Going Inward: Self-Awareness Achieved Through Meditation

With all of today’s roadblocks to self-awareness, stress included, 36% of people actually being self-aware seems like a HIGH percentage! Acknowledging this achievement, the new question becomes, “How can we become more self-aware?” It takes practice and patience to be authentically self-aware. An important technique is to “catch yourself” when you’re not in the present,…

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Your Physical Energy Keystone: Exercising Your Way To Resilience

To help you begin the ascension toward your best and most resilient self, I’ve explored with you the various tenets for maintaining good physical energy. We looked at managing our energy tanks, seeking prevention over the cure, the virtue of good habits, and the importance of sleep in a professional’s life. While these approaches are…

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Catchin’ Z’s: The Overlooked Connection Between Sleep & Resilience

Maintaining good physical energy is your ticket to a life and career filled with resilience. Let your physical energy deplete, and you’ll find that not only will your work performance noticeably suffer, but your health can deteriorate quickly, setting you back even further. Of the many ways to send your physical and mental energies off…

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Talkin’ Turkey, Drinkin’ Juice.

Poll 30 people about their Thanksgiving wine preferences, and you might find yourself in a bit of an algorithmic pickle— you’ll likely get 30 distinct responses. I know because I’ve tried it, and I spent better than a decade in wine sales trying to unravel this gastronomic mystery, drawing dozens of well-justified conclusions, and attempting…

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A Voice and A Choice: Your Inner Critic and You, Part 2:

Well? Have you given her a name yet? Your inner critic, that’s who. As you may have learned from my recent article addressing your Twin Within, this self-imposed menace lives inside the minds of us all, and needs to be acknowledged and tamed before she manages to impede our productivity and career prosperity. You can…

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Lose That Baggage: Insights on Outsmarting Our Inner Critics, Part 1

DRIVEN founder Deborah Goldstein often hosts discussion sessions called Real Talk/Real Food for DRIVEN Professionals who are inclined to enhance their outlooks. These informal workshops are a place to come together over delicious food and explore the deeper conversation about important topics in our personal and professional lives. When Deborah sent out the invite last…

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Can You Be Brainwashed Into Becoming Confident?

Here’s an un-mathematical equation defining confidence: Acknowledgment of daily successes + Having a clear vision of your goals = Belief that you will succeed Why is this profound? Perhaps because many of us have assumed that confidence is something instinctual or strictly genetic….something that you are either born with or without, leading to such preposterous…

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The Power Of The Pivot: How One Professional-Turned-Mother Kept Her Career Momentum

Often, we women get caught so deep in the trenches of keeping up with our lives that we don’t realize we’re capable of changing our circumstances to better manage our lives. We fear that changing the way we do something may be interpreted as admitting defeat, or that we’re not tough enough. Worse yet, perhaps…

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The Responsibility Curse: An Intimate Discussion Yields True Wisdom

“I was born with a strong responsibility muscle”, was the phrase used by a guest at DRIVEN’s exclusive Real Talk, Real Food dinner table discussion in September 2015, when she was asked about her personal values. Everyone around the dinner table nodded. We understood. Of course we did. You’re likely nodding your head right now…

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Hot Tomatoes! Don’t Miss The 3T Hot List

If you’ve ever randomly peeked at WAC’s website, chances are you came across at least a mention of our favorite woman-centric e-newsletter The Three Tomatoes. Founded by former NYC advertising specialist Cheryl Benton, The Three Tomatoes (3T) is one of our most exciting and active strategic partners! Their free newsletter (and related website) stands out…

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