No More Maybe – Commit!

In my firm’s Denver office, most of us travel four days a week to our clients. We are then are given the option to either work from home or come into the local office on Fridays… and I think you can guess which option is most popular :) So as the connectivity chair for the Rockies region, it’s a bit of an uphill battle trying to get organize events and incent people to attend. Today, I sent out an invite for {Read More}

Whatever Works For You

Earlier this week, I read a great article from Ramit Sethi – Being Weird and Okay With It. Specifically, I loved this quote: “One of the other panelists said something that did NOT go over well. I found it fascinating. This guy is a successful entrepreneur. He was talking about how, as he’s gotten busier, he’s had to change how he maintains his relationships. He’s realized he’d rather nurture his existing relationships than take random coffee meetings or meet with random {Read More}

Putting My Phone Far, Far Away

Over the weekend, I read an interesting article from about a month ago: Stop Googling, Let’s Talk. The author, Sherry Turkle, had a lot of great points about how we use cell phones and how it’s changed our interactions. For example, apparently there is an etiquette “rule of three”: for any conversation with five or more people, you take turns looking at your phones so that there are always at least three people paying attention. The worst part is, I {Read More}

First Domino to Set Everything in Motion

The Discover program that I was orchestrating in LA last week ends with a really cool closing ceremony called “Momentum.” In it, we discuss the impact of selecting a first domino that will help you take that initial step toward whatever goal you are trying to implement. A first domino can, and should, be very small. For my goal of running a marathon in all 50 states, the first domino wasn’t even running my first marathon; it was driving my car {Read More}

Update: My Energy Audit

I am having an amazing time at Terranea Resort, orchestrating my firm’s “Senior Associate Leadership Development Experience” (which we shorten to be called “Discover”). Yesterday was a really big day for me as orchestrator, as I had about half an hour of time on stage to tell the seniors my “who am I” story. Of course, it wasn’t quite as perfect as I would have liked it to be, but overall I was pretty happy with how it went! One {Read More}

Getting it Together: One Week Till Thirty

A week from today is my 30th birthday. WOW, that happened fast! About a month ago, I was really excited about my 30th birthday. I felt like I was incredibly on top of everything and that I was right where I should be for 30. I have a job I love, the beautiful house of my dreams, a boyfriend I’m crazy in love with, and a group of friends who are the best. I’ve been making a lot of progress {Read More}

Blocking my Time with PTO

Short and sweet post today, but I wanted to share what a successful day I had at work. I had originally requested today as a PTO day, so that I could spend time with a visiting houseguest. I blocked off my calendar, shifted all meetings to Wednesday and Friday, and started working my butt off to ensure that I could have all the loose ends tied up and be able to take the day off. I swear, sometimes it’s easier {Read More}

Getting Away from the Guilt of Email

The last week or two, I have just felt overwhelmed. I’ve definitely had too much on my plate, and it’s forced me to really start getting productive. If you need something to get done, ask a busy person, right? While ordinarily that kind of hyperfocused productivity would be a good thing (and it’s definitely paying off at work), lately it’s also come with kind of a big heaping plate of guilt at the things I’m letting slide. My personal email {Read More}

Sponsored Giveaway: Working on Balance and Not Sweating the Small Stuff

On Friday, I led a women’s book club for my firm where we read The Confidence Code, by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman. I had already read the book before, but like Lean In, it’s the kind of book you can read again and again and get new insights each time based on where you are in your life. The discussion was outstanding, and also really thought-provoking. For example, we talked about the relationship between self-esteem and confidence, and whether {Read More}

My Energy Audit: Making Great Strides!

I know it’s only Wednesday, but wow, what an amazing week so far! I’m out in sunny California to observe a training program that all our senior associates go through shortly after promotion, and preparing to potentially take on a part-time role helping to deliver the program in the future. Fingers crossed that I get the role, as it’s one I’m really passionate about! The “Discover Program” is all about exploring yourself and your values to be able to make {Read More}