Pull Back the Curtain

Pull Back the Curtain

Recently I took a podcasting class at the Made in NY Media Center in Brooklyn, an incubator that focuses on storytelling across every medium. I often ask my clients (and myself) to pay attention to our internal stories. What story AM I telling myself? What other story...
Four Ways to Stop People Pleasing

Four Ways to Stop People Pleasing

In helping women leave big law, I see common pitfalls where they get stuck. One of the biggest is pleasing people. This is a complicated one for women. There is a tremendous double standard. If they’re not nice and “a pleasure to work with” they get bad reviews, less...
You Gave at the Office

You Gave at the Office

When someone would call our home phone and ask my dad to make a charitable donation, he used to say, “I gave at the office.” Most of my clients give way too much at the office. And I’m not talking about buying Girl Scout Cookies. You give your best effort, intellect,...
Generosity Monster

Generosity Monster

Getting inspiration during a winter beach walk on Cape Cod. I find inspiration in lots of places. A FAVORITE is Gary Vaynerchuk. Gary Vee (as he is known) is a self-made media expert and monster of generosity. He is amazingly honest, tough and kind. He essentially...
Enriching Expectations

Enriching Expectations

At the new year, many people pick a “word of the year”.  For a long time, the word “expectations” had a bum rap in my book. I once heard someone say: “Expectations are planned disappointments.” This is especially true when we expect other...
Listening in 2017

Listening in 2017

The “Best of 2017” lists are starting to come out. It’s a year, where we need to focus on the good things, and keep fighting the bad. Here are a few of my favorite podcasts and mindset tools from the year: The Happy Lawyer Project and The Resilient Lawyer Podcasts Two...