Posts Tagged ‘lessons learned’

Build Strength, Show Warmth, and Other Lessons Learned From Leading Tech Exec

Opt for warmth and strength — but show the warmth. People love passion. Corporations want somebody who’s enthusiastic and passionate. VCs invest in the person. Startups have to inspire people to come along with them on a not yet tangible journey. Know what you are good at. Be able to articulate your strengths. Have that statement […] Read more…

What’s Your Truth and Other Lessons Learned

Learn to brag. I have no problem bragging. I think that you should just own your accomplishments. Just always frame the outcome for the business vs “me, me me”. You deserve it. There’s always going to be naysayers and people who don’t support you.  I just block them out. Focus on the truth. Ask yourself, […] Read more…

If You Want Visibility, You Have To Take It (And Other Life Lessons)

  Today’s three wishes are from another 7×7 Mentoring Salon I ran with seven up-and-coming founders and seven more seasoned advisors. The lessons shared when both ways…and have value for any rising professional. -1- Permanent job security.  I have permanent job security because I can write code. There’s starvation mentality out there right now especially […] Read more…

You Only Have One Lap (And Other Life Lessons)

Today’s three wishes are inspired by a group of friends who I spend the last week with in Nantucket. This group has spent many holidays there, so it holds many memories as well as conversations that moved us forward. This year was particularly moving because we were also there to celebrate the life of an […] Read more…

Giving New Meaning To YOLO and Other Life Lessons

This week’s three gifts are from a man and a woman whose wisdom goes beyond age. John Feal and Amanda Nyugen were on a panel discussing Jennifer Dulski’s book, “Purposeful, Do You Want To Be A Manager Or A Movement Starter?”  Both survivors and advocates tor change. Amanda Nyugen, a rape survivor, created RISE, a […] Read more…

Don’t Keep Your Eye On The Horizon, Seek Out New Horizons (and Other Things I Wish I Knew Then)

No one can tell you what’s within your reach except you. Constantly put yourself in situations that expand your horizon of what is possible. Learning, volunteering, traveling or simply exploring parts of your city that are outside your stopping grounds, reading. Open up your your view of what you can do. Practice your confidence muscle. […] Read more…

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