Why I’m Refining in 2023 to Get to the Good Stuff

As many of you know, I center each new year around one defining word. This year, that word is: REFINE Some of you may have noticed a trend in my annual choices. In recent years, I’ve learned to say “no,” to “simplify” and to focus on what’s “essential.”  The long game is to focus on […]

How to Toot Your Own Horn at Work — And Why That Matters

How to Toot Your Own Horn at Work — And Why That Matters

“Not to toot my own horn, but…”  That phrase has always grated on me. Why? Because you should toot your own horn — especially at work.  Whether you’re considering a new job, selling your services as an entrepreneur or asking for a raise or promotion, you have to be comfortable with promoting yourself. It can […]

What Blistering Pain Taught Me About Positivity in Social Media

What Blistering Pain Taught Me About Positivity in Social Media

Last month, I presented an all-day, in-person multigenerational management session. The training went well, BUT… I wore a pair of adorable almond-toe, skinny-heeled black suede booties. It was the first time I wore heels since — you know what’s coming — March 2020. By the end of the day, my feet were throbbing, my back […]

How To Stop Sweating the Small Stuff

  The latecomers who crowd into my yoga class. The in-flight WiFi that never seems to work. An appointment that runs super long, throwing a wrench in my schedule. We all have little annoyances like these that threaten to consume more energy than they deserve. Like many people, I typically start the year with big […]

My Word of the Year for 2018: Progress

Happy 2018 and welcome to my annual ritual of choosing a word of the year for the upcoming 12 months. Picking a “word of the year” continues to be an alternate path for those of us who don’t want to be weighed down with myriad (and easy to break) New Year’s resolutions. Readers who have […]

I’m Starting a New Gratitude Habit and I Hope You’ll Join Me

Thanksgiving is just around the corner,and whether your celebration entails a traditional family affair or its contemporary cousin, “Friendsgiving,” your festivity may include the custom of going around the table and sharing what you’re most thankful for. While health, home, family and friends top many of our lists, I am always intrigued by the smaller […]

How to Get Started On My Career: 90 Tips for Success

Cover of the book Getting from College to Career by Lindsey Pollak

In my book Getting from College to Career, I provide readers with an essential guide to succeeding in the real world. The book is organized into 90 tips to help orient and guide you. My book (and this post) don’t contain a step-by-step, all-inclusive guide to getting a job. Rather, it offers the best tips I’ve gathered […]