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What are your THOUGHTS for New Year’s?

Just around this time of year, things slow down a bit. Everything seems to take on a different rhythm. Stuff still gets done yet there is this sense that “in a few weeks, it’s a new beginning. Urgency can wait.” It’s no wonder that in these moments we can finally focus on goals for the […]

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There’s Something You Should Learn

I recently took my kids to see the house where I grew up. Perhaps my nostalgia was triggered by my oldest child’s impending college entrance. Whatever the reason, I wanted to show them the “hood” I roamed around unsupervised when kids could still do that sort of thing, where I learned to swim, and the […]

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Be Disruptive

At the risk of dating myself, I admit that when I went to business school the “in the know” vocabulary included fancy words like “synergistic” and “benchmarking“. Today, when I want to seem hip, besides rattling off acronyms like OMG and LOL just loud enough to embarrass my kids, I’ll comment on how “disruptive” an innovation seems. Indeed, if you […]

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The Approval Addiction

Everyone likes to be praised now and again. According to William James, an American psychologist and philosopher: “The deepest principle of human nature is a craving to be appreciated.” It’s no wonder that we have Teacher Appreciation Day, Secretary Appreciation Day, Boss Appreciation Day, in addition to the biggies like Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. […]

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Steve Jobs Was Wrong

Just because Steve Jobs said it doesn’t make it so. “The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.” I beg to differ. As a career coach, “follow your passion” is an overused dictum that I have yet to tell a […]

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Oops! Your Attitude Is Showing

There is nothing good or bad. Only thinking makes it so. –Hamlet I have no balance in my life. I know this job isn’t for me, but I can’t seem to make a change. Things just haven’t turned out the way I thought they would. My boss, my kids, my spouse…no one appreciates what I […]

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