Category: Work

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 »

How to make time to think

I am writing this while getting my car serviced. Pennsylvania requires an emissions inspection yearly, and my sticker expires at the end of June. June seems to be a particularly busy time of year for me, so I am always trying to cram the inspection in somewhere. And yet as I find myself in this same waiting room every year around this time, listening to stupid gam… read more »

My 672-hour Challenge, part 2: Work

Sometimes we tell ourselves stories that aren’t true. Sometimes we tell ourselves stories that are true. I think the key to creating the life one wants is figuring out which scenario describes reality, and what one intends to do about it. I’ve been dealing with this lately with work hours. One common narrative out there? “I’m overworked!” Time di… read more »

What I love about what I do

Last night I attended the Robert Novak Fellows award dinner. This program awards fellowships to young journalists to undertake big projects, generally on topics of interest to a right-of-center audience. If people are looking for trend ideas, two of the winners proposed projects related to prison and criminal justice reform. This cause is getting surpr… read more »