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@ginidietrich well, it means some trades offs. I suppose we would be more successful/make more money if we put in 12 hours a day but my biz partner and I both decided we didn't want that. We'd rather earn less and take time for health and vacations and relationships.
1 year, 11 months ago on The Success Trap and Regrets of the Dying
Really, really great post!! I'm not sure what change I need to make today, because I feel like I made it a year ago when I started my own business and decided I wasn't working 12 hour days again. Turns out my kids and my husband know me better now (and they still like me) and I get to choose really great clients vs feeling like I have to work with people who don't share my values. I love where I am right now and glad you do too!
@belllindsay Exactly! And on "people engagement consultant"... it's because I despise being associated with the term "HR" so we don't use it here. :)
2 years ago on Five Reasons Getting Fired isn’t the End of the World
Lindsay, in my humble (but professional) opinion, you are SPOT ON with this advice! Are you sure you're not a people engagement consultant? :) I would add under point 1- sometimes it's not restructuring or politics. sometimes it's YOU (usually early career firings). and that pill can be hard to swallow, but I've seen people really self-examine and grow and have successful careers and then I've seen the smug/it can't be me go and fail again.
Loved the piece and have "followed" Laura. We love a little zany in our workplace. Life's too short for stuffy boardrooms and taking oneself too seriously-- at work or elsewhere.
2 years, 1 month ago on #FollowFriday: Laura Petrolino