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Why do you do what you do? Love, actually.

I’m just recovering from a whirlwind of doctor’s appointments, medical tests and 2 surgeries. I have a touch of Breast Cancer. And, when I say touch, I mean it. Just a pea-size, Stage 1A cancer. I found out on Monday that the lymph nodes are not affected, so I am clear after the surgery + […]

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You failed the first interview!

What happened? A great writer from www.glassdoor.com explores the 8 reasons you might have failed the first interview. I couldn’t have said it better myself. I encourage you to take 2 minutes to read this article. If you have a job interview coming up—even a phone screen—please know that I am here to help you create […]

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Do you live in a place you belong?

“Living in the place you belong, with the people you love, doing the right work, on purpose.” This is how Richard Leider and David Shapiro define “the good life” in their book Repacking Your Bags. This statement motivated my move to Austin 20 years ago. I knew there was a place that would work better […]

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12 Habits that can up-level your career

If establishing new habits is exciting to you, here are some Career-Building Habits to consider: Make 5 calls each week, just to reconnect with people. You will be building friendships, where others have networks. When you need help, you have a willing support system. Find a way to complement your boss, your team, or another department that […]

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How HABITS can build career success

Job Seeking can seem like one, big, chaotic ball of effort – Disjointed phone calls, “almost right” job leads, deadly networking events, and happenstance conversations that go nowhere. Any BIG change begins with SMALL actions, performed on a regular basis. It begins with simple HABITS that, over time, will yield big results. Michael Hyatt recently published a […]

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Want a promotion? Ask for it.

If you’re paying attention at work, you know there is work that needs to be done that no one has time to do. Perhaps it’s a special project that would streamline your most important process. Maybe it’s a new way of orienting new employees, or training new customers. It’s often your boss’s biggest headache. No […]

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Do you trust your Career GPS?

Imagine you are driving from Austin, Texas to Santa Fe, New Mexico. You start out at night, and you have your GPS set. You don’t know the entire route. In fact, you can see just 300 feet ahead of you because of your car headlamps. Yet, you are willing to keep driving forward, not really […]

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Lunch Ladies in Texas?

A job loss—even if voluntary – will often throw even the most clear-headed adult into a tizzy. Suddenly, the ego is confused about who it is. That happened to a client I’ll call Lunch Lady. Lunch Lady built a marketing program for a huge school system’s nutrition program in another state. She did it from […]