Do you ever sit at work and think about how you’re two people? Day Job You, slogging away, processing invoices. And Secret Superhero You, who is perhaps, a world-class novelist, cello player, and whiskey aficionado, when not rescuing puppies. I used to think this. I’d imagine how amazing I COULD be if only I had more time to spend as Secret Superhero Me.
I took my older son (he’s 4) on a trip to Phoenix to visit family. Our main outing was to the Phoenix Zoo to see this “Honey I Shrunk the Kids” style exhibit called Big Bugs. I’m not into bugs, but we scored a great deal on Groupon, so off we went. The zoo set […]
I just finished listening to the book Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It by Chris Voss, and I can’t shut up about it, especially his description of The Magic Email. About the book itself: An ex-FBI international kidnapping negotiator opens each chapter with a crazy-but-true hostage negotiation story. Then […]
Tattoo artist and entrepreneur Emilie Robinson runs The Aldrich Tattoo Parlour in Mill City Minneapolis, a cheerful, calming environment—with pink-painted walls and plant-filled corners. Robinson says the studio is meant to be a relaxing, restful haven for all of her clients. “We wanted to create a safe, relaxing place to get a tattoo,” says Robinson. […]
Have you heard of a career title, as opposed to a job title? If you look closely at the LinkedIn profiles of leaders in your industry, you’ll start to see it. The “Headline” and “Summary” sections have shifted from regurgitating someone’s most-recent job title, to giving more all-encompassing description that could pertain to a wider […]
If you’re a writer sending a lot of follow up emails to editors after your initial pitches go out, it is always easier to save one follow up email sample, or template, and adjust it as-needed. The goal is to make each follow up you send personalized. For more general rules on what to include […]