THE COURAGE TO LET GO

There comes a time when the best choice is to let go.  When we care deeply about something, however, this is a very challenging decision.  Usually, letting go comes in the form of two types: 1) we unexpectedly lose what we once had and must accept that it’s gone and beyond our control to change, …

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LOL (LIVE OUT LOUD)

One of my favorite quotes is, “If you’re not willing to look stupid, nothing great is ever going to happen to you.” (Dr. Gregory House). When we are infants, we fall hundreds of times while learning to walk.  As toddlers, we proudly show off our coloring books filled with Crayola scribbles.  And as young children, …

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THROW OUT THE COUCH

There is a short story I once heard that goes something like this:   A woman was redecorating her living room.  She re-painted, installed new bookshelves, and re-arranged the light fixtures.  In the center of the room was an old couch that wasn’t particularly comfortable any longer and looked out of place in the recently …

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Think getting a job is about your skills? Think again.

As a Career Coach, former Recruiter and Talent Director, I’ve hired dozens of people and helped over 500 individuals transition to new careers.  When asking candidates and clients to tell me what they do, I often get a list of job titles, company names, and skills – many of which are impressive, but aren’t the …

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SQUARE PEGS

Remember the plastic, hollow ball-like toy with the different cutout shapes? Maybe you had one as a child.  It came with several yellow blocks in a variety of shapes – cones, cubes, plus signs, stars – that you put through the correct cutout shape to get inside of the plastic ball.  Once finished, you pulled …

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