What You and a Goldfish Have in Common

I’ve discovered something in the last few weeks. It’s rampant all over the corporate world. It’s a pandemic that spreads like an annoying rash. Oddly enough it has to do with a goldfish. Have I got your attention? It’s the curse of gab.   It’s a rare occasion when you can find someone who speaks…

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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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What Are You Doing to Stand Out from the Crowd?

In a crowded world of brilliant IT talent, what are you doing to stand out from the crowd?   This weekend I went to Calgary to visit some friends. We had a great time catching up with each other. One of the festivities that we had was to accompany to see about a new house…

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What I’ve been Doing Behind Your Back

Celebrating victories was on my mind this week. As you know, I am always working on a bunch of stuff in the background. What you should also know is that above all else, I am a parent. That role takes first priority in my life. In my post “How to Make your 2017 Fierce with…

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How Do You Negotiate Overwhelm?

This weekend it got to me how much I actually have on the go. I’m launching two podcasts, while trying to maintain a blog, building digital products, working full-time, teaching fitness and still trying to put in some QT with two of the most important people in my life. On Friday, I took a picture…

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How to Stay in Business Forever by Building Deep and Meaningful Relationships

People have asked me on multiple occasions, how I can come up with something to write about every week on my blog. They ask me what my thought process is, and what my creative process is. Here is my answer. I enter the mental conversation that is going on my head at that moment. On…

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