Category: Career Happiness

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Patience, grasshopper…*

I used to work with a woman who’s favorite saying was,“Never pray for patience because you’re just asking to be tested.” The older I got, the more I understood what she meant, which was, the only way we can learn patience...

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Navigating the Road To Success

  “The road to success is always under construction.” ~ Lily Tomlin Not too long ago I was invited to give a talk to the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) at Boise State University. The group wanted me...

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Are you following your bliss?

I just had a birthday, and let’s just say I’m closer to entering retirement than I am to entering college. For readers who may be way younger than me, you might not “feel” what I’m going to write about (although...

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A job loss doesn’t mean a loss of identity

“All the world is a stage, And all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and entrances; Each man in his time plays many parts.”  ~ William Shakespeare (photo source)   Often we see ourselves through the filter...

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Have you stayed too long at your job?

“Job security is gone. The driving force of a career must come from the individual.” ~ Homa Bahrami, UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business   I will never forget the time I left a job I truly loved to accept another...

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Thoughts on losing a job

“Getting fired is nature’s way to telling you that you had the wrong job in the first place.” ~ Hal Lancaster, in The Wall Street Journal I want to talk about job loss. These days, way too many people are...

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Reverb 10: Achieve

  Today’s prompt is from Tara Sophia Mohr: Achieve. What’s the thing you most want to achieve next year? How do you imagine you’ll feel when you get it? Free? Happy? Complete? Blissful? Write that feeling down. Then, brainstorm 10...

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The meaning of success

“Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will be become the person you believe you were meant to be.” George Sheehan Success… Is it a place we arrive at, or is it made up of all the things we...

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20 things I learned from digging in the garden

You’re only here for a short visit. Don’t hurry, don’t worry, and stop to smell the flowers along the way.” ~Walter Hagen This past summer I was puttering around in my garden  —  pulling weeds, snipping off spent blossoms, digging holes. There’s...