Category: Work

Coming tomorrow — the Best of Both Worlds podcast!

I mentioned a few weeks ago that I was working on another project. I was a bit hush-hush about it, but now it has come to fruition, and should go live tomorrow (when I will share the official links). It's the Best of Both Worlds podcast! I teamed up with Sarah Hart-Unger, a physician, mom of two (soon to be three!), and one of my favorite bloggers, to talk work and fam… read more »

When people want to ‘pick your brain’

At a talk recently, someone asked me for the best way to handle a high volume of people asking for informational meetings. You know the sort. The niece of someone you knew at an old job wants to get into your industry. A friend's brother’s friend is looking to start a company. This person was told "oh, you should talk to [you]." An email arrives shortly thereaft… read more »

I don’t work 98 hours a week. Do you?

If you want to know how many hours per week someone devotes to something, there are a few methods you can use. The first -- the easiest -- is just to ask the person. How many hours do you work per week? How many hours do you sleep per night? How many hours per week do you spend reading to your kids? This method is very straightforward, and cheap if you're doing research… read more »

Trying to understand the phenomenon of Who Moved My Cheese?

"The best laid schemes o'mice and men often go astray." — Robert Burns Spencer Johnson passed away a few weeks ago. He trained as a physician, but he will be forever best known as the author of Who Moved My Cheese? This publishing phenomenon is incredibly short. It took me about 30 minutes to read it the other day, and that's only because the core story is padded… read more »

My quarterly goals: A mid-year check-in

We are halfway through 2017! As longtime readers know, I make quarterly goals each year. I aim to set a major goal each quarter in each of three life categories: career, relationships, self. I find that quarterly goals work better than New Year's resolutions because you can do many things, while still focusing on one goal at a time. In any case, here's how I di… read more »