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Networking and Creating a Life

I love Penelope Trunk and I owe her a thank you note.

female_job_seekerI will work on that, but if you don’t know who she is or why she is important for you to know as a professional, and in my opinion, as a human being, click on her name up there and check her out.  Her wisdom and work have helped me define, redefine and get to the nitty gritty of discovering what I was made to do, and how I might make a living doing it.  She is the boss of Startup Life, Queen of Knowing When to Make a Move, and Goddess of Leaving a Legacy Instead of Quitting When it Gets Hard.  She’s got guts and I want to be her friend.

Much of what I learned from Penelope originally came to me through the Brazen Careerist blog, Brazen Careerist being one of her very successful start-ups.

When Brazen Careerist took off, it quickly became the go-to place for Gen-Yers and everyone who employed them, wrote about them and studied them, to get a clue about how they work and live.  Brazen Careerist has evolved into an incredible resource for businesses who need help figuring out GenY when it comes to work and if I owned a business, they would be on my list of companies to follow.

Check out this BC blog post from the Young Entrepreneur Council I read this morning.  It covers 12 Networking Tips That Will Help You Make High-Quality Connections.  This is really great advice.  I will be following it.  If you are a new grad looking for a job this summer, you will want to follow it, too.

And now I’ll be heading over to read what Penelope is up to…I bet it’s good.  Have a great Wednesday.

P.S. Penelope’s latest startup is Qusitic.  If I weren’t unemployed and looking for my next gig, and therefore, broke, I would be signing up for an eCourse.  I am sure it would be more than worth the investment.

Oprah on My Cup

Oprah quotes are fun. #starbucks



get creative. be free.

being free

Being Fearless


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The speeches and writing of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  have influenced and inspired me since I was in middle school. Letters from a Birmingham Jail changed the way I thought about justice, freedom and equality.  Today I’m taking a moment to remember the courageous sacrifices of this American pastor, humanitarian, activist, hero of justice and voice of the oppressed and remember the power of a single person to change the world.


Communication, Strategy, Adaptability, Ideation & Input


According to the Gallup StrengthsFinders Test Communication, Strategy, Adaptability, Ideation & Input are my top 5 strengths.  I wasn’t surprised by the results, really, because doing these 5 things every day is what makes me come alive.

Do you know what were you made to do?   I think the StrengthsFinders profile is a great tool for boosting your confidence and revealing what you probably already know.

P.S. If you need a passionate, adaptable communicator who develops killer strategy and stays on top of the latest trends in her industry, [input] I’m looking!  Click here to download my resume’ and click the LinkedIn icon on the left to visit my profile.  Thank you!





Missing Blogger Found!

I know I’ve been gone…but I’m back!  Please forgive the mess and lack of updates.

I’m back and looking forward to reconnecting will all of you…with new and improved content and an upcoming contest for the blog re-launch. Please stay tuned!



Miracles are a retelling in small letters of the very same story which is written across the whole world in letters too large for some of us to see.

C.S. Lewis



Every day brings a choice: to practice stress or to practice peace.

Joyce Borysenko

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