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3 Key Pieces For a Classic Business Casual Wardrobe

I had a fun day today on the set of ABC's affiliate KATU's AM Northwest Morning Show. Today was about building versatility in your wardrobe using three key distinct pieces: (1) a tank dress, (2) a great pair of dark denim jeans, and (3) a fabulous pencil skirt.

These are great pieces that you'll be able to dress up or down which makes them perfect for a classic business casual wardrobe.

 Watch the full episode here: https://youtu.be/8BJi9uIDGyE

Why These Three Pieces Matter

The Tank...
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Pack Like a Pro: Packing Tips for the Chronic Overpacker

travel/wardrobe Mar 16, 2019

On average we wear about 20% of the clothes in our closet. So why is it when we start packing for a trip we feel the need to bring the other 80% (that we don't often wear) along?? That's right, 55% percent of those surveyed by Cheapflights.com admitted that they overpack. Listen, if you don't wear it at home, the chances of of you wearing on vacation are nill to none. Less is definitely more when it comes to packing.

How do you pack like a pro? On my monthly segment on AM Northwest, I shared...

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Social Media at Midlife: 4 Reason to Get On Board

brand business career Mar 16, 2019
For most midlifers, social media is something their kids use. There are over 3 billion active users of social media, but roughly 20-60% of midlifers are using it across the various platforms available. And even if they have accounts, they're usually private, inactive, or used purely socially to keep up with a few friends and family members.
 
If we're being honest, most of us only got on social media to keep an eye on our kids.
 
However, for you Midlife Rebels, the ones out...
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7 Ways to Become Fearless and Go After What You Want

mindset purpose Mar 10, 2019

Wouldn't life be a lot more interesting and rewarding if you could just be a little more fearless? Easier said than done, right?

The alternative, however, is staying in your comfort zone which may be limiting, or even strangling your life. So, how can you work to overcome fear, step out of your comfort zone and live your best life?

Let me assure you that there's a brave and bolder person lurking inside of you, and all you need to is bring her out to play. As I always say, "confidence is...

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Career Lessons to My Younger Self

career Mar 09, 2019

Recently Thrive Global asked it's contributors to share some career advice, lessons learned, and alternative choices we would have made about our careers in retrospect.

I shared what I would have done different in college and how I would approach those formative years today. 

You can read the article in it's entirety below:

A Career Lesson to My Younger Self

Live, laugh and unapologetically shine,

Carol

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8 Habits I've Learned to Be a Successful Entrepreneur

business Mar 08, 2019

It's been seven years since I left my full-time job as an Associate Dean of Student Development and Associate Professor of doctoral research and studies. While my first business venture started out as a side-hustle, I quickly realized that my true path and calling was in the entrepreneurial world.

Over these past seven years I've learned a lot about business, myself, and what it takes to run a successful venture. While my focus and mission has evolved, the habits I've developed have only...

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Vision Board: An Essential Tool to Achieve Your Dreams

purpose vision Feb 27, 2019

Do you have a clear vision of where you're heading with your life, career or business? Are things you've been wanting to do, accomplish, start, master, acquire or achieve? If you've struggled year after year in meeting your stated objectives, my guess is you've not done a vision board.

Getting Clear on Your Goals

If there’s one thing that keeps people stuck, it’s a lack of clarity.

Want to quit your soul sucking day job in favor of the freedom of self-employment, but you...

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How to Strategically Use Professional Associations to Advance Your Career

career Feb 17, 2019

Professional associations are a major asset when it comes to staying employed and developing a more rewarding career and in building your business. Whether you're seeking to expand your network, speak at conferences, advance your knowledge, or find a mentor, joining and being active in professional associations can prove beneficial.

There are a myriad of organizations out there, some with thousands of international members and others that are localized and smaller. Consider visiting a few of...

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Affirmation: New Opportunities Unleash My Hidden Talents and Strengths

Uncategorized Feb 16, 2019

There's no such thing as failure. Everything that happens is an opportunity for learning, for growth and the opportunity to unveil hidden talents and strengths. 

Did you know that Thomas Edison failed 10,000 times before he created the light bulb. Richard Branson dropped out of school at 15. Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team and missed over 9,000 of his shots. Walt Disney's editor fired him for lack of creativity. Anna Wintour was fired from her first job as a...

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5 Secrets to Getting More Done By Working Less

business career mindset Feb 15, 2019

You've heard the term, "work smarter, not harder" right? Well, what if you could actually make that happen?

The Perato Principle has already taught us that roughly 80% of our results come from just 20% of our work. Using this rule the first thing you can do is to cut time from areas of your life that aren't producing. Time wasters like getting lost on YouTube or Facebook, saying yes to activities that don't contribute value, or tasks that are outside of your...

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