The workplace is a game with its own set of rules. Learn them. Fast Company praised my advice is essential for career success. Other magazines disagreed. They are not quoted here.
Advice at the
Which is really hard to hear
I have a radical approach to education, which the New York Times cites as proof that homeschooling works. My kids aren’t yet grown, but at least they’re not in prison.
The writers at Inc. magazine named me the world’s most influential career counselor. My son does a great impression of me giving career advice. I always thought he wasn’t listening.
What is fulfilling to you?
Most people cannot say what, exactly, is fulfilling to them. But personality type testing solves that problem.
I’m obsessed with personality type. I could probably guess yours if we were talking, but you can find out your type by taking a test. I love the test because I learned so much about myself from it. Take the test!
My Wikipedia page is BS. Just read this.
My career looks great on paper. I played professional beach volleyball, published five books, launched four VC-funded startups, and I homeschool my two sons. But. I have run out of money many times. And when I worked fulltime with two young kids I put a knife in my head and ended up in the ER. It felt like a vacation.
Today I homeschool my two sons and cut my own hair. We have lived in NYC, a farm in Wisconsin, Philadelphia, and now we’re in Boston. My goal used to be to create a stable enough life for my kids so that when someone says, “Where are you from?” they have an answer. Now my goal is to earn enough money to get them safely into adult life. Whatever that means.
What people might be saying about me
I spent a week with Penelope. She helped me build my business during the day, and we watched movies about messed up marriages at night. It’s hard to find someone who is a great partner for both activities.
Penelope is the best sister because I told her don‘t ever mention me by name on the blog ever again or I’ll kill you, and she said OK.
The best way to convey how much I love Penelope is to tell you that I let her write quotes from me on her blog without having her check with me first.
Real support by real people
Ironically, the people in the photo below are not real. But I needed to have a photo there. And it’s late at night so bad solutions to my layout problem start looking good. That said, you will always get someone real when you contact me. That’s my job. To be real.