Entries by Kate

Why Everyone Wants To Be Scared (Just A Little)

A few weeks ago, some friends and I decided to do something really seasonal: We went out to the country (read: Jersey) to pick apples.  Turns out, we’d missed apple picking season by two weeks. We could buy the ones that had been picked and stuffed into paper sacks. But what’s the fun in that.  […]

Highlights from a hot church weekend, circa 1987

Ever go on a church retreat? I did.  Antioch Weekend at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament in Roseland, New Jersey. In the 80s. You got to wear your Jordache jeans and sleep over at host houses and hang out with kids you didn’t know (read: boys you didn’t know) from public school. Hot.  We […]

Stop Searching for Your Passion (Do This Instead)

Four years ago I gave a TEDx talk called “Stop searching for your passion.” This is not news. I memorized every word of that talk. I delivered it in a room of around 1500 people. And I walked out of there and thought, “Ok! that was fun. I hope someone outside of that theater ever […]

The Key To Finding Your Quirk (And Trust Me, You Have One)

A few weeks ago, I told you to be wary of advice. Even mine. Why? Because it’s tempting to believe that if we just follow the right advice, we never have to make any mistakes. Ever. If your whole goal is to avoid mess, mistakes, and effort by stepping gingerly inside the footsteps of others, […]

Do You Know Why You’re In The Room? (You Should)

Look at your calendar real quick.  I bet you have stuff scheduled today, and several things this week, that involve being in a room, real or virtual, with other people. Some of those meetings are obviously work-related, because they happen in a conference room or conference call. Others are pretending to be fun (drinks!) but […]

Everything is Sexy (Kind of)

You don’t know HOW many times people have said to me that the biggest problem they’re having with messaging—no matter what it is—is that whatever they have to say (sell, promote, announce) isn’t sexy enough. But in fact, it is. Why? Because there is no such thing as a boring topic. If you think something […]

Beware of Advice (Even Mine)

There isn’t a person out there right now who isn’t dying to give you their opinion. Some will charge you for it. Most will just give it to you for free.  Your inbox is teeming with bits of advice, expertise—from your boss, your business partner, that guy you met at a networking event (who opted […]

Thinking of Quitting?

I went on my first solo trip abroad end of June, and spent a week in Florence—in 15th century Florence…which of course explains why I had no cell service.  OK fine. I had cell service. But. I feel like I time traveled, because I spent days immersed in the Renaissance. Oh, I was ALL UP […]