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Are You a Settler?

If someone asks what you do, have you ever described yourself as a settler? In the Pioneer days, settlers took a stand and created a habitat often where there were few other people but we don’t talk much about people being settlers today. But you might well be a settler. The type of settler who…

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What About Your Show?

When a baseball player first gets to the major leagues, he is welcomed to the “show”. The phrase,”You’re going to the show” often signifies a move up into a truly professional league, whether baseball, hockey or basketball. Years of practice, hard work, commitment and discipline finally pay off with an opportunity to show off skills…

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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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Is It Time To Repurpose Your Career or When Is A Piano Bar Not a Piano Bar?

I’m hooked on repurposing. I love to see what creative people can do with something most people would just discard. One of my favorite things to do is browse furniture consignment stores to see the amazing products people have repurposed from discards. That’s somewhat why I love working as a career designer and coach. I…

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Do You Need a New Career Workout Plan?

Many people commit to regularly working out to improve physically but have you ever given your career the workout plan it needs for you to get the changes you want? If you have ever committed to an exercise routine, you are probably well aware that initially you feel energized and after some time see the…

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Yesterday, I spent most of the day, waiting. I was flying back from out of town and of course had to wait in the security lines, wait for the plane, wait on the plane for clearance for take-off and then wait in the air for a cleared runway to land, wait to get baggage, wait…

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Several months ago, I began working with a client who was sure she was being dealt “Career Karma”.Apparently she was the heir apparent to the family accounting business until she chose to go to college and not pursue a degree even remotely associated with accounting. Her family was a bit devastated that she did not…

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She looked at me rather sheepishly and announced, ” I once had a career but now it’s just a job.” Many of the clients I work with I never really meet. We schedule Skype or phone consults and it works well for us but this was a client I could logistically meet and she requested…

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Are You Struggling With Career Blahs?

For the past few weeks, I have been feeling less than great. I’d awaken with everything from headaches to nosebleeds. ( sorry may be TMI here). I tried whatever over the counter and natural remedies I could. I would feel better for a day or two and then it would start all over again.For weeks,…

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Can You Fix This and Make It Work?

Remember when you were younger and something was broken? One of the first things you wanted was for someone to fix it and make it work again. As you got older you realized that you couldn’t fix everything and often had to turn to specialists to repair or replace what was broken.   Things just…

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