Are You in Touch with Your Ikigai?

All this talk about Professional Branding is great, but it’s kind of useless if you don’t know what you want to do, right? In the search for perfection or getting it right, we often get stuck where we are, for fear of getting it wrong. We sit around analyzing. We worry about making…

Your Inner Awesome

In my previous post, I talked about the importance of NOT placing value on work that is genuinely hard, possibly unpleasant and totally not fun. I want you to find meaningful work that you enjoy doing, the kind of job that you’ll actually look forward to going to. Because of that, today’s post…

Stop Aiming for the Job You Hate

There’s a good chance you’re actually positioning yourself for work you don’t want to do. I bet you didn’t even realize you’re doing it. Remember the basics of a Professional Brand? Read more about it here. When you look at the professional brand diagram, it’s clear you need to help people (managers, hiring…

What is a Professional Brand?

You have one, whether you like it or not. And if you’re reading this post, chances are your default professional brand is getting in your way. It’s a pretty common problem that starts with one little mistake, which I talk more about here.   So what is a professional brand anyway? Your professional…