How would it feel to work less?

Work to live. Don’t live to work. Valorie Burton Point to Ponder: Happier people are more productive, thereby getting more work done in less time than others. Imagine for a moment what it would feel like to work less—if you could focus more on your family and other things that matter in your life. Work […]

What’s Your PR Strategy?

Celebrities and huge companies aren’t the only ones who benefit from a good public relations campaign. Smart workers and business owners employ a public relations strategy of their own. Do you have one? Good PR will help you develop and grow relationships, gain more influence on the job, and land on your feet quickly should […]

Are You Really Ready for a Career Change?

Learn to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want. Jim Rohn   Point to Ponder: It’s worth aiming for a job with a quick and simple commute.  Having one will boost your happiness.   One of the most common reasons clients come to a coach is to figure out […]

When to Persevere and When to Let Go

Several years ago, as I was mulling over a decision that had been weighing heavily on me, I stumbled across a scripture I’d seen many times. But for some reason, on this occasion, the words took on new meaning that day: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give […]

Are you over-responsible? 6 Signs You Have an Unhealthy Sense of Responsibility

Taking responsibility is the hallmark of a successful leader. Whether managing people, managing a workload, or managing a household, not much gets done if you don’t take ownership of the tasks that need to get done day to day.  But what happens when you don’t just take responsibility for your tasks, but for other people’s […]

Rein in Your Perfectionism

Do you keep putting off goals because the timing just isn’t right?  Is it difficult to complete any project because you’re still putting the finishing touches on it?  Do your family and coworkers accuse you of being impossible to please?   You know where this is going.  You’re a perfectionist.  In a coy sort of […]

5 Questions to Ask a Mentor

One of the most common questions I get from those looking to advance their career or business is, “How do I find a mentor?”  We’re all looking for someone who’s been there, done that to walk with us along our path, steady us when we stumble, and offer a wise voice of experience in times […]

3 Reasons to Get Your Certification

Career Financial Checkup

If you could choose any line of work to be in, would you choose the work you do now?  Do you feel good about where you are financially and on track to meet your goals?  These two questions speak to the core of two of the most common challenges I’ve worked with readers and clients […]

5 Ways to Get Noticed by Your Boss

Who gets ahead more in the workplace?  Is it the in-your-face self-promoter, or the modest hard worker who sometimes lets her accomplishments go under the radar?  More importantly, what’s your style?  And how can you adjust it to get noticed and land that next promotion?  Coach yourself with these five questions to start getting noticed […]