Speak volumes

Our first meeting seemed anything but fortuitous. There I was, a newly minted 24-year-old, proudly sitting in my cubicle on the executive floor of a Big Brand. I was as close to Mahogany Row (what long-time employees called our row of C-suite offices) as you could get without being a corporate attorney or a secretary….

The things we do for . . . money?

If I were to share with you the stories of what my friends have done for love, I would be a rather lonely gal. So I won’t. But they seem to have no problem with me sharing what they have done for money. We are talking on a level somewhat more sophisticated than the elementary…

Focus on the 20. No apology necessary.

When I was younger, the 80/20 rule always stymied me. For those unfamiliar, the 80/20 rule, or Pareto Principle, suggests that a small percentage (you guessed it—20) of your effort brings most of your results, while your biggest time drains usually result in a much smaller part of your achievement. I struggled with this concept…