Focus, Expectations, and Intentions

By |2019-01-23T06:40:52-08:00December 7th, 2017|Career|

What an epic failure I am. Everything I set out to do didn’t work out. Somewhere I got off track and totally lost focus. I’m done. I’ve heard these lame excuses so often from my clients, I’ve lost count. And no matter how often I’ve heard them, they still bother me. Because once again, it [...]

Professional Work Attitude: The Four Agreements

By |2019-01-23T06:40:52-08:00November 30th, 2017|Career|

“Knowing your true self will help you work more effectively to reach your goals. It will lead you down the road to success. It will bring you a calmness that will improve your attitude and your relationships with others.” – Author Unknown What a great quote, huh? I agree 100%. When you show up to work [...]

Feed What You Want to Grow, Starve What You Don’t

By |2019-01-23T06:40:52-08:00November 22nd, 2017|Career|

When I grow tired of it cluttering up my mind and heart, I want to choke it and watch it die. So I reach inside myself, wrap my imaginary fingers around it, and start squeezing, squeezing, squeezing until it has completely disintegrated. It feels so good to finally rid myself of...negativity. Had you going there [...]

Getting Along With Your Peers

By |2019-01-23T06:40:52-08:00November 16th, 2017|Career, Relationships|

Having the best job in the world isn’t worth even the highest salary if you aren’t happy. And one of the most common reasons for job satisfaction or low workplace morale is because of the relationships we have with our colleagues, supervisors, other departmental employees, etc. In fact, many people say the reason they leave a job is due to [...]

Social Media: Career Booster or Buster?

By |2019-01-23T06:40:52-08:00November 9th, 2017|Career|

Angelina had everything she’d ever wanted. She worked hard as a dedicated prosecuting attorney, and was up for a promotion to partner in her law firm. She had high-profile cases and a 95% conviction rate. She had just purchased a new condo in a high-rise apartment building in Manhattan, and was a rising star with [...]

Making Yourself Unfireable – The Top 20 List

By |2019-01-23T06:40:52-08:00November 2nd, 2017|Career|

There is no such thing as “job security” anymore. Gone are the days where an employee can enter a new job at an organization and expect to spend the next 30 years at that company, stopping only when he or she hits the retirement age. Job changes are common, as are layoffs, budget cuts, organizational [...]

Your Personal Biography and Profile: Is It Serving or Harming You?

By |2019-01-23T06:40:53-08:00October 26th, 2017|Career|

Let’s face it. We all love to talk about ourselves when given the opportunity. And when we do, sometimes we may find ourselves overstating our achievements, talents, skills, etc., or perhaps “pumping up” our stories with fancy adjectives and action verbs that make them seem much better than reality. Then before we know it, these [...]

Getting Engaged – Are You Being the Best You Can Be in Your Current Role?

By |2019-01-23T06:40:53-08:00October 19th, 2017|Career|

Responsibility and accountability: these are the top two things every employee should embrace to be successful in their roles. But there is also one more (possibly bigger) thing every employee needs to bring with them to work every day: Engagement. No, not that kind of engagement—no shiny rings required here! The kind of engagement we’re [...]

Professional Development: Is It Worth It?

By |2019-01-23T06:40:53-08:00October 11th, 2017|Career|

A lot of people assume that learning ends when their job or career begins. They’ve taken the necessary courses, attended the training, earned the licenses or certificates, etc., and have proved they’re fully prepared to enter the workforce, so they think, Why spend additional time and money on learning something new that has nothing to [...]

Returning to Work after an Extended Leave

By |2019-01-23T06:40:53-08:00October 5th, 2017|Career|

Life sure can get in the way your plans, right? Sometimes your plans get put off for the short-term—a few hours, a couple of days, maybe a week. But these are just little bumps in the road and don’t really affect your work history and story. Instead what we're talking about are those big moments [...]