“Help! I Have Too Many Priorities!” What To Do When That Is You

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My client came back to work after a fun, relaxing holiday break. She was revved and ready for action. Until she made her to-do list and saw she had too many priorities–too many items all screaming to be first. “I don’t know where to start,” she told me in our coaching conversation later that day. […]Read the full post >>

How to Get Out of A Funk: 3 Actions to Take Now

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My grandmother Muz always could tell if I was a little blue, or, as she liked to say, “funky.” Of course, she didn’t mean “funky” like smelly, or that I was movin’ to the groovin’. She saw that I was stuck in a negative place, or, what we call being “in a funk.” I remember […]Read the full post >>

How to Avoid Career Burnout (A Guide to What’s Working Now)

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If you search “how to avoid career burnout,” you’ll discover tacit advice like: “Get some exercise,” or “Meditate to control your stress,” or “Manage your time better.” Which sounds lovely. But that kind of “wisdom” gives me indigestion. Truth is, the old school ways to avoid career burnout don’t work anymore. That makes sense, right? […]Read the full post >>

How to Have Family Meetings About Finances (Video Interview)

How to have family meetings about finances

Here at Red Cape Revolution, we usually focus on our lives at work. But why do we work anyway? One of our main reasons (although not always the only one) is to have money to take care of our families, now and in the future after we’re gone. But talking about money with your family […]Read the full post >>

How to Build Your Support Team (& Stay in Your Superpower Space)

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I didn’t always know how to build a support team at work. I had to be taught. And each day since, I’ve been grateful for the lesson. Here’s my story. When I led a regional division of a large HR consulting firm, Bridget was my boss Suzanne’s executive assistant. Even though we worked 500 miles […]Read the full post >>

How to Be Human at Work (& Why It Matters So Much Right Now)

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Sometimes, it’s hard to remember how to be human at work. We’re programmed to avoid showing confusion, sadness, or frustration. We’re trained to ignore when we’re tired, hungry or scared. We’ve become robotic. And now we’re now worried real robots will take our jobs. HA! Joke’s on us, eh? I don’t know about  you, but […]Read the full post >>

How to Prevent Career Burnout (Strategies That Work For Real)

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If you search “how to prevent career burnout,” you’ll discover tacit advice like this:  “Get some exercise,” or “Learn to manage your stress,” or “Manage your time better.” Which sounds lovely. But that kind of “wisdom” gives me indigestion. Because if you’re searching “how to prevent career burnout,” here’s one thing I know: You’re already […]Read the full post >>

The Relentless Art of Pruning: How to Grow More Time, Money & Friends

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It sounds counterproductive, right? But the truth is that often the best way to gain more of something important–like time, money, or friends–you have to cut something out. Feels harsh, but it works, every time. And it’s proven every day in the garden. A gardener knows that the best way to make something grow is […]Read the full post >>

How to Have More Fun at Work (Fast & Easy & Not Too Cheesy)

How to have more fun at work

There’s nothing sadder than when your company, well-meaning as it may be, decides you need to  have more fun at work. Because you’ve seen what “fun” means, right? Lame baby picture contests. Saturday picnics that take you away from family time. Artery-clogging snackfests in the break room. I applaud the intent, but think it’s the […]Read the full post >>

Is it Time to Telecommute? How to Redesign Your Role to Work from Anywhere

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“Took me 90 minutes to go 11 miles,” a client told me recently with a sigh. She’s not alone. For many successful professionals, long commutes are sucking time and energy out of their lives at work. But they don’t think their roles are suited for telecommuting, or they worry that it’ll impact their careers. That’s […]Read the full post >>