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The Problem with Promotions

The first step in thriving at work is to find or create work that’s a great fit. But oddly that thriving can lead to new challenges we may not handle well because success often is rewarded with a promotion. And here’s the rub, almost all promotions include managing people. Unfortunately, earlier successes don’t guarantee we’ll […]

The Power of Being Vulnerable

I’ve been recommending Brene Brown’s wonderful book, Daring Greatly, to many people. She suggests that living “whole-heartedly” requires being vulnerable. People in her research groups defined vulnerability as “uncertainty, risk and emotional exposure.” Pursuing work/life dreams always involves all three. Whether you’re searching for work you will love, asking for a promotion, or starting a […]

Freeing Up Energy

A week ago I finally completed three tasks that had lived on a to-do list in my brain for weeks. I thought about them often, even suffered occasionally, but I continued to procrastinate and allow myself to get distracted. Last week I finally tackled one of the tasks and felt so good I decided to […]

Your Next Chapter

“You’re so good at re-inspiring yourself,” a friend said after I recently shared with her how excited I was about my work. Since that conversation I’ve thought often about her comment. This is my thirty-fifth year in business and I’ve had to design “next chapters” many times over the years in order to remain inspired. […]

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