The Edition: No. 323

Don’t ever work for someone you dont want to become. // Kevin Kelly (Read the rest of his advice, here.)

+ Ted Lasso’s Biscuit Recipe (where to buy the pink boxes).

+ The perfect spring sweatshirt from Daily Ritual.

+ What to say at work instead of ‘I’m Sorry.’ 

+ Need chic summer sandals? Try these from Ann Taylor or Boden.

+ Why you should do less in order to accomplish more.

+ The stylish <$150 blazer I up-sized to get through my 2nd trimester.

+ A first-person account of how to deal with a workplace bully.

+ Weekend Outfit (also plus): A gauzy midi-dress + Espadrille sandals + Hoops.

+ How to look at confidence differently (and find yours).

+ T Tahari has great work pieces. Love this fantastic ivory blouse.

+ Office snacks are dying off, and that’s a good thing.

+ Tuckernuck’s Wedding Shop is great. I adore this little charm.

+ Being a ‘good Mom’ doesn’t have to mean putting everyone else first.

+ Laundress’s Stain Solution, for every stain that ails you.

+ A guide to finding the hobbies that are right for you.

+ The Ray-Ban sunglasses I bought myself for my birthday.

Thing I Learned This Week. Some women in New Jersey had the right to vote in 1791.

Need to update your resume?  This video gives you an excellent head start, covering which verbs  describe your accomplishments and skills best.  Because we all get a bit of writer’s block when working on your resume.  Also, don’t miss Career Contessa’s quiz to help you figure out what the layout of your resume should be.

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  1. Allison says:

    That article on confidence is fantastic! Thanks for sharing

    May 10, 2022/Reply
    • LaUren says:

      It was an interesting article. I just turned 39, and I don’t know if it’s that I’m more confident than when I was younger, or if it’s just that I don’t care about the same things anymore. Or I definitely care much less than I used to. I’ve gotten better at noticing what takes up space in my thoughts, and not just passively believing everything that pops into my head about myself.

      May 10, 2022/Reply
  2. AB says:

    Totally identify with this. I think around 37 something changed. I suddenly had a lot more people working for me and more visibility, and instead of the adrenaline dump, panic attacks, I started only focusing on what information or direction people needed from me. It totally changed my mindset, and I no longer gave a sh*t what anyone thought about me, as long as they had what they needed to be successful. The unintended consequence was that I came across as super confident. I’ve been told I am cool under pressure, and like I have a “force field.” I definitely don’t feel like that on the inside! I just always focus on making sure whoever I’m with feels comfortable and leaves with all their questions answered. 🤷‍♀️

    May 10, 2022/Reply
  3. Rebecca says:

    Re: the Instead of ‘I’m sorry’ article… am I the only one who finds ‘thank you for your patience’ irritating when someone is late? Not only have you kept me waiting, you’ve now presumed patience on my behalf. I much prefer a quick apology and moving on, or simply thanking me for waiting.

    May 14, 2022/Reply