Do you want to be known for making the best salted brown butter chocolate chip cookie? Learn how to make this perfect chewy, gooey cookie with crispy edges, buttery nuttiness, a butterscotch, toffee like complexity with the perfect amount of chocolate distribution. Add just a touch of Maldon sea salt to get that sweet, salty balance. Recipe included in post.
Truly extraordinary people avoid spending time with mediocre friends for a reason – even if you are brilliant, you could change if you’re sticking with the wrong crowd. Instead, spend time with people who inspire you, who share your values, who you can learn from and who make you a better person. Spend time with energetic, optimistic people who get sh*t done, and you will too.
After changing jobs about 9 months ago, I missed seeing my ex-colleagues who have helped me so much with both my personal and professional growth. I planned an Italian inspired late afternoon brunch for us and our spouses to all connect again, with the intention of creating a relaxed yet elegant vibe. Check out my entire menu and tips for how to make your next event one that people will always remember.
Social media has been known to make us feel bad about ourselves as we constantly compare our lives to highlight reel of others. Yet we often forget about our own positive memories as we become busy with chasing our next goal. What if instead of scrolling through the social media feeds of others, we looked at our own moments of pride and joy?
Having a career development conversation with your leader can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be hard. By planning for the conversation, being honest about your short-term and long-term goals, establishing clarity around how your learning plan ties into the business need and asking for actionable feedback, you can own your development and drive your career forward.
We struggle with conversations not because we don’t know the right thing to say, but because we are poor listeners. While conventional science has preached that we seek to listen to understand, not to respond, we need to take it one step further – listen to connect, not judge or reject. When we do so, we expand the space between us and others. We create a greater shared meaning, enable trust, and become better communicators.
What’s in a job title anyway? Job titles serve as a representation of who we are. We tout them around at work and in social or networking environments, but they often fall short of describing who we are and what we do. What if we could re-invent the system and create our own job titles? What would yours be?