Appreciate the Small Things

Appreciate the small things. Appreciate the beauty that surrounds you. Appreciate the people in your life. Never take for granted what brings you joy. After 17 months, I’m visiting family who live on the beautiful coast of Maine. My heart has been filled since spending time with my sister and brother-in-law, and their sweet beautiful …

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Follow Up – Even When Ghosted

Have you been ghosted?  And if so, did you still try to follow up?  While it may feel uncomfortable to follow up even though you’ve been ghosted, it never hurts to see something through to the very end.  Then you can say you tried your very best. Has your client suddenly fallen off the planet?  …

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Your Inner Critic

Your inner critic is a powerful force. It’s the voice of self-doubt. If you don’t tell it to get lost your inner critic will try to undermine you. Crush your spirit. Make you question yourself. Diminish your self-esteem. More than likely you inner critic has been keeping you company for a long time. It needs …

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Self-Doubt

Self-doubt is not incurable. Nor is self-doubt a life threatening disease. Or a terminal medical condition. But it’s very real for the person who suffers from it. And lives with it day in and day out. Self-doubt can be emotionally crippling and steal your life from under you. I often wonder why some of us …

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Losing a Job Is Emotionally Painful

Losing a job is emotionally painful and it can be a lonely experience. It feels isolating and creates so much uncertainty. I know the devastating impact of losing a job and the emotional and financial toll it takes. I understand what it feels like – because I’ve experienced it. And it wasn’t easy. The hardest …

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Make Your Career Goals Work For You

If you’re like me (and millions of others), ringing in a new year brings mixed emotions.  I’ve always felt a sense of sadness and could never put my finger on why I felt that way.  Nonetheless, the feeling of melancholy taps me on the shoulder every January 1st  and hangs with me for the entire …

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Company Culture – A Comfortable Fit

Looking for a job is a job in itself. And company culture should not be overlooked if you’re looking for the best fit. To get successful results, you need to have your ducks in a row. There’s resume revision, networking, research, resume posting, interviewing, follow up, waiting for an offer, negotiating an offer, more waiting, …

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Being Perfect – The Road to Recovery

Many of us feel the need to be perfect, particularly when it comes to our career.  We chase the elusive search for perfection. Enough is never enough trying to achieve the unachievable. Reaching for unattainable standards can be harmful. I know, since my entire life I’ve set myself up for disappointment trying to be perfect. …

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How to Manage Setbacks

Setbacks teach us about resilience and inner strength.  They’re inevitable – and opportunities for growth.  Setbacks toughen us up and build character. How do YOU manage setbacks and what are your inner tapes? If you’re like me, you feel like a stalled car on the side of the road waiting to be towed. Why are …

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The Interview – All the Challenges

It’s important to address interview challenges to improve your interview results.  Being on an interview is like being on a blind date – and too often, a bad one. Many job seekers experience numerous interview challenges which leave them frustrated and with poor interview results. WHAT CHALLENGES DO YOU EXPERIENCE IN AN INTERVIEW? Do you get …

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