Have you ever found yourself sharing your dream with someone and instead of receiving encouragement, their response was like a punch in the stomach? Perhaps the well-meaning counsel of friends and family ignited your deepest fears and left you paralyzed, wondering if it was really worth it to pursue the dream. Perhaps your own inner critic was the loudest voice that made you give … Read More WHAT PRICE ARE YOU WILLING TO PAY FOR YOUR DREAM?
Do you ever find yourself thinking up a list of reasons why finding a new job will be impossible? Note, you’ve identified all of the obstacles that will arise, like you can predict the future and you can read other peoples’ minds… Bringing change to your life, especially in the workplace when you have a great salary, awesome benefits, an amazing pension plan, and … Read More GUESS WHO’S REALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE GLASS CEILING
Do you have these two categories in your closet? Work clothes and everyday clothes? Your work clothes are items you only wear to work, and your everyday clothes are the ones you wear when you don’t go to work? Common sense isn’t it. You would never be caught dead with work clothes at a party, and when you get home from work, the first … Read More WHO YOU ARE IS WHAT YOU WEAR
Do you ever find yourself avoiding what it is you really want to do? Maybe you’ve always dreamt of writing a book, but you can’t imagine how that could become a reality, so you’ve settled for a corporate position where there’s no writing involved. You’re pursuing plan B (the status quo) when all your heart really wants is plan A (the dream). You walked … Read More That’s a Great Idea … and other ways you avoid the truth
When I was a teacher, I read about the “Hidden Curriculum” which is basically everything children learn in their immediate environment, more specifically in the school setting. In the case in which I was reading about it, it had to do with racial issues and how in many schools the lack of visible minorities in the teaching staff and the higher majority in the … Read More The Hidden Curriculum…
How often do we think of a goal we would love to pursue and we postpone taking action because … well, there’s always tomorrow. We often find ourselves coming up with very reasonable reasons why our dreams can wait: not enough money; next year will be better; the kids are still young; I’m too old; I don’t have enough experience, talent etc.; no one … Read More D.I.N. … Do it Now!
For many of us, the only careers considered professions growing up were in the fields of medicine, engineering, law, and public service. The belief was that these professions were the ones where jobs would be easy to find, there would be employment stability, a good pension, and a regular income. Any other job was just another job, not a decent profession. Today, although these myths … Read More What is a dream job?