Should You Be Able to Make 6-Figures Only Working 4 Hours a Week?

Should you be able to make 6-figures only working 4 hours a week? This is a surprising hot-button for a lot of people I meet. Several years ago, Tim Ferriss wrote a book called, The 4-Hour Workweek. His premise is that if we only did what only we can do and off-loaded the rest of [...]

The Death of Meaningful Work

I woke up in a slight panic at 3 am this morning. The questions running through my head were, “Has this down economy scared everyone so much that they’re abandoning their dream of doing meaningful work? Are we witnessing the slow death of meaningful work?” I know that seems alarmist (as do most thoughts at [...]

Becoming a Problem-Free Zone

In my early days of coaching, I was exposed to the idea that you can become a problem-free zone. Yep. Problem-free. Imagine – never having another problem as long as you live. What would it take to achieve this? Cleaning up your life, for sure. Taking care of finances, relationships, health matters, etc. What if [...]

Don’t Take My Advice…

How often do you take the advice of experts? I’ve been asking random people this question and have been greeted with similar reactions — a little giggle, and a glancing away in embarrassment. It seems that many of us are in the business of ignoring the experts and going gung-ho, willy-nilly in the direction we [...]

What’s Haunting You?

There’s no way around it… You have a past and its contents are haunting you! Question is, how spooked are you? On the general subject of what’s slowing you down, standing in your way, or stopping you altogether from having the career of your dreams… Your past is most likely the number one culprit. Maybe [...]

Apathy: The Antidote to Procrastination

I hear an awful lot of people talk about how they would be more successful if they didn’t procrastinate. That’s undoubtedly true. I often get asked how to overcome procrastination.  Pretty tricky, actually. But I think I’ve finally come up with the perfect antidote to procrastination:  apathy. Let’s face it – if you don’t care [...]

The Scared Spitless Club

What are you scared to do? Seriously, what is it?   Bungee jump?  Call someone to apologize?  Quit your job?  Speak in public?  Give away Aunt Mabel’s hand-painted pickle jar? Whatever it is, would life be better if you went ahead and did it? On Saturday, I stepped on a stage in front of three [...]

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They won't hire someone like me! Oh really…hmmm…

Ever stop yourself from considering a career change because you’ve thought, “They’d never hire someone like me!” Well, here’s your inspiration: I’m career coaching a 52-year-old woman who wants to teach ballet and gymnastics. She figured she was too old, too out of shape, too…whatever. But guess what? She got hired! Now we’re taking a [...]

Sometimes "You're Out!" — Even When You're Playing it Safe!

When I was a kid I loved playing softball. My Dad taught me to “anticipate the play.” To try to figure out what I would do in any given situation on the field. If the ball came to me, would I throw it to first? Depended on whether runners were on any of the other [...]