The Underbelly of Book Publishing

In case you haven’t heard, I have a new book coming out called Betting On You: How to Put Yourself First and Finally Take Control of Your Career. The journey of writing a book has been both straightforward and surprising. Throughout each step of the process, something happened to my health or my family, making…

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Food and Social Activism

COVID-19 has provided an incredible opportunity for growth in our world. This moment in history is not a moment to shrink, but to see what wasn’t working in our system and get rid of it. When we are lost and confused, we need to trace back our steps and correct what was wrong. At this…

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Chronically Capable

It’s National Disability Employment Awareness month in America, a time when we recognize disabled and chronically ill workers and acknowledge their contributions to the economy. The themes of this month are about increasing access and opportunity. It’s one thing to say that you’re a company that is inclusive and wants to hire people who are…

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Compensation Truth & Lies

Years ago, I interviewed for a job and the VP of HR was full of himself. At the end of the interview, I asked him what differentiated their HR department from others. He gave a long answer full of buzzwords, but he didn’t believe in any of it.  That was in 2004, but even now…

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I Hate Working Too

You keep saying, “I hate working. Work sucks. How can I make it better?” Psychologists, philosophers and poets believe life is more meaningful and enjoyable when you lean into passion, purpose and prosperity. If you feel something in your bones and commit to pursuing it, you will be rewarded. I think that’s mostly garbage. I’ve…

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Unleash the Extraordinary

Brant Menswar is a top 10 motivational speaker, critically acclaimed author, award-winning musician, podcast host, and the CEO and founder of Rock Star Impact, a boutique agency that teaches people and organizations how to cultivate value-based leadership.  Brant is also the author of a new book called Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You.…

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Headspace for Work and Mental Health

Mental Health Awareness Day is coming up on October 5th. Honestly, it should be every day. We need to be having consistent conversations on this topic and on the effect work can have on our mental health.  Lindsay Crittendon is someone who is bringing this issue to the forefront. She is the head of Headspace…

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Punk Rock HR Shop

I am the queen of HR swag, and now I’m opening up a Punk Rock HR Shop.  You’re like—what?  Here’s the backstory. Long before kids did their TikToks and snappy snaps, I used YouTube to review conference giveaways and tchotchkes. My old channel was full of reflections on squeeze balls, t-shirts, and tote bags. A…

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