Hi all – CMO here, and I’m excited to bring you a guest post today from my friend Anna Cosic. We met in person at Lola Retreat earlier this year, and she has a fascinating story! She’s also a career expert, so when she offered to write a guest post all about preparing for performance […]
It’s been a few days since I flew home from FinCon 2018, and boy are my arms tired! Actually, it’s just me that’s tired. But in a great way. Last week, I wrote all about impostor syndrome, introversion, and heading to FinCon. Before I went, I thought FinCon was for “real” bloggers, not people like […]
Bitchy. Bossy. Intimidating. Unlikeable. Shrill. “Girls”. Ladyboss. Incompetent. Hired only “because she’s a woman.”. Bad Attitude. Assertive. A leader. Competent. Knows their stuff. Executive pretense. Boss. Brilliant, for full of new ideas. Focused. Determined. Words are powerful things. When it comes to women at work, many successful women hear words that take away their power. […]
At the time you’re reading this, I am (hopefully) on a plane headed to FinCon. Or I may have already arrived! This morning, I’m waking up around 3:30 AM in order to head to my 6:20 AM flight out of Bradley International Airport. I should, weather and planes permitting, touch down in Orlando just after […]
When you want what other people don’t have, you need to do what other people don’t do.
It can be a long and lonely road. Today I reflect on going down the road less traveled. The people who will bring you down, won’t understand you, will mock you, and want to be like you without all the work. And I’ll answer the questions – was it worth it? And would it have been worth it if I hadn’t succeeded?
There’s a lot of stories out there about people who make six figures, but not much on how exactly to do it.
Or you can find plenty of “get rich quick & easy” advice, encouraging you to take big risks for a big payoff. That’s great, but they neglect to mention all the people who did that and failed. They’re also short on specifics. “Come up with a million dollar business idea!” sounds great, but, um, how.
I’m going to change that. Today I have CMO’s complete guide to going from a low-paying job into a lucrative career. This is all either what I did to go from someone going to community college and earning $22,000 per year to an MBA earning six figures.