Category Archives: Goals & Priorities

The Mindset That Wins: Strategies of an Elite Champion Runner

If anyone knows persistence and how to stay motivated, it’s Desiree Linden, last year’s winner of the Boston Marathon in the women’s category and the first American to win in 33 years. Here’s a peek into Linden’s winning mindset. It starts with a no-regrets attitude. Linden had success as a college athlete, but she wasn’t one of those stars that everyone was watching. Still, she decided to pursue her dream … [ more ]

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Cut the Complexity—and Do More Valuable Work

Meetings, overflowing email inboxes, procedures and policies are all adding complexity to our jobs, hurting our productivity and, most importantly, blocking us from doing the work that has meaning to us. “Typically, we’re not [even] doing our best thinking at work because we’re so busy doing stuff,” says Lisa Bodell, founder and CEO of futurethink and author of Why Simple Wins. Here are five ways Bodell suggests simplifying work:

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3 Facts About Ambition That Will Help You Succeed

When careers don’t go as planned, what went wrong—and how do people adjust? Seeking to find answers that would help them navigate their own paths, Hana Schank and Elizabeth Wallace interviewed all of their sorority sisters who graduated with them from Northwestern University in 1993. What they learned was “life-changing,” Schank says, because it gave validity to their choices, and she saw “I wasn’t just flailing here and there.” But … [ more ]

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Live Richer in 2019 with Tiffany “the Budgetnista” Aliche

Click Play below to listen in your browser. America’s favorite personal finance educator shares her top tips for maximizing your money in 2019, how to prepare for unexpected financial hardships, and the least-scary ways to raise your net worth. Be sure to subscribe to our new podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play or TuneIn so you don’t miss this or any exciting upcoming episodes of Women Mean Business! Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: … [ more ]

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Cultivating the Next Generation of Women in STEM

Sponsored by Bristol-Myers Squibb Just under half of all workers in the United States are female. So why is it that women comprise only 24 percent of professionals in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)? There is no single answer to this question. Persistent gender stereotypes, beginning at early ages, may discourage girls from focusing on these subjects in school. A lack of female role models can … [ more ]

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Navigating Life’s Moments

By Ande Frazier, Head of Vision and Brand, myWorth Leaving the recent Pennsylvania Conference for Women, I felt more inspired than I have in quite some time. To see so many women, from all different ages, races, professions and more, gave me such a renewed sense of purpose. One of the biggest takeaways from the event, which we heard in different forms from the many distinguished speakers, was that it … [ more ]

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Overcome Unconscious Bias | Podcast

Click Play below to listen.  In the thick of conference season, we decided to record this interview with Dr. Tiffany Jana in advance, and make it available for you to listen to at your convenience. Let us know what you think about this new format in the comments! Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

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Strive for This Instead of Work-Life Balance

A self-professed “truth-bomber,” Anne Grady is all about getting real and talking about things that no one wants to talk about. Here is one thing the leadership development expert wants everyone to know: Work-life balance is a mirage. Or as she puts it: “Balance is bullsh*t.” “It doesn’t really exist,” says Grady, author of 52 Strategies for Life, Love and Work. “Or if it does, it’s only temporary and fleeting. … [ more ]

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Be Inspired by This Young Trailblazer—and Her Mantras

If only we could bottle Zaniya Lewis’s passion and courage. The George Washington University student hasn’t just overcome the adversity in her own life. She has leveraged her success and the contacts she has made to light the way for other young women striving to realize their full potential. Lewis’s story starts, in part, on a basketball court in South New Jersey. Though many of her high school teammates were … [ more ]

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Boycott Busyness—and Find More Meaning | Podcast

Click Play below to listen.  Are you overwhelmed with busyness? In a culture that prides itself on productivity, many of us rush through each day reacting to the demands of life and work. Simplicity expert Courtney Carver gets to the bottom of how feeling busy can make us act busy and offers her strategies for what to do instead. In 30 minutes, the author of Soulful Simplicity: How Living with … [ more ]

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