Terri Trespicio

Terri Trespicio
Why Entrepreneurs Need a Raise

Why Entrepreneurs Need a Raise

The only good thing about working for a boss who doesn’t compensate you fairly is that you can leave. If you’ve made a convincing case for why you should be promoted or given a raise, and…

3 Reasons You Need to Stop Multitasking

3 Reasons You Need to Stop Multitasking

Real worth is measured in quality, not quantity. You know this instinctively. But if you really believed it, would you attempt to do as much per minute as you currently do? No, you would not.

Multitasking — the compulsion to…

What Should You Get Paid for Your Work?

What Should You Get Paid for Your Work?

You and I have fallen under the sway of a misled idea: that in order to advance our careers, we must persuade people to recognize our worth and then convince them to pay it. When negotiating salary or…

How to Say ‘No’ When Your Plate is Full

How to Say ‘No’ When Your Plate is Full

We’re all enlightened and intelligent enough to understand what we have a right to and what we shouldn’t settle for. We feel comfortable declaring things like: No, I will not be treated as a second-class…

How to Create the Career You Want

How to Create the Career You Want

When I was working on my MFA at Emerson College, I looked at every person with a writing career the way some women in their 30s look at babies: Oh, look at that one! And, I want my own! I…

How Other Women May be Killing Your Confidence

How Other Women May be Killing Your Confidence

You hear it everywhere: Women are killing it these days. They’re doing better in school than their male counterparts and going on to fantastic careers. And yet… men still get promoted faster and paid more. So what gives…

Perfectionism Can be a Confidence Killer

Perfectionism Can be a Confidence Killer

I’ll admit it: I’m a perfectionist. Yet I’m also well aware of the damage that perfectionism inflicts on the psyche, let alone self-confidence. Holding yourself to too high a standard — as I…

How to Use Your Guilt for Good

How to Use Your Guilt for Good

If you haven’t felt bad about something in the past 24 hours, might want to check your pulse. Why? Because guilt, over things big and small, is rampant no matter who you are. Take me for instance. I…

Why I Think Cash Gifts Are Thoughtless

Why I Think Cash Gifts Are Thoughtless

I don’t give cash. Gift cards? Yes. Pre-loaded cash and gift cards? Yes. But I don’t believe cold, hard, out-of-the-ATM cash is a thoughtful gift. It’s the opposite. I used…

Why You Should Share Your Number

Why You Should Share Your Number

I don’t mince words. Never have. And trust me, it doesn’t always work in my favor. But while I can be quick and abrupt, I also waste no time with small talk. I’m willing…