Posted by: maureen in weekend, source, news on
Oct 13, 2010
A group of leading historians held a press conference recently at the National Geographic Society to announce they had "entirely fabricated" ancient Greece. Don't take my word for it. Take it from the folks at The Onion.
If you're getting all your news from reliable sources, maybe it's time to lighten up.
And have a good weekend!
Posted by: maureen in success, source, inspiration on
Oct 18, 2009
Do you ever wonder what’s in it for people to be so nice to you? I do. I worry they’re not getting enough in return. Take my sources for the radio show. I feel like I can never repay them for sharing their advice and inspiration with me and anyone else who may be listening.
One day I realized I probably won’t be able to repay them. But I can follow their leads and be gracious to anyone who wants to interview me. Now granted I’ve been able to stay on top of those requests so far--!--but I do want to tell you about a woman who wrote a lovely piece about yours truly for www.wow-womenonwriting.com. Her name is Cathy C. Hall and she got in touch with me after reading The Career Clinic: Eight Simple Rules for Finding Work You Love. She loved the book and is encouraging others to read it. Thanks, Cathy. And, nice opening!
Cathy couldn’t have been more professional in her approach. She gave me plenty of time to answer her questions and--here’s the part I loved most--ran the article past me before it was published, to see if there was anything that didn’t ring true.
It’s flattering to have someone say, “That’s interesting. Tell me more.” I think a lot of us were brought up to believe that sharing our stories is bragging, and that’s the only part of this process that felt uncomfortable. Still, it was fun to look back and see a certain order to what felt like chaos as I stumbled through one wrong career choice after another. Cathy describes me as a success, which I never think of myself as being. But I’m happy--though announcing that feels like I’m jinxing it--and it makes me wonder what I think success is.
Getting someone else to share your story is the sweetest way to do it, I think. “Don’t take my word for it. Take hers…” And it’s a good way to introduce what I’ll be covering the rest of this week, networking.
Here’s a hint. I hate the word networking.