I deeply understood that being nice would keep my clients STUCK. Being “nice” was the least KIND thing I could do for someone who wasn’t taking responsibility for THEIR results. I could only take responsibility for mine. Believe me, I had the same desire to be liked an...

Have you ever thought of yourself as being “indecisive” or “bad” at making decisions? I have. (not a helpful thing to think, by the way). I’ve put off making decisions for fear of making the “wrong” one, I’ve put off making decisions thinking I needed more infor...

People often tell me they wish they had more confidence. They'll say it the same way they might say "I wish I was taller". Confidence doesn't come standard with every brain. On the contrary, our brains come with fear, worry, and doubt. Of course...

I've been reading a number of studies lately that point out how important our social connections are. Bear with me for a second (I know, my eyes tend to glaze over when people reference studies too, but humour me), in one study, a team of researchers looked at h...

The word “recession” has been used a lot in recent days. What I’ve been recognizing is the impact this word has on me. I suppose it’s similar to how I feel about the word “pandemic” since we’ve now become so well acquainted. Yesterday I heard a “job search expert” b...

On Sunday evenings I send out this letter as a way to serve folks who have requested some career help from my website. Not everyone wants or is able to hire a coach to help them find a job, change their career, or try to make their current work situation better. Of c...

Are you in the habit of anticipating obstacles ahead of time? When making a plan to accomplish something, the simple question "what do I anticipate could get in the way of X" can be super helpful. ⁠

You have to have effective tools to manage the discomfort of change. This will be required to create something real, lasting, and meaningful. Yes, you'll need to have a belief that you can have what you want but most of the time you won't really believe. You wo...

A client recently told me that she'd been following me on Instagram and reading my Career Articles for over a year before reaching out to me to talk about her career challenges. She'd completed the Work Fit Checklist on my website, read my emails and finally s...

I think about discomfort a lot. Mostly the desire to avoid it. Oh boy, how hard I’ve tried to avoid it. I think about how it has driven my decisions and how it kept my life small in so many ways. We put a lot of time, energy, and money into make our lives comfortab...

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