Five Ways To Manage Fear When You Stretch Outside Your Comfort Zone

I thought about writing about growth, since it’s spring, and growth is something that happens when you stretch outside your comfort zone. (I did write about growth for the 4/16 issue of the newsletter in case you missed that one!) But the flip side of the positive growth that comes when you stretch … [Read more...]

If I Could Wish One Success Trait For My Clients, It Would Be This

For most of January, I featured blogs on motivation and productivity because it was new year’s resolution time so the “how to reach success in your goals” theme seemed apropos. I actually returned to that theme in February for two additional posts, after discovering a startling statistic: over 40% … [Read more...]

Three Counterintuitive Ways To Get Back On Track With Your Goals

If you are like the over 40% of goal-setters who have abandoned their new year’s resolutions by January of the same year, then you need strategies to get back on track with your goals. In my latest Forbes post, I shared four strategies (and new book recommendations) to help you maintain those new … [Read more...]

Procrastinating On Career Actions You Should Take? Five Strategies For Getting Stuff Done

In my latest Forbes post, I wrote about six career actions you should take but probably don’t. Returning recruiter phone calls was one such action, and the post was actually inspired by a senior executive at a recent workshop who didn’t want to return recruiter calls. On the flip side, I had another … [Read more...]

10-Day Blog Challenge Day 8: Choosing Your Own Adventure

This blog post is in response to Natalie’s 10 Day Freedom Plan Blog Challenge Day 8 which is about adventure – specifically, picking something you’ve wanted to do for a long time and just doing it. I love this reminder to incorporate things you’ve always wanted to do in the mix of your other … [Read more...]

10-Day Blog Challenge Day 7: Beating Procrastination and Overwhelm

This blog post is in response to Natalie’s 10 Day Freedom Plan Blog Challenge Day 7 which is about beating procrastination and overwhelm by taking action. Career goals – job search, advancement, career change – are enormous and amorphous, so particularly powerful lead-ins to procrastination … [Read more...]

10-Day Blog Challenge Day 3: Visualizing Your Perfect Day

This blog post is in response to Natalie’s 10 Day Freedom Plan Blog Challenge Day 3 which is about Visualizing Your Perfect Day. I was excited to get this particular challenge because it’s a popular coaching exercise, and yet I haven’t done it in a while. On the plus side, I haven’t felt a … [Read more...]

10-Day Blog Challenge Day 2: Finding Your Why

This blog post is in response to Natalie’s 10 Day Freedom Plan Blog Challenge Day 2 which is about Finding Your Why – i.e., why do you want more freedom? My world is all about careers – I coach on career issues, I teach professional development, I write career advice, I recruit (which is … [Read more...]

Do You Have Faith?

When you have come to the edge Of all the light you know, And are about to step off Into the darkness of the unknown, Faith is knowing One of two things will happen: There will be something solid to stand on, Or you will be taught how to fly. Anonymous poet  Do you believe … [Read more...]

Rebecca Matthias on Business Success

Think big.  Focus.  Never give up.  That’s your mantra.  Everything else will fall into place. – Rebecca Matthias Rebecca Matthias is CEO of Mothers Work (retail outlets include Mimi Maternity, Pea in the Pod, and Motherhood). This quote is from her book, Mothers Work, one of my favorite business … [Read more...]