New interview: Crafting the life you want

A friend of mine has 4 college interns working for her, and last week she asked me to speak to them about business and psychology. When I got there, they’d prepared questions about writing and productivity and marketing, but we spent the most time talking about how to deal with the pressure of parents’ expectations. I noticed this because ...

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Uh, it’s SUPPOSED to be hard!

Like most young people who are dumb, I entertained a lot of delusional ideas. I was frustrated that the world didn’t recognize me for how great my “ideas” were. I’d complain about having to “put in my time” (shouldn’t I get to skip all that?? I’m so smart!!). I even once emailed Guy Kawasaki, a famous ...

What if you make the leap…and fail?

How many of us have faced a decision...and we didn’t know how to decide? I’ll take you back to one that changed my life. In college, I was deciding between taking a job at Google -- a well-paid job that would have put me into an “elite” job category -- or starting my own company. How do ...

Learn social skills and instant rapport from a NYT journalist

Did I tell you how I ended up choosing a major in college that made people crinkle their nose and say, “You’re studying WHAT??” Back in the day, like all high-school kids, I was delusional and dumb. I would brag to my friends that I wanted to study “computer science, but with no programming and no math.” I said ...

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What could 10 women say to make this group of grown men cry?

My friend was telling me about attending a men's event he attended a few years ago. A group of women were brought in to give direct feedback about how they perceived the guys and their clothing, their demeanor, the way they came across. These were grown men -- construction workers, authors, professionals. Try to imagine what happened. "The guys were ...

New presentation: How to overcome critics & build a powerful support system

I got a huge response to my previous post about dealing with critics. They come in all shapes and sizes, and the most formidable critics never attack head-on. Instead, they say things like “Are you sure about that?” or “I’m just worried about you...” So I wanted to go into more depth to go beyond just “handling” critics -- ...