Of Love and Power Tools

Just recently, I checked out a book on carpentry at my local library. (It outlines everything from basics to how to frame a house, the part I’m interested in. 474 more words

Why you should work less, not more

Hi everyone. My name is Alexandra, and I’m a workaholic. If you read my blog now and then, or follow me on Twitter, you might see me travelling here and there all the time and think I have one of those chilled-out travel-blogger lifestyles where I relax on the beach, drink Italian wine and hang out with other chilled-out hippies. 1,830 more words


What LinkedIn is Not For

I’m on LinkedIn this morning (“this” being Sunday) and I see photos of sorority members dabbing and links to articles on Donald Trump and I thought to myself, “If I wanted to see this, I would have been on Facebook or Twitter.” 108 more words

Strengthening Your Brand

Rewarding or Exhausting?

You ever had a pair of jeans that looked great on you?

You probably wore them until they wore thin in the crotch.

And then you wore them more until they wore out in the crotch. 135 more words

Work Smarter Not Harder

Paid Your Dues? Ha! Tell Another One.

“Don’t start feeling yourself because your title is lofty.  You still have to work.”

I closed a post with this on Tuesday.  These days, there is no such thing as having paid your dues and, the sooner you understand that, the sooner you’ll be able to keep being successful. 159 more words

You Can Do It

Forget Your Title

You’re a manager.  Whoopty-freakin’-do.

Are you a leader?  See, anyone can be a manager.  The kid in 6th grade who wasn’t old enough to play on the football team was the equipment manager (no offense to those guys because they play an important role on the team).   136 more words

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Stop Being a Manager!

Every day, you’re watching people’s time, dictating, acting as if you’re doing something important but what are you actually doing?  Leadership is about so much more than micromanaging people.   84 more words

Work Smarter Not Harder