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What Does Eat Your Career Actually Mean?

I know what you’re thinking…Eat Your Career is a really weird name. I get it, I understand. But if you’re curious to know where it came from and what it means, this video is for you. The article below summarizes the video. First, a little background: When I was in my mid-20s, I was really...

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Is it Selfish to Quit?

Nearly every week it seems, I hear from someone in this community asking some form of this question: Is it selfish to quit my job? On the one hand, this tells me that the people who connect with my work are nice. They worry about putting their colleagues in a difficult situation. They don’t want to focus so deeply on their own career goals that they harm others in the process. But on the other hand, there’s a point at which niceness goes too far…

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Quiet Quitting Isn’t New (and It’s Not Helpful)

If you’ve been paying attention to the news and social media over the past two weeks, you’ve undoubtedly heard the term “quiet quitting”. For some unknown reason, this concept has gained a lot of traction lately, but don’t be fooled. It’s not a new idea. It’s also not an especially helpful addition to the very necessary conversations being had around work/life balance, boundaries, and the monumental shifts happening in the workplace as a result of the pandemic.

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How to Master the Necessary Skill of Professional Detachment

The average person spends about one-third of their lifetime on the job. It’s not only much more enjoyable when you’re doing something you care about; it’s also a lot easier to accept that time commitment when you’re invested in the work. But it IS possible to care too much. Learning how to develop healthy professional detachment is an essential skill for long-term career fulfillment. Keep reading to learn more!

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Is HR the Enemy?

It’s always surprising (though, at this point, it shouldn’t be) just how much people resist the idea that HR might be able to help in certain workplace situations. As a professional career coach, I feel strongly that we do ourselves and others a disservice when we blindly write off HR as being “the enemy.”

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Why You Need a Work Journal

I am a big fan of documentation, especially in the workplace. I firmly believe that, when we put thoughts into words and commit them to “paper” (whether physical or digital), we make them more real. Whether journaling for personal development or professional, the act of writing is an important tool for self-discovery, growth and much more. It’s no surprise then that I recommend that everyone keep a work journal.

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5 Ways to Improve Your Self-Awareness

I am a firm believer that all growth starts with understanding yourself. Before you can grow as a person or as a professional, you have to first know who you are and why you do what you do. This skill is commonly referred to as “self-awareness,” and it’s an important element of emotional...

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How to Get Others to Value Your Work

During my monthly webinars, I often hear a handful of the same questions. A common one goes something like this: “The people I work with think my job is inferior. They look down on me (and my role). How do I get others to value my work more?” This question hits particularly close to home for...

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How to Become a More Valuable Employee

These days, people talk a lot about adding value in the workplace. Specifically, everyone wants to know how to become a more valuable employee. After all, when you add more value at work, you should (in theory) receive more value as well. It’s only natural; contributing at greater levels should...

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