Category Archives: Life on Your Terms
The New Rules for Career Happiness Tuesday, August 25th, 2015 12:00-12:30pm CDT REGISTER NOW
Life today is busy! We tell ourselves that if only we could make better use of our downtime or multitask more cleverly we’d get ahead of the busyness…but that’s not how it works. In this 30-minute podcast, productivity guru Carson Tate offers strategies to help you work simply AND live fully. Click Play to listen or read the full transcript below. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS
How to Set Boundaries Without Feeling Guilty Tuesday, June 23, 2015 12:00-12:30 PM (CDT) REGISTER HERE
The complexities of modern day life and the perception of what we need to do in one day has shifted us from “human beings” into “human doings.” Listen to this engaging and entertaining 30-minute teleclass to learn valuable tools to help you “lighten up” and enjoy life more. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS
Turns out you don’t have to search long or hard for women’s stories of courage at work—especially when you have our contact list! We asked and were swamped with responses. Here’s the first installment of fear-defying deeds and what our speakers and friends have learned from them. Be prepared to be inspired.
Long before Lupita Nyong’o won an Oscar for her first major movie role (Patsey in 12 Years a Slave) and graced the covers of Vogue, Marie Claire and People, she was a 16-year-old from Kenya moving halfway around the world by herself to study in Mexico, where her parents lived when she was born. She says she was “excited but mainly terrified.” But she set off with courage, which is … [ more ]
In this recording of our 30-minute teleclass with best-selling Passages author Gail Sheehy, you’ll hear about women—Sheehy included—who have mastered their fear in order to achieve their potential. Sheehy, who recently launched the “Daring Project,” encouraging women to be different so they can start dreaming dangerously, talks about what it takes to be daring and the pivotal times in her life when she was afraid to do something but overcame her fear. … [ more ]
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.
At a difficult time in her life, Tory Johnson had an epiphany: she needed to lose weight and start living the life she really wanted. Her book, The Shift, chronicles her journey into this new life with practical advice for anyone looking to make a change. In this inspiring 30-minute talk, Tory tells her story and makes it clear that whatever your shift, no matter how many times you’ve tried and failed, … [ more ]
In this recording of our July teleclass, “Swing for the Fences,” author Tara Sophia Mohr illuminates the psychology of “playing small” and provides some great ideas for learning how to play big instead. Listen to the fascinating 30-minute session below, and then visit taramohr.com to download her free “Ten Rules for Brilliant Women” workbook. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS
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.
Why do so many women—even women who have achieved unprecedented success in the public and private sectors—lack the self-assurance that drives many of their male colleagues? “Psychologists uniformly agree that a little bit of overconfidence is better than a little bit of under-confidence, which is what most women suffer from,” says BBC World News America anchor Katty Kay. In this podcast, Kay explains the research behind confidence, plus why—and how—women should work on boosting … [ more ]
“If it comes down to your ethics vs. a job, choose ethics. You can always find another job.” 2013 Texas Conference for Women keynote Sallie Krawcheck, one of the most respected voices on Wall Street, speaks about lessons she learned in her own career in senior leadership roles and the importance of women in business.