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Don’t fall into the comparison trap

My first lesson in professional speaking—The National Speakers Association convention in 1995–was mind-blowing.Everywhere I looked, there were beautiful, well-groomed, better-dressed men and women. And, each one was well-spoken. Given the opportunity, they would instantly deliver a perfect elevator pitch about their expertise and typical audience. I went to my hotel room feeling deflated. Later, I […]

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Go for the dream? Or just get a job?

My clients almost always ask this question: Should I go for the dream job or just try to get a job like my old one? The answer is: Do both. Simultaneously. Your “old” job was a job you did well. Perhaps you didn’t like the boss, the clients, company policies or your coworkers. Maybe the […]

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Love the one you’re with

Too many people flee perfectly good jobs, because they don’t get along with the boss. It’s like leaving a bad marriage, and then realizing your next relationship is no better, because YOU are the constant. As the song says, “Love the one you’re with.”  You are at least 50% responsible for your relationship with the […]

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Too old to make a career change?

Workers of all ages deserve to find career passion. Sometimes this is best achieved by leaving your job function, industry, or both. Sometimes it’s achieved by creating a new job, or your own business. In an excellent article at the www.flexjobs.com site, Beth Hering gives 5 tips for the middle-aged career changer. She quotes me […]