A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of. ~ Jane Austen
Money doesn't buy happiness - or maybe it does ???
This is a question that has been on my mind, because I have noticed a widening chasm between the happiness of the "haves, and those that have less". People who are comfortable financially and are financially stable seem to be MUCH happier than those who are not, they seem unscathed from the stress of these difficult times. Is their money like an invisible shield that keeps unhappiness at bay?
As the middle class dwindles, and the overall happiness rating in
In that weird time between Christmas and the start of the next year, I love reviewing the year. My 2011 has been quite remarkable, I accomplished many goals and ticked off a few things on my bucket list, including graduating from Thunderbird in Europe, attending Sundance, visiting India and Germany - and overall, just had a wonderful time of travel, friends, and family throughout.
Now it's time to read the Top and Best of lists for the year, and as 2011 winds to an end, and we start to get a peek at 2012, it’s time to review what 2011 brought us.... and some of the lists it has spawned.
Don’t get a "job", create a life and career you love - why not?
I've done a lot of complaining here, but of all the things I've complained about, I can't complain about my life........ And all this time I’ve been paid to say what is on my mind on television, you don’t get any luckier in life than that.
~ Andy Rooney
One of the things that struck me during the coverage of Andy Rooney’s life and passing, was his resolute claim that he did what he loved professionally for 70 years - and in fact he did it right up to his passing at the age of 92. Some would say that he was one of
You cannot solve a problem from the same consciousness that created it. You must learn to see the world anew.
~ Albert Einstein
Occupy your mind - Attracting and creating opportunity
The global "Occupy" movement has been on my mind a great deal lately, it disturbs me to the core, I understand the anger - at times, I am angry too. I am not a liberal, conservative, communist, a tea partier or a socialist, now that we got that out of the way - my feelings, hopes and dreams about this country, simply do not fit into any of those little categories. Like the occupiers, I want a renewed democ
The business landscape has changed fundamentally; tomorrow’s environment will be different, but no less rich in possibilities for those who are prepared. McKinsey & Company, worldwide (former) Managing Director, Ian Davis
A lesson from the (original) Great Depression - opportunities always exist!
Many years ago, I heard a story of a man who became a millionaire during the (original) Great Depression. This banker had lost his fortune and had watched many of his friends capitulate to the circumstances. Faced with unemployment he learned a trade and became a tile layer, he eventual
"Go home, take a paper bag, cut some eyeholes out of it. Put it over your head, get undressed and look at yourself in the mirror. Really evaluate where your strengths and weaknesses are. And be honest.” Mad Men, Joan Holloway
I am NOT talking about the oldest profession in the world here, (although I am sure that is a profession where there is pay parity for women). I am talking about sexual capital in the workplace, as defined by Catherine Hakim, a professor at the prestigious London School of Economics and author of "Erotic Capital: The Power of Attraction in the B
We've come a long way. Power dressing now is designed to let the woman inside us come through.
Recently I was at a business meeting with professional women, all at the top of their respective fields. We where working on some reinvention ideas, everyone was excited to be there. Many of us did not know each other, but we where all equally committed to accomplish our goal for the meeting. I always enjoy these situations and hope to learn from my peers. At the very beginning of the meeting, however, there was one woman, who was really throwing me off.... so I stepped back in ord
From birth to age 18, a girl needs good parents. From 18 to 35, she needs good looks. From 35 to 55, she needs a good personality. From 55 on, she needs good cash.
~ Sophie Tucker
How do you handle ageism during career reinvention? I say NO!
As part of my career reinvention I went to Grad school and am now, like many other grads, on the job hunt.
Recently, I was told by a respected recruiter that I was too “experienced” to present to her clients. While she was very clever and PC, I know that meant code for “too old”. Generally, I would say hey I AM NOT OLD, AND I only need
Webgrrls International often receives tickets to industry events and we have three FREE Weekend passes to attend the Blog World Expo in Las Vegas that we want to offer to our members. The dates for the Conference are October 16-17. The value of each pass is $495.
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“Wow! I now know how to solve the issue with my site!” Is exactly what I like to hear as an instructor...knowing that someone is connecting with the information that I am sharing. So, I was thrilled when I heard that exclaimed from the back of the room in one of my sessions.
I had the privilege of teaching four sessions at the BlogHer ’09 conference this year. I was slated for three: HTML for bloggers, PHP for bloggers, and Apache and was asked to conduct a fourth when the original presenter of the htaccess session had an emergency come up
Today, I conducted an HTML for Bloggers workshop at BlogHer '09 conference. The workshop was designed to help bloggers understand the basics of HTML to help them gain more control over how their content displays on a page.
We covered some of the most common HTML tags, commands, and attributes that would be useful to bloggers.
You can view & download the presentation & resources for further learning below. To download, click on the menu icon at the bottom left corner of the slideshare screen and select the "Download Presentation" option.
A friend of mine has a small fashion business based in Brooklyn, where she makes clothes, accessories, and bags from recycled items. She is very talented, if I do say so myself, and I feel for her and others who are in business for themselves and trying to stay afloat during these difficult times. Before the recession hit, she had three full-time employees; now she has only one part-time seamstress. My friend has designed for several fashion shows, but she has not garnered any significant business, or even been paid any sum of money for her participation in them (the latter, I hear, is common
Sometimes when you need a marketing tool...you just have to build it yourself...I wanted to implement a way that our readers (who use twitter) could let their followers know when they were reading a great blog post on the Webgrrls International Blog...Webgrrls Wisdom.
So, I have recently created "Share on Twitter" functionality and link on the Webgrrls Wisdom blog and you can use this functionality too...for your blog and for extending your brand.
Here is how it works
When readers click on the "Share on Twitter" link after they are finished reading the post, the following twitter entry au
Today, I had the pleasure of hearing Tim Ferris, Author of the bestselling book The 4-Hour Workweek, speak at the Mediabistro Circus event. Tim shared his “secrets” on how he leveraged Social Media to create a global best seller product….book or otherwise.
Data is KING
Tim measures and tests EVERYTHING… He says “from wording to read time…test it all”…learning as much as you can about your user will help you serve your audience better and help you make more sound promotional decisions. Tim uses Crazyegg.com tool to figure out user click patterns on his sites.