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The magic of journaling

Last week I “graduated” from my 3-month diet experience. Since Christmas, my husband and I have focused on a high-protein, low carb diet. I lost 26 pounds, he lost 55!  A large part of our success was “journaling” everything we consumed. Sometimes, I would think, “If I eat that, I have to write it down.  So, […]

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Passion comes from action

“Offer me something I’m passionate about and I’ll show up with all my energy, effort and care.” Seth Godin says that’s a great way to hide. It’s also a great way to waste time during your job search and prevent yourself from experiencing the realopportunities waiting for you in the job market. There is no ONE passion that is […]

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What stories are you telling yourself?

When business professionals experience a job loss, or even believe there’s a chance of losing a job, the stories circulate – about a narcissistic vice president here, the egomaniac CEO there, the inept Sales Manager or the unfeeling Human Resources Manager. Everyone at the company seems to be in on the secret, except for you. […]

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CPA, Race Car Driver

Sometimes the story is so powerful, that we have to read it in the person’s own words. Thanks to real life CPA Marlene Van sickle for sharing her story: “A few years ago, I took one of your UT Informal classes, “Find Your Passion, Find Your Perfect Work.”  I attended the course with my husband.  Part […]

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One thing stays the same

Times change.  People change.  One thing remains the same: when it’s all said and done, only relationships matter. People matter.  You can work your whole life, and what’s left? The effect you had on the people you worked with, collaborated with, served, supervised and purchased from. YOU get to choose that effect with your words, phone calls, body language, […]

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You CAN find a job during the Holidays

The experts will tell you to keep looking for work during the holidays. On the other hand, your friends will caution: “No one’s hiring.” I’d like to suggest another approach–to continue with the 7 most important activities that will keep your momentum going. When the New Year rolls around, you’ll be better prepared to compete […]

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5 Reasons you should make more money

Toward the end of the year, it’s natural to rethink your current job, lifestyle, home, vehicle, friendships and family life. If you feel you are not where you want to be financially, you have four options: Cut your expenses, save more money and pay off debt Create a business giving you a second income stream […]

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It sucks to be me. Or?

2017 was a year for loss. My husband lost his daughter to suicide. I lost my good health to breast cancer. A cataract surgery didn’t go well, and I lost my ability to read on the computer. We lost our financial confidence with an IRS audit. Most of this year has been spent finding solutions. […]