Monthly Archives: January 2016

Assess Your Achievements and Update Your Resume

The first step to goal setting is to assess where you are. What are you most proud of this past year both personally and professionally? Did you take on any additional responsibility this year? How did you take initiative in your job? Have you learned any new skills? Did you earn any certifications or licenses?

In Prepping for the Year Ahead, Don’t Forget to Look Back!

It’s a new year so it’s a great time to reflect on last year’s accomplishments and whether you met your goals or not. It’s easy to lament the missed targets, the stagnant revenue, or other challenges but it’s also dangerous to rest on your laurels and think everything is going great so there is no

Don’t Get Overwhelmed!

The key to achieving big picture goals lies in the development and accomplishment of smaller, work horse goals along the way. For example, let’s say you want to land a new and improved job in 2016. That’s a big picture goal. To reach it, you need to accomplish little picture or “supporting role” goals in

Spend Less Money While Looking Good

Many people make a New Year’s resolution to spend less money. One way to do that is take care of what you already have so that you don’t need to replace items. For clothing this is very simple. Treat your clothes like dear old friends. Do not throw your clothes on the floor; fold them or hang

Women in STEM

At iRelaunch, one of our most important initiatives is the STEM Reentry Task Force we are co-leading with the Society of Women Engineers. We are working with seven engineering-based companies that form the founding membership of the Task Force, each of which has committed to pilot a reentry internship program for returning engineers over the

Get Your Digital House in Order

Need guidance on how to tackle your digital presence in 2016?  The following tips are a great way to at least begin the process (you have to start somewhere). There are always new social media venues out there, but it always always better to diversify your portfolio, while focusing on the established platforms, before venturing

Bringing sanity to your inbox

Tired of having too many emails cluttering your inbox?  Many entrepreneurs are getting hours of time back by using services like unroll.me and SaneBox.  SaneBox learns what email is important to you and filters out what isn’t.  Unroll.me lets you combine all of your favorite subscriptions into one email and easily unsubscribe from those you

Aspirational vs. Objectively Achievable Goals

Goal setting is part of the New Year Tradition.  It is also a good business practice.  Too often the goals we set are aspirational versus objectively achievable.  For example: have a better work life balance, don’t stress too much and increase my income.  Ok as a start, but what is the measure for how you