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Why There’s No Such Thing as Bad News for Your Career

Why There’s No Such Thing as Bad News for Your Career

Even what feels like the worst possible news, something that really trips you up or feels disappointing—a “no” from somebody, losing something you had (even your job!), not getting something you wanted, a boss, co-worker or client that really pushes your buttons—can actually be a fabulous blessing in disguise.

Are You On the Road to Burnout at Work?

Most of us have been taught that it is nobler to give than to receive. At work, this may translate into always saying yes and doing whatever it takes to be a “team player.” While this may feel good and is usually rewarded by your colleagues and higher-ups, giving too much of your time and […]

Are You a Risk-Taker?

What is a risk? For one person it might be quitting a secure, well-paying job to go back to school. For another, it could be deciding to take their business in an entirely new direction. For someone else, it could be reporting that the company they work for is endangering the environment or people’s lives. […]

What Birthdays and Terrible Emergencies Can Have in Common

What Birthdays and Terrible Emergencies Can Have in Common

Hello my beloved friends, family, fans, and clients – You have all been so generous with your birthday wishes, Facebook posts and voicemail songs in celebration of my birthday. It has meant a lot to me to return home from our vacation to all this good mojo. This really is what birthdays are about. Because […]

Jump Out of a Plane? Sure, just don't ask me to make a decision!

Jump Out of a Plane? Sure, just don’t ask me to make a decision!

Consider this: to fulfill your potential and enjoy fulfilling work inside of a rich, full life, you must take at least some risks. And while security may appear to be the absence of change, long periods without change and risk are even scarier. I find the Universe has a funny way of delivering a kick […]

Top 10 Sources of Stress and Your Boss Isn’t Even On the List

Ask people why they’re stressed at work, and they’re likely to say that it’s somebody else’s fault, looming deadlines, too much work, too little staff and more difficult work situations than they can explain. I know, you have a pain in the neck boss and more cranky clients than you can count. While these can […]

3 Risks Guaranteed to Buy You New Freedom

Ever considered the hidden gifts that risk can provide? Most risks fall into at least one of these three categories: Self-Improvement Risks These are the risks you take when you want to get ahead, learn something new or make a distant dream a reality. You take on the venture with hopes of enriching your life […]

The Complete YES

I have a tool to suggest. I call it the “Complete Yes.” And you can use this as a filter with everything you do in your life and work. So if it’s not a “complete yes”, it’s a NO. When we tell ourselves the truth about what isn’t a complete yes, decision-making about your commitments […]