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Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life

mindset Aug 02, 2018

I could never do something like that.

Oh, I'm not that talented.

You need years of experience to do that job.

No one would ever hire me to do that.

I'm just not good with money.

Some people are just born to succeed.

I'm too old to wear something like that.

I bowed out because there are much more talented people doing the same thing.

Any of these statements sound familiar?

These are only a few of the comments I've heard my clients say over the years. Before I was trained in cognitive behavior...

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Branding You Outside of Your 9-to-5

brand Jul 26, 2018

It used to be that your identity was wrapped into your job. In fact, I believe people still suffer from that today. When you're identity is tied to your title, job or career you fail to see the possibility of other options. You fail to see the breadth and depth of all you have to offer. You also fail to see the importance of building a brand independent of your job.

In case you're struggling with this concept, repeat after me....."I'm more than my job!"

We live in a binary society that...

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4 Questions to Figure Out Your Purpose

purpose Jul 19, 2018

Have you heard of the Japanese concept called "Ikigai?"  Translated it means "the reason for being" or as we like to say...your purpose.

It's believed that when you discover your ikigai you'll find your purpose in life. I learned about this concept in the context of discovering my own gifts and how best to serve my clients by ensuring that I'm not only giving them what they need, but doing what I love. More importantly I learned the questions to ask to gain that clarity.

This model...

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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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The Power of Being Unapologetically You

brand Jun 21, 2018

I love inspirational songs, books, and sayings. When I saw Jen Sincero's You're A BadassI had to pick it up. Megan Trainer's Me Too became my morning alarm (if you don't know it, listen to the chorus). I love Katy Perry's Roar and This Is Me from the Greatest Showman brings a tear to my eyes every time I hear it.

What do all of these songs and book title have in common? They are all about owning who you are and boldly living it in the world. Being unapologetically you. However, this is...

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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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Are You Uncomfortable In Your Comfort Zone?

mindset Jun 07, 2018

When you see those inspirational quotes that encourage you to step out of your comfort zone and try something new, how does it make you feel? Do you stop and think about your current job, career, relationship, business, living conditions, or health? Is there a moment when you silently wish you could step out of your "comfort zone," if only for a minute? If so, them maybe your comfort zone is really uncomfortable.

What is the Comfort Zone

Your comfort zone is a psychological phenomenon or...

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The Top 5 Entrepreneurial Strategies for Success

business May 31, 2018

Over on LinkedIn I wrote an article about the five successful strategies that entrepreneurs use to grow and advance their business.  You can click over to the link to review the article in full but  I wanted to share the key bullet points here for your review:

Confident Mindset

Confidence may be considered a noun but for successful entrepreneurs it’s a verb. You see successful entrepreneurs don’t make excuses, they “do or do not.” They don’t...

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