Defense Date and Sales

Well, it’s been an exciting (crazy) couple of days, and I’m sure today will continue the trend. First, I officially have a defense date. That’s both exciting and terrifying. And it’s only about 5 weeks away. Which means yikes – I need to start thinking about/preparing my final seminar and re-reading and then re-reading again…

What would you do if you weren’t afraid?

The whole startup/being an entrepreneur business came out of a Grace Hopper Keynote talk in 2013 by Sheryl Sandberg (Facebook COO and author of Lean In). The striking part of the talk, for me and one of my co-founders, was when she asked “What would you do if you weren’t afraid?” And it got us…

Please read your emails/messages/etc

And when I say read, I mean actually read the words as written. Not skim. Not assume that you’ve read it and then answer a completely totally 100% different question. I don’t know about you, but I feel like I’m constantly having to re-explain myself. And it’s not to everyone – there is still a…

(Tentative) Defense Date

Yikes, this is getting real. My dissertation made it through the internal committee and is now off to the external. Defense dates have been suggested. And there’s pretty much exactly one afternoon that looks possible in mid March. We’re now just waiting on confirmation from the external that she can make that time/date. Please keep…

Let’s Talk – Mental Health

So, I’m a bit behind. But last week (actually, exactly a week ago), Bell had it’s annual “Let’s Talk” day. On this day, they try to focus on mental health and raise money (based on people texting and sharing images) for charities. They want people to openly talk about mental health, with the idea is…