Category: Personal Power

Success through Stillness

Success through Stillness is the title of a book by the founder of the most successful rap music label of all time, Def Jam. The author, Russell Simmons, reportedly has a net worth of $325 million. Throughout his career, Simmons has also devoted himself to philanthropic causes and social justice. He writes: “I’m certain if we…


The Money Conversation

I’ve been thinking a lot about money lately. No, not worrying about money, particularly. Really thinking about money. For most of us money thoughts occur multiple times each and every day. Should we downsize? Should we buy a boat? Should I splurge almost five bucks for a Starbucks Caramel Macchiato? I have been amazed at…


The Seeds of My Ambition

This past weekend I joined with about 70 other women for my 50th (!) High School reunion at Bishop Kearney in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. This event unleashed memories about my life, my work, and my ambitious nature. Ambition has become provocative. It’s fallen out of favor as its assets have been distorted and made toxic by…


I Gotta Get OUT! The Struggles of Being Employed…While Looking!

Jake climbed the ladder of success with relentless determination, rising to become Chief Executive of his mid-sized manufacturing firm. Then came an acquisition that resulted in turmoil, in-fighting to solidify power among competing senior managers – and now Jake feels trapped. He’s not contributing anymore, just fighting for survival. Time to get the hell out!…


​Re-Directed

I work from my home office, as many of us do these days, and it’s a great arrangement until the power goes out! I live on one of those suburban streets lined with big old trees and overhead power lines and a recent heavy windstorm took down the tree that took down the power line…


Leaky Bucket Syndrome – The EPIDEMIC

The leaky bucket represents the energy of your life. Just like water leaks out of a bucket, your energy leaks out of your life because of unskillful habits. We all have them. Mindless overwork. Inadequate attention to self-care. Physical stress…and more. If money was plentiful – which it’s not for most of us – we…