I'm all in.

I'm all in.

As of this past Monday, I am all in on Penney Leadership! I wrote recently about piecing together multiple careers, which has been a way of life for me for over 10 years now. At times, I've managed upwards of four email addresses and business cards at once, answering to multiple supervisors and bosses.

Last week, I asked myself, What would it look like if I devoted by full resources to my personal mission?

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Building a Custom Career Path as a "Slasher"

Building a Custom Career Path as a "Slasher"

Eight years ago, I custom-crafted a business card wallet for myself. I needed to make my own design because I had three different business cards that each needed their own pocket—one for my crafting business, one for the nonprofit where I worked by day, and one for the quilting guild that I started on the weekends. Then I became a coach as well, and I felt like my brain and my wallet were about to explode.

I felt like something was wrong with me—I was fragmented, and couldn't pick just one thing to pursue. Why couldn't I just commit to a path? I was "clocking in and out" of each role and felt like I was four different people instead of one whole, cohesive human being.

And then I came across the concept of a Slasher—someone who creates their own custom combination of careers—and I realized that I'm not alone…

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How Did You Celebrate?

How Did You Celebrate?

Last week marked some big milestones for two of my clients: one launched the new business that she's been building behind the scenes for three months, and the other stepped into a new leadership role that she hadn't imagined possible before we began our work together.

I asked each of them: How did you celebrate?
They stared at me blankly. 


It's too easy to put off celebrating success. We move right on to the next thing, or treat it like it doesn't count yet by saying, Well, I can't really celebrate until ______ happensWe keep moving the needle and before we know it we haven't paused to acknowledge what we've accomplished at all…

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