Month: October 2021

Podcast cover art for Jule Kucera: Reflections, designed by Hernán Braberman, with the word 'Reflections' making reflection

I’ll have some M-O-N-E-Y

For our next theme, I want—and don’t want—to talk about m-o-n-e-y. Louise Hay, founder of Hay House publishing, said it was easier to lead a workshop about sexuality than one about money. My fear is this theme could have the same outcome as my ‘professional dress for the executive woman’ series, which caused half of …

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Knowing When to Go

My second-to-last position at my last employer was a position I was moved into when the one I held was eliminated. Six months later, I was moved into another role. I’d felt competent in my original job, the one the company hired me for. I did good work, and it made a difference. But those …

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A Year of Podcasting

When I started podcasting, I committed to doing it for a year and then deciding if I wanted to continue or not. The year is up. I’ve made my decision. I’m going to pivot. The Hard Times & Hope podcast will go away. I’ll keep podcasting, but I’m changing it up. I’m glad I did Hard Times & …

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A Do-Over at Work

Most of the time, we do our jobs and learn as we go. It’s hard to make scientific experiments about what we can do differently to be more effective. We can change how we interact with others, but situations change, so it’s hard to draw clear cause-and-effect relationships. The experiment with training the building engineers …

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