Do What You Love

Recently someone said thank God it’s already Wednesday, it’s getting closer to Friday. I did a double take as I thought, oh no, it’s already Wednesday. When you do what you love and you love what you do, every day is inspiring regardless of whether it’s the weekend or a weekday. I love the hat and out of office concept. I also love what I do so it’s rare that I’m ?% out of office…

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Laid Off – Where Life Begins

Today I received a message from a dear friend.  She had been laid off from her job.  As a career coach, I work with clients everyday who have been laid off from jobs.  In most cases, people are initially stunned at the news of a lay off.  Being stunned is actually one of the five stages of grief. It’s called denial.  It’s that feeling of “No way, not me.  This isn’t happening”.   I often…

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Career Choices and Social Responsibility

CNN Money has a great article on how younger people do not want to work for oil companies.  Their focus tends to be on new energy, saving the environment and social responsibility.  I find it interesting to explore the relationship between career choices, demographic trends and values, job market trends and the overall market. Read the Article Here Young People Don’t Want to Work for Oil Companies  

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Planning and Vision Boards

Are you ready for some career changes in the new year? How about life changes? Do you have a plan? A vision? How about a vision board? In planning for the new year, I have been in purge mode – out with the old! This has included going through every closet, file cabinet, drawer, etc. and getting rid of things, which feels great by the way. Doing this feels really good as it creates space…

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The Happy Secret to Better Work and 31% More Productivity

In this stimulating Ted Talk, Psychologist, Shawn Achor shares that when your brain is in a positive mode, you have what’s know as the “happiness advantage”.  In fact, you’re 31%  more productive and 37% better at sales.  Job search can be trying and challenge one’s ability to remain positive.  Yet, if you are positive, just think…you will be 37% better at selling yourself and landing your dream job! Watch this video below to learn how…

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