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End-of-Year Exercise: Rate Your Career Fulfillment

It’s that wonderful time of year again…where we all drink eggnog and sing merry songs as we reflect on the past and make plans for the future. It’s the perfect time for a quick career reassessment! That’s why I’m sharing this super-fast exercise to help you determine your End-of-Year Career...

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Do You Have Unrealistic Career Expectations?

So, you’re not happy at work. “But,” you wonder, “is anyone?” Maybe you expect too much. Maybe you have some unrealistic idea of what career fulfillment looks like. Maybe this is as good as it gets. Maybe. After all, no job is perfect. But, there might be one that’s a little closer to perfect. Or...

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Career Fulfillment Starts With Belief

This time of year, it’s always fun to play along with the whole “Santa Claus” thing. Yes, Virginia, he’s real and he’s awesome! Belief is a powerful, magical thing. Why throw that away just because we’ve grown up? Why should children get to have all the holiday fun? So much in life begins with...

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Why You’ll Never Be Satisfied

I meet a lot of people who are unhappy in their career. With job satisfaction at a 22-year low according to CNN, it’s not surprising. Once these people find out what I do for a living, they’re quick to share the details of their situation. Now, I love talking about this stuff so no complaints...

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Fulfillment Can’t Wait: Take Action Today

This past weekend, I attended a coaching course on the topic of Fulfillment. While I gained so much from the information presented, one of the most important things I learned was that fulfillment can’t wait. It’s the single most important thing we are all searching for. It’s the essence of LIFE....

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20 Inconvenient Career Truths

This post was inspired by Charlie Gilkey’s recent (genius) post 20 Inconvenient Business Truths. I read it and realized that, in career coaching, I share inconvenient truths with my clients on a regular basis. I know it’s sometimes hard to hear these things but, in the end, they make you stronger....

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Career Fulfillment: Why It Matters

I consider myself very fortunate: My career gives me a deep sense of purpose. Luck is definitely part of it, but it also took a lot of work to get to this point. Like everyone, I’ve had jobs that left me feeling empty at the end of the day. But this—coaching and training others about career...

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Five Essential Steps to Create Career Fulfillment

Career fulfillment (or, as I like to call it, career nourishment) can often seem like an elusive beast. Figuring out what it is and how to find it is a difficult process for many. The first thing I tell my coaching clients is that career fulfillment isn’t something you FIND, it’s something you...

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5 Sure-Fire Ways to End Up With a Career You Hate

I spend a lot of time sharing information on how to love your career. I talk about making thoughtful decisions, establishing a path and actively managing your goals. But, equally important, is avoiding those roads that will lead to inevitable career unhappiness. Sometimes, they’re hard to spot....

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When to Give Up on Finding Your Dream Career

Everyone wants a job they love. We all want to wake up excited to go to work, spend our days accomplishing goals we’re proud of, and come home feeling pleasantly fulfilled. Oh, and somewhere in there, we’d like a paycheck that provides us with a comfortable lifestyle and may one day put our kids...

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The Slow Cooked Career

Previously, I shared my thoughts on what I like to call "The Fast Food Career". The lesson was that - in food and in life -  the easy, fast, convenient path isn’t always the best. It might keep you from going hungry, but it won’t truly satisfy you. Now, think of your favorite home cooked meal. The...

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