Do you dread getting up and going to work every day? 1. Begin focusing on what you want instead of how much you want to escape. When you find yourself sharing the latest horror story, stop in mid-sentence and say, “What I want to have is…” 2. Create an image that describes you in your […]
I just revised my Report on the 5 most common (and, some say, the toughest) career decisions most mid-career professionals face. After all, career planning is all about making decisions. The truth is, most of us spend more time deciding which car to buy than investigating career decisions. (I’m the same way, most of the […]
In her book What To Do With the Rest of Your Life, Robin Ryan identifies 10 career killers. Today we’ll look at two and explore a third, all related to self-presentation. Click here to look up the book. Killer #1: Wait to be noticed. Expect that you’ll be recognized if you do good work, so […]
Are you ready to make a serious career move? Does your career put you in a strong position to make changes and grow? Can you deal with a crisis – a layoff or less than great performance review? Get ready with your Career Inventory, the foundation of your career plans.
It’s happened to all of us … that sinking feeling of, “What’s that all about?” Are you really going to be stuck with the bad assignment, sent off to the Middle of Nowhere or even fired? The truth is … Responding to your fear can turn a bad dream into bad news. And most likely […]
So you want to start a business … nothing big, no major investment, lots of flexibility? Here are five ideas: (1) Virtual assistant publicity When I published my book, Making the Big Move, I needed to spread the word. But the logistics were daunting. For example, I wanted […]