MAA Log Day 7: Next Best Offer

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You are only as good as your next best offer When it comes to promotions, raises, and money, two of my mentors used to tell me: “you are only as good as your next best offer.” The coaching goal was to get me to understand that no matter how truly valuable I am, when it comes …

MAA Log Day 6: Not Alone

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I am not alone A collection of strokes  Just as every piece of artwork is not one specific pen or brush stroke across a blank page, yet is a collection of all pen strokes that have come before and resulted in the final piece of artwork; similarly, we are not defined by this one moment …

MAA Log Day 5: Every Day Begins Anew

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a·new əˈn(y)o͞o/ adverb literary adverb: anew in a new or different, typically more positive, way. There are 2 major things that have happened in our little family life the past couple of months: My daughter was invited to play on a summer Super Y soccer team (equivalent to baseball AllStars) My company is going through another …

MAA Log Day 4: My Body is My Temple

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I follow the blogs of many successful professionals and find one common thread running through them all: Mental strength and agility is built, nurtured, and maintained by strengthening your body and spirit. Connectedness between Mind, Body, and Spirit There is an inner connectedness with our mind, body and spirit. Strength or weakness in any one …

MAA Log Day 3: Where I Call Home

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Everything is relative. Everything. Far too many times my family has looked at our house or standard of living and thought, “Hmm… is that it?”  It’s like a page right out of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, except Goldilocks never finds the bed that is ‘just right’. Keeping Up With The Jones There are several …

MAA Log Day 2: Proud To Be A Woman In America

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I tell my kids, nephews and nieces, anyone under the age of 20 really, to follow high school with college. Maybe it’s college, maybe it’s trade school and maybe it’s an internship. My point to them is to follow up with higher training when you have the time, because as I know from first hand …

MAA Log Day 1: All Paths Lead Home

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There was a time where only half of my family was getting together – 2 times a year at best.  A troubled childhood lead to varying paths for each of us. Many demons to shake and true selves to find. All paths lead home Slowly we have come closer. We have opened up and accepted …

Mindfulness, Acceptance, Appreciation (MAA) Log Day 0:

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Mindfulness is the aware, balance acceptance of the present experience. It isn’t more complicated than that. – Sylvia Boorstein In my attempt prepare my mind and performance at work for yet another acquisition and transition I am overloaded with anxiety, pressure, and nausea – to the point of sickness.  The last transition was anything but …

4 Brutally Honest Truths Of Getting Shit As A Woman In Corporate America

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“Failure” That’s how I would describe it. I had received some intel from my partner in crime at work that recent requests for raises had not been smacked down so readily. Awesome. I had put in years of work stepping in for budgeting and forecasting for the line of business. I had also been reading …

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