How to cope with the need for external validation

The reason I'm not homeless after basically taking a year off from writing is that I have been doing a lot of coaching. I say career coaching, but honestly, no one over 30 has a career problem. All problems that look…

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Penelope Trunk

founded four startups. Her most recent is Quistic. She has been featured by a long list of media including CNN, ABC News, 20/20, the New York Times and Wall Street Journal. She lives in Wisconsin and homeschools her sons More»


  • Coaching

    There are three career paths. One will fit you.

    I am reading Miranda July’s  book because she made a great ad for her book. It’s like a little film and after I saw the ad I got upset that I cannot make such good ads for my books. But then I...

  • Careers

    Voices of the defenders of grad school. And me crushing them.

    It’s pretty well established that non-science degrees are not necessary for a job. In fact, the degrees cost you too much money, require too long of a commitment, and do not teach you the real-life skills they promise. Yet, I...

  • Education

    Parent routine is a part of homeschool success

    As I wrote this title, I realize it's not just parent routine that's important for homeschool success, it's parent self-care.  I remember when I didn't have kids. I could spend a day in bed with a cold. A week in bed…