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Live Your Live With Deliberate Action

What do you want out of life? Are you going through life with purpose or some goal in mind? Maybe you feel restless, knowing you want something more but don’t know what it is or how to figure it out. I once felt this way. I was tired of chasing what I called the...

How to do a Career Change, Part 1

One of the biggest questions that people have when they’re looking for change in their career is where to start the process of figuring out what they want next. Getting things right at the beginning is so important because the right foundation ensures you get the...

Is fear of change holding you back?

  My client Susan (not her real name) was miserable. She’d been in her career for more than 15 years. At first it was exciting, graduating college and getting dressed up for work (remember when people did that?!), going to the office like a real grown-up. Getting...

Where’s your Sailboat?

I watched the movie “Nomadland” the other night. Frances McDormand stars as a down-on-her-luck itinerant worker who travels the country, living in her beat-up van and trying to survive. She meets many others in the same situation. (The film features real-life...
About “transferable skills” & career changes

About “transferable skills” & career changes

Let’s talk about changing careers and this idea of “transferrable skills”. Many people who want to change careers feel stuck. They’ve been told they have to take stock of their transferable skills because, the reasoning goes, you need to know what you can do so...

Where’s your sailboat?

I watched the movie “Nomadland” the other night. Frances McDormand stars as a down-on-her-luck itinerant worker who travels the country, living in her beat-up van and trying to survive. She meets many others in the same situation. (The film features real-life...

Ikegai is not what you think

Western culture has a habit of oversimplifying Eastern philosophy. Case in point: the Japanese concept of “ikegai” meaning “reason for being”. If you’ve heard of Ikegai you’ve probably seen a Venn diagram with ikegai at the center. Popular lore is that we...