Inspiration Friday: Orison Swett Marden

Most of our obstacles would melt away if, instead of cowering before them, we should make up our minds to walk boldly through them. —Orison Swett Marden What is stopping you from pressing forward with your job search, career move, or life dream? How would you be if you set aside your fear -- … [Read more...]

Inspiration Friday: Winnie-the-Pooh

You can't stay in your corner of the forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes. — Winnie-the-Pooh (A. A. Milne) You need to hustle, put yourself out there, make the first move.  Success with your goals requires you to go on the offensive.  Just because you do … [Read more...]

Inspiration Friday: Winston Churchill

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts. ― Winston Churchill In other words, we must keep going.  When you have a win, big or small, celebrate and build from there.  When you hit an obstacle, know you are bigger than your problems, look for a solution … [Read more...]

Inspiration Friday: Viktor Frankl

When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves – Viktor Frankl Sometimes bad luck happens to good people -- a company buyout leads to unexpected job loss, an illness leads to unwelcome time off.  We all know inspirational people who have been able to … [Read more...]

Inspiration Friday: Chinese Proverb

Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are. ― Chinese Proverb Are you being who you are?  Or are you trying to be "better" than some imaginary and impossible standard you've set in your head? There is definitely a place for self-improvement, and I am a big believer in … [Read more...]

Inspiration Friday: Mary Kay Ash

Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn't know it so it goes on flying anyway — Mary Kay Ash; Entrepreneur Many of us were once like the bumblebee.  We didn't know any better so we just tried new things, and oftentimes, we succeeded.  Somewhere along the … [Read more...]

Inspiration Friday: Joey Talbert

For every day that there is sunshine, there will be days of rain, it's how we dance within them both that shows our love and pain. - Joey Tolbert Resilience is the ability to dance between the days of sunshine and rain.  How can we develop more resilience?  Being mindful is a start -- if … [Read more...]

Inspiration Friday: Chinese fortune cookie

Every important call is a close one – Chinese fortune cookie I got this fortune years ago and kept it because it was so unusual (and smart).  If you think back to key turning points in your life or critical decisions, I bet that very rarely if ever are you able to remember only one choice … [Read more...]

Inspiration Friday: Sir Rabindranath “Tagore” Thakur

I have spent my days stringing and unstringing my instrument while the song I came to sing remains unsung - Sir Rabindranath "Tagore" Thakur Are you spending all of your time preparing and not actually doing?  A frequent mistake of jobseekers is spending too much time thinking about the perfect … [Read more...]

Inspiration Friday: Oliver Wendell Holmes

To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it – but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor. -- Oliver Wendell Holmes  When we take action, whatever it is, sometimes good things happen and sometimes bad things happen, but if we don't, nothing … [Read more...]