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Feeling Frazzled? Here are some cures

My husband and I just downsized from a 4-bedroom, 1-guest house, 3400-square-foot, 2-acre property to a single-story, 3-bedroom house, with a standard size lawn. AHHH! The changes are remarkable: Easier to live on one-story, lower maintenance, lower utility bills. Getting there is the problem. The packing, move and unpacking are a tremendous effort, both intellectually […]

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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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Job Search Fatigue? Answers here.

How do you revitalize a Job Search that feels tired, old and full of frustration? Hey, it happens – for some after 3 weeks, for some after 6 months. Of course you feel anxious, afraid and alone. We’re talking about your livelihood, and in most cases, your very identity. Let’s unpack the sources of your […]

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5 Reasons why you might need an interview coach

There’s a huge uptick in hiring – my clients are getting more interviews, and more intense interviews than ever before. Yes, the basic questions are still asked, but in addition job applicants have to prove their capabilities with stories of real-life work successes. That means preparation. And, the magic is practicing your conversation with a […]

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Want to play? SURE!

Do you remember being so young that if someone asked you to play, you wouldn’t hesitate one moment? You’d say: SURE! I just spent 5 days babysitting my two grandboys, ages 5 and 3-1/2. During our amazing time together, they discovered: An ant hill in the back yard. How to blow up an ant hill. […]

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You failed the first interview!

What happened? A great writer from www.glassdoor.com explores the 8 reasons you might have failed the first interview. I couldn’t have said it better myself. I encourage you to take 2 minutes to read this article. If you have a job interview coming up—even a phone screen—please know that I am here to help you create […]

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Do you live in a place you belong?

“Living in the place you belong, with the people you love, doing the right work, on purpose.” This is how Richard Leider and David Shapiro define “the good life” in their book Repacking Your Bags. This statement motivated my move to Austin 20 years ago. I knew there was a place that would work better […]

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12 Habits that can up-level your career

If establishing new habits is exciting to you, here are some Career-Building Habits to consider: Make 5 calls each week, just to reconnect with people. You will be building friendships, where others have networks. When you need help, you have a willing support system. Find a way to complement your boss, your team, or another department that […]