Statistically, a child is bullied every 7 minutes at school, and 85% of the time, no one intervenes. Because of this, 8% of students stay home out of fear being bullied.
*stats sourced from StompOutBullying.org
If you follow me on Instagram, then you’ve probably had a sneak peek of the fabulous Christmas Pajama-themed Brunch that I attended a couple of weeks ago. I will be the first to admit that I LOVE themed parties and dressing in costume, especially if it means I get to break out my officially licensed, Aunt Clara-approved pink bunny suit pajamas from A Christmas Story.
This wonderful holiday event was hosted by my friend and fabulous fellow boss lady, Natalie Wong, at her apartment here in Los Angeles. As you’ll see from the photos, her brunch was intimate, cozy, and perfectly staged for maximum comfort and getting into the holiday spirit.
Hosting holiday guests this winter? Need a friendly reminder on house guest etiquette for the next time you visit a friend? Here is a list of 10 boss lady-approved tips for ensuring that you are remembered as a fabulously thoughtful guest.
(a special guest post by boss lady and new mom, Carol Cooper)
Building out a relationship rolodex or deepening your professional network can sometimes feel overwhelming. Unfortunately that can lead to networking behavior that is counterproductive to our goals.
This post is going to address the topic of better networking on social media to save yourself time, energy, and most importantly face. Whether it’s LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter or even Instagram, social media is a highly valuable conduit for professional networking, but you’ve got to navigate it carefully and purposefully.
There is no such thing as Boredom.
Boss Ladies don’t do “bored” — they aren’t boring, they don’t suffer from boredom, and they are never bored. It isn’t in the vocabulary. It’s about as real as the Easter bunny. There is no such thing as boredom because a boss lady is just too interesting, too curious, and frankly too damn busy to ever experience the perfectly useless condition of being bored. If you ever meet a woman who allows such filth to part her lips, I suggest that you wash her mouth out with soap promptly. And then direct her to this list for any number of practical solutions to the problem:
If you really want to impress people and be well-liked, it has nothing to do with taking a perfect selfie or posting a really funny Kanye West meme. Anyone can do that.
If you want to be popular in a meaningful way, all you really need to do is present others with authenticity and your focused attention.
Choosing what we say and how we say it can go a long way to improving the way that we are perceived in both professional and personal relationships. Even something non-verbal like a smile has transformative power on both the person doing it as much as the recipient, so effective communication is not really that mysterious. It just has to do with fine-tuning the ways in which we commonly engage with others, and being a little more purposeful in how we do so.