When I began my training as a Career Coach, my coaching mentor told us that the key in finding your ideal career is to look back at your childhood. What did you love to do? What filled you with joy? It’s a question that I’ve attempted to answer and one that I asked my clients often. However, it is has was never easy for my clients, or myself, to answer. It’s not that there weren’t things we loved to do as children, it’s just that over the years it has become increasingly difficult to recall them. Years of work [...]
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It’s the beginning of another New Year. Some people may find themselves looking forward to meeting the challenges of the New Year and celebrating success in new ventures or careers. However, chances are many people who are reading this article are being impacted by the many changes that are affecting our economy. If you are out of work or worried about your job stability, 2010 is the year to really look within and examine some of the career ideas you have toyed with over the years.
If you are like me, you may have tons of ideas going through [...]
I attended an amazing workshop that focused on using right brain tools to succeed in the current economic situation. A part of me expected a huge revelation, some new scientific data analyzed to prove success without any measure of failure. I guess that part of me was looking for the miracle pill that creates the perfect outcome in the smallest amount of time. I was reminded again that it doesn’t exist. Success really comes from practice and lots of it.
What does this have to do with right brain tools? When I think of practice, I think about some [...]
In Part 1 of this blog, I was discussing Daniel Pink’s book “A Whole New Mind”. His book focuses on the change in the American workforce in which left brain linear thinking jobs are being automated via technology and shipped overseas where labor is cheaper. As I mentioned in the last blog, the intention is not to scare professionals like lawyers, engineers, and programmers, is to alert them to the fact that the new way to excel is these fields is to tap into their more creative right brain thinking. This will allow these professionals to create new [...]
Technology has forever changed the way we work. I know this is highly apparent and nothing new to anyone living in the modern world. Unfortunately, not everyone understands the full impact this has on our economy and the availability of various kind of jobs. In today’s workforce you are competing against yourself. What does that mean? It means that for the majority of professions there is someone with the exact same skill set as you that can do your job for a fraction of the price in another part of the world. If it can be programmed into a [...]