Category Archives: Career

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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But…Will It Fly?

One of the most frequent questions I get from clients is whether or not I believe their idea can produce a good revenue stream. Let’s face it, everyone has ideas about all kinds of things but to really have wings an idea must satisfy specific criteria. It’s not uncommon for an idea to have an…

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Can Your Business Go For Gold?

  It’s time to Go For Gold. The Olympics will have you rooting like you personally know the athletes.If you have been watching any of the Olympics, you have most likely been quite impressed not just with the superior talent of the participants but also by how young these superstars are. They did not just…

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Can a Little Side Thing Change Your Life?

There are many studies about how a little more sleep, exercise or dieting can change your life. There is proof that saving a little can impact your life in the long run and research demonstrates even a little more time washing your hands can significantly improve your chances to stay healthy. BUT, can a little…

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Playing Bored Games at Your Job?

One of the things I hear consistently from many clients is how long they have been unhappy at their jobs. Many have stayed working in an area where they no longer experience joy, a sense of purpose or any contentment. They play Bored Games, Frustration Games, Blame Games and even Helpless Games; none of which…

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