The Better Life is Here!

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Today, something fun happened. A book that started as a collection of some of my best blog posts (and then expanded well beyond) came out, live in the flesh. The Better Life: Small Things You Can Do Right Where You Are, is here. (It’s currently sold out on Amazon, so go to Barnes and Noble!) […]

Why You Need to Track Your Days

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This week, my latest book, The Better Life: Small Things You Can Do Right Where You Are, came out. The book is a memoir in stories, urging you to live a better life by doing such big-little-hard-easy things as: Say yes, Say no, Quit something, Take your mornings seriously, Make your weekends count, Write more, Worry less, and many more. Here’s an […]

Six Things I Do Every Morning

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Last week I told you all about my new obsession with MyMorningRoutine.com, a website that combines my love of learning how other people spend their time with my love for hacking your morning routine to make yourself more productive all day (and all year) long. If you haven’t yet added this website to your round-up […]

What’s Your Morning Routine?

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Lately I’ve become increasingly obsessed with a cool little website called MyMorningRoutine.com. Given the cryptic name, you likely have no idea what it’s about. Luckily, I’m here to inform. Newsflash: It’s all about different people’s morning routines! It comes out at least once a week and manages to completely enthrall me each and every time. […]

Want Something? Ask for it.

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If you really want something, you’ve got to ask for it. At least that’s what Emily told me. Six years ago, I met Emily Balistieri, (aka @tiger), back when Twitter was a tiny company of fifty and we had both started work. Emily was there, doing fun stuff, and we hung out at work for a couple […]

The One Kind of Meeting that Always Works

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Let’s be clear: I hate meetings. Hate them with a passion. Want to get a whole lot of nothing done? Invite a dozen people, give them an unclear goal, no agenda, and 60 minutes to have at it. Better yet, do it on a conference call. Rinse, and repeat. That said, there is one kind […]

Why I Can’t Lean In Without My Husband

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When my mother was in business school, there were five women in her graduating class. (Two of whom she still works with.) When I went to business school, women made up a bit more than 30% of the class. That’s progress. My mother, who has spent her career in finance, has always provided a wonderful […]