Category Archives: Work/Life Balance

successful women in business

Successful Women in Business Lead by Example

There is something inspirational about hearing the stories, challenges and accomplishments of successful women in business. In this article I want to share a few tidbits from a variety of interviews that have inspired me. The first is from an interview with Ann Miura-Ko (@annimaniac) who is a co-founding partner at FLOODGATE where her investment interests […]

Recognize, Reduce, and Redistribute – Adding Time to Your Schedule

The annual Gates Letter was published today in which Bill and Melinda provide an update on the past year’s accomplishments through the Gates foundation. They begin their letter by asking the question; if you had a superpower, what would it be? Melinda answered the question simply: time. More time so that we can accomplish more. […]

You Need Downtime

Take A Break – 3 Downtime Tips from Successful Women

Do you make yourself a priority? Have you learned to put aside a little time for yourself on a regular basis? If not, this article offers advice you will want to consider – seriously. As business women, we know just how much responsibility, pressure, and stress can fall on our shoulders and if we don’t […]

Time Management: Quick Tips To Be More Effective

How well do you manage your time? Do you find yourself wishing that: There were more hours in the day/week You could clone yourself to get everything done You would finish everything on your daily to-do list You are not alone. We have heard about time management; we all know about the “if you touch […]

Working Moms – The Juggle of Having it ALL

It’s called “having it all,” a misnomer that many women strive to achieve only to end up stressed and frustrated. However, by planning, surrounding yourself with great assistance in all aspects of your life and examining and adjusting what is important to you; you can be a great Mom and a successful executive. I recently […]

Mindfulness, Balance and Nobel Prize Winner

In a recent Good Housekeeping article, Elizabeth Blackburn, Ph.D., scientist, Nobel Prize winner, and mother, talked about the importance and near-impossibility of achieving work/life balance all the time, throughout your life. “I think life balance is much better achieved over years or decades,” she says. “There are times when you are going to have to […]

Living Life on Purpose

I love Gretchen Rubin author of the Happiness-Project.com shares a story of waking up to the reality that she wasn’t happy. She had it all but felt like she was in danger of wasting her life. Sound familiar? So she decided to challenge herself: I’ll have a happiness project! I vowed. I saw it in a […]

Who is In Your Circle?

The greatest asset we can have in business is a strong Circle of Influence. There are many definitions, however, I’m thinking of the definition from Steven Covey: We have heard that old saying, “You are judged by the company you keep.” That saying is important in our business life and our personal life. Who you […]