Welcome to the first full week of April. You made it through the first quarter of the year. Do you know where you career stands? The beginning of a new quarter is the best time to take a day to stop and get a overall view of where your career stands. Whether you own your own business or have … [Read More...]
I was reading Mike Robbins’ blog the other day. Mike is an author and motivational speaker who has taken time out of his busy life to personally encourage me on occasion. In his post, he shared a quote from his former baseball coach:
“Mike you’re living your life as though you’re … [Read More...]
My question is, I have a friend at work that would actually be a good networking resource. However, I've been hesitant to tell anyone at my firm that I'm looking for a new job. I don't think she would tell anyone, but she's really friendly with everyone, and might. What do you … [Read More...]
“Most people with a big idea, great talent and/or something to say don't get lucky at first. Or second. Or even third. It's so easy to conclude that if you're not lucky, you're not good. So persistence becomes an essential element of good, because without persistence, you never get a chance to get … [Read More...]
“How can I find the time to promote my work and accomplishments when I’m so busy just getting things done?” That’s a common question among my clients.
I get the dilemma. I find that the more clients I have, the less time I have to market my services. If I don’t market, eventually my … [Read More...]
When we first start out in our careers, we welcome busy. We stay late to prove we have what it takes to earn credibility. There’s no issue with “face time.” In fact, we want to be seen.
Then slowly things change. We begin to manage other people, and we have family obligations that … [Read More...]
“My pride won’t let me ask.”
Elizabeth kept repeating that statement every time someone tried to encourage her to ask to be on the building project. She couldn’t bring herself to do it. If they couldn’t see what she had to offer, she wasn’t going to ask them to let her join. From … [Read More...]
While I’m not a movie goer, I always enjoy watching the Oscars with my daughter. When Patricia Arquette championed equal pay and equal rights for women during her acceptance speech, I was cheering right along with Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lopez.
Though I would say, the most deeply moving … [Read More...]
The NY Times article, Madam C.E.O., Get Me a Coffee, by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant, on doing “Office Housework” struck a strong cord with what I see in many of my clients. Office Housework involves volunteering (or being volunteered) for mentoring, training, party planning, organizing … [Read More...]
Opportunity doesn’t come from hard work, going to the right school or having the right resume. Opportunity comes from other people.
You might have the education or skills that make you qualified for a great job or equipped to help a client, but the only way to truly access that opportunity is … [Read More...]