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Do What You Love...How to Discover Your Life's Work

career Nov 16, 2018

When we send our kids off to college at 17 and 18-years old we're in effect asking them to determine the course of their lives in a year or two. We're asking them to figure out what they want to be when they grow up. Without much life experience and little to no work experience, how can we expect them to know? 

Maybe it's time we rethink that process and remove the pressure of choosing a major and return to a liberal education. After all, less than 27% of people are actually working in...

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Shifting Gears: 3 Steps to Figuring Out Your Next Career Move

career Nov 15, 2018

Whether you’ve just joined the workforce, graduated college, or have been in the workforce for several years and are getting bored, it’s always the right time to think about your career. The question of “What do I do now?” or “Where do I go next?” can be answered with a little introspection and time.

Follow these three steps to put you on the road to a career that fulfills you.

Step 1: Talk to Yourself Like an Interviewer

Ask yourself some of the same...

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10 Essential Skills to Acing Your Job Interview

career Nov 11, 2018

Looking for a job doesn’t appeal to many people, but it’s a common part of adulthood. At some point, you’re either going to be let go from a job or dislike a job enough that you’ll do anything to make a career change.

A job interview is always required for anything substantial. Most of us can benefit by working on our interview skills. It’s not something many of us do well without considerable practice.

Master the interview process and get the job with these...

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Fast Track Your Career with Personal Branding

brand career Nov 05, 2018

In today's world, it's important to take your personal brand seriously if you want others to take you seriously. Try out these tips for understanding the importance of personal branding, defining your own personal brand, and marketing your brand for greater career success.

Understanding the Importance of Personal Branding

Your personal brand helps you to:

1. Prosper as a free agent. Your personal brand is your reputation. It's the way others see you. If you're like most people, you may be...

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Consistency: The Master Key to Success

business career Oct 30, 2018

While many believe that knowledge is power, knowledge is only powerful when it’s consistently applied. Consistency may be the most important component of success.

A small step forward each day adds up to a lot of mileage over time.

Are the little things you do each day adding up to something positive? Or is the quality of your life slowly slipping away?

With consistent action over the next 10 or 20 years, what could you accomplish?

Five cold calls each day / 5 days per week equal 1300...

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How to Make Your Dream Job a Reality

career Oct 26, 2018

At some point in your life, it's common to dream of something bigger and better when it comes to your career. No matter how cushy a job may seem, you may find yourself wishing that you were working somewhere better or doing something different.

The good news is that you can go out and make your dream job a reality! Whatever the field, you can find a way to turn something you enjoy into a career.

By following these tips, you can be on your way to a happier and less stressful work life:

1. Ask...

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The Financial Reality of Making a Career Transition

career Oct 18, 2018

You ever get that tingling feeling in your soul when the alarm goes off signaling it's time to go to work? You may even hear a little voice in your head that says, "go ahead and start that new business," or "now would be the perfect time to take that certification course," or maybe, "apply for that job you saw on LinkedIn."

As usual, however, you dismiss the voice as crazy. Your brain kicks in and says, "but who's going to pay the mortgage," or you remember the college tuition bill that...

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Changing Careers After 45, What You Need Know

career Oct 15, 2018

I've made a few significant pivots in my career out of both necessity and choice. However, when I reached 50 I decided to make a more radical career change because I wanted to do work that I enjoyed and was meaningful to me.

Of course it shocked my colleagues that I was giving up an executive level position in academia along with the income and prestige that accompanied my job. But if you've been laying in bed at night staring at the ceiling, can’t seem to focus...

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12 Practical Ways to Sharpen Your Image

brand career Oct 04, 2018

There’s three months left in 2018, which means there's no time like the present to begin putting the spotlight on goals you’d like to achieve in the new year. While fitness classes, finances, and better eating habits may be on your mind, I suggest you also take inventory of your image, mindset, and vision. Are there some improvements you can make to your professionalism, your presence or your business brand?

Now, your image is about so much more than your appearance. It includes...

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4 Tips to be a Confident Speaker

business career Sep 25, 2018

Public speaking still remains the #1 fear of most people in America. So it's no surprise when I hear other colleagues and entrepreneurs ask me, "How can I be more confident on stage? Or speaking in front of crowd? Or even networking?" Admittedly, even speaking in front of massive groups of people gives me pause most of the time. In fact, when I was a practicing attorney I would throw up before each and every trial.

As a consultant, business owner and author, public speaking is a substantial...

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