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Founder - travelsheets.co | Dog Lover | UX Researcher | Mom of Two

The search for companionship during the pandemic means puppy scams are more lucrative than ever.

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I thought it was funny that everyone wanted to adopt a dog during the pandemic. I adopted my first dog, Leela, nearly 12 years ago. Since I already had Leela, I felt lucky I wasn’t in the mad rush of people calling rescues, joining waitlists, hoping that they would find…


Before you take the jump, here are a few things to consider.

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It’s no secret that this is the most well-known Silicon Valley career path.


Don’t let them stop you from living your dream.

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Jumping into the world of entrepreneurship is scary. To become a startup founder, you have to sacrifice. Those sacrifices might be small, like changes to your daily routine to accommodate time to work on your startup. Or they can be significant, like investing your entire savings into something that you…


Want the best leadership team? Screen for these two things.

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One of my personal goals is to be a great leader — and as I start on my own entrepreneurial journey, being a great leader is more important than ever. I’ve had the opportunity to hold several leadership positions at work and in my personal life. I excelled in some…


Sometimes the passion and push for speed to market can result in avoidable mistakes.

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Founders are nothing if not passionate. In fact, one of the main indicators of success that seed investors look for when considering investment in a startup is the obsession of the founder and how committed they are to their idea. …


Appreciate the little moments, and find balance by making time for them each day.

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“It is not happiness that makes us grateful, but gratefulness that makes us happy.” ~ Brother David Steindl-Rast

When I was a little girl, so many things made me joyful:

  • My mom picking me up after school
  • My dad opening the front door to come home after work
  • My brother…


But why is it the road most traveled?

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I think back to past performance conversations I’ve had with managers throughout my career. The same pattern preceded these discussions: I’d been in a role for a little more than a year, and I wanted to make sure I was on a path to the next thing.

I remember these…


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“Breathes there the man, with soul so dead,

Who never to himself hath said,

This is my own, my native land!”

- Sir Walter Scott, from ‘The Lay of the Last Minstrel,’ Canto VI

After a two week stint in the Scottish highlands, the profound nationalism resonating within Sir Walter…


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“It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.” ~ Mark Twain

While the actual author of this quote may be in question, the meaning behind it rings true, especially when it comes to building your career. It’s…


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Knabbing the right talent is tough these days, and with the current and future talent shortage becoming more apparent, keeping the right talent on your team will be critical to your success. A lost employee may not be replaceable in the short term, and that can affect your ability to…

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