"In our culture, we make it feel like you’re either a success or a failure- and that if you fail, that’s it. But it’s just not true. Everyone loves a comeback.” -Sallie Krawcheck The pursuit of perfectionism is a losing game, and I should know because I've been playing it most of my life. I still like to think that I can help it, that one day I’ll grow out of this tendency. I realize that's partly where the problem lies. Some of what makes us who we are is hard-wired. We don'
According to the internet, we have Horace Walpole to thank for the addition of the word “serendipity” to the English lexicon. He first used the word in a letter to Horace Mann penned on January 28, 1754, noting that he derived the term from a “silly fairy tale.” Said fairytale centered around three Persian princes who sailed off to an island called Serendip in pursuit of riches and made a series of fascinating and unexpected discoveries on their journey. Today, we know Serend
I founded She Thinks Purple one year ago. I now know what I was seeking was #freedom, not #control when I made the decision to finally strike out as an entrepreneur-- with no plans of ever returning to a "day job." Like many new founders, I thought what I needed most was creative and strategic control-- the ability to determine my professional destiny in way that seemed impossible within the traditional workplace. But control quickly eluded me, and over the past year, I've co