Tag: careers

  • The problem with modern résumés

    When writing your résumé, whether you are going it alone or engaging a professional, reverse engineer your résumé based on your career goals.

  • How to Stay on the Same Side when Negotiating Salary

    How to Stay on the Same Side when Negotiating Salary

    Everyone’s only out for themselves.  It’s a dog-eat-dog world. Maybe that’s what you have been taught. And if you bought it, you will see evidence reinforcing it everywhere. You believe it, and so it is your reality. If so, the techniques I share in this blog are not for you. If you struggle to give […]

  • Jon and Missy Butcher Bring Sexy Back

    Part 6 in the MindValley Reunion=Mind Blown series, which continues next week http://mylifebook .com/blog/jon-butcher-before-and-after/   The picture above is Jon Butcher at 29 and at 49. You may not recognize Jon and Missy Butcher, but I’ll bet you know what Precious Moments are. Jon’s father is the original artist, and Jon now runs that company […]

  • Step 6 to Career Happiness: Refine! It is and it isn’t a Numbers Game

      A lot of people do not follow step five to happiness, asking for help, because they assume that the reasons they are not able to land the job that they want after making a concerted effort are beyond their control, or worse, that the problem is them. In other words, they feel beyond help. […]

  • Get in the Game

      Was it hard to tell this Monday from any other Monday at work? Can you remember the last time you felt triumphant at work? Has it been more than three years since your last big professional growth spurt? Your answers may reveal that you have been coasting. Sometimes we need to coast, like when […]

  • Dear Soon-To-Be Graduates: The Last 2 of 7 Things You May Not Want to Know, But Need To

    The big day is arriving soon, dear graduates.  You will be a full-fledged member of the “real world.” Some of you are ready, while others are scared to death. The difference between the two groups is outlook. The ones who are ready perceive the real world will be able to offer them more than childhood […]

  • 5 of 7 Methods of Overcoming Self-Limiting Beliefs for Career Breakthrough, Part 2

      Don’t be too surprised to discover that there have been deep-seeded beliefs that have been making decisions for you. This is a blessing and a curse of our brain. The most important thing to realize is if these beliefs are serving our optimal growth or inhibiting it. I shared 20 limiting beliefs that I […]

  • Good News or Bad: Longer life > Longer career?

      Trend alert: Employment for workers 55-74 is rising faster than any other age group. Are you alarmed or encouraged by this news? You might be alarmed if you were thinking that retirement was on the horizon. On the other hand, you could be encouraged if you already realized that retirement is years away and […]

  • Now More Than Ever, Empathy and EQ Are Critical

    THIS IS NOT A POLITICAL POST. Now more than ever, in a divided country in conflict, organizations and employees will need to find ways to bridge the chasms that continue to grow between ideologies in order to enable an optimized future for us all. Should these adults just be able to suck it up, work […]

  • Is There Still a Social Division of Labor?

      True story: last week a guy named Pat walks into Wawa to buy a cup of coffee and stands behind two men wearing suits. The two men were discussing why people wearing fluorescent vests should have their own line. Looking down at his own florescent vest, Pat inferred that these men were insinuating that […]