How I Educated Myself OUT of the Job Market

I’ve always been a believer that knowledge is power and that it provides opportunities that might otherwise be overlooked.  Never in my wildest dreams did I believe that his knowledge and experience would be a disadvantage in the job market. Let me explain:  I’m one of those professionals who has led a dual-career track.  I’m … Continue reading How I Educated Myself OUT of the Job Market

A Fresh Start After a Perceived “Failure”

Let's face it:  we've all failed -- and often quite spectacularly. How we define "failure" is closely related to our unmet expectations:  when our projected outcomes do not align with our current reality...when we judge and compare ourselves to others...when our negative self-talk plays in a demoralizing perpetual loop. We all fall down -- but … Continue reading A Fresh Start After a Perceived “Failure”

Nothing can stop you from letting go…and starting over

Letting go is hard.  We hold on to so many things that no longer serve us.  We stay in jobs that demoralize us.  We stay in relationships in which we no longer have anything in common.  We stay stuck on a strategy that isn't producing the results that we desire. Yet we continue to hang … Continue reading Nothing can stop you from letting go…and starting over

Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end

Beginnings and endings:  are they really that different?  Or are they different ways of viewing the same event? To begin anew means giving up what we did in the past in order to begin unfettered in creating a new future.  A fresh beginning that allows us to to move freely forward requires accepting that the … Continue reading Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end

Knowing Is Not Enough

On some level, we all know what we need to do in order to succeed.  We've taken the courses, attended the lectures, listened to the podcasts...but somehow we tend to stay "stuck." Creating the necessary changes in our lives requires the decision to make those changes.  That means pushing down our fears and deciding that we will … Continue reading Knowing Is Not Enough

Wasting Time on the Urgent…But Forgetting the Important [VIDEO]

"Busy-ness" occurs when we react to looming deadlines and crises around us.  The problem is that we often "forget" to take action on the things that are most important to us.  When we procrastinate, important tasks become urgent -- leading to unmet goals and burnout. This 12-minute video explores how procrastination takes us away from … Continue reading Wasting Time on the Urgent…But Forgetting the Important [VIDEO]

Why We Keep Asking Questions

Are we too focused on finding all the answers? As a researcher, I know that this is a controversial thought to express -- but (as every researcher knows) for every question that is answered, several more appear. Isn't this also true in our own lives?  We think we know all the answers...but then life throws … Continue reading Why We Keep Asking Questions

Acceptance Can Overcome Consequences

Acceptance is the first step to letting go of the past...and moving forward into the future. Many of us are resilient enough to accept our contributions to a negative outcome -- in fact, we may berate ourselves for our missteps. Such "guilt trips" only keep us rooted in the past and prevent us from harnessing … Continue reading Acceptance Can Overcome Consequences

We Are The Stuff on Which Our Minds Are Set

Throughout the ages, sages have advised us to monitor our thoughts -- because they determine what we do and how we respond, which in turn determines the life that we experience. So, what are YOU thinking about today? Dr. Geri Puleo, SPHR, is the President and CEO of Change Management Solutions, Inc., an eLearning and … Continue reading We Are The Stuff on Which Our Minds Are Set

Developing Charisma: Why It’s a Skill That Can Be Learned

What IS charisma?  Is it an innate personality trait – or is it a skill that can be learned?  Does charisma require you to be an extrovert – or can “shy” people be charismatic, too?  Finally, is it really important in business today? Although charisma can be difficult to define, this definition takes charisma out … Continue reading Developing Charisma: Why It’s a Skill That Can Be Learned