Category Archives: Career

When Knowing is the Entire Battle

Scary little varmint isn’t it? I should know and knowing has been the entire battle. A little over a month ago, we needed our air conditioner replaced.My husband decided that since the furnace was just as old, he would replace them both.Two men arrived and one worked installing the air conditioning unit outside while the…

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Can I Teach You How to Fly?

When you were younger did you ever try to fly? Probably weren’t successful right? I wasn’t either, at least at the type of flying I started out trying to do. There are 4 little birds in a nest in a large Boston Fern on my porch. I’ll be honest, I’m not much of a bird…

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What’s On Your Professional Bucket List?

Everyone seems to have written a bucket list at some point.I have mine framed and hung in our family room.It reminds me of what I truly want to do and often helps me decide something I am pondering if I believe it will help me complete an item. I think we need different bucket lists…

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You Had me at Merlot, I Know, So Let’s Go

(This is one of my favorite posts. Updated from two published several years ago…ENJOY!)   Yes, I know, that’s not what SHE SAID. She also never said, “You had me at “Van Gogh” or at “Bordeaux”.  But I bet the headline caught your eye and you just had to take a look and now you’re…

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How Hungry are You?

  Have you ever sat down to a meal and said, ” I’m so hungry I could eat a _____?”  When you are that hungry, you often will eat whatever is available. If you are eating in a restaurant, you may order more than typical because you just want some food. Sometimes you will choose…

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How to Discern Between a Chance and Opportunity

“I always wanted to start my own business but I am terrified of taking that chance.” I hear this often from clients especially those who are at a crossroads in their careers either because of a significant burnout or because they have been given that ominous “pink slip” and know they have to make a…

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I Want to Stop Being a Witch

“I don’t just want to stop being an employee, she volunteered, I want to stop being a witch.” That’s what a new client said as we discussed what she wanted to do with her future. She has given me permission to share her comment but I am sure she is really saying what many people…

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WANT TO versus HAVE TO

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Nothing is more exhilarating than things we WANT to do versus those we HAVE to do: Click To Tweet Imagine: Wanting to wake up early versus having to wake up early Getting to change directions versus having to change directions Getting to be in specific circumstances versus having to be in specific circumstances Getting to…

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How Much Will This Cost Me?

One of the first questions clients often ask me is, “How much will this cost me?” and although I publish my rates people often automatically ask that question immediately. I don’t mind because I think it’s important to know what you are paying for, but I always wonder if clients ever imagine what it will…

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How About A Slice of Mediocrity?

    “Would you like a slice of Mediocrity, because most people spend their lives happy with that?” Well of course you wouldn’t, but that is just what I was asked by an established business owner after I had just started my first business. My father recommended I ask him to lunch because he was…

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