Archive | May, 2016

Are You Resume Ready?

A former colleague calls you out of the blue and invites you to lunch. After some catching up, they tell you about a great opportunity with their company. Excitement and adrenaline course through you. This is the break that you’ve been waiting for. Then your friend asks for your resume and suddenly doubt creeps in. […]

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The Year of a Mindful Career: Something Sublime

Sublime is a powerful word. It connotes elevated thought, paradise or something greater than we can imagine. It’s a hard word to use, because finding something sublime is rare. Perhaps an ice cream sundae, a promotion or a vacation comes close to the sublime, but it’s all subjective. It’s funny to hear the word used. […]

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The Year of a Mindful Career: You Are What You Think

There is a golden truth about thought: You are what you think. If you think you’re ill, chances are you will become sick. If you think you’re happy, you will be transformed into that state. This is a hard concept to grasp because it seems so esoteric, but everyone, including the wealthy and successful, believes […]

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The Year of a Mindful Career: Respecting Your Time

I’m an early bird. I arrive early for appointments and get anxious when I’m late. While I’ve learned to accept tardiness in others (family habits), I still get annoyed when people miss meetings, appointments or engagements because of poor planning. Oh, yes, I know I’m far from perfect. I’ve made plenty of mistakes in this […]

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Employee Engagement is a Win-Win Work State

Both the organization and the employee win through employee engagement. Employees are happy and satisfied when thoughtfully engaged in their work and provided with a healthy environment in which to do so. The employee is also expected to translate this engagement into results for the organization. When both parties contribute to the effort, a win-win […]

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The Year of a Mindful Career: Be Happy

I want to be happy. Don’t you? I wonder why we often do things to make ourselves, or others, unhappy. Sure, we don’t intend to (most of the time), but imagine if all of our intents were to be happy and make others happy? What do we need to do inside to change our genetic […]

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The Year of a Mindful Career: Commit to Quit

What bad habits would you like to shed? I’ve got plenty and they are tough to quit. So why can’t I? Why can’t you? What if we worked as a team to commit to quit these bad behaviors, be it tardiness, rudeness, indulgence or spitefulness? Then again, how do we know that we have bad […]

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The Year of a Mindful Career: Are You a Celebrity?

When you are famous, you’re a celebrity. But what does “celebrity” really mean? Sure you might not be in the news every day, but guess what? According to the definition of celebrity—you are one. Are you noteworthy? You bet. Are you celebrated? You bet. Are you a person of distinction? Indeed. We’ve gotten so far […]

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