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How to Make Smart Career Decisions

Career decisions shouldn’t be taken lightly. Whether you’re considering a promotion, a new job or an entirely new career, it can be hard to know what the “right” choice is. One bad decision can create a series of negative consequences (both personal and professional) and repairing the damage done...

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Decision vs. Action: A Key Distinction for Success

I have a question for you: Three frogs are sitting on a log and one decides to jump off. How many frogs are left? If you answered two, you’re wrong, but don’t sweat it. Most people fall for it. Here’s the thing: One frog decided to jump off the log, but that doesn’t mean he necessarily did...

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How to Make Smart Career Decisions

Considering a new job? A new career? Wondering if you should take that promotion or explore opportunities at other companies? Whatever career decision you're facing, you certainly want to be smart about it. That's where I come in! In my most recent interview on Fox 31 Denver's Good Day Colorado, I...

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Don’t Be Afraid to Change Your Mind

Here’s a lesson I’m still learning: Changing your mind isn’t the same as giving up. You see, I’ve been thinking a lot lately about goals—how to set them properly, how to see them through, how to keep your perspective about achieving them. As most of you know, I’m kind of a goal junkie. But...

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Why Emotional Decisions Aren’t Always Bad

Okay, listen up guys. I don’t say this often but here goes… I was wrong. Well, maybe not completely wrong. But a little wrong. You see, I’ve written a lot in the past about why letting emotions guide you in the decision-making process is a dangerous thing. I, like the rest of the world, have been...

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Just Because You Can

One of my favorite lines from any movie is when Jeff Golblum, looking at the wrath of the dinosaurs in Jurassic Park, offers this profound thought: Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn't stop to think if they should. I love this because it’s so applicable...

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6 Ways to Make a Really Bad Career Decision

Decisions are an inescapable part of life. We all have to make them and, big or small, the process can be daunting. How do you know you’re making wise choices? What if you’re blinded by circumstances, emotions or bad intel? When it comes to making any kind of major career decision, serious...

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20 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Accepting a New Job

Woo-hoo! You got a job offer. Way to go. But before you jump at the opportunity, I recommend taking a few minutes to really evaluate the position and how well it meets your needs. (If you need help figuring out what your needs actually are, be sure to download my e-workbook "How Nourishing is YOUR...

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Tough Career Decisions: Look for Middle Ground

I think we, as a society, don’t give the fine art of compromise enough credit. We’re an “all or nothing” kind of people. We avoid the middle ground because it feels indecisive. It’s better to just pick a side; "go big or go home" as they say. Many of us think in black and white, especially when...

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How to Avoid Making Emotional Decisions

As I’ve mentioned in the past, I’m a big fan of podcasts. Radio Lab (produced by WNYC and distributed by NPR) is one of my current favorites. A recent episode on the topic of “choice” discussed a fascinating scientific research study that had unexpected results and significant implications. Here’s...

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