Archive | December, 2015

The Year of a Mindful Career

I set an intention on November 1, 2015 that I shared with my friends and family: “This year is going to be very exciting!” I’m not just talking business here. I’m talking about my life, taking risks, making positive changes (and several missteps and embarrassments along the way). But more importantly, I’m boldly going where no career […]

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My Heart Aches

Recently, as the clerk processed my checkout, I saw a donation box with a picture of a dog and a caption “I was set on fire.” I almost sat right down and sobbed in the middle of the lane. My heart aches to know that there are children and animals who suffer in this world. […]

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Are You Giving Away Your Career?

Sometimes we make big moves because we feel forced. We may choose to look for a new position, or accept a less desirable role, all to avoid a project, person or circumstance that is taking over our career. This often happens when there is conflict. A poor or difficult supervisor or coworker may make life at […]

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Rejection? This, Too, Shall Pass

Am I getting spiritual here? Not really. “This, too, shall pass” isn’t from the Bible, the Torah or any other spiritual tome, yet we like to toss it around as if we are dropping comforting pearls of wisdom at a sufferer’s feet. So, how dare I toss this out in response to a career rejection? […]

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Is Your Anxiety Narrowing Your Vision?

We are all anxious from time to time. Sometimes our anxiety and stress can cloud our vision so much so that we can’t see what to do next. It may also cause us to choose the wrong path or say something we wish we had not. Take a deep breath and know that you have […]

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Destroy Your Resume!

Get out the scissors, shredder or trash receptacle. The resume that you know is gone! Do I have your attention? Good. Then let’s get to work. Stop trying to turn your resume into a copied template of someone else’s craftsmanship. Stop trying to make it look like every other resume that’s out there. Instead, go […]

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Career Happiness At Your Pace

Sandra decided that she had enough. She wasn’t going to go back into work one more day to feel undervalued, unappreciated and frankly, unhappy. She debated whether she should quit her management position that she’d held for over ten years or hold out until something better came along. Like many of us, Sandra was uncertain […]

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