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  1. So you have to write. Maybe it’s a term paper. Maybe it’s a cover letter. Either way, you’ve got to communicate with something other than emojis, dog gifs or your mouth. Staring at a blank page is intimidating for everyone, even people who get paid to write. So, how can you not only write something but …

  2. I never hated my corporate job. I loved the people. The precise 9-5 schedule was a dream. Walking the downtown streets amongst high-end business life hustle made me feel like someone, even though I was really just a number. I had a title, salary, and I could say I worked inside the walls and secrets of …

  3. There are a million and one reasons not to take a risk in life. You could lose money. You could prove your parents right. You could look dumb on Instagram! Maybe what you’ve got going on right now is all there is. Maybe that’s life. Beyond everyday fears, risk-taking is even more complicated for women. You’re …

  4. One of the most common questions I get is: when did you know it was time to let go of the steady paycheck and “go solo?” I think the reason this question comes up so often is because there is no one-size-fits-all answer. My story certainly didn’t follow commonly given advice. I didn’t have a business …

  5. Image courtesy of Jordan Grace Owens   “If I’m good at _____ and passionate about _____ what career should I have, how does it pay and where do I apply?”  I typed a version of this into my browser, grateful that no one could see me. I was awake in the dark hours when birds start chirping …

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  7. I know, I know – the word “politics” is an actual swear word these days. And office politics? Jesus, I’d rather be force-fed a montage of Trump rally footage than admit that my workplace is charged with hidden motives and egos. Over the last eight years, I’ve had the unique experience of working in a variety of …

  8. Full disclosure: I’m not a financial expert. I’m a regular human being, one who once sailed off on a work trip after whispering to her boss that she didn’t have enough cash to pay for her cab ride to the airport. I’ve figured out some shit the hard way and learned a few things I wish …

  9. No one is perfect. And no matter how hard you try to avoid making a mistake at work, even the most diligently detailed, Type A personalities will find themselves red-faced and panicked about what to do next the moment after they realize they’re responsible for a setback. A good manager knows their employees are human and …

  10. I quit my job for a new and drastically different career opportunity. It was hard. Like, breakup hard. I was in an especially vulnerable spot in my life when I first started the job. I had just moved back from New York City after working at a non-profit organization, which explains why I returned to Minneapolis just …

  11. Spoiler alert: it’s not selfies and lattes and staged photos. In fact, it’s not about self-promotion at all. I’m excited to share that my new Skillshare class Building Your Online Presence: Personal Branding through Social Media, begins today! I know, I know, I realize I’m already breaking one of my rules around social media and self-promotion. Let me …

  12. Some days I feel like a Swiss Army Knife. I have a wide variety of small tools that are useful in the right circumstances. Writer, Designer, Strategist, Irish Dancer (yup, seriously) and Teacher. Over the last few years I’ve had the opportunity to share some knowledge and skills I’ve picked up throughout my career. Advice and wisdom …

  13. My studio mates and I were chatting about client communication the other week, and Colleen (otherwise known as 2nd Truth) mentioned this article on women’s tendency to overuse the word “just.” It got me thinking about my experiences in consulting and how different my language and tone tends to be based on who I’m working with. …