Trust your life, trust yourself

During this gloomy time of year, when we all get tired of cloudy days and colder weather, it’s good to take stock of your life and your achievements. But, if you’re like me, it comes at an emotional cost. You remember the decisions that were “off,” the opportunities you missed, and mistakes you have made.In […]


Just Say No – and Get More Time!

During the past few months, I’ve had some health challenges that have required a lot of appointments, treatments and TIME. I have realized, perhaps more clearly than ever before, that saying ‘No’ is not easy for me. I am a pleaser, a helper, and a peace maker. I also hate to say “no” because I’m […]

Never saw it coming…really?

I remember an Austin employer who was concerned about the optics of a 300-person layoff. This was back in the day when our go-go economy gave everyone a sense of ease. The company announced layoffs 6 months out, 3 months out, 1 month out and 1 week out. They set up a Career Center with […]


Life is one giant work-around

The past few months I’ve been dealing with some pretty serious health issues – all while trying to serve my clients, build my business, volunteer, and be a super-wife, super-mom and super-grandma. You do all that, too. I know. The doctor who literally SAVED my life pronounced me “sensitive” to four main ingredients of everyday […]

Virtual Reality Technology Virtual Vr Man Reality

Who wouldn’t want to be in the VA world?

A client asked me that recently. I had to stop and think: Veterans Administration? Virginia? Virtual Assistant? Turns out, she was talking about Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality. She is very excited about this field and really wants to find her next career there. You see, what you want for your life is specific and […]


Want to play? SURE!

Do you remember being so young that if someone asked you to play, you wouldn’t hesitate one moment? You’d say: SURE! I just spent 5 days babysitting my two grandboys, ages 5 and 3-1/2. During our amazing time together, they discovered: An ant hill in the back yard. How to blow up an ant hill. […]


Don’t fall into the comparison trap

My first lesson in professional speaking—The National Speakers Association convention in 1995–was mind-blowing.Everywhere I looked, there were beautiful, well-groomed, better-dressed men and women. And, each one was well-spoken. Given the opportunity, they would instantly deliver a perfect elevator pitch about their expertise and typical audience. I went to my hotel room feeling deflated. Later, I […]


Do you trust your Career GPS?

Imagine you are driving from Austin, Texas to Santa Fe, New Mexico. You start out at night, and you have your GPS set. You don’t know the entire route. In fact, you can see just 300 feet ahead of you because of your car headlamps. Yet, you are willing to keep driving forward, not really […]


Lunch Ladies in Texas?

A job loss—even if voluntary – will often throw even the most clear-headed adult into a tizzy. Suddenly, the ego is confused about who it is. That happened to a client I’ll call Lunch Lady. Lunch Lady built a marketing program for a huge school system’s nutrition program in another state. She did it from […]