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That Doesn't Work for Me
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That Doesn't Work for Me

"THAT DOESN'T W0RK FOR ME." I spend most of my time working with clients to focus on the positive in their lives and relationships. We uncover limited beliefs and create new empowering ones. We discover values they didn't know they had and then we cook up a vision for their life that begins to unfold like magic. We do all of that and more. After all that wonderfully fulfilling work there comes a moment where I have to break it to them gently.

3 Tips For Getting Paid What You're Worth
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3 Tips For Getting Paid What You're Worth

By Nellie Akalp, Small Business/Entrepreneurial Expert, for GALTime Over all, women’s weekly full-time earnings were 17.8 percent lower than their male counterparts in 2011. The good news is that figure marks the smallest pay gap in history; bad news is the narrowing in wage equality was primarily due to a drop in men’s wages, rather than a raise for women.

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From reproductive rights to income and education, what's new in women's rights?
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How Are Women Faring In 2012? A Women's Rights Report Card

March is National Women's History month—anointed so in order to empower today's women by teaching them about women's progress in the past. Women's progress is a dynamic thing, and is often marked by two steps forward, one step back. From education to reproductive rights, check out our Women's Rights report card below to see how the fairer sex is faring today.

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How well are your business relationships maintained?
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Emotional Intelligence: Not Just For Relationships

Running a successful business in our current economic climate takes more than just an excellent product or service. If you're a business owner, one of the most important New Year's Resolutions you can make is to run your business with greater "Emotional Intelligence" (EI). EI is a term popularized by Psychologist Daniel Goleman who defines it as "...the capacity for recognizing our own feelings and those of others, for motivating ourselves and for managing emotions well in ourselves and our relationships."

How Do I Get Paid For My Gifts?
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How Do I Get Paid For My Gifts?

Here’s the full question that arrived in my inbox: “I came from a background that doesn’t value the gifts that I have developed. How can I learn to value my spiritual, creative and emotional gifts enough to feel that they are worth being paid for? If I don’t value them and see them as marketable, who will?” Great question! Here’s what I say a thousand times to clients: how you vote on your value from one hour to the next is not reliable or even useful.

The Pink Slip
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The Pink Slip

What would happen at work if… 1. You repeatedly showed up late. 2. You consistently neglected your responsibilities. 3. You ignored your primary tasks because you tried to do everything yourself. If you committed these infractions at work, your employer would have cause for dismissal.

Will We Be Working Till We're 80?
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Will We Be Working Till We're 80?

With so many people still struggling to find work in this slow moving economy, those with jobs being quite frugal even during the holidays, and many losing much of their retirement funds... are we all going to be working just like today till we're 80? I saw a tv news story of a woman who had always hoped she's retire in her 60s or even 70s, but now realizes she may have to continue working into her 80s. How many people can imagine this?

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Juggling kids and an at-home job can be a challenge.
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Being A Work-At-Home Mom Ain't Easy

The working mom vs. stay at home mom debate is one that has gone on for decades. As a work-at-home mom, or WAHM, I lie somewhere in the middle. And while I am very thankful for this, I also want it to be said: WAHMing ain't easy.

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Everything You Need To Know About Stress

A couple of years ago, I began a very busy and fulfilling job. I was excited about the opportunities it presented to me. The more I immersed myself in the work, the more I was inspired by ideas about how the position could grow and evolve over time. I used my creativity and determination to try to bring about all that I believed was possible. When I started, I was naive about the inner-workings of the organization and the power imbalances that existed. It quickly became clear to me that trying to create any kind of meaningful change in the organization was going to be incredibly difficult. As I embraced the challenge, I worked hard, did my best and felt like I was living true to my values of honesty, hard work, connection and responsibility.

What We Can All Learn from Bethenny Frankel
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What We Can All Learn from Bethenny Frankel

I admit, I’m not really into watching reality TV like The Bachelor or Survivor but when it comes to Bethenny Ever After, the show on Bravo about the American dream, um, I mean self-made millionaire Bethenny Frankel, I started to take notice. Week by week on Monday nights I became glued to the TV at 10 p.m. ET for a dose of escape television with a message.