The Measurement of Success

What is success? A few weeks ago, I created a podcast entitled, “The Subject of Success.” In it, I discussed the fact that although success is subjective, it can be made more objective by actually measuring success. In order to determine how you measure success, one must first define the metrics to be used. So for…

What's in a Name?

My parents named me Calandra Yvette Campbell. You can imagine the jokes I endured when I was growing up. I was called everything from Calendar to Campbell Soup. I was also a very sensitive child, so it really bothered me. The Campbell part wasn’t so bad…it was Calandra. Fortunately it isn’t too difficult to pronounce,…

The Age of Remembrance

Last week, my firstborn child turned seven. As I continue to get to know my children and their personalities, I have come to call my intense and sensitive son Izzy my twin, and my feisty 5-year-old daughter Yvette my alter-ego! As I have my serious heart to heart talks with them about things they are…

Challenges

The past few years have been a real mind stretch for me. Leading a new major project at work, stepping up my blogging game and building a business with new partners have me doing things I have never done before. I always say that I love a challenge, even though I am usually terrified when…

Mind Clutter

None of us like to work in cluttered conditions. I clean my desk at work throughout each day to get stray files and papers put back in place so that I can start fresh each day. I don’t even like to have too many windows open on my computer screen! I think many would agree…

Bells and Whistles

How do you feel about alerts and notifications? Do you mute audible notifications from email, social media and other outlets that offer them? When you receive any kind of visual badge or alert, do you respond immediately? These are questions that have been the subject of countless articles about productivity – both at work and…

No More Makeup Masks!

A couple of years ago, I published a post entitled, “Makeup or Mask?” I described a mini makeup party my business partner and I hosted, where we encouraged the aspiring makeup-wearers to never feel they need to cover their natural beauty. I love working with women who don’t usually wear makeup – there’s a real…