Try It Tuesday

When is the last time you tried something? I am going to introduce you to “Try It for 10 Minutes Tuesday”. Pick something you have been wanting to do or procrastinating doing and do it for 10 minutes. It can be: Reading a book Doing Yoga Smile at each person you see Take the stairs […]

Sunday is Prep Day!

Good fabulous Sunday morning! Are you energized and ready to start the week? Tell me about it. What do you do to prepare for the upcoming week? I typically use Sunday as a prep day for the upcoming week. This is the day I get my head geared up for Monday (starts with prayer and […]

Behind Closed Doors

Do you think people are talking about you? They are. Do you think you are being watched? You are. I am not talking about gossipy negative stuff. I am talking about the real discussions that make or break your career. These are the discussions that the executives have about the up and coming people that […]

The Mentor and the Jackass….

I showed up for orientation, took the “Oath” and was assigned to my first position as a GS-01 Clerk Typist making $4.20 per hour (no more than 4 hours per day and 20 hours per week). This was non-negotiable. I learned so much in this first assignment. I learned about things called “Suspenses” and “Acronyms”. […]

My HR family…

Oh what a joy it was. I worked with the most fabulous people. The Human Resource people are the people that help you get hired in the government (definitely friends to have). In June, 1987 I graduated high school, turned 18 and moved in with my boyfriend–all within one week. I soon realized this boyfriend […]

This is how the journey began

I was a junior in high school and had no idea what path I wanted to pursue in life. A race car driver, train engineer, teacher, accountant, lawyer were careers that were of interest to me at the time. My classmates were chatting about a school program where you only had to go to class […]

The Pivotal Moment…

One day a random question changed the course of my life. It was nearing the end of summer and a awesome colleague with a few more years of government service than I asked, “what are you going to do after your summer hire term ends”? Again, I had no idea. At that moment, she influenced […]