Archives for Inspiring Work

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.

How High are You Willing to Raise the Bar?

“If you want to take your mission in life to the next level, if you’re stuck and you don’t know how to rise, don’t look outside yourself. Look inside. Don’t let your fears keep you mired in the crowd. Abolish your fears and raise your commitment level to the point of no return, and I guarantee you that the Champion Within will burst forth to propel you toward victory.” ~ Bruce Jenner Does it make you cringe when someone asks you what you are doing to raise the bar in your career or your life? If you are anything like
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Categories: Blog, Career Transition, Dreams, Goals, and Home Page Recent Posts.

Want a Sexy Second Act Career? Try Putting Your HEART into It!

“I don’t like work–no man does–but I like what is in the work–the chance to find yourself. Your own reality–for yourself not for others–what no other man can ever know. They can only see the mere show, and never can tell what it really means.” ~ Joseph Conrad I’ve been reading articles about how to survive unemployment, how to reinvent your career, how to present yourself during a job interview to keep from appearing “too old” and on and on. They are the same, tired, old articles I read ten years ago when I was laid off my job.  I
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Categories: Baby Boomers, Blog, Career Transition, Home Page Recent Posts, and Sexy Second Act.

Is Your Career Transition to a Sexy Second Act Just a Silly Millimeter Away?

When it seems impossible, when it seems like nothing is going to work, you are usually just a few millimeters away from making it happen. ~ Tony Robbins I talk to Baby Boomers all the time who say it’s too hard to make a mid-life career transition They believe they’d better “guts it out” until retirement. But then they get laid off or they lose their savings and can’t retire. They end up feeling resentful, cheated, and defeated. But what if…just what if…the difference between living a defeated life and creating a stimulating, passionate, exciting Sexy Second Act career transition is one
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Categories: Baby Boomers, Blog, Career Transition, Encore Career, Home Page Recent Posts, and Sexy Second Act.

Staying True to the Power of a Dream

Being on a tightrope is living; everything else is waiting. ~ Karl Wallenda Did you watch? Were you transfixed as Nik Wallenda walked across Niagra Falls on a tightrope with almost nothing between him and catastrophe but his faith in the power of a dream? Everything I believe in when it comes to staying true to the power of a dream was right there. He had a vision that came from his heart He had a purpose and a passion He was WILLING to take risks and overcome whatever obstacles got in his way His vision kept him strong and focused
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Categories: Blog, Encore Career, and Home Page Recent Posts.

Enchantment Really IS What It’s All About

Life is short and opportunities are rare. And we have to be vigilant in protecting them and not only the opportunities to succeed, but the opportunity to laugh, to see the enchantment and to live. Because life doesn’t owe us anything, in fact, I think we owe something to the world. ~ Haley James Scott. I haven’t yet read Guy Kawasaki’s latest book “Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions”. It’s definitely going on my list after finding this infographic (based on the book) about how to increase your likability factor. I’ve always loved the word “enchantment”. The definition
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Categories: Blog, Encore Career, and Home Page Recent Posts.

Is It Time for YOU to Escape the Rat Race?

“The world will never be happy until all men have the souls of artists – I mean when they take pleasure in their jobs.” ~ August Rodin Depending on the source, statistics indicate that somewhere between 50% and 80% of Americans hate their jobs for one of the following reasons: They hate where they are doing it They hate what they are doing They hate who they are doing it with Do you fit into one or more of these categories or do you know someone who does? I recently read a book called “A Whole New Mind: Why Right
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Categories: Blog, Career Transition, Escaping the Rat Race, Home Page Recent Posts, and Home Page Slider.

Embrace Your Inner Hero

“A hero is simply someone who rises above his own human weaknesses, for an hour, a day, a year, to do something stirring.”– Betty Deramus One of the best parts of Thanksgiving weekend is the CNN Hero Awards. I get excited for it to come around. It’s a breath of fresh air from the daily bombardment of mayhem and negativity generally shown on the news. The CNN Hero Awards show is about everyday people who are using their lives to make a difference in the lives of others. Each year, ten people are selected from thousands (or maybe millions) of nominees. The
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Categories: Blog, Conscious Living, and Home Page Slider.

Vision Board Your Way to a New Career or Life!

This time like all times is a very good one if we but know what to do with it. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Have you ever created a Vision or Dream Board? If you are in a career transition or considering designing your Encore Career and you don’t know what to do or how to get started, a vision board is an excellent way to begin. When I was let go from my corporate job of many years, I felt completely adrift. I didn’t have a clear vision of what to do with the rest of my life. I was too young to retire
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Categories: Blog, Career Transition, Encore Career, Fresh Start, and Life Purpose.