Thoughts on Rejection

I couldn’t close the deal. After spending two months establishing a relationship, digging into the nitty-gritty requirements, refining a proposal, and heck, even getting access to their internal systems — the prospect decided to move forward in a different direction. Man, did it sting.  My first instinct was to follow the prevailing advice for dealing with […]

The “Work-Life Balance” Myth

“Work-life balance” is a commonly accepted phrase in everyday conversation: “She’s not making as much money now but has a better work-life balance” “I’ve had zero work-life balance the past few months” Work and life are presented to us as a dichotomous relationship. We toil away at our jobs, creating stress and time debt (the […]

Your Personal Independence Day

The Fourth of July. A celebration of America’s declaration of independence from the clenches of the British monarchy. Fireworks, grilled meats, beer, parades. And one common theme throughout: Freedom. July 4 is America’s Independence Day.  But when is your Independence Day? I believe each of us has lived at least one single day that has […]