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3 Ways to Get Over Your Fear of Public Speaking

business career Sep 18, 2018

Public speaking is almost an essential for success nowadays—and definitely a major factor in creating a powerful brand. Those who take their courage into their hands and accept or seek speaking engagements tend to outpace their competitors in branding, authority and reach.

There are three things you need to do before you can walk into a public speaking engagement without either dying of fright or feeling like a fraud. First, you need to dip your toe into the shallow end and get...

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4 Strategies to Master Your Career Transitions

career Aug 30, 2018

There was a time when career paths were clearly defined. If lucky, you'd be hired on with a good company and progress to higher levels at the appropriate times. Ultimately, you'd retire having dedicated your prime years to the company.  Those days have long disappeared. It's no longer about company loyalty but about loyalty to self interests. The last two generations of employees have focused more on better compensation and job satisfaction. While employers have focused their attention...

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The First Step to Mapping Your Career or Business Plan

career Aug 09, 2018

When you think of a traditional business plan, you probably think of pages of text, graphs and confusing stats and numbers. You know, the kind of thing you’d nervously push across the desk to a bank officer in hopes of securing a loan.

Similarly, a career plan that list the results of job searches, contacts, upcoming interviews, and employment possibilities may also make your eyes glaze over.

I know these things are important but neither seem exciting right? And what I know to be true...

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3 Ways to Make the Best of a Job You Hate

career Jul 12, 2018

Are you one of the 85% of people in the world who dreads Monday morning?? Everyone, at one time or another, has been unhappy in their job. In fact, if you've gone through your life without hating at least one job, then you've lived a charmed life.

One of the driving forces behind my becoming an employment attorney almost 30 years ago, was a horrible job. It was actually a horrible boss. But it motivated me to go into a career where I could protect the rights of others similarly situated. Over...

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Job Identity: Why You're More Than Your Job

career Jul 05, 2018

There's something pretty loaded and powerful in the question, "What do you do?" The response, however, is even more curious because have you noticed the answer always starts with, "I am..." followed by some societal approved profession.

How do I know this? It's how we've been conditioned to answer that question. In a matter of a few seconds people know about your interest, educational background, social standing, and income potential. I've proudly proclaimed that "I was" a lawyer, associate...

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Ready to Leave Your Career, Do This First

career Jun 28, 2018

You know when you spend your whole life, a significant amount of money and years of education only to successful arrive at a career you hate? You wake up with dread and panic because you feel trapped by your enviable career and can't see your way out? Do you feel heart palpitations every Sunday afternoon because the thought of going to your 9-5 literally makes you ill?

Well the good news is that I've been and you're not alone. A 2017 Gallup Poll reported that 85% of people hate their jobs and...

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How to Prove You're the Perfect Fit for the Job

career Jun 14, 2018

Are you ready to change careers and move into an entirely new industry? Leaping into a new field after years of career success can be intimidating and frustrating. After all, who wants to feel like a novice again? The fear of making this leap causes most people to stay put in the career or industry they already know. But if you're feeling the call it's important to not remain trapped in a decision you made years ago.

What most people fail to realize is that their skills and experience are...

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