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Lessons Learned: 5 Critical Insights I've Gained Over the Last Decade

Here we are.

Eight days away from not only a new year, but a new decade!

Can you believe it? It's both surreal and exciting to be on the precipice of 2020. 

However, while I'm excited to see what the future holds, as I always tell my clients, it's important to take a moment to reflect on your past to glean the lessons learned that can be applied for your future.

So as I reviewed the significant events of my life and business over the last 10 years, five critical lessons...

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5 Steps to a Happy & Meaningful Career

career purpose Nov 25, 2019

Whether you're just starting out, stuck in a job you hate, are working in a toxic environment, or you're just not a good fit where you are, it's never too late to start over and discover a career that you love.

When you're not happy at work, the stress can negatively impact your productivity and ultimately contribute to job burnout, which can have an effect on your health and well-being. The reason we struggle so much with finding meaningful work that brings us joy is because for too...

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Identifying the Right Career For You

career purpose Sep 13, 2019

I was a practicing attorney for 10 years, spent another 12 years in academia as a professor and dean, and worked as an HR exec and corporate consultant in between. I was close to 50-years old before I started to consider the question of my career path. While I was good at what I did, evidenced by my frequent promotions and positions, I never truly loved what I did.

While I was grateful for all the training, learning and growth I experienced through those years, I always...

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Never Forget....

business career purpose May 27, 2019

Veterans and Memorial Day have significant meaning for me because they remind me of my Father's service to his country and that I miss him terribly. My Dad fought in the Korean and Vietnam wars and received several medals of honor including a Purple Heart for being one of the estimated 351,794 men and women who were wounded or killed in that war. I'm so grateful he made it home and was able to share his life and life's lessons with me up until he left us in 2012.

You may not know...

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Unleash Your Authenticity: A 5-Day Challenge

purpose Apr 22, 2019

I had the distinct honor and privilege of giving a TEDx talk this past February. While prepping for my talk taught me so much, that's the not the focus of this particular blog post.

The idea of TED talks is to bring forth "an idea worth sharing," and with that charge all I could think to share was the challenge of fit versus belonging.

You see, I spent almost 50 years of my life trying to live up to societal and other's expectations of me. Trying to be what I thought others wanted,...

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7 Ways to Become Fearless and Go After What You Want

mindset purpose Mar 10, 2019

Wouldn't life be a lot more interesting and rewarding if you could just be a little more fearless? Easier said than done, right?

The alternative, however, is staying in your comfort zone which may be limiting, or even strangling your life. So, how can you work to overcome fear, step out of your comfort zone and live your best life?

Let me assure you that there's a brave and bolder person lurking inside of you, and all you need to is bring her out to play. As I always say, "confidence is...

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Vision Board: An Essential Tool to Achieve Your Dreams

purpose vision Feb 27, 2019

Do you have a clear vision of where you're heading with your life, career or business? Are things you've been wanting to do, accomplish, start, master, acquire or achieve? If you've struggled year after year in meeting your stated objectives, my guess is you've not done a vision board.

Getting Clear on Your Goals

If there’s one thing that keeps people stuck, it’s a lack of clarity.

Want to quit your soul sucking day job in favor of the freedom of self-employment, but you...

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Lessons Learned: 3 Eye-Opening Things I Learned in 2018

mindset purpose Dec 30, 2018

You ever notice how the week between Christmas and New Year is relatively quiet and peaceful? 

I love this time because it gives me space to reflect on the current year and set my intentions for the new year to come.

In so many ways 2018 was a life-changing year for me personally and in my business.

With regard to my business I gained greater clarity and focus, reached some epic revenue goals, and grew Team CPW by two. So as I look back over the year, while I didn't hit...

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4 Reasons You Need to Align Your Work with Your Purpose

business career purpose Dec 05, 2018

“When I discover who I am, I’ll be free.”—Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man

Are you stuck in work that's unfulfilling, or at worst soul-sucking? Have you been staring at the Starbuck's Barista thinking, "I should just quit and work here?"

Or are you a "rationalizer." You know, one of those people who tells herself that work is called “work” for a reason. That you should be grateful to have job. You also rationalize the fact that you're good at what you do,...

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How to Be Authentically You

mindset purpose Nov 30, 2018

I have a question for you. Are you being yourself in all situations?

If you’re like most people, you’re 90% yourself when you’re with close friends, 50% yourself with casual acquaintances, and hide yourself from strangers.

Why?

Because being your true self in all settings and situations is scary. It requires vulnerability, transparency and integrity. It opens you up for judgement from others. As much as we may say or think we don't care, we are pack animals and...

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