Archives from January 2014

Jennifer Kahnweiler on Quiet Influence

Getting the recognition you deserve for the work you do.

January 24, 2014 / Podcast # 14-02

Jennifer Kahnweiler

Introverts can have trouble getting recognition for their accomplishments. They do great work but they do their best work quietly and alone. Skills like writing and research are crucial but not always attention-grabbing. Jennifer Kahnweiler, author of the new book Quiet Influence: The Introvert’s Guide to Making a Difference, has practical tips on how introverts can play to their strengths and still get the attention they deserve.

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Kimberly Palmer on Cultivating Your Side Business

Investing time in your passions and helping your current job.

January 10, 2014 / Podcast # 14-01

Kimberly Palmer

The internet has made it easier than ever to have a side business: a craft shop on Etsy, freelance design work, social media consultant, etc. But with all the horror stories about jobs lost because of a social media presence, some people are scared to start a side gig, afraid of angering their main employer. Kimberly Palmer, author of the AMACOM book The Economy of You, says that you don’t have to be afraid. In fact, a lot of employers enthusiastically welcome side businesses as an opportunity for their employers to learn, grow, and bring more skills back to the workplace.

Kimberly Palmer is the senior money editor for U.S. News & World Report and writes the popular Alpha Consumer blog. Along with her staff job, she maintains independent side businesses. She is the creator of Palmer’s Planners, her own line of digital financial guides and money organizers for major life events and goals, such as having a baby, buying a house, and becoming debt-free, which she sells through her shop on She is also a frequent speaker on financial planning, investing, and other money matters, and a published author. In her new book, The Economy of You: Discover Your Inner Entrepreneur and Recession-Proof Your Life, Palmer delves into a movement among people much like her—professionals and highly skilled workers of all ages who, for financial security and personal fulfillment, are successfully combining traditional employment with entrepreneurial side-gigs.