How to Stay Focused While Working from Home

It’s becoming more and more common for people to work from home, either full-time or even just a few days per week. If your career allows you to work virtually, it’s likely you’ve found yourself trying to be productive at home only to be derailed by a myriad of different distractions. For the last seven … Continue reading How to Stay Focused While Working from Home

The Home Office: A guide to working from home and keeping your sanity

Before recently moving into a bigger apartment that allows me actual dedicated office space—Okay, so it may not be a corner office but at least I have a window—I began my business working from a 660 square-foot apartment with no air conditioning and an overly affectionate cat. My generous neighbor, Steven, allowed me to use … Continue reading The Home Office: A guide to working from home and keeping your sanity

What I wish My College Professors Would Have Taught Me: Tardiness is Unacceptable

There are some things that can and will never be taught in the classroom. Maybe it’s because those topics are seen as too radical or have been flagged as a lawsuit risk, but truly these are the missing pieces of wisdom that leave many college grads as an incomplete puzzle with still much to figure … Continue reading What I wish My College Professors Would Have Taught Me: Tardiness is Unacceptable

Beating the Hourglass: My Foundation for Better Time Management

I get asked quite frequently about my “secrets” for time management because apparently I seem to look like I have it all together. This couldn’t be further from the truth and even I have moments of stress, panic and sheer exhaustion. But I have established some guidelines that I regard as my foundation for better … Continue reading Beating the Hourglass: My Foundation for Better Time Management

A Month of Independence: A reflection of where one month has led me since my biggest life change

It’s been once month since my blog post Independence Day which received a lot of encouragement and words of wisdom. Having declared July 15th as my personal independence day has provided me with a date and a benchmark that I will forever be able to look back on and see where one month, one year … Continue reading A Month of Independence: A reflection of where one month has led me since my biggest life change

When. Not If.

Lately I’ve realized one of my own tendencies. I will often choose to say “if” when I talk about doing something—even when it’s about something that I’m planning on happening or truly want to see happen. This little two-letter word is a manifestation of a mindset I hope to change in myself. It conveys uncertainty. … Continue reading When. Not If.

Strive for Progress Not Perfection

Somewhere between the extended angle and twisted crescent pose, my yoga instructor said "Strive for progress not perfection." And I immediately fell in love with the mantra. Before hearing this phrase on Tuesday, I would wake up with an arm's length list of to-do's that left me racing against the clock throughout the day and … Continue reading Strive for Progress Not Perfection