say to yourself when you consider where you are in life as opposed to where you think you should be?

It’s the kind of messaging that can drive you bananas.

But we are complex individuals – and we often have A LOT going on. Like an onion, our life on paper may seem good, but peel back the layers and a different story often emerges.

\It is possible to appreciate all of the wonderful things that are going for you, yet still have that desire to make your life different. This is not being selfish, this is merely ...

She Did it Anyway

In honor of Women’s History Month, this is the perfect time to reflect on the power of women, don’t you think? We are equal parts strong warriors, empathetic caregivers, and fragile beings.

As far as we’ve come, it’s often still a challenge to keep up with all that goes on in our lives, to overcome challenges and realize our goals.

Sometimes it seems just too damn hard.

Here is a bit of inspiration.

Overcoming Obstacles Begins with Overcoming the Largest Obstacle

And what is that, you may ask? It is YOU. Whether you realize it or not, there are times when you just cannot get out of your own way. We as professional women tend to have odd relationships with ourselves, full...

Pray Like Your Prayers are Already Answered

A big component of prayer is the mindset of the individual praying. Prayer often times is about waiting, and in these modern days of instant gratification, it seems waiting can be a torturous endeavor. Mark 11:24 says, “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”

One issue is that often, we don’t know what to believe, or indeed what we really want. In today’s world, we are bombarded with all kinds of “noise,” such as the news, social media, advertisements, talk shows, drama in our personal lives, and so on. It’s tough to break through the noise into a quiet place where we can really refl...

No More New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s resolutions are all fine and dandy. They give one the opportunity to start the year with a fresh slate, with new goals, and new opportunities.

But let’s face it. Many of us tend to slowly abandon our resolutions as the year wears on. Whether that’s losing weight, getting organized, learning a new skill, saving more money, or what have you, our enthusiasm for the resolution quickly wanes once we realize that we really have to WORK at it.

So, if this sounds like you; perhaps it’s time for a new approach. The idea is to commit yourself to getting better all throughout the year, every day. We’ve gathered up some great alternatives to New Year’s Reso...

Create Your Own Seat

Don’t settle for just any seat at the table. Build your own table!

To quote the words of Shirley Chrisholm, the first black woman elected to the U.S. Congress in 1968, “If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.”

In a world where the status quo still seems to have the upper hand, women categorically continue to be edged out of board rooms, executive meetings, and other life situations which would greatly benefit from their unique voices and positions of influence.

Be Bold and Fearless

In order to be heard, a certain boldness needs to happen, and the idea is to not only win a seat at the table, but to build our own tables. We as women continue to ma...

Having Confidence Amidst Chaos

The world is never stable in the best of times. If physics has taught us anything, it is that everything moves towards entropy (disorder and randomness).

As a result, things are always churning to upset the current order and balance we work so hard to maintain. When you realize that things are “off,” the chaos that is so a part of our world has already been ramping up long before you noticed.

It can knock you off your game. But the trick is to maintain order and composure; maintaining your confidence is a big part of getting the pendulum to swing back in your favor. If you manage anything in your life, you know that confidence is huge. So how to keep that confidence going when your...

You Are More than Qualified

Life Skills

What they come away with is not how many years of experience you have with a certain software program, or how well you do with Excel spreadsheets, but more important aspects of human nature such as “Can you think for yourself?” or “Can you solve problems?”

Such questions are not only good job qualifications, they are also good life skills. You can indeed apply for positions you don’t necessarily feel qualified for. If the job sounds interesting to you and you feel you’d be a good candidate, go for it! Highlight your personal assets on your resume. If a hiring manager is worth their weight, they will recognize your strengths, your passions, how ...

5 Ways to Overcome Imposter Syndrome

Entrepreneurs today are working harder than ever. But when they do finally see some level of success, many of them suddenly feel they don’t deserve it; that they’ve had a “stroke of good luck.” As if they think their newfound success is an illusion and may come to an end at any moment.

What is Imposter Syndrome, exactly? Have you ever felt you somehow don’t deserve the success you’re experiencing? That perhaps you were simply at the right place at the right time, a stroke of dumb luck? That someone somewhere will “find out what really happened?”

This is full on imposter syndrome. The feeling of inadequacy or feeling like you are a fraud in yo...

Winning as a Woman in the Workplace

Today there are more women in the workforce than ever before, and yet women still hold only about 10 percent of leadership positions. We as a gender have made great strides since the days of the suffrage movement well over 100 years ago, but there are still certain things that are holding us back.

Namely ourselves.

Why is that? To answer this, we need to look beneath the surface of gender equality issues and discuss the invisible drivers behind it – the psychology and subconscious behavior that many women exhibit to this day.

Do Not Be Afraid to Say “No”

For fear of coming across as weak, too many women take on projects they know are not right for them, simply to prove they can...

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