Here’s My Dream for Your Career

Did you know that Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech was originally titled “Normalcy, Never Again.”? In fact, the first drafts of his speech never included the phrase “I have a dream”? Turns out the entire “I have a dream” part of the speech was improvised. That’s right…improvised in front of 200,000 people…

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See What Experiencing Freedom is Like (Video)

Want to see what experiencing freedom is really like? Then don’t miss this video below. When I watched this I didn’t find it scary or intimidating like with so many other extreme videos. I sat in awe and felt inspired. It might be because even though you’re looking out of the door of a airplane…

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The Ticking Time Bomb of Grinding Your Teeth at Work (and 5 Ways to Get Relief)

  What do you do when just walking into your office causes you to clinch your teeth? That’s what I heard from a client recently, and I knew exactly what she meant because I’d had the same problem. When I used to live in NYC, I had a very stressful job that led me to…

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Hating Your Job Costs You Money…here’s what to do next

Do you hate your job, but find that you’re trapped because your entire standard of living is based upon your salary? This is exactly the dilemma my client faced. He loves the dinners out, weekend adventures, exciting vacations, the car, and the house. But he hates his job. His work day is a nightmare, and…

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How Stress Makes Your Brain Shrink [Infographic]

I learned early in my career how powerful information can be. I’ve seen it used to demonstrate incredible results, prove important points, and be the lynchpin to obtaining critical funding for projects. But sadly it seems that at work, information is often used in a boring, overwhelming, and uninspiring way. Often the message gets lost…

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The Overachiever’s Guide to Office Meditation and Serenity

I used to think that meditation was weird and total silliness. There was no way I would get into that kind of thing especially at the office. My co-workers would see me meditating, and I was sure that the employee hotline to HR would be heating up with reports of me going crazy. I was…

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97 Job Tweaks to Try before You Quit

I recently had my most widely read article ever, “Read this First If You Ever Fantasize about Quitting”. The article focused on how to cope with job burnout when quitting just isn’t an option. I was so excited that I immediately started brainstorming quick tips that I’ve found helpful (for both myself and my clients)…

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Don’t Read this if You have a Weak Stomach (Your Job Burnout is a Rite of Passage)

I was having a peaceful breakfast with my 16-month old daughter in a chic downtown Chicago restaurant. Without warning my daughter’s face turned from all smiles to one of fear. Then my rite of passage into parenthood began. She projectile vomited all over the restaurant table and floor. I was stunned, horrified, and disoriented. I…

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This Song Inspires Your Career

Supply and Demand

Once you start becoming aware of your own job burnout, you begin to discover inspiration in unexpected places. I turned on the radio yesterday in my car and heard a song I’d heard before, but I heard it much differently. I found myself getting swept up in the lyrics and really savoring the moment. Then…

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News Alert: Survey Shows that Blaming Your Boss Doesn’t Work

News Alert… You know all that pressure you’re feeling to work through lunch at your desk, stay late at the office, and work while you’re on vacation? The statistics show it’s self-imposed pressure! I found these startling statistics on self-imposed pressure posted by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM): More than half (52 percent)…

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