A Sure Way to Kill Your Career Dream (and how to keep it alive)

What do you do when you have no choice at work? In other words you “have” to do something? You might find yourself pouring on the complaining and mixing it with a personal mood of resentment and even anger. When you’ve gone through this enough times, you end up with the nasty career burnout cocktail…

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Your Most Underutilized Career Tool…a White Belt

I was finally finished. My long, intense coaching training was complete. I made my way to the front of the hall to receive my credentials, and my master teacher handed me…a white belt. It had been such an enriching experience to that point but this final curve ball caught me off guard. There was no…

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It’s Official: Going Back to Work after Vacation is Awesome

For years I dreaded going back to work after vacation. I would even get stressed about work while I was still on vacation; having it culminate in a terrible night sleep because I was anxious about the tsunami of work waiting. I’d arrive at the office grouchy just slogging through the entire day and every…

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Powerful Evidence that Working in Corporate Doesn’t Suck

Ok, it seems to be well known that a career path in Corporate can be extremely frustrating and have you running around chasing your tail. You might even feel like you’re a hamster on a wheel. The evidence of corporate career burnout sentiment is so widespread that it seems to show up everywhere like on…

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How to Get Promoted

Congratulations, you’re going to get promoted because you answered emails at 1:30 am, and you stayed at work longer than anyone else. I used to believe this. After all it can be satisfying to be the first person who answers the boss’ urgent email, has 100% on-time attendance, or advises the CEO that we’ve not…

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What Happens When the Coffee Maker Catches Fire

It was Sunday night. And we had a disastrous incident in our house. The coffee pot was left on the stove top. Then the stove top was accidentally turned on and the coffee pot melted. The burning coffee pot spewed smoke everywhere and left a charred residue and stench through the house. Fortunately the house…

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Severe Stage Fright Leads to Career Inspiration

  It seemed nearly impossible for me to overcome the fear. It covered me like a blanket. I was standing in the green room at the back of the theater waiting to go on stage. There had been a knot in my stomach and butterflies the size of vulture swarming uncomfortably in my belly. Not…

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Why You Should Reconsider Your Career Plan

  Your career plan can be a trap If you’re like a like most people I talk to in business you probably already have a career plan or believe you “should” have one by now. Career plans are a huge investment of time and resources. Companies and individuals alike spend an absolute fortune on career…

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