A great place to start when you’re thinking about your career direction is to consider the environments and activities that you naturally gravitate towards. However, there’s one particular way this question of ‘what do I like?’ can be applied that actually isn’t helpful. I call this the hobby hoax. The hobby hoax occurs when you […]
I frequently get emails from people asking me how to make an upcoming career decision. The people who are the most perplexed and stuck are often the ones who have two or more good options in front of them, and they get bogged down in trying to make their choice. They may be weighing the […]
On October 28th I will be offering a free teleseminar of my most popular presentation: “Creating A Winning Career Plan”. Click here for registration. I’ll be covering the most important considerations to take into account when creating a plan for your career, as well as the biggest stumbling blocks people face as they try to […]
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Alright gang, it’s time for some tough love. In a handful of recent conversations, people I totally adore have provided me with a bogus excuse for not taking action. They’re on the cusp of trying something new. Some are thinking about starting a business. Others are considering career changes. Overall they’re excited about these new […]
I find that there are two main influencing voices in the realm of career decisions. One voice is the “Practical Parent”. This voice will advise you to avoid risks. Choose a stable and predictable industry. Bring home the bacon consistently. And, of course, more bacon is clearly superior to less bacon.
I had a blast presenting my “Creating a Winning Career Plan” talk to alumni from University of Chicago, University of Pennsylvania, Cornell University, and guests last night! The room was packed with a great crowd. We had a good discussion about career planning, and there was plenty of time for people to connect with one […]
It took me way longer than I’d like to admit to find a routine of connecting with friends, sleeping, eating, and exercising that worked with my lifestyle. I went through a lot of days trying to stay awake, often turning to something sugary to help me keep my eyes open. Then when I got home […]
Have you ever wanted to feel more confident? I have. The first time I spoke in front of my Toastmasters club (an organization that helps people practice public speaking) I was so nervous that my voice trembled and my hands shook. I so wanted to do a good job. Yet I was a novice speaker […]
Today’s post was featured on Mind Body Green, which is a health and wellness site. How many superfoods did you eat today? How much time did you spend meditating? What about just being present? Be honest: did you really get at least eight hours of sleep last night?