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Make Yourself Rejection-Proof


Fear of rejection permeates our psyche in all aspects of our life. It’s scary to meet new people, ask someone out on a date, or ask for a raise. So scary, in fact, that many of us don’t ever pursue what we really want; fear of rejection can actually lock you into a life you don’t want and don’t enjoy. Continue reading

Paysa Interview


Recently, Paysa asked me to share insight on career planning, including when to switch careers and asking for a raise. You can see the original post here. Can you tell us about your professional background and your interest in helping people advance in their careers? My interest in career development comes from my background as a military … Continue reading

Curiosity Killed the Cat


In my last post, I wrote about how curious and open people are invaluable to your team. I made a strong case for hiring people who are intellectually curious and open to new ideas – avid for them, even. But are there times when a curious person is not the ideal addition to your team? The answer is yes. Continue reading

Fear Factor


The only transition that may be scarier than a career change is starting to date again after a breakup or divorce.  Both rank up there as terrifying, especially as we age.  And both are scary for some of the same reasons.  Unlike searching for a new home or a new lawnmower, looking for a new … Continue reading

Nervous about the Interview? Smart Move.


Embed from Getty Images Here’s how to harness your fear and make it work for you. In Adam Grant’s New Book, Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World, he talks about how to manage fear and anxiety. He calls it “the positive power of negative thinking.” He cites the work of psychologist Julie Norem and her … Continue reading

3 Essential Upgrades for New Graduates


Graduating from college or high school and beginning your first serious job search means you need some upgrades. Here are three improvements new graduates can spend some of their cash and time on before starting to schedule interviews. Upgrading your wardrobe is essential if you want to be taken seriously as a professional. Invest in … Continue reading

Military Spouses and Portable Careers


Embed from Getty Images National Military Spouse Appreciation Day is celebrated on the Friday before Mother’s Day in May.  This year it will be celebrated on Friday, May 6. The day was designated by President Reagan in 1984 to celebrate military spouses, the heart of the families who support troops during mission, deployment, and return … Continue reading