THIS is why you didn’t get the job

It’s not easy. And even that’s an understatement. In what other industry are you expected  to be able to DO the job BEFORE you get the job. In other words, with NO experience, you’re supposed to perform as if you HAVE experience. What the fresh hell is that? I’ll tell you how I got my…

The surefire way to turn a NO into a YES

We’ve all had those days. I have applied to hundreds of jobs on TV, and even though you may think ‘what does Debra know about no – she’s worked in NYC and in DC’ – well, those were only 2 of the 5 yes’ I’ve ever received. I get it. A friend asked me for…

7 Ways To Keep Positive When It Feels Like Everything Is $#!t

  Got a boss you think is mean and unfair? How about negative co-workers? Do you sometimes feel like you take one step forward in your career or your health or your relationship one day, then two steps back the next? Lonely? Far away from your family? Not motivated to work out? Facing a tough…

The one thing I did to FINALLY get to my dream market

I have a little end-of-year story for you. Every December, I set goals for next year. And every December, I review the goals I made the year before.As you know, I always wanted to be a reporter in New York. I would network, I had agents, I went on interviews, I would email News Directors.In…

Even if you don’t know it, FEAR may be holding you back

“I was already 10 years into my career as a TV News Reporter, and working in a Top 10 market when I had what I’d like to call a FEARPIPHANY.”   That’s how one of the chapters of the book I’m writing starts. It’s the chapter dealing with fear. I would love to share it…

The one thing that will ALWAYS set you apart from the rest

“If you want to stay in shape, you have to consistently work out. If you want to be positive, you have to spend time in the practice of positivity.” – Me Here’s how I practice “getting my mind right.” I do two things. Every day (or other day, depending on what craziness awaits me) I…

13 Words to Make You a Kick-Ass Rock Star at Anything

I just heard a line from Gabby Bernstein’s “May Cause Miracles” and it had the power to change my day: “My gratitude for myself fills me with joy and unleashes my miracle mind.” Wow! Mind blown. Backstory: I’ve been reading this book for 11 days. It is a 40 day practice, for example, you read…