Everything I had to Leave Behind

The first thing I left behind when I resigned from my job as an IT Consultant to start Doghead Simulations was a steady paycheck. I didn’t know that the fledgling company I was joining wouldn’t be able to pay me right away. I thought, quit my job, go to Beijing, show our brilliant idea and…

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Does Ambition Take the Fun out of Hobbies?

I’m currently reading On Writing, Stephen King’s memoir on how one can shape or mold themselves into a writer. King says writers aren’t born – they’re made. He has a lot of inspirational lines in his book. He has a lot of realistic lines too. In one of the passages, King says something to the effect…

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The Problem with Telling Bossy Girls they have Leadership Skills

I was scrolling through Twitter when I saw this graphic appear on my feed. The quote is from the Facebook’s COO, Sheryl Sandberg. I first heard of Sandberg when I watched her Ted Talk. I thought her talk was inspiring and just what women at work needed to hear. I loved when she said women…

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The Art of the Corporate Apology

The other day I lost it in a team meeting. Really Lily, you? I know. I’m not perfect. We were reviewing a deliverable that I put together when one of my coworkers started saying that it wasn’t feasible along with some other comments on how I should have done my work. I was expecting feedback on the…

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A New Take On Mentors

Do you have a mentor or do you try to get by on your own? Do you like to mentor new people at your place of work or in a professional organization? Traditionally, a mentor is someone assigned to you in your place of work. Sometimes a coworker may take you under their wing, becoming a…

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It’s never too late to start writing: Challenge Update

I’m halfway through my letter writing challenge. So far, I have written about 40 letters. At about 2 pages per letter, that’s 80 pages. Looking at the math, I am doing ok. I have about 80 pages left to write. I have 6 more days to write. That comes out to about 6 letters a day.…

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