Thoughts & inspiration

May 23, 2019

Have you ever felt  guilty for being unhappy despite having a great income, a healthy family, and a good life? This feeling can be quickly followed by feelings of shame and embarrassment, when you think about how others have so much less. How could I want more? This ro...

May 23, 2019

Do you feel like you never have enough time to get your job done & are tired of it bleeding into your nights & weekends?

Apply THESE TWO strategies and watch your stress level drop and your productivity go way up.

Click below to watch the full video.

May 21, 2019

Do you worry about making a career change & ending up back in the same situation OR worse off than you are today?

If so, these are the 4 mistakes you need to avoid.

1. Believing a different boss or company will "fix it"


2. Searching job boards and LinkedIn for inspiratio...

May 20, 2019

Q: I don't want to continue down my same career path, but am struggling to figure out how to look at my skills from an outside perspective & help other's see my value.

A: Once you get clear on these THREE things, you will be able to easily communicate your value AND mak...

May 16, 2019

No longer fulfilled in your career track or the industry you’ve been in, but don’t know where to start?

These are the mistakes most make:

❌ updating your resume & applying to roles

❌ hoping that something will fall on your lap

❌ taking a similar job at another company hopi...

May 15, 2019

Imagine spending one-third of your life doing something that doesn’t make you happy. This seems crazy, and yet, more professionals are falling into a cycle of believing that having a job they tolerate is normal. When you consider that 85% of people hate their jobs, you...

May 14, 2019

What you tell yourself and reality might be two very different things.

If you worry about:

- How to communicate your value & have other people see it

- If you'll make a mistake & end up on the wrong path or dealing with more of the same

- Having to take a big paycu...

May 9, 2019

I was talking with someone the other day about the challenges of working in retail industry.

...and it got me wondering:

- What do you think people misunderstand about working in the retail industry?

- How many people feel trapped because of their depth of experience, but...

May 9, 2019

The value and importance of investing in your business sooner rather than later.

You’re ready to leave your corporate job and create a life on your own terms. But now is not the best time. After all, you have plenty of debt and your saving account isn't where you need...

May 7, 2019

Are you at a career crossroads & don't know where to start?

These are the top 5 mistakes people make:
1. Searching for inspiration on LinkedIn and job boards
2. Asking family/friends what they should do 
3. Believing they have to take a big pay cut in to do something di...

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