March Coffee Talk: Mind, Body, Business & Books (#38)

I'm off to Austin, Texas for SXSW this weekend and will be on live video hosting the Comcast Social Media Lounge all day Saturday. I get to interview people like Guy Kawasaki and Nolan Bushnell — squee! Holler if you'll be there, and stop by the lounge on Saturday if you have a badge. :) Next up after that is Louisiana to give the closing keynote at Idea Village's New Orleans Entrepreneur Week Women's Business Summit. In other words . . . time to change out of my Winter book-writing-editing-hermit yoga gear, and actually spruce things up and leave the house! What a concept . . .

Podcast Fun

If you haven't already, take a listen to the latest Pivot Podcast: How long does it take to write a book? I share my process for writing Pivot, how I kept the drafts organized, exactly how many hours went into 10 drafts over the last 17 months, and what comes next as we prepare to launch on September 6. As always, if you enjoy the episode, I would be very grateful for a rating and/or review as I continue building momentum for the show. And big thanks to all of you who have provided feedback so far! It has been very helpful and encouraging — I am learning as I go, scrappy style, so I appreciate you being along for that ride! :)

I was also honored to be featured on Charlie Gilkey's podcast, The Creative Giant Show, on How to Embrace Change.

Pivot Book Tour

I'm starting to plan the book tour as we speak . . . if you would like to do a Pivot career development workshop at your organization, let's talk — I'm offering a reduced rate during the major book promotion months. You can see an overview of the topics I cover here, and get in touch here. I look forward to working with you!

Now, onward to our March cawfee tawking!


"We are in unprecedented times in terms of the global, always-on organization. It takes a tremendous amount of discipline not to check email at night or first thing in the morning, and not all office cultures (or managers) endorse or demonstrate that restraint themselves. Work comes in at all hours, and it can be hard to create boundaries that keep it contained and allow for proper rest and renewal.

For younger women in particular, it can be hard to say no, especially in competitive jobs or industries where there would be a (perceived) line out the door for their replacement."

—Yours Truly, Fast Company's Why Millennial Women Are Burning Out




Just for Fun

That's it for now . . . have an amazing weekend, everyone!