Tips for dealing with the holidays

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Folks, it’s that time of year again! All of the sudden the weather is cooler and pumpkin spice lattes are back! Hooray! November really marks the beginning of the holiday season, which is definitely good and bad. I obviously have mixed feelings about this time of year.

I love the holidays. Everyone seems nicer, I get to finally wear boots and sweaters, and its’ a great time to hang out with friends and family- basically, it’s a two month long party.

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Three Things I Wish I Had Known in My 20’s: Nicole Rodrigues

unnamed-2Nicole Rodrigues has been in the PR and social media industry for for 14+ years and now has her own firm, NRPR Group, in Beverly Hills. She helps big consumer, entertainment and sports brands really shape their image by using great strategy and very “human” tactics.

What sets her apart from other professionals is her path to becoming a CEO: Early in her career, Nicole spent 2+ years as a cheerleader for the Oakland Raiders, while working internally on the PR team. She’s also a mother, and has had

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Career Confidential: Lucy L. Chalmeton

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Position / Job title?: Associate Director, Mobile Innovation

1. Fast-forward several years/decades. How did you land (or create) your current position?

I’ve been a mobile and innovation evangelist since 2001 which is almost most of my career up. Working with Orange Innovation Program in both China and France in the early age of the Internet and smartphones not only helped me understand where digital innovation is heading to from a global perspective, but also ignited my curiosity about technology and mobile. Joining Publicis Groupe

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Reflecting on Glamtrepreneur…

This summer Glamtrepreneur was pushing full steam ahead with 12 “BizGlam” workshops in a very short amount of time. It was exhilarating and made me feel like I was doing something towards reaching my ultimate goal. And while lately life and work have caused Glam to take a more passive role, it has not been forgotten.

While there are a variety of reasons why I haven’t been aggressively pursuing it, the main one is that I’m just not sure what the next step is. And while I wouldn’t be a very good entrepreneur myself if someone just told

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Three Things I Wish I Had Known in My 20’s: Toni Hacker

TONI-headshotToni Hacker, is the creative director behind two of the hottest handbag brands on the market, Hayden Harnett and Campos Bags. She started Hayden Harnett in 2006 with her now husband, Ben Harnett and the brand quickly developed a cult following.

Earlier this year she launched Campos Bags with legendary handbag pattern maker, Roy Campos, fulfilling a dream of creating handbags that are made in NY with leather and materials sourced from NY. Both brands can be found online at HaydenHarnett.com and Camposbags.com as well as retailers

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Three Things I Wish I Had Known in My 20’s: Michelle Forsythe

Michelle Forsythe - Head ShotSetting aside the whole conundrum of “if I knew then what I know now would I still be here…” discussion, it’s pretty tough to narrow it down to three things. With the certainty of dating myself, back in my twenties the internet didn’t exist, and fax machines were considered cool. If you wanted to find out more information about anything, you got on the phone and called around, or you mailed off for additional collateral, or even checked in with your local library…… the access we now

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Overcoming Writer’s Block

Maintaining a blog isn’t all fun and games. While I love doing it and consider it a hobby of mine, coming up with content is definitely hard work. I try to plan everything out, but there are still times when I sit down to write these posts and feel like I have nothing left to say.

Each month I spend a Saturday afternoon writing these career advice tip sheets. To be honest, this month I had a pretty fierce case of writer’s block; it wasn’t fun. However, I have a trick or two up my sleeve when it comes to

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Career Confidential: Liz Anne Hill

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Full Name?: Liz Anne Hill

Position / Job title?: Starling Glow‘s singer

1. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? A pop star veterinarian. I wanted to tour the country healing animals in my mobile vet-clinic aka tour bus, while selling out arenas at night. Then I took a biology class in college and decided I had better just stick with singing haha! I also really liked trains and thought it would be pretty nifty to be

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Three Things I Wish I Had Known in My 20’s: Mary Kaiser

MaryKaiserGood morning from a very chilly Austin, TX. I am pretty excited that it finally feels like Fall!

We are starting off the morning with “3 Things” by Mary Kaiser, founder of Start with Strengths.

She has over 25 years of consulting and coaching expertise working with entrepreneurs, business leaders and individuals to help identify their strengths and apply those talents successfully in the workplace. She has worked across all levels of executive leadership, including CXO/board member/EVP, SVP/MD, VP/director and manager/supervisor, to grow and develop teams and improve corporate

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Dealing with stressful moments

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There can be a lot of stressful moments when you’re working for yourself. A bad e-mail from a client, not getting the new client you thought was a shoo-in, a client contract ending early or things just generally not going your way. And what makes it more of a challenge is not being able to rely on anyone but yourself. It can sometimes feel overwhelmingly stressful.

I used to let these negative moments define my whole day

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