I’ve been meaning to read Daniel Pink’s book, The Adventures of Johnny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You’ll Ever Need, for some time. I’m happy to say I finally got to it last week and found the ideas relevant enough to share with you. (The book is actually a manga style comic that will take […]
People, I read a ton of career books. I even re-read the good ones. (The picture with this article is my current pull from my local library.) And in all this reading one piece of information is constant. The job search strategy that is likely to yield the best results is networking.
“What’s the most essential element of a beach restaurant?” my marketing professor asked his packed class. He didn’t wait for our reply. “It’s the quality of the sign that customers see on the highway driving into town!” he thundered. “If your sign is of poor quality people won’t go to your restaurant.”
Jiro Ono has worked for 75 years a sushi chef. He runs Sukiyabashi Jiro, a restaurant in Tokyo that seats only 10 people, serves only sushi, and charges $300 for a meal. His restaurant was the first sushi restaurant to be awarded the prestigious honor of a 3 star Michelin review. His life and career […]
Review of Twentysomething: Why Do Young Adults Seem Stuck?, By: Robin Marantz Henig and Samantha Henig Are today’s twentysomethings experiencing their early adulthood in a new and unprecedented fashion? Or are they merely following in the unsteady footsteps of prior generations’ youth?
When I began my coaching business three years ago I was under the impression that as soon as I completed my website I would be set. People would find me. I would coach them. Life would be good. Maybe this type of instant success works for some people. It didn’t work for me.
My work is to support others in figuring out a career path that they love, which I happen to love doing. Some days I have my doubts though. I wonder if the world is really so beautifully choreographed that the exact level of demand for any one profession meets the supply of talent and interest […]
I don’t generally write about love and relationships, but in honor of Valentine’s Day I thought I’d share an article on love by one of my mentors, Martha Beck. She explains 5 contrarian ideas about love that will get you thinking. They are: 1) I can live without you, no problem. 2) My love for you […]
“I don’t know.” It seems like a simple enough statement- a declaration of our knowledge or lack thereof. Such as “I don’t know how many penguins live in Antarctica.” No harm or foul with this usage. But how about these examples from my life?
Diana*, a recent graduate of a Women’s Studies Master’s Program, was on the hunt for a job. While job hunting is rarely a picnic, Diana was feeling particularly overwhelmed by the process. “I feel like I’m going in 10 different directions with my job search. I’m not able to find a focus,” she wrote to […]