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Reinvesting in the basics

Something has always stuck with me from a class I took in undergrad on managing your career. The professor, a man on the brink of retirement who related most things back to golf metaphors, said this: Mastering the basics is not optional. You can have the best ideas in the room, but if you can’t …

When the paradigm explodes

Many people are having a moment of reckoning right now. In the uncomfortably bright light of pandemic life, we see more clearly – what has and has not been working at work. About a year ago I wrote a series called “what is work” and the third installment was about how your work is changing …

How to start fresh in your current job

When you start fresh you get to re-define yourself. But actually moving to a new role and a new company, takes work, timing and risk. Here are 15 things you can do right now to create a fresh start where you are. Prioritize Good Energy (choose your people), Learn with Intention, and play the long game.

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. …