Archive | April, 2016

The Year of a Mindful Career: Servitude

When we give back, we get back. While this may be obvious, sometimes it’s a struggle. We all have an agenda and needs—that’s part of being human. But needs are often diminished and yes, met, when we give. I try to remember this every day. It’s not about me, it’s about you. It’s about us. […]

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The Year of a Mindful Career: Fortitude

Fortitude: courage, bravery, endurance, resilience, mettle, moral fiber, strength of mind, strength of character, backbone, spirit and grit. The meanings go on and on. What a beautiful word, filled with inspiration. How am I choosing fortitude as an inspiration and approach today? Well, when it came time to step into a project that was daunting, […]

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The Year of a Mindful Career: Dog Day Afternoon

If you haven’t experienced a dog day afternoon, then buckle up. One is on its way. Summer is coming and the heat will soon follow. While we love these warm summer months, there are times when the heat and the humidity take their toll. This can also happen in the workplace and in our careers. […]

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It’s All About The Resume. Or Is It?

It makes me sad to see someone focus all their career energy on the resume. There is a misnomer that if you have the best resume then you’ll get the job. Not true. That’s so far from the truth. There is so much more to a successful transition and advancement than just a resume. Here’s […]

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The Year of a Mindful Career: Break Time

“Who has time for a break?” When I’d overheard this statement, it made me sad. Sure, we often plough through breaks because of deadlines or because we are so absorbed in our work. But is that healthy? Apparently not. According to a study at the University of Illinois, performance and functioning declines. “Even brief diversions […]

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