Sometimes You Just Gotta Laugh

I awoke with a start as my husband bolted upright in bed and moaned, “Oh, no! I forgot to set my alarm!” It was 4:25 am, and he has to be at work by 4:30 am. Given that he has a 45-minute drive to get to work, there was no way he was going to […]

Job Loss Matters, But Does Not Equal Life Loss

I read a short excerpt from an interview of Grammy-nominated Christian singer, Steven Curtis Chapman. One of the topics discussed was the death of his five-year-old daughter two years ago. In answering a question about how the family is coping, Chapman replied: “It’s not the defining thing in our lives, but it has redefined us.” […]

You Failed? Way to Go!

My daughter and I recently had the opportunity to watch Meet the Robinsons, a Disney cartoon that came out in 2007. This was my favorite scene in this movie: How cool would that be if people celebrated failure all the time? It does make sense — failure is an opportunity to make discoveries. It can […]

Lessons from Rejection

Rejection is something that goes hand-in-hand with having a career. It can be getting passed up for a job you applied to, losing out on that big promotion, having your proposal for the department shot down, or becoming unemployed (which isn’t always a rejection, but it feels like it is). Jeffrey Gitomer has some words […]

Learning How to Fish: An Analogy

“Give a man a fish; you have fed him for today. Teach a man to fish; and you have fed him for a lifetime.”—Author unknown Yesterday, I talked about putting more of your focus on the process you are going through to achieve a goal (such as getting a new job), and less on the […]

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