Dealing with Mistakes Like a Boss (without getting fired)

Dealing with Mistakes Like a Boss (without getting fired)

Once upon a time, I worked at a high-end coffee shop. I loved it, but I was very poor and spent a lot of time pawning everything I owned to make rent. Other than that, it was a great job. I was a bit of a coffee n00b (I actually never drank coffee until a week or two...
Managing Without the Title

Managing Without the Title

I’ve spent my entire career not being a manager. (I’m dedicated like that.) But I sure as hell have expertise in heading committees and working groups no one put me in charge of. Eventually in your career, you’re going to be asked to sit on one of...
How I Learned to be Bad at Stuff (and do it anyway)

How I Learned to be Bad at Stuff (and do it anyway)

About 4 years ago, my sister told me we should take up taekwondo. Her 2 oldest kids were taking classes, and she wanted to join too, but didn’t want to be on her own in the adult class. Her and I were both trying to lose weight, and I’d always wanted to learn a...
Turning 30: Where should I be in life?

Turning 30: Where should I be in life?

I’m 29, so my 20s are coming to an end rather quickly. On one hand, this does make me feel I need to pause and reflect on the past decade and where I want to go with the next one. On the other hand, I can’t help but think it doesn’t matter at all. My...