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6 things to know before making a career pivot

If you have thought about making a career move that breaks the mold, this one’s for you. Having spoken with hundreds of people who crave meaningful change in their careers, here’s one thing I’ve learned: many are confused, and most are terrified. What follows are six things to know before making a career pivot. I …

My #1 resumé tip (it’s not what you think)

Alert: your resumé is still the essential currency of your job search. Last week I presented a series on confidence in the tellent FB group (if you’re a woman figuring out how to pursue your career and life ambitions, you have to check out this amazing community). When it came to having “guts” I suggested …

Playing for prizes

I didn’t grow up playing video games, but I saw enough Nintendo at friends’ houses to glean this: you ran / hopped / glided through different obstacle-filled environments, intentionally running into things, in order to score points. …right? Can’t you just hear the digital music in the background? #80sbaby Lesson #1 from the parenting journey …

Get a legacy

Here’s a nice thought: we’re all going to die. And when that happens, I think we can agree that the majority of things you did and thoughts you thought will be rendered irrelevant. Irrelevant, guys. And even though running around with your mortality top of mind when there’s laundry to do seems ridiculous, it’s important …

Your work is changing you

I learned to drive in the suburbs. We had the luxury of big wide roads, light traffic, and enormous parking lots where if you wanted a spacious drive-through spot in the back corner, you could have it. Then I didn’t drive for a decade. School in a different city, no money, no car, no need. …

How to evaluate your energetic contracts

After reading your employment contract, you know your start date, how much you’ll get paid and what’s going to happen when you leave. The contents have barely evolved since the first one ever was scrawled on a stone tablet. When I ask you to consider your holistic relationship with an employer today (and I often …

What will you do with 2000 hours per year?

I want to tell you a story. When I first graduated from my undergrad business degree and joined a boutique consulting firm, my time was my offering. Since I was green, I believed my only value was my willingness to work, literally, whenever. Like on weekends, Friday nights and holidays. I remember taking down instructions …

Your most important investment

I’m just going to say it: investing in your development is the most important money and time you will ever spend. But for most of us, our development is the last thing we’re investing in. When I say investing in yourself… I mean: Going on a retreat, or getting a therapist, or learning skills you …

5 prompts to GO FOR IT

Lately I’ve been meeting closet dreamers. This is not a Marie Kondo reference (although, YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST). Closet dreamers are people with dreams for their careers and lives that they haven’t quite admitted to themselves, let alone the world. They have visions of what could be, but no plan to pursue their authentic …

How to know it’s over

In my work, I see a lot of people needing and wanting to cut ties with a job, in order to start something new and move forward. But often, they stall out on the decision. Because ending things can be so hard. Especially when you’ve invested a lot, or when you expected a different outcome, …