You Need to Remember This Rule: 20-20-20

I remember one time when my boyfriend and I patronized our favorite taproom. I had a very productive day writing, so I felt I deserved some “Miller Time.” When we got to the venue, we moved toward the bar to see what was on tap. I looked up at the menu board, but the words…

How to Be More Interesting in Conversation

Want to be the most captivating person in the room (virtual or actual)? It doesn’t matter if you’re an outgoing butterfly or introverted wallflower. You have the smarts and charm to be interesting in conversations. Memorable and stimulating dialogue can lead to fruitful connections down the road. Awkward small talk, on the other hand, makes…

Remember the Reason for Labor Day

Like most people in the United States, I am savoring the Labor Day weekend and lamenting what many folks recognize as the official end to the summer–as weird as it was this year. The weather has been great, so I’ve taken advantage of the free time to enjoy it. Nevertheless, Labor Day is a federal…

Keep Your Mental Health When Working from Home

Working from home is no longer a sign of laziness or lack of professionalism. Whether it’s for a sticks-and-bricks company or for yourself, remote working can be fulfilling and provide the flexibility that keeps your work and personal life in balance. One factor that often gets overlooked, however, is keeping your mental health while working…

How to Sell Yourself If You Don’t Like to Sell

Do one thing every day that scares you. Eleanor Roosevelt Whether it’s interviewing for a job, selling a product, or gaining a new client, it would be nice if we could rely solely on our expertise and experience to succeed. Unfortunately, the real world doesn’t operate that way. Getting others’ buy-in usually requires selling, and some…