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November 26, 2019

I rescued Washington Irving’s collection of short stories, originally titled The Sketch Book, from the risky fate of our library’s Christmas book sale because it included “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” and it was pretty with gold script on its leather binding. I also th...

November 5, 2019

I have a confession…or maybe it is just a statement, but if you looked at the rest of my website, you’ll probably agree it is a confession.

I don’t have any long-term goals. Sure, I have my Big Picture Goal for 2019 (link to newsletter), but there’s nothing in the far d...

June 24, 2019

Back when I was manning front desks, one of my many duties was handing off and signing for packages. Over the years, I had many chats with the FEDEX and UPS workers, and through our many brief interactions I learned that while both companies had the same mission—delive...

August 7, 2017

Need some down time to regroup? Ready to cut your losses and try something new? This happens sometimes. You’re an adult, right? You’re allowed to make decisions for yourself, right? So, if you want to rest, quit, or cut your losses, then do it. No judgement here.

But re...

July 27, 2017

Life is chaotic and unforeseen events are always cropping up to sabotage our carefully laid plans. We expect to get 10 things done and realize that other stuff must take priority.

Assuming this isn’t about procrastinating or resisting the work, it’s okay to forgive you...

May 1, 2017

If there is anything you are concerned or worried about. You can continue to be concerned and worried or you can get more information.

One of my clients was prepping to attend a job fair and was not real excited because past job fairs have led to no call-backs or job le...

April 25, 2017

Our thoughts have a way of spinning out of control if we let them. It might look something like this:

Initial thought: “I want to leave my job.”

Runaway train: “But I don’t know what I’ll do next. And I don’t have any other degrees. And without a degree in another field...

April 20, 2017

There are all sorts of ways of measuring success. No measurement is better than another as long as your measurement for success is aligned with your values.

So, what do you value?

When I worked in real estate the brokers would say the sellers could value one of two thing...

April 13, 2017

Many people think about leaving their jobs, but think it’s not the right time or they want to get a little more experience under their belt. There are serious consequences to leaving a full-time job. There are also consequences to staying too long. How do you decide if...

April 10, 2017

It’s easy to be active and not productive when you dive into a career transition. There are so many factors to consider that at times it can seem overwhelming. This can lead to time/energy draining work that doesn’t serve the long-term goal: creating your new career. H...

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