As career coaches, my team and I see a lot of people who are wanting that next, great opportunity to land NOW (if not yesterday). They’re in an in-between place and dealing with a lot of unknowns. It’s uncomfortable! We’re all in an in-between place and dealing with a lot of unknowns with COVID-19. So, […]
Are You All IN?
The question might seem commonplace or trite. “Of course, I’m in. I’m here, aren’t I?” But, we ask if you’re all in because commitment is key to finally landing in that better career, that better life. Because if you aren’t committed to finding your right career, you might continue this cycle… 11:00pm Another day, another […]
12 Ways to Quit Your Job (Including a Few to Avoid!)
We’ve been tackling the topic of quitting! Here are 12 ways to quit your job (and a few to avoid!), a piece of mine that was originally featured on Brazen Life. You know you’ve thought about it. The idea of leaving your job may be on the tip of your tongue or in the far-out […]
Have You Ever Felt Pure Freedom?
Every day for almost two years I’d driven a typical DC area commute from Arlington, VA to Rockville, MD. (For those of you not from the area that means a 30 minute commute usually took 60 to 90 minutes. Traffic!) The prettiest stretch of the drive was on the George Washington Memorial Parkway, which is […]
The One Question to Ask Yourself When Plagued with Self Doubt
Brian’s Situation: I’m interested in how I can find out how to develop myself as a young professional and make the most of my early career, so I can plan my career trajectory and meet my aspirations. Brian’s Question: How do I know I’ve made the “right” decision when it comes to planning for my career’s […]
Ever needed a shot of confidence? Maybe you just got thrown a tough assignment at work or you’ve been wringing your hands with nervousness about asking someone out. The best way to get confidence is to work through the challenge, which may mean sticking through a couple failed attempts until you get to a success. […]
Through A Dog’s Eyes
Here’s a quick mental trick you can use the next time you’re caught up in stressful thoughts. (Signs that you’re caught up in stressful thoughts include: a lack of awareness of the physical world around you and feelings of anxiety, apprehension, or stress) Describe what is going on around you with extremely simple language. I’ve […]
Does Happiness Mean Blue Skies All the Time?
Our culture is a bit happiness obsessed. Much like beautiful women are stood next to sports cars to increase the car’s appeal the idea of happiness seems to be thrown into every imaginable product from shoes to containers to Coca Cola. (Coke’s slogan from 2011 was “Open Happiness”. The next time you go shopping look […]
What Do You Want In This Moment?
In the past few weeks I’ve been noticing myself incorporating this little practice into my day that I call, “What do I want in this moment?” When I ask myself this question I pause what I’m doing and take a few conscious breaths. I usually come up with a relatively simple answer that improves my […]
"It’s Taking Too Long"
“It’s taking too long” is a thought that comes up for most of us at least once a week, if not once a day. After all, we ordered our meal half an hour ago. Where is it? Or we’re on our way somewhere and we get faced with traffic or metro delays. Our feet begin […]