Category Archives: How To Be

We all need to do better in our team meetings.

Okay, let’s get into this. I have a bit of a confession.

When I first started working, I absolutely LOVED meetings. They were my chance to hear from folks higher up the chain about what the heck was going on at my org! Plus, I wasn’t that busy at the time.

4 years later & everything’s changed. I’m a seasoned grump that has way too much on her plate, which means I’m dodging calendar invites like Leon from the Matrix. If that’s his name. Is that his name?

Anyways.

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10 Rejuvenating Staycation Ideas When You Need A Break

For many of us, summer is our moment. It’s the time of year when things finally slow down and we’re able to take those big trips, make time for family, or just take time to kick back and relax.

For those of us who are a bit more low-key, we may not have grand plans for our vacation time at all. That’s where staycations come in!

You don’t need to plan an expensive trip to make the most of your time off. The important thing is that we take time at all, because 1) we deserve it, 2) we need it, and 3) we can still make those breaks restful and enjoyable.

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How to Leverage Your Impostor Syndrome

Let’s talk about impostor syndrome, gang. Because although this blog is constantly offering advice about how to do well….like most, your girl suffers with this one from time to time!

Impostor syndrome, for those who don’t know, is a phenomenon driven by feelings of failure, inadequacy or incompetence. Psychology Today describes it as “a pattern of behavior where people doubt their accomplishments and have a persistent, often internalized fear of being exposed as a fraud.”

What makes impostor syndrome different from your average unconfidence (inconfidence? disconfidence??) is that it even happens to folks with a track record of being awesome. Imagine the smartest person you know confessing they feel like a fake, and you get the idea.

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How to Create an Intake Process for Staff Requests (Pt 2)

Have you ever spent unnecessary time on a request, all because you & your colleagues weren’t on the same page? *raises hand*

It’s not a great feeling! But that’s what happens when you don’t organize those requests early on. If you write content for your org, create reports, build lists, or do anything that requires even the slightest bit of niche expertise….let’s chat.

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7 PTO Tips For Those Who Struggle with Vacation Time, Too

It’s time for me to come clean, gang. For the longest time, I was not good about paid-time off (PTO).

It’s not like I don’t take my time. In fact, I’ve never let a single day expire. I’ve just been so disorganized about this in the past, that it was stressful even figuring out what to do with the time when I finally did take it.

If I haven’t said this yet, I believe all of us should use every last hour of our vacation time. For one, us workaholics need that time away to relax and reset. But more importantly, that’s time we’ve earned. This is part of our compensation, ‘money’ we’d be throwing down the toilet if we didn’t use that time!

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8 Tips for a Truly Effective Job Search

Let’s get right to it. Job hunting is the worst.

I’m reminded of this every time I sit with my boyfriend to talk job prospects. He’s smart, talented and dedicated, yet sometimes he’ll forget! The job search is that good at eating away at your confidence & optimism.  

It also exacerbates real life stressors, stuff we all go through at some point – like financial stress, low self-esteem, imposter syndrome, and other fun things.

No one can make that stuff disappear. But there is a way to make this easier, and that’s by organizing your search activities.

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