5 Things from Doing Yoga in the Bali Sea that will Get You Out of Trouble

At the time of of this writing, it’s my 3rd day in Bali now. Contrary to popular belief, I’m not one to plan every minute of my vacation… even though I did, at one point, create a personal travel brochure for Lawrence’s bestie, who was joining us in Asia the last time we went. It…

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What’s a Burn Rate and Why You Should Care

Ok, by now (hopefully) you’ve noticed that I’m female…and with women, people always think of the glass ceiling, or how women never get as high a salary as men do. But I beg to differ. even as a female working in a male-dominated tech industry, I think that consulting rates are not gender specific. And regardless…

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How to Be More Comfortable Around People

Comfortable Around People

You’re the technical expert. You’re brilliant. You’re seasoned in your field. Why is the doofus who can’t code a lick your boss? A common misconception and we see this happen time and time again in every organization. People, especially in IT, are hired in a technical position for their technical skills. Makes perfect sense, right? They…

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7 Ways to Win with Internal Audit

Ways to Win with Internal Audit

Just had a meeting with internal audit at my client. Never a popular group, but over the years, I have come to realize a set of tips to keep in mind that have saved my hiney, and ensures smooth sailing with the auditors. 1. Ok. The first rule in an audit meeting is to keep…

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Do you Think like an Employee or a like a Boss?

Mantis sitting on a rock, thinking with a cigarette in his mouth.

Let’s talk about mindset. Before you begin anything, mindset is key. I recently took a course in Internet Business Mastery and the first week alone was spent on mindset. The great Michael Jordan once said, ‘I take two shots. Once in my mind, and once in reality.’ Talk to any professional athlete,  and they will tell…

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This Might Surprise you About The Most Capitalistic City in the World

Hello from Hong Kong! I’ve been here for a few days, and I must say that the city has the same exciting buzz that it did six years ago. Some things have changed, some thanks to Jack Ma. Some things remain the same. After a few days of buzzing around the city, I finally snuck…

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What it Takes to be Don Cheadle

I recently answered this question on Quora: Is it possible for someone in their mid-30s with no consulting background to get a job in management consulting? If yes, where and how should they approach this? After posting my comments, I thought about it more. So I really hope that the person who originally posed the…

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How Richard Branson Kickstarted my 2018

Let me first open by wishing you a very happy new year. In the past few days, I’m sure you’ve seen many a whoop-whoop about how great it is to start 2018 and how we are so happy to be done with 2017. To be honest, I felt differently. 2016 and 2017 were fabulous years.…

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Guest Post: See or Believe: The New Chicken and Egg?

My most recent guest post for the fine folks Recruitment Partners came out! Which comes first: See or believe? If you ask an entrepreneur like my friend Jamie Young of Safeopedia, or even a rock-star intra-preneur like my girl Dusty Schlitter of EPCOR, you better believe that they can believe first before they see… and then…

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