National Workaholics Day is July 5

By some accounts, “workaholic” was the second widespread “addiction” to be identified in a public forum (Alcoholics Anonymous was founded in 1935 to deal with the first.) Pastor and psychologist Wayne Oates wrote an article on the subject in 1968, followed by his book Confessions of a Workaholic in 1971.  Although National Workaholics Day is … Continue reading National Workaholics Day is July 5

When a Women Decides

Therese Huston based her book How Women Decide on a premise: “Is a woman’s experience issuing a tough call, a decision with serious stakes, any different from a man’s? I’ve found that when a man faces a hard decision, he only has to think about making a judgment, but when a woman faces a hard … Continue reading When a Women Decides

True Lies about the Gig Economy Part 2

If you want to know how to thrive in the Gig Economy, download my free e-book The Gig Worker Mindset. Learn the qualities that make gig workers – and traditional careerists – more successful.  See my previous post True Lies about the Gig Economy part 1. I’ve written about the Gig Economy for years, in part … Continue reading True Lies about the Gig Economy Part 2

True Lies about the Gig Economy, Part One

If you want to know how to thrive in the Gig Economy, download my free e-book The Gig Worker Mindset. Learn the qualities that make gig workers – and traditional careerists – more successful. I’ve been writing and speaking about the Gig Economy for over a decade,, and I’ve read hundreds of articles, studies and stories … Continue reading True Lies about the Gig Economy, Part One

Veterans, Active Duty Military, and Spouses Welcome

National Virtual Career Fair Tuesday May 25 RecruitMilitary and DAV will host the National Virtual Career Fair for Veterans on Tuesday May 24th online from 11am to 3pm CT. Over 100 of the nation’s top employers will be in attendance and ready to network with our military community. Registration is free and available online to all transitioning … Continue reading Veterans, Active Duty Military, and Spouses Welcome

What Have You Learned Lately?

“I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” Pablo Picasso Companies are always on the hunt for the best talent. But how to define talent is different for every hiring manager. Experience and technical skills play a role in defining talent, of course, but … Continue reading What Have You Learned Lately?

Guest Post: How To Pivot to a More Meaningful Career

In a labor market that’s hungry for talent, it can feel like there are endless options for a career change. And while that’s a great thing, it can also be overwhelming. Many of us find ourselves stuck in careers that we’re not particularly passionate about. And figuring out what to do next can be a … Continue reading Guest Post: How To Pivot to a More Meaningful Career

Procrastination is Fixable

Disclaimer: Procrastination is fixable, but the reason you’re avoiding what you should be doing probably isn’t. If you’re dreading a task, chances are you’ll be able to find a reason to avoid it. But if you’re someone who by default puts some things off to the last minute, you can develop tools to help you … Continue reading Procrastination is Fixable

Thinking Makes it So

“There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.” – William Shakespeare In a great post for Every, writer Simone Stolzoff writes that ikigai, the Japanese term for meaning in life. (And one that I’ve written about before.) Stolzoff says that perhaps the most famous Venn diagram in the world is related … Continue reading Thinking Makes it So

Your Work. Your Life. Your Way.

What’s next in your career? Your life? Millions of people have been rethinking their lives and careers during this period of uncertainty. You’re not alone if you’re thinking about changing the way you work. I’ve been writing about the Gig Economy for over a decade, and working in it for almost 30 years – alongside … Continue reading Your Work. Your Life. Your Way.