Category Archives: Career

ONE WORD and EVERYTHING CHANGES

Crazy? Wonderful? Stressful? Depressing? Magical? What One Word do you think of whenever you think of this time of the year? I have discovered that like anything else with too much hype and too little time, we often see Christmas as the year-end event instead of the amazing holiday it was when we were younger.…

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What are You Looking at?

Pretty isn’t it? It’s the view I get to see when I am at work. It’s close to some of my favorite places to eat,people I love and even great spots to nap. Since I do quite a bit of work from home, I get to enjoy the changes in the scenery all the time.…

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Man Overboard! Is it Time to Jump Ship?

  The term, “jump ship” once referred to a crew member who chose to leave the rest of the ship’s crew without permission. Today it often refers to someone leaving one job for a different career. Remember the beginning of 2017? Sure, that year is almost in the mirror. I bet you had all kinds…

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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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