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Category: Success

Most people will NOT succeed: This is why YOU will.

Most people will NOT Succeed

This is why YOU Will I had a conversation with a young man who was about 27 years old and had a really tough go of things so far.  He did have the potential to succeed. He was getting divorced and was in a custody battle with his soon to be ex-wife. I met him because I…
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What if you Succeed?

Cross that goal line with the ball in hand You have a dream; it’s so big that you never thought you’d reach it.  Not in a million years.  The thing is, you have been going down the path toward that goal for a few years, and believe it or not, it seems like your BIG goal is…
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Interesting woman

Become the Most Interesting Woman in the World

Interesting women don’t take the easy way out I have never met an interesting woman with an easy life.  Think about the most intriguing, the most fascinating people you have ever met.  What about them caught your attention?  Did they overcome challenges? Maybe they seem to have extreme fun and excitement.  What risks did they take to become who…
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How to Become a World-Class Woman

What I want to tell you today is that YOU can DECIDE to be world class.

Owning it: Take Responsibility for Your Success

Take control of your success Stop right where you are, where you are listening, I’d like to ask you to do something for yourself. Something powerful that will give you control of your life and your success from this day forward. If you are near a mirror – look into your own eyes. It is…
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Work Your Money so it Can Work For You!

Work your Money so Your Money Will Work for You

Manage Your Money to Lead You to Success Money is one of the most powerful forces in our life. It is the resource that, at its simplest form, we trade for food, shelter, and clothing, and in many cases, so much more. Money is at the heart of independence for young people just starting their…
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Why Women Leaders Make Extraordinary Executives

Why Women Leaders Make Extraordinary Executives

Even though the number of women leaders who make it all the way to CEO are incredibly small The current reality Despite many studies that suggest women rate very high for traits that make them excellent leaders, and for many traits, they rate even higher than most men, there are very few women leaders who…
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Six Steps to Transition from College to the Workplace With Class

1.  Realize that college did NOT give you ALL the answers, and was only the beginning to what you will learn Even if you have a very high GPA and graduated from a highly respected college, you may not automatically succeed in job hunting or in success at your new workplace without having good soft…
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Drive Up the Ladder to Success While Stuck in Traffic: How to Improve Your Commute

Commute Times are on the Rise! You spend far too much time commuting. Take deliberate steps to change your career trajectory while you are stuck in traffic! According to the 2012-2016 American Community Survey 5-year estimates, the average time commuters spend during their morning or evening commute is 26.1minutes and rising.  The definition of a…
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Rules of the Garage (Hewlett-Packard)

The Hewlett-Packard Garage is the famous birthplace of Silicon Valley where the company Hewlett-Packard (HP) was founded.  It is considered to be the “Birthplace of Silicon Valley.”  In the 1930s, Stanford University and its Dean of Engineering, Frederick Terman, began encouraging faculty and graduates to stay in the area instead of leaving California, and develop a high-tech region. HP founders William Hewlett and David…
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Can you control your future?

Do you feel like you are not in control? Maybe you believe you do not have time to change some things and you feel like your family, job, school, or other responsibilities are out of your control. Maybe it is a teacher, professor, or a supervisor at work affecting you.  You feel like they do…
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Curiosity and Courage

One of the main joys in life’s journey is the incredible people we meet along the way.  If we are lucky enough to call some of those people friends, then we are truly blessed.  I had coffee with my dear friend, Emily Bassett, this week.  I met her during a deployment on the USS Abraham…
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Are you a High Performer?

Take a good look in the mirror, who are you and who do you really want to be?  The road to success is going to take consistent effort and self-awareness.  I do believe you can do this, but I never said it would be easy.  You must be able to look at yourself and see…
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From Shy to Fly (Part 2)

Find Part one of this article by clicking here. During my second permanently assigned duty station in the Navy that, as I reflect, is where I made decisions that directly altered by path for the positive.  I was stationed in San Diego, California and was 22-25 years old during this period.  Even though I made…
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From Shy to Fly (Part 1)

I would like to tell you more about where I came from and why I know I can help you become the best you that you can be.  I could start with who I am today, which is a Program Manager, (or a Project Manager), leading a very large team with a Billion-dollar budget (phased…
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3 Mindsets You Need to Become an Executive

This is one of my favorite Ted Talks, because it gives examples of positive action we can take, as women, to alter negative perceptions of successful women in the workplace.  The talk is given by Sheryl Sandberg.  She is the author of the book “Lean In” and “Option B”, and the COO of Facebook.  She…
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