How to figure out your next career when the world doesn’t seem to be waiting for you.

“Be of good cheer. Do not think of today’s failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourselves a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere; and you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles. Remember, no effort that we make to attain something beautiful is ever lost.”  Helen […]

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Get an accountability partner – and keep your projects on track

Some people work well on their own. They set good goals and easily make clear choices and get it all done under their own steam. But most of us can benefit from having someone who can hold us accountable and help us avoid the pits of procrastination and indecision – an accountability partner. So who […]

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My current job keeps me too busy to look for the next one

Does your current job seem to be dead-ending? Have you reached the top of the ladder you were on? Is your niche heading the way of the buggy whip biz? Or maybe you just want to, in the words of Monty Python, “Run Away!” But then what?  You need to find something to run towards. […]

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Tell yourself “Yes – and…” to develop your next career

  “I can live with doubt and uncertainty and not knowing. I think it is much more interesting to live not knowing, than to have answers that might be wrong. If we will only allow that, as we progress, we remain unsure, we will leave opportunities for alternatives.… In order to make progress, one must […]

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Not the perfect candidate for the job? Wait. Maybe you are!

The hiring specs for many jobs are really just a wish list.  They are a way to try and pin down a definition of the superhero who might be able to accomplish the job that needs filling. And actually for the HR recruiter person – this may be all they know about the position. They […]

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Don’t just talk to people who do what you do

I have been made aware recently of a lot of thinking about the value of cross-fertilizing ideas and working across disciplines to gain smarter insights and achieve greater success. It started with Eric Kandel, the Nobelist godfather of neuroscience (thanks to his long and intense focus on sea snails) who I heard speaking about the […]

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Pivoting for career success

Should you keep following the same career path regardless, or should you consider pivoting to achieve new success? We can learn something about this from venture capitalists. And after all our careers were all startups once. Pivot. Traction. VCs love these words. For the people who funded projects in the last funding cycle, the idea […]

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