3 Things You Need to Do to Get Your Boss to Allow You to Work from Home

So how do you get companies that are not traditionally telecommuting companies to allow you to work from home? It starts with having a great relationship with your boss.

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3 Key Components for a Successful Work-Life Integration Plan

As female entrepreneurs or women in leadership roles, we live in fear that if we don’t get it all done in a day, we will fail.  Fail as a business owner, employee, wife, mother or friend.  And to stop that feeling we quickly throw together a work-life balance plan. Be honest, how many times have… Continue reading 3 Key Components for a Successful Work-Life Integration Plan

The Solitude in Telecommuting Can be a Double Edge Sword

Working from home sounds like a dream and it has many benefits, but let's face it, it has considerable challenges also. Yes, you may be able to avoid certain annoyances, like long commutes and traffic, but there are a new set of struggles, that many remote employees must deal with. One of those challenges is… Continue reading The Solitude in Telecommuting Can be a Double Edge Sword

5 Social Media Mistakes To Avoid If You Are Trying To Grow Your Business

For female entrepreneurs, especially solopreneurs, finding time for social media marketing can be a struggle.  Gone are the days that only MySpace, Facebook and Twitter ruled the social world.  Nowadays there seems to be a new social media platform being launched every week. Trying to maintain your social media presence on your own can be daunting… Continue reading 5 Social Media Mistakes To Avoid If You Are Trying To Grow Your Business

You’re No Good to Anyone if Your Tank is on Empty

How often have you heard the phrase “You’re no good to anyone, including yourself, if your tank is on empty.” or something similar to that?  Well, guess what, it’s true! If you want to live a full, healthy, life that includes the strength and energy to persevere through difficult times in your life, then you… Continue reading You’re No Good to Anyone if Your Tank is on Empty

Social Media Ladders – Going Beyond the “Like”

If you belong to a networking group on Facebook, then you’ve probably been invited to join a social media “like” or “follow” ladder.  A social media ladder is a post added by the page administrator that allows you to share one or more of your social media page links. Once you add your page link,… Continue reading Social Media Ladders – Going Beyond the “Like”

From Blind Auditions on “The Voice” to Blind Interviews in Business, We are Leveling the Playing Field

Why do companies say they don’t discriminate but still have the voluntary questions about gender and race? And are you like me? Do you answer the questions because somewhere in the back of your mind, you feel it makes a difference? Does a company that asks such questions really embrace diversity in the workplace? “The… Continue reading From Blind Auditions on “The Voice” to Blind Interviews in Business, We are Leveling the Playing Field

4 Words You Never Want to Hear From Your Employee

“That’s not my job”. No employer wants to hear those four little words from an employee. It’s unhelpful, unproductive and combative. But, unfortunately, this attitude is prevalent in today’s workplace.  Which is why, as a business owner, especially if you are a small business or a startup, you need to hire employees that are willing… Continue reading 4 Words You Never Want to Hear From Your Employee

Integrate Your Personal and Professional Life to Create Harmony Not Balance

Integrating your personal life and professional life means eliminating the hard line you’ve drawn between work and life and allowing these two parts of who you are blend together to create harmony.  Notice I said harmony, not balance.  In today’s world of technology, work-life balance is no longer achievable and quite frankly, in my opinion,… Continue reading Integrate Your Personal and Professional Life to Create Harmony Not Balance

GIVE THIS A TRY TODAY: Block Off Some “Me” Time

IVE THIS A TRY TODAY: Block off private time in your calendar and protect it unless it is an emergency. When was the last time you had some “me” time? If it takes more than 5 seconds to remember or if you have to pull your date book out to double check, then it’s been… Continue reading GIVE THIS A TRY TODAY: Block Off Some “Me” Time