How to prove your value at work


Do you get the credit you deserve at your job? Whether you wish you made a little more, or just got a little more recognition, not feeling appreciated can make working tough. Though you aren’t entirely responsible for seeking that recognition, it’s still important to ask yourself if you’re really bragging enough to warrant it. … Continue reading How to prove your value at work

My Psychic Career Coach


In my last post, I wrote about Toronto, Canada-based Ralph Hammelman, the founder of My Psychic Coach and a second-generation tarot reader. He offered me a free reading in exchange for an honest review of my experience. I classified myself to Ralph as “an open-minded skeptic.” I am a Midwesterner with both feet firmly on … Continue reading My Psychic Career Coach

Your Next Career Move is in the Cards


January is pitch month – the month most writers receive all kinds of ideas for posts or articles from a wide variety of sources.  This one was nearly irresistible: Subject: Candace, want to review a Psychic Coach (who’s also a Professor & hit Songwriter)? You bet I do. Toronto, Canada-based Ralph Hammelman is the founder … Continue reading Your Next Career Move is in the Cards

The Road to Confidence Part 2: You Should Read This


This is the second in a series of posts based on Dale Carnegie’s writing and training. Find more information on his work, training, and free resources here. Read the first post here. I have a theory about how happy you are. It goes like this: count up the number of times in a day you … Continue reading The Road to Confidence Part 2: You Should Read This

The Road to Confidence Part 1: Handling Worry


Losing your job is a traumatic experience. It ranks among the top 10 stressors for adults, along with death and divorce. In fact, being let go feels like an awful combination of death and divorce, an event that will surely shake your confidence. And confidence is what you need for a successful career transition. No … Continue reading The Road to Confidence Part 1: Handling Worry

For 2020, Write a Career Plan


What’s your plan? If 2019 was not all you’d hoped for at work, you might be thinking of moving on this year. Here’s an alternative idea: create a plan to grow and thrive where you are right now. Large companies often create career plans for rising stars. The plans help leadership prepare for the future … Continue reading For 2020, Write a Career Plan

Guest Post: 8 Reasons Why Traveling for Work is Appealing


If you’re lucky, there may be times in your career where you’ll be required to travel out of town and/or out of the country to do business. The progression of technology has made it significantly easier for people with a travel bug to work and travel, and there’s a lot of benefits that come with … Continue reading Guest Post: 8 Reasons Why Traveling for Work is Appealing

Shy? Here’s How to Get Over It.


One of the keys to a successful job search is networking, which can be defined as meeting people you don’t know to ask for something you don’t have.  If you’re by nature a shy person, networking can be agonizing.  When biologists and zoologists use the term shy to describe animals, it generally means “tends to … Continue reading Shy? Here’s How to Get Over It.

Anxiety = Uncertainty x Powerlessness


Chip Conley, writing for his Wisdom Well blog, has a great idea for mastering anxiety. If you’ve ever laid awake at night, fretting over something that was going to happen (or was even vaguely possible), you’d give almost anything to make the anxiety go away.  Chip Conley presents a tool that might do just that. … Continue reading Anxiety = Uncertainty x Powerlessness

Skills You Need to Build Skills


Pat Flynn, author of How to Get Better at Almost Everything, says that becoming a generalist has made him both successful and happy. He believes that generalists are more marketable, more productive, and more flexible, making them better candidates for almost any job. In a previous post, I wrote about Flynn’s concept of skill stacking, … Continue reading Skills You Need to Build Skills