Bev's Blog

Tue, May 28, 2013 9:23 am

Early in my career as a lawyer and corporate exec, I thought I could do it all. I worked long hours at the office or on the road. And often in my free time I worked in the garden. The opportunities seemed vast, and I hustled after them.

But then I noticed I had a perfect setting for a great life, but was working too hard to enjoy that life. Too often work consumed most of my time. And the garden started to feel like one more responsibility that was just a little too big.

Thu, May 16, 2013 9:42 am

Have you ever wondered what makes super successful people different from the rest of us? Just how do some celebrities, business leaders and others rise to the very top of their chosen fields? Camille Sweeney and Josh Gosfield explored this question in their intriguing book, The Art of Doing – How Superachievers Do What They Do and How They Do It So Well.”

Tue, Apr 30, 2013 8:49 am

Deciding can be exhausting. Research suggests your brain has only so much stamina for making decisions in the course of a day. And when your energy has been spent on big decisions at the office, it's no wonder you can't choose what to have for dinner, once you get home.

Our lives are so complicated it's amazing we get along as well as we do. Just getting up, getting ready, and commuting to work offers numerous decision points. It's enough to wear us out before we reach our desks.

Fri, Apr 19, 2013 12:05 pm

Want to start today to prepare for success later? Be methodical about creating a stronger brand.

Your brand both shapes and influences how people the talk about you, how they evaluate you, and their willingness to trust you. It says something not only about who you truly are but also about what others think you can accomplish.

Tue, Apr 9, 2013 1:04 pm

Has the tumultuous job market got you fretting about what to do next?  You're not alone.  And among the folks wondering about their next career are millions of Baby Boomers.  Many don't plan on early retirement, but they worry age discrimination or technological shifts might block their way to a new phase.