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Have You Become Inured to Career Pain?

Have You Become Inured to Career Pain?

I just read a New York Times article on resilience by Priyanka Mattoo. And I was reminded how tough the last few years in my banking career were for me. I was miserable. But unlike Mattoo's boss,...

Can a Fulfilling Career Reduce Stress?

Can a Fulfilling Career Reduce Stress?

I remember being in a career where I dreaded Mondays. And I recall hitting the snooze alarm repeatedly, not wanting to get out of bed to go to work at the bank. I remember having such terrible back...

Get Through a Mid-life Career Change in 5 Steps

Get Through a Mid-life Career Change in 5 Steps

Have you been wondering if now is the right time for a mid-life career change? One of our members asked me: “What do I do now? I’ve been in the same job since graduating. I’m now in my mid 40s. I’ve...

Seven Steps to Asking for a Raise

Seven Steps to Asking for a Raise

Asking for a raise or salary increase is one of the most nerve-wracking experiences. This is why so many people never muster up the courage to ask and live in hope that their boss will notice their...

Top 10 Tips for Working from Home or Telecommuting

Top 10 Tips for Working from Home or Telecommuting

Are you worried about getting work done when telecommuting? One of my mantras is that it is all good, even the bad stuff. We just have to look hard sometimes to see the good. With the coronavirus...

Do You Know Your Inner Motivation?

Do You Know Your Inner Motivation?

Strangely, we don’t always know our inner motivation for the choices we make. We just do what makes sense or feels right. It is also very easy to judge another person’s choices. Why on earth is...

Bigger Isn’t Always Better

Bigger Isn’t Always Better

It is easy to get carried away with stuff. There is an underlying assumption in the US that the bigger something is, the better. Living in the UK for the past few years has shown me that bigger...

The Incredible Power of Making a Small Change

The Incredible Power of Making a Small Change

The key to making a big change is to make a small change first. This has to do with inertia. If you want to get unstuck quickly and effortlessly, then leverage the power of making small changes. We...