Your Office Holiday Party Survival Guide

Your Office Holiday Party Survival Guide

Don't make these mistakes at the office Holiday Party this year Aw yes, its the time of year where we are preparing for the holiday party. I love a good party so I am typically excited to get dressed up and go however parties with work folks are tricky waters to navigate. You are there…

Black Women, Personal Finance, Lisa Live Well

4 Tips to Break Your Bad Money Habits this Year

Good money habits are not a thing you can learn quickly and move on. These baby steps can make it a less painful process. It’s easy to financially “backslide” if you are not checking in with yourself. I will personally admit to being a hot money mess for many years before I started some of…

Interview Mistakes

All the Interview Mistakes I’ve Made So Far…

Making mistakes in the job search and interview process In my youth,  *adjusts readers*  and recently I have made some pretty incredible interview mistakes. Some of them I was able to recover from and with others... I was just happy for it to be over so I could get home and lick my wounds. It's…

New Job? How To Blow Them Away in the First 30 Days

Getting the job was half the battle, now you have to let them know how you move. Let's talk about how to impress your new employer in the first 30 days. First of all ayyyyyeeee... You've secured the bag sis, congratulations! But, how do you hold on to it for the long haul? The Job…

Asking for more money

Tips on Asking for More Money

Asking for more money requires you to get clear on your value and be unapologetic in your request. Do you often find that you leave conversations wishing you had asked for more? In so many situations we find ourselves kind of getting what we want but not really. It’s frustrating because you know better but sometimes…

Serena Williams, Lean In and other Career Advice that Does Not Work for Black Women

Serena Williams, Lean In and other Career Advice that Does Not Work for Black Women

I could not shake what happened this weekend in tennis and I had a little something to get off my chest

Workplace Bully

Beyond Reply All| Do You have a Work Bully?

Bullying is not just a term for back to school specials, they also show up in the workplace, with a handshake and a smile. The topic of work bullies first came up when I was talking to a woman in my family (keeping the person vague, just in case). She got a huge promotion and…

Protecting your peace at work

Protecting Your Peace at Work

Protecting Your Peace at Work is Key to Your Performance and Personal Health One of the things I wish I knew when I started my career was how to draw a line between work and my personal peace of mind. It is so easy to get completely wrapped up in the grind of the work…

Why you should keep your resume updated

Why You Should Keep Your Resume Updated…Even When You’re Not Looking

Keeping your resume updated is a smart and savvy professional practice According to recent data, our generation will have 12 -15 different jobs in our lifetime. Assuming most people work between the ages of 18 -65, this means we are changing jobs every three years...on average. I would wager corporate creatives, such as marketers, graphic…

Code Switching in Corporate America

How “Code Switching” Can Trip us Up in Corporate America

How "Code Switching" Can Trip us Up in Corporate America Being your whole self is vital to your self-care and development... even in corporate America. It can also be a key to success in business. If all your focus is spent trying to be someone else you cannot be focused on doing a great job.…

Do You Need a New Job This Year?

2018 is for Smart Career Moves

Lisa Live Well Blog Work Friends

The Rules on Being Friends with Your Coworkers

When Work and Play Mix, There are Some Rules of Engagement Nothing is more sticky than trying to make friends of your coworkers, especially if you are in the same role competing for the same opportunities.  But before we get too far, let's define how we mean "friend". A friend is a person you can totally…

oversharing at work

Why You Should Stop Oversharing at Work

It's tempting to want to share all your personal stories with co-workers but it can come at a cost The office over-sharer, I have worked with so many... The blonde who admitted that she wears leather, crotchless panties to work The guy who gave us weekly play-by-plays on why his baby mama is trash (or…

Office Politics of Taking Responsibility

The Office Politics of Taking Responsibility for Shared Mistakes

Knowing When to Speak Up for Yourself is a Lesson We all Have to Learn the Hard Way I had always thought of accepting blame even when it was not all mine was a way of being not "passing the buck". Isn't that what they preach to you when you get your first job? Well like…

Mistakes I made at work book review

The Best Career Advice from “Mistakes I Made at Work” by Jessica Bacal

Finally a book with some real take-a-ways In my quest to get myself back on track and learn something new I have been listening to “Mistakes I made at work by Jessica Bacal on Audible. The book interviews 25 successful women and asks them about what mistakes they made in their climb to the top.…

Why Job Hopping Works and How to do it like a Boss

It’s not Job Hopping, If You do it Right

No one is going to look out for you like you The itch to bounce always happens around the three-year mark, doesn’t it? By this time you have gotten a true sense of your career path at your company and it's time to decide if you are going to dig in deeper or leave. Honestly,…

Saving Money

How to Save More Money This Year

You get a few hundred bucks stashed finally and one financial hiccup sends you back to the savings account to retrieve your hard won savings. It's a revolving door but...

Lay off, Black Women, Laid off, Fired, Lost Job, Lisa Live Well Blog, Things I wish I new before I was laid off

6 Things I wish I had Known Before I was Laid Off for the First Time

Being Laid off SUCKS, But it Was a Major Moment of Growth as Well I was laid off for a month almost two years ago. The experience was the oddest mix of emotions I had ever felt... relief (the company was bad), anxiety, fear and whatever you call that feeling when you are asking yourself "is…

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3 Reasons to Avoid Feelings of “Fuck it” in Corporate America

You may be burned out now, but you don't have to stay that way When a relationship goes sour, checking out is all too easy. It happens. You have tried all you can but by the end, you just want out. This is interesting for work relationships because unlike a bad friend or bf, you…

Goals, Life Assessment, Vision, Better Life

Be a Better Goal Digger

Set Big Goals Today and Get Big Results Tomorrow When it comes to goal setting, the truth is most of us are just doing it wrong. Our list of "to-dos" are too long and too much of a reach from where we stand today. But I get it, we want a lot out of our…