Sunday, October 6, 2019

All the work will be worth it by Victoria Cairl

When I was sixteen, I had the chance to travel to Japan for a summer abroad and to attend school there. Here was the catch, it was not… Continue reading on Medium »

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Why Ava almost wasn’t (and the story of how my daughter came to be) by Victoria Cairl

I was young and poor and living in NYC when I found out I was pregnant again. My first daughter was 9 months old when I found out. I was… Continue reading on Medium »

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Sunday, September 15, 2019

Can You Commit to Yourself? : 5 strategies to try to improve your health and wellness by Victoria Cairl

I’m a workaholic. I get validation from working hard and seeing results. It could be why in all the different avenues of working in… Continue reading on Medium »

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Sunday, August 25, 2019

How to get a little help from your friends by Victoria Cairl

“No one cares about your career more than you”, I was once told. And although it remains one of the best pieces of advice I’ve ever… Continue reading on Medium »

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Sunday, August 11, 2019

Get Over Yourself and Do the Work by Victoria Cairl

“He said ‘Bye’. It wasn’t the word, but the way he said it. It sounded kind of snide and dismissive. Or maybe he was simply tired or mad… Continue reading on Medium »

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Sunday, August 4, 2019

Experience as a Business: Spending Money on Memories by Victoria Cairl

Last week in London, I was a spy alongside 007. I was a 1920’s socialite who did the Charleston at Jay Gatsby’s party where I was asked… Continue reading on Medium »

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Sunday, July 14, 2019

The Stress, The Mess and Handling It by Victoria Cairl

I can’t find my passport and it’s tearing me apart. Continue reading on Medium »

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Sunday, July 7, 2019

Be More Efficient: Tips and Tricks for Time Management (Notes for any Entrepreneur) by Victoria Cairl

I have been running my own business for a little over a month now, so I’m starting a series on everything I learn: “Notes for any… Continue reading on The Startup Growth »

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Sunday, June 16, 2019

What I Learned About Business from my Father by Victoria Cairl

“Vicki, you can do anything you want to do. You just have to commit to it and work hard”, my father told me. I’d put a date on that… Continue reading on Medium »

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Six Ways to Sell Yourself by Victoria Cairl

I am being asked a lot how to “sell yourself”. As much as I love sales, this is a hard question. But given I’m on my own now and pitching… Continue reading on Medium »

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Sunday, June 2, 2019

The Ten Things I’ve Learned Since Starting a New Business by Victoria Cairl

It’s been a little over one week since I launched my own venture. It’s scary, it’s intense and it also feels amazing. Here’s a look at… Continue reading on Medium »

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Monday, May 27, 2019

Why I’m Starting My Own Business by Victoria Cairl

“Am I on brand?”, I asked myself as I looked in the mirror. Continue reading on Medium »

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Sunday, May 19, 2019

Career Evolution: 5 Questions to Help Figure Out What’s Next by Victoria Cairl

“It only took twenty years”, he told me as we sipped cider and watched a light rain spread a bit of Spring over Albany, “and twenty years… Continue reading on Medium »

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Sunday, May 5, 2019

Five Reasons Why I Needed to Run My First 5K by Victoria Cairl

“it’s going to rain the entire time. Do you still wanna do this?”- was the text I got at 7am today. Continue reading on Medium »

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Tony Tuesday, Thomas and Taking on Too Much by Victoria Cairl

My phone rang tonight and I knew exactly who it was. Continue reading on Medium »

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Sunday, April 28, 2019

Just Like Starting Over: Considering Career Shifts and New Locations by Victoria Cairl

Haven’t we all fantasized about starting over? Moving to a new city or taking a job in a completely new field? The lure of the unknown is… Continue reading on Medium »

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Sunday, April 21, 2019

Why Every Easter I’m Reminded of Your Death by Victoria Cairl

We had been left alone in your living room to debate living versus dying. You were sick. I was scared. Continue reading on Medium »

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Sunday, April 14, 2019

Are you doing what you really love? by Victoria Cairl

My house is filled with artwork right now. Continue reading on Medium »

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Sunday, April 7, 2019

Staffing Your Life: Is it time to re-org your friends? by Victoria Cairl

The candidate was perfect. I knew within five minutes, I wanted her for the job. She was driven by passion and not ego. She loved theater… Continue reading on Medium »

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Thursday, April 4, 2019

High School Isn’t Over: But “Be More Chill” Can Help by Victoria Cairl

Last week, I was told that someone I was working with, was saying negative things about me behind my back. Continue reading on Medium »

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Sunday, March 24, 2019

How to Hack Time: Tips and Tricks to Make More of Each Minute by Victoria Cairl

Never have I ever had more work to do both personally and professionally. I have three kids at home, each with a schedule all their own. I have a husband following his long-sought after drea…

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Sunday, March 3, 2019

A Period of Transition: How My Life is Changing with a New Job by Victoria Cairl

My desk as I head into my latest career moveStarting a new job is exciting, right? You get a fresh start. You meet new clients, partners, co-workers. You get to re-invent yourself while usi…

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Sunday, February 10, 2019

How to Handle Rejection and let it Propel You by Victoria Cairl

(or How the High School Musical Cast List changed my life) The author as Lucy Brown….finally.My middle daughter, Ava, tried out for Grease at Peekskill High School last week. She decided …

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Sunday, January 20, 2019

The In-Between: 6 Thing to Do when you transition to another job by Victoria Cairl

Peggy remains my work spirit animal.I’m starting a new job in a week. And yes, I’m excited. I’m also feeling a little sentimental leaving a team I love and a company I worked extremel…

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Sunday, December 30, 2018

The Best of the Sunday Blogs-2018 by Victoria Cairl

A view of Peekskill from where I write every Sunday.A few years ago, I promised myself I’d write every week about my life and my work and try to keep track of all I learned along the way.…

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Sunday, December 16, 2018

6 Ways To Stay Married by Victoria Cairl

The author and her very patient husband have been married for 19 years.Getting married is easy. Almost anyone can do it. But, after the bouquets are tossed and the honeymoon is behind you, …

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Sunday, December 9, 2018

7 Things You Need To Do To Survive A Startup by Victoria Cairl

7 Things You Need to do to Survive at a Startup I just celebrated two years working for my first start-up. This field is not for the faint of heart. It’s been one of the hardest and most …

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Sunday, December 2, 2018

Hack the Holidays- 5 Secret Traditions You Can Start Now by Victoria Cairl

Every year from late November to New Year’s Day, we are faced with the holiday season. For some, this time of year is welcomed with open arms. For others, there’s a certain shade of blue…

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Sunday, November 25, 2018

I Have Some Notes: Criticism in Art and Culture by Victoria Cairl

Banksy shreds his own work before anyone else has the chance to.Literary and music reviews are often my favorite things to read. Maybe I’ll learn more about a book I am dying to read or e…

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Monday, July 9, 2018

Bringing Broadway West by Marcus Lovingood Disney had a saying that has always stuck with me, “It’s kind of fun to do the impossible”. I grew up here in Souther…

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

It's Now Impossible To Make A Living As A Freelance Writer by Artsjournal

"Based on my reporting, my own experience, and interviews with more than a dozen writers, the current median price for a freelancer’s work is between 25 and 50 cents per word (though, to b…

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