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Transition Checklist: Life Events That Could Alter Your Investment Plan

By Wealth Management Systems, Inc., Courtesy of Erika Kelly, Assistant Vice President and Regional Diversity Officer, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management The potential for change is one of the few constants in life. Whether your circumstances evolve unexpectedly or as the result of careful planning, you may have to alter your investment strategy. The following are transitional events that may present opportunities or savings obstacles:

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Going to the Conference? 3 Must-Do’s on LinkedIn

You’re about to be in a convention hall full of people, some of whom could help your business, catapult your career or otherwise open doors for you. Logging onto LinkedIn is probably not on your pre-Texas Conference for Women to-do list. But the giant online networking site is incredibly useful for face-to-face encounters, too, says Susan Tabor-Kleiman, J.D., a LinkedIn profile strategist and owner of Your Professional Writer. Here’s what … [ more ]

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Exclusive Interview: Diana Nyad’s Xtreme Life Lessons

There’s persistence—say, trying to swim the 110 miles from Cuba to Florida without a shark-proof cage. And then there’s Diana Nyad persistence—trying four more times, despite rough seas and stormy weather, hours-long asthma attacks and paralyzing jellyfish stings, until she succeeded—all after turning 60 years old. Nyad could also brand leadership, resilience and success. Here’s her take on them and more.

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Fitting in Fitness as a Working Woman

By Sujata Neidig, Americas Business Development Manager, Freescale Microcontrollers Product Group As a working woman, I know that it’s easy to let taking care of yourself fall to the bottom of your to-do list. It’s especially hard to keep up with any type of fitness routine when you’re traveling for work. So after having two kids and starting a job that required travel—my background is in engineering—I became a runner, … [ more ]

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Is Stress Stressing You Out? How to Live a Productive, Balanced Life

Featuring Katherine Anderson, N.D., F.A.B.N.O., National Director of Naturopathic Medicine, Cancer Treatment Centers of America and Corliss Ivy, L.P.C., Mind Body Therapist, Cancer Treatment Centers of America Career, family, finances, pets, housework, cooking, community involvement— it’s no wonder the modern woman is stressed out! Stress can be caused by physical, mental and emotional triggers and is a normal process essential to life. But chronic stress can weaken the immune system, … [ more ]

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Gluten-Free On the Go, Go, Go!

Featuring Claudia Pillow, Chief Nutrition Officer, Hail Merry Describing her diet as “healthy foodie leaning paleo,” Hail Merry’s Chief Nutrition Officer Claudia Pillow, Ph.D., has been happily living gluten-free for more than 11 years. Her diet consists of lots of fresh vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, sustainable seafood, organic poultry, grass-fed meat, lentils and good fats like virgin coconut oil and olive oil. A typical breakfast may be an organic egg, … [ more ]

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Love Your Life Even on Workdays

For many of us, the end of the business day just means the beginning of home office hours. So we end up living for the weekend, which is hardly a healthy way of life. “You need to have balance every day in order to rejuvenate your mind and body,” says Lawana Gladney, Ph.D., aka Dr. G, an emotional wellness expert and author of If You’re in the Driver’s Seat, Why … [ more ]

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Healthy Choices for Every Craving

You’re busy, you’re late, you’re tired, you’re stressed. Whatever your reason for eating badly, it often comes down to the fact that you are pressed for time. But food that’s good for you can be quick and convenient—and truly satisfying, says Ellie Krieger, TV host and author of Weeknight Wonders: Delicious, Healthy Dinners in 30 Minutes or Less. Check out your best bets for one-handed breakfasts (salty or sweet), desktop … [ more ]

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Be a Better Networker

In the past five years, Jumoke Dada has collected more than 3,000 names for her database. The young entrepreneur in Philadelphia has used that database to launch and grow Signature RED, her marketing and communications company, help people by connecting them to resources and other contacts and raise awareness for her causes, including Project A.L.O.E. Steal her networking secrets.

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Great Advice from Real Mentors

Meet a highly successful person and chances are she has a mentor—or two or four! We asked scheduled speakers at the 2014 Texas Conference for Women for the most useful piece of advice a mentor has given them. Each answer is conveniently short and easy to remember—like a mantra. Repeat these proven words of wisdom to yourself and to others!

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How to Ask for What You Want—and Get It

Unhappy about something at work? Stop grumbling about it and speak up! Here’s the right way to do it, from Jane Hyun, a global leadership strategist and the co-author of Flex: The New Playbook for Managing Across Differences.

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Best Boss Practices: Giving Constructive Criticism

“Delivering negative feedback is hard in any sphere, but it’s especially awkward at work, where you may not know the person well and you anticipate he or she may get defensive, become sullen or even tear up,” says Kate White, former editor in chief of Cosmopolitan and author of I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This: How to Ask for Money, Snag the Promotion and Create the Career You Deserve. “But the … [ more ]

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The Way You Are Isn’t Always the Way You Come Across

If you always try to put your best foot forward, yet you’re not gaining the ground you deserve, it could be your communication style. Career strategist and author Sara Canaday helps you identify the blind spots that are holding you back. by Sara Canaday You can do everything right for your career—network, take on extra projects, work overtime, etc.—yet still find yourself veering off track because of professional blind spots: … [ more ]

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How to Solve the Work-Life Imbalance

Ditch the guilt and self-blame—and change the conversation about work and life, says the author of MAXED OUT. A new dialogue starts here… Q: Most working moms feel maxed out. Yet we rarely say more than, “I’m tired” or “What a week!” What are we NOT saying to our friends, family, each other? A: I hear from a lot of women who say they have the life they always wanted (kids, … [ more ]

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Seven Little-Known Tips to Easily Build Thought Leadership in 140 Characters or Less

One of the biggest complaints I get about Twitter is the 140-character limitation. Many entrepreneurs feel they don’t have enough space to really share what they want to say. However, others have welcomed the on-board requirement of editing their missives down to the essential thoughts. This type of self-editing does not come naturally to most, so below are tactics you can use to make leveraging Twitter easier while still getting … [ more ]

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What To Do When They Ask You To Work Free

by Lisa Gates and Victoria Pynchon, Co-founders of She Negotiates Consulting and Training If you are a consultant, professional or solopreneur and you’re offering a free consultation to give potential clients a slice, a sense of your value and skill, how is it going?

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Master the Art of Instant Connections: Mel Robbins

Do you hate networking events? Then turn them into a game with a friend, says Texas Conference for Women speaker Mel Robbins in our 25-minute teleclass. Challenge yourselves to meeting a specific goal before you go, for example, collecting 10 business cards. When networking, scan the room to find people to whom you are drawn. Follow your gut, and go talk to them! Compliment them on their blouse/shoes/pin, or just … [ more ]

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Make the Shift with Tory Johnson

Tory Johnson: Make the Shift Free Teleclass with Texas Conference for Women Wednesday, October 23, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM (CDT) Register here Never underestimate the power of colleagues at work to influence you in big ways. I spent my whole life unable or unwilling to do anything about my weight. Friends and family encouraged me to try diets. My doctor gave me the name of an obesity … [ more ]

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The Beauty of a Budget

by Manisha Thakor Many people think budgets are about deprivation. As a financial advisor, I feel they are about liberation. Here’s a simple three-step plan to create a budget that you will feel excited to follow.

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Here I Go, Oversharing Again: Emily Bennington on Mindfulness

Thanks to a Texas Conference for Women telecall in May on Mindfulness as a Career Strategy, my list has a lot of new subscribers. A lot. So I wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you and welcome. Thank you to those who have been here since I started this blog…stopped this blog… and started again. And welcome to those of you who are getting an email from me … [ more ]

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