Category: Career

Navigating the transition back to work (or the virtue of not making huge decisions while sleep deprived)

I recently got an email from a reader I’ll call Danielle. She was reading I Know How She Does It, and reached out for advice about her situation. She’s the mom of a 4-month-old daughter, and she recently went back to work FT post mat-leave at her tech company job. She earns a good living, and so does her partner. The problem? The nanny she lined up didn’t work… read more »

My approach to conferences: pack it all in

I wrote this in a coffee shop in Madison, NJ, on Saturday while waiting for my family to pick me up. We were on our way to a pool party in northern New Jersey, and it made more sense for my family to drive from Philly to meet me vs. my going all the way back out there. I had spent the previous few days in New York for the BlogHer conference. This annual conference focuses o… read more »

Another reason to choose a career you like

My mother asked me the other day if I was getting tired of hearing myself talk. This was meant in a nice way (I think) – and touches on something aspiring book authors should know. Book writing is often about book speaking, trying to interest people in your ideas and prose. Frankly, it can be a bit of a slog. Unless you’ve got something incredibly dishy (w… read more »

Networking without really meaning to

Dorie Clark is an excellent networker. The author of the new book Stand Out: How to Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following Around It, she seems to know everyone, and she introduces people too. I’ve now been to two of her business book author dinners, one in NYC, and one in Philly. The Philly one was my maiden voyage out of the house after giving birth t… read more »

Launch day fun

Just a quick post about launch day events. I went into NYC yesterday to chat with Angela Jia Kim at a Savor the Success event. We talked time management, ambition, and letting go of stuff that doesn’t matter. The audience was great. This photo is of the two of us, and here’s one down a ways in this post of me signing books. I also got to toast the release… read more »