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6 Ways to Energize a Sluggish Day

Let’s face it, we don’t have 100% of our energy 100% of the time. There are days where task-completion is easy and the day whirls by before you know it’s gone. There are other days that feel like you’re jogging through molasses. An extra click needed there or even your ordinary email or two email here, can feel like a chore. Continue Reading

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Did You Just Call Me Bossy? On Women in Leadership

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I listened to a captivating podcast the other day about women in leadership roles. It was a rebroadcast of a TedTalk that I’d heard a while back and it reminded me of the things I used to tell myself. Here’s a sample of the things I’d say almost every time I found success:

I’m successful because I’m just lucky, opportunities just present themselves to me.

You know, I was in the right place at the right time. 🙂 

I wouldn’t be here if others hadn’t helped me get here, I’m just following their lead.

Or the most insidious of all: One of these days people are going to realize I’m not actually good at this and I’m going to get fired. I’m not really a leader, I just have everyone fooled somehow.  Continue Reading

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Time to Decide: What do You Want?

Lately, I find myself having conversations with people who seem to know exactly what they want. Actually, they seem to know exactly what they don’t want. People will complain about their jobs, they’re unhappy with their boss/responsibilities/location/commute, etc. They say they want to leave, they’d rather be doing something else, they want more time at home, they missed their calling, and so on. I’ve been there. Continue Reading

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Indie, for the Independent Contractor

Thanks for stopping by to check out Indie.

As a writer and higher education professional, my writings and work insight needed a home,so here it is 🙂 The past few years have been especially enlightening and full of growth. I don’t pretend to be an expert on working life or how to carve out your dream career, but I have had more experiences than lots of people toward the ends of their careers.

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