Letting go of the life we planned…to have the life waiting for us

Planning.  It's considered to be the most important tool in order to create success.  It's also a way to ward off "surprises" that could derail us from achieving our goals.  Without planning for the future, where would we be? Perhaps we'd be a lot more mindful, present,...and happier. I must admit that I am a … Continue reading Letting go of the life we planned…to have the life waiting for us

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

5 Ways to Grow Your Network [VIDEO]

We've all been told to "network" in order to grow our careers -- but how do you FIND people to include in your network?  In this 9-minute video, I share 5 easy ways for you to consistently grow your network -- including the benefits that you will receive from doing so! Remember!  Your "network" is … Continue reading 5 Ways to Grow Your Network [VIDEO]

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

What Networking Is…and Isn’t [VIDEO]

Networking is all about creating connections -- BUT your connections don't create a viable network unless there is a mutual commitment to helping each other achieve their goals. The many misconceptions about networking serve to derail attempts to grow and sustain a network.  In this 12-minute video, I'll dive into common networking mistakes and provide … Continue reading What Networking Is…and Isn’t [VIDEO]

The Top 5 Listening Mistakes (What to Do Instead)

It's a proven fact:  listening is more than just the physical act of hearing.  So why do we sometimes "zone out" during conversations?  Even though we may be able to hear what is being said, it's only through aggressive listening that we can really understand what is being said -- on both denotative (definitions) and connotative (emotional) … Continue reading The Top 5 Listening Mistakes (What to Do Instead)

One thing is sure…we have to do something

One of the biggest regrets is feeling that we "woulda, coulda, shoulda": I woulda taken that promotion...if only I hadn't been afraid. I coulda succeeded at my dream job...if only I had managed my time better. I shoulda changed careers...if only I had known what I wanted. The regret (and guilt) associated with thoughts of … Continue reading One thing is sure…we have to do something

Taking Control of Your Career: The Fundamental Skill of Career Management

I can't believe that we're already in the middle of the year!  Looking back over the past six months, it's time to take stock of where we've been -- and where we're going. While such career self-reflection seems to be a natural part of the December holiday season, it should be a part of our on-going routine.  … Continue reading Taking Control of Your Career: The Fundamental Skill of Career Management