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Starting Your Business – Scary Excuse #1

We can always work for less when we have more to live for. ~ S. Stephen McKenney Let’s face it. If you are in the thinking/dreaming phase of starting your business, money probably ranks at or near the top of your list of scary excuses not to do it. I get it. It certainly ranked at the top of mine when I dreamed of started my coaching practice. This concern weighs heavier if you are making a drastic change out of your corporate job into entrepreneurship, or if you are shifting into a completely different field. Here are a few questions
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Categories: Blog, Encore Career, Entrepreneur, Home Page Recent Posts, and Sexy Second Act.

Trust Your Inner Compass When Pursuing New Career Opportunities

These are the opening words to the theme from the movie Mahogany: Do you know where you’re going to?  Do you like the things that life is showing you?  Where are you going to?  Do you know? Do you get what you’re hoping for? When you look behind you There’s no open door What are you hoping for? Do you know? Diana Ross (M. Masser/G. Goffin) Consider this tale of two coaching clients: One is hung up on seeing herself as a victim – depressed, financially challenged (an understatement) and despite having wonderful gifts, skills and abilities, un-WILL-ing to commit
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Categories: Blog, Career Transition, Entrepreneur, and Home Page Recent Posts.

Lazy Baby Boomers? Beware the Rush to Judgment

Even God doesn’t plan to judge a man until the end of his days, why should you and I? ~ Unknown I’m seriously annoyed. That may be an understatement. During a recent business brainstorming conference call a colleague said that when it came to coaching Baby Boomers, he didn’t want to do it. His experience is that Baby Boomers are lazy and won’t leverage themselves or commit to anything. I think he’s wrong. Dead wrong. Are Baby Boomers tired? Yeah Are they discouraged about their futures? Like NO KIDDING Do they feel misunderstood? Totally! But lazy? I don’t think so! Yes, Baby
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Categories: Baby Boomers, Blog, Career Transition, Entrepreneur, Home Page Recent Posts, and Sexy Second Act.

Why Celebrate Your Breakdowns?

Any transition serious enough to alter your definition of self will require not just small adjustments in your way of living and thinking but a full-on metamorphosis.   ~ Martha Beck How would you think about your life and world events differently if you saw breakdowns as worthy of celebration rather than something to be feared, distrusted or avoided? Okay, it’s true. It’s hard to celebrate something that doesn’t FEEL good. If they did they wouldn’t be called “breakdowns”.  And when you’re in the middle of one it’s hard to see beyond it to the gift it has in store for you.
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Categories: Blog, Career Transition, Encore Career, Entrepreneur, Fresh Start, Home Page Recent Posts, and Life Purpose.

Yes! You Can Be an Entrepreneur!

Regardless of who you are or what you have been, you can be what you want to be. – W. Clement Stone Have you been thinking about, dreaming about, or speculating about what it would be like to be an entrepreneur? Have you put the thought aside because you aren’t sure you can do it? Me too…once upon a time. However, after spending most of my life in corporate and after going through a career transition, I’m living proof that – as self made billionaire entrepreneur Reid Hoffman says in this article – ANYONE can be an entrepreneur. And everyone
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Categories: Blog, Career Transition, Encore Career, Entrepreneur, and Home Page Recent Posts.