Posts in Personal Growth
Planning for the Unexpected in Your Career

I’m a planner, which means that I like knowing what’s coming next and anticipating changes in my future. I’m so much of a planner that you’d be surprised how long it took me to come to terms with the fact that things just don’t always go as planned. 

For example, if you had told my 23-year-old self that one day I’d go to graduate school or move across the country, I probably wouldn’t have believed you. These things weren’t in my “plans.” My guess is that you’ve experienced a shift in your plans a time or two as well.

We can plan all we want, but when things don’t go as we originally expected, it’s often due to a chance meeting or opportunity. When it comes to career development, we sometimes forget what a large role chance plays. 

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5 More Productive Questions to Ask Yourself Than "How Do I Find My Passion?"

As a career coach, I frequently get asked the question, “How do I find my passion?” While I fully support the aspiration to find meaningful work, I don’t prescribe to the idea that we must ask this question to get there. When we focus simply on finding our passion, we limit ourselves so that we can no longer think comprehensively about the world of work and career possibilities that may fulfill us.  Instead, we often become stuck, searching for our one and only career soul mate.

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3 Meaningful Ways to Fill Your Time Between Undergrad and Grad School

You’ve decided you want to go to graduate school, but need a break before doing so.  The gap year(s) between undergrad and grad school can be beneficial in a lot of ways.  They can help you save money, gain work experience, build skills, and give you time and space to help you determine what you really want to study.  In fact, many graduate school programs (particularly business and law) more frequently accept candidates who have taken a few years to do these aforementioned tasks.  If you’re questioning how to use the time wisely, read on for suggestions.

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The Daily Ritual Sure to Make You a Better Employee

I know it’s fun to look forward to the weekend.  We make jokes about dreading Mondays and we celebrate Fridays.  That’s all good, but what about the rest of the days?  I don’t know about you, but I’d like to live for more than just the weekend.  This got me thinking about how rather than griping about the work week, we could use gratitude to change our perspective.

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How to Get Motivated When You Return from Vacation

Your much-awaited time away from work has finally come.  You’ve been counting down the days until you can fully “unplug” and live the blissful life of playing tourist, sitting on the beach, or perhaps binge watching Netflix for days.  Whatever you choose to do with your vacation, we all know how tough it can be to return after time away.  Here are a few ways you can get motivated once you return.

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