Your strengths are where it’s easy. What are you waiting for?
I’m not the quickest when it comes to math beyond calculating the tip on a restaurant bill. I have zero talent when it comes to DIY home improvement projects. I’m on the lazy side when it comes to physical labor of pretty much any kind. And I’m definitely not the one you want in charge […]
Repeat after me: It’s OK to ask for help
Today is National Ask for Help Day. No, it’s not on your calendar and there’s no greeting card for it since I just made it up. But I think it’s going to catch on. Because I’ve decided we all need to get better at asking for help. Myself included. Every week I encounter someone who balks […]
I have to have all the answers
When’s the last time you said, “I don’t know”? Has it been awhile? Do your think admitting you don’t know signals weakness? Do you fear saying I don’t know makes you look less competent or even stupid? Going through life with the mindset you should have all the answers is asking for trouble. You’re one question […]
Top 10 ways NOT to achieve your goals
1. Keep your goal a secret. Whatever you do, don’t tell anyone about your goal. That way no one can rally around you with support, resources, and accountability. Keeping your goal a secret also ensures part of you is hidden away. What’s so great about showing up in the world in an authentic way? 2. […]
Here are 4 steps for intentional living
I’m in the life design business. While I’m not an expert on anyone’s life but my own, I AM an expert at facilitating individuals through the process of intentional life design. Why intentional living? Because it’s a game changer. It’s a line in the sand between half living and a life fully lived. It’s the […]
But don’t you want to look at my resume?
What’s the single most important factor in making a successful career transition? It’s not polishing your resume or letting everyone know you’re looking to make a career change. It’s not upgrading your skills, reading a book about interviewing, or even networking. No, a successful career transition starts in advance of those activities. It begins by […]
Are you being heroic?
A number of my clients have recently struggled with asking for help. The unnecessary hero One is changing careers and has trouble leveraging her current network to facilitate the transition. The issue is not whether she has a strong network or whether they would be willing to offer assistance. No, the issue is her near-refusal […]
Do you find yourself saying “I’m just not creative”?
I cringed when I viewed this brilliant video by Youngme Moon, which is an irreverent, but spot-on anti-creativity checklist. I encourage you to take a look and see if you’re guilty of any of the sad, but hilarious traits and mindsets Professor Moon describes. Anti-creativity checklist: 14 things to remember to do Pigeonhole yourself My personal favorite […]