Five Alternatives To A Business Partner For Entrepreneurs Who Don’t Want To Work Solo

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I have a business partner for my career coaching business, and this was instrumental in having the courage to launch and the persistence to keep pressing through the challenging start-up phase. I often hear from solo entrepreneurs that they too wish they had a partner. But you don’t need to have a formal business partner [...]

Stretched Too Thin? 5 Strategies For Coping With Too Much Work

– Posted in: time management, Uncategorized

Having too much work has become the new normal. With the economy still volatile and employment opportunities still tight, the perfect environment exists for overwork. Employers keen on doing more with less keep resources lean and don’t give managers the budget to do otherwise. Employees nervous about dwindling options take on the extra responsibilities and [...]

Networking From Scratch — If My Professional Network Suddenly Disappeared, Here Is How I Would Build It Up Again

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A reader of my recent networking post, Ten People You Need To Have In Your Professional Network, gave me a follow-up challenge: I’ve been to so many lectures or read articles and they all say the same thing. Rely on your network or use your network to accomplish this or that. What they all overlook [...]

Financial Freedom Is The Ultimate Leverage In An Offer Negotiation

– Posted in: career coaching, Salary tip, Uncategorized

When I blogged about how to gain the upper hand in an offer negotiation several of the strategies revolved around strengthening your ability to walk away from the negotiation altogether. Negotiating in good faith means that you sincerely want to work something out, so walking away should be a last resort. However, the ability to [...]

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

– Posted in: life coaching, motivation, Uncategorized

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% of resolutions fall by the wayside [...]

Job Opening: Director, Operations Warrior Wellness Program – David Lynch Foundation, New York, NY

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For this veterans program director job opening, I am actively sourcing and screening candidates, ideally with military background, so if you know of someone who is a good fit, I’d love to hear from you. Please note the dedicated email in the To Apply section, which was set up specifically for this recruiting project: The [...]

What I Learned After Spending Over $100,000 On Personal And Professional Development

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Even coaches need coaches – in the 9 years since starting SixFigureStart, I have invested over $100,000 in personal and professional development.  It is difficult to see the picture when you are inside the frame. – John Doerr The above quote by venture capitalist, John Doerr, captures why. When you’re in the thick of the [...]

How To Compete With More Experienced Job Seekers When You Are Changing Careers

– Posted in: marketing yourself, Uncategorized

I recently hosted a Twitter chat on changing careers for Forbes. The very first question I fielded is something I get asked about a lot – how to compete with more traditional, experienced candidates. The trick to competing is being competitive — i.e., having something the employer wants. – Caroline Ceniza-Levine I’m not being flip [...]