Three Ways to Defeat a Bad Attitude

My friend and fellow career pro Julie Walraven has written many posts on attitude and how one’s attitude can help or harm a job search. They are quite good at getting a person to think about the choices being made in life, particularly how a bad attitude after a setback can pull you off the […]

5 Pointers to Avoid a “Groundhog Day” Career

Today, February 2, is Groundhog Day. The legend says that if a groundhog pops out of his hole and sees his shadow on this day, there will be six more weeks of winter; if he doesn’t, spring is around the corner. Folks here in the Midwest wait to see what Jimmy the Groundhog will predict. […]

Are You Your Own Worst Enemy?

Previously, I retweeted the following quote by Plato: “Self-conquest is the greatest of victories.” But I rather like the full quotation of his from which this paraphrase came: “The first and best victory is to conquer self; to be conquered by self is of all things most shameful and vile.” I’ve talked about how the […]

Counteracting Negative Messages

You know how you get a song stuck in your head and you just can’t shake it? I’ve had that issue for a few days now, courtesy of a Facebook friend. And because I’m a big believer in sharing, you can watch the video below 🙂 Goofy songs that stick in your brain might make […]

Pull the Plug on Your Pity Party

OK, so you’ve been looking for a new job for some time now, but coming up empty-handed. What do you do? The first instinct is to feel sorry for yourself. “Oh, poor me! Nothing ever works out the way I want!” Those negative messages spring to mind so quickly, don’t they? Being upset at the […]

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