Opportunity doesn’t come from hard work, going to the right school or having a great resume. Opportunity comes from other people.
That’s right. You might have resources or skills that make you qualified for a great job or client but the only way to truly access that opportunity is through someone … [Read More...]
“Diversity is the American superpower.” - Will Smith
What do we want from our work? While money is important, studies show that money is not the ultimate motivator.
People enjoy and are engaged in their work when their work is purposeful and impactful, and they are acknowledged for their … [Read More...]
“I don’t know what to say.”
That is the biggest challenge when it comes to articulating your value and speaking your truth.
One of the reasons its so hard to know what to say is that we listen to the opinions of other people. Whether they are friends or colleague, articles from experts, or the … [Read More...]
How does that new relationship feel? The one your are cultivating for yourself. Aren't sure of what I'm talking about? In last week's article, What do YOU want this Year?, I talked about the importance of being in relationship with yourself. It’s the most important work you can do before setting … [Read More...]
I was comparing myself to other people in yoga class. I think the instructor caught me peeking around and measuring. She called me out, though I probably wasn’t the only one. She said if you are peeking around, tweaking and comparing on the mat, you usually have these habits off the mat.
She said … [Read More...]
Each year I pick a word that I use as a guide for my intention. It’s better than making resolutions that I quickly break. A Word of the Year builds a theme that helps to keep my actions aligned with my goals.
Looking back over my word from last year, I’m also able to take stock of how it … [Read More...]
I was speaking to a former client on the phone and was excited about the new career opportunities on her horizon. When we first started working together, she didn’t believe that she had options. She couldn’t imagine that she had any opportunity outside of a job that was slowly killing her. For … [Read More...]
We are a society of boot strappers, at least most of us have bought into the myth. We believe that we must depend upon only our own resources. In the professional arena, it seems that needing help is an admission of failure. Many of us believe that to ask for help and receive it indicates weakness … [Read More...]
I’ve started working with my clients to plan for 2016. I’m also creating my own plan for my business. I’m deciding the variety and size of my programs, days of work and vacation, and anticipating my revenue. It takes a while to build a clear career strategy, so we are starting while we have eight … [Read More...]
What annoys me about the subject of having “it all” assumes that we want “it all.” As if women need or have the time to spend talking about “it all.” More often I hear my clients wanting to be fulfilled. They want work with a purpose and to be proud of what they have accomplished.
Last week, I … [Read More...]