Just because you don’t have the title or the official authority of a leader, it doesn’t mean you can’t assume the role.Read More
Realistic employees—those who consider their professional success from the perspective of “my life first”—have learned to look beyond the company’s promise of tomorrow. They know real success comes from active career management and an honest assessment of the “big picture.”Read More
You may think you’ve got your future planned out perfectly, but life may have other plans. With special guest, author Jaye Frances.Read More
When you think about the people you call your friends, how do feel about them? Do you look forward to seeing them, talking with them? Or do most of those relationships lack an emotional connection – a sense of belonging.Read More
Create a Life By Design, Not Default! I’ve got some good news and some bad news about creating your own destiny, and there’s still time for you to make the right choice!Read More
Is your employer in financial trouble? Being able to recognize the common symptoms of companies having financial difficulties can provide an advance warning of future layoffs and work-force consolidation.Read More
In spite of the newly “enlightened” attitudes that supposedly inhabit the upper floors of corporate America, we are still a country of conservative traditionalists. Regardless of how close your relationship is with co-workers and supervisors, there are some things you simply should not reveal during workplace conversations. Some topics are obvious. But others may seem much more benign, even seemingly innocent or neutral, but all of them carry the potential to damage or even destroy your career.Read More
When life delivers the unexpected, you need a Plan B—a contingency plan you can activate when your career or some other aspect of your life begins to fall apart. And while its primary purpose will be to keep your life on track when the unexpected shows up, with a little preparation and planning, your Plan B can help you to create a better, more improved version of your current life – the life you really want to live.Read More
Episode 14 – The Third Option: Choosing a Job That Will Become a Gateway to What You Really Want to Do
The Third Option: Choosing a Job That Will Become a Gateway to What You Really Want to Do. Plus, a Bonus Update: Maintaining Your Presence—and Your Livelihood—During the Pandemic!Read More
One afternoon you’re sitting on the freeway, driving home from work, and then it happens—the trumpets sound, the clouds part, and the answer appears in a shining blaze of insight: I should be working for myself!
Sounds good, right? But before you turn in your resignation and order new business cards, you need to think long and hard about your motives and learn the truth about striking out on your own.
What does it take to get your fledgling business off the ground? Yes, strategy, timing, and financial resources are important, but there is one additional and essential component you must have to ensure your start-up has the best chance of becoming a financial success—or to bring any worthwhile dream into realityRead More
Are the changes we’ve had to make to reduce the spread of the disease temporary? Or will they become a permanent part of our lives? Personally, I’m taking all of this gloom and doom about living in a post corona world, with a lot of skepticism. And I want to offer you three reasons why.Read More
You’ve thought about it – leaving your job for a new career. Maybe the circumstances surrounding your work and career have been changing. Or maybe you’ve acquired a new manager whose ideas conflict with yours. Regardless of the reason, you’re not happy. And you’re sure there’s a better career choice for you. But for some reason, you stay.Read More
No matter how exciting, rewarding, or gratifying your profession is (or once was), there will be times when you wonder if this is the way you want to spend the rest of your working life. Before you start searching for another job, try exploring the options that exist with your current employer.Read More
If you’re sure you’ve got what it takes to be the next Garth Brooks, Taylor Swift, or other media heartthrob, and you’re currently selling insurance in Topeka, Kansas, you’ve got a problem.Read More
With most of us spending a lot more time at home than we normally do, we have the opportunity to do some reflection, to take a look at how far we’ve come in our lives, and where we want to go from here.Read More
Sequestered from our friends, our work colleagues, and in many cases, our own family members, we feel separated, unable to connect, and worse, we feel powerless to change it. We want it to end. But not everyone is doing their part, and it’s those relatively few individuals who are making this situation last far longer than it needs to.Read More
The ability to establish rapport with others is one of the most important skills you can have, especially if you want to rise to the top of your profession.Read More
Follow your passion! Let it lead you to your life’s work. That’s the message. But in most cases, that advice comes without a warning – and it definitely needs one. Learn the truth about so-called “passion” and how to use it to your best advantage.Read More
Before considering going back to school, you may want to re-evaluate the cost by asking yourself what you’ll actually gain over the competition – especially since there are other, more effective and less costly ways to leapfrog your way to the career you really want.Read More
In this episode, we’ll look at the two most frequently compared options: Working as an employee, or being an entrepreneur – and we’ll do it from the perspective of risk versus reward, while comparing the advantages of each.Read More
A significant majority of the workforce is ready for a change. They’re ready to transition away from dead-end jobs and stifling corporate careers and move toward an environment where they can make a difference. Listen as we explore the idea of doing meaningful work on your own terms, finding purpose in your work, and making the most of opportunities to create income, wealth, and financial independence.Read More
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