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How to Succeed in Business

How to Succeed in Business

I do a lot of speaking. My audiences range from college students to senior executives. I enjoy them all. Speaking can be a great way to build your business and your brand. I have met so many great friends and clients through my various speaking engagements.
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Finding the Perfect Workspace

Finding the Perfect Workspace

Oh, how I hated cubicles… I thank my lucky stars every day that I don’t sit in a cubicle any more. What a miserable way to work. What a terrible way to spend so many hours of your life.
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3 Cheers for Technology!

3 Cheers for Technology!

Last week as I was skimming yet another article on how our lives are being ruined by technology, I got mad. I am sick of reading all these articles on how terrible phones and Facebook and video games are for all of us.
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There Will Never Be a Better Time

There Will Never Be a Better Time

10,000 Baby Boomers retire each day sending shockwaves through the American work force.  Filling the workforce gap will be a challenge. The ranks of the Gen X workers are simply not enough, while many Millennials lack the needed work experience.  Now is the ideal time...

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Share the Love

Share the Love

It’s not Valentine’s Day yet but it’s never too soon to think about love, right? I thought it would be good to do a little warm up. And don’t forget to start training now for the chocolate eating and champagne drinking. You’ll want to be in good form come February 14th.
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Dress for Success

Dress for Success

I am the original dress for success girl.  In the early years of my career, I never wore the jeans of my software engineer peers.  I always wore skirts and heels.  I lived the advice that said you should dress one or two levels above the job you had. Now that I think...

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How to Stop Dreading Monday Mornings

How to Stop Dreading Monday Mornings

I recently had the opportunity to write a guest post for the Work at Home Woman.   The Work at Home Woman is an amazing and reliable work-at-home resource for women.  You should check it out. How to Stop Dreading Monday Mornings I feel your turmoil. Spending several...

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When was the Last Time You had a Raise?

When was the Last Time You had a Raise?

The average annual merit increase in the US has been 3% for the past several years.  Consulting allows pay for performance not possible when merit increases are 3%.  I left the corporate world to achieve pay for performance and you can too.  When you have your own...

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Amy’s Mantras for Getting Things Done

Amy’s Mantras for Getting Things Done

I am an action taker and I’m organized.  I love making that list and crossing those things off.  I get things done.  I don’t even have to try because Baby, I was Born this Way.  On my refrigerator at home, I have a grocery list.  You’re thinking, “So what, I have one...

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Work Is Something You Do, Not Somewhere You Go

Work Is Something You Do, Not Somewhere You Go

I do 98% of my work remotely.  I have occasional on site client meetings but I never take up residence.  I have some clients that I have never met in person. Because I work remotely I am mostly available to all of my clients from about 7:00 am to 11:00 pm seven days a...

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