Work Doesn’t Have to Be Hard

The way you talk about your work defines your future work. The stories you tell help your current and future bosses understand your value, and how they can best utilize you. When you only focus on work that is hard (and unenjoyable) vs. work that is hard but you LOVE doing, you set…

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…

The Simple Reason Why Your Best Friend’s Career Advice May Be Wrong

(5 min read) When friends and family tell you to settle, they may NOT be right. Today's post will highlight a key reason (that has literally NOTHING to do with reality) why people may be telling you to be patient, work harder, or just settle. Sometimes, the best advice is to go with…