How to Set Your Best Career Goals for 2014

When do you set your career goals? Because my birthday is in December, the month of December has always been my preferred time to reflect the year ending, and then to set goals for the year ahead. As someone who tends to be very goal oriented, it can be tempting for me to overlook the . . . → Read More: How to Set Your Best Career Goals for 2014

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Craving Balance? Take this Quiz!

Does trying to maintain balance in your life make you feel like a tightrope walker? If so, you’re not alone. Most of us have so many demands on our time and energy that life can feel like a three-ring circus. I’d estimate that at least 90% of the people I talk with about career transformation . . . → Read More: Craving Balance? Take this Quiz!

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Are you bringing these with you?

As you think about transitioning your career, what bad habits are you bringing with you? Do you think that if you just change jobs to a better one, all of your work problems will go away?

It’s possible that many of your frustrations can be dealt with by moving to a job doing work you . . . → Read More: Are you bringing these with you?

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Don’t let one of “those” days keep you from your dreams

Have you ever had one of “those” days? Have you ever thought that the way your life is unfolding, you will never reach your dreams?

Today I have had one of “those” days. I overslept and got up late. I felt rushed and behind schedule before I even got out of bed. As I scrambled . . . → Read More: Don’t let one of “those” days keep you from your dreams

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Fit your ideal job into your ideal life

I often write about people who don’t know what they want. I want to talk to today about someone who really does know, and how that may not be enough.

Yesterday I talked with a woman, Dawn, who is rapidly approaching burn out on her job and career. She considers leaving her job every few . . . → Read More: Fit your ideal job into your ideal life

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If not now, when?

If you have ever considered making a change in your life or your career, you may have asked yourself ‘if not now, when?” This article is different from what I usually write, this is MY story, and it’s the moment when I seriously considered ‘if not now, when?’

The company I was working for was . . . → Read More: If not now, when?

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What do you tell yourself about what’s possible?

What does your ideal work day at your dream job look like? Can you really picture it, in detail?

The first time Joe did this exercise his ideal work day was just a little better than his current work day. In reality, it was a description of what his current job would look like . . . → Read More: What do you tell yourself about what’s possible?

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The Hero’s Journey (Newsletter Vol 2 Issue 7)

Live A Better Life Newsletter (Tools and Tips for Intentional Living)

Volume 2 Issue 7, August 31, 2010 The Hero’s Journey

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Tell Yourself A Story (Newsletter Vol 2 Issue 6)

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Volume 2 Issue 6, June 22, 2010 Tell Yourself A Story

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Creating the Best Support Team (Newsletter Vol 2 Issue 5)

By Lori Howard

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Volume 2 Issue 5, April 27, 2010 Creating the Best Support Team

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Client Stories

 I was looking to make large changes in my life, both job and city.  I was a happy midwestern resident for nearly 30 years but wanted to see what life on a coast was like and get a dream job.  This was a tall order and going into it I thought I would have to make large compromises on parts of my dreams to get any of it.  

I went to Lori to help me achieve these dreams.  It was the best decision I made.

She focused on two things right out of the gate:
  1. clarify my goals, both personal and professional
  2. get me to stop selling myself short

These twin achievements allowed me to approach my hunt with confidence, patience and focus.  My original dream job was to try and combine my technical joys with a personal one.  I enjoy large scale data processing with cutting edge tools, music and baseball.  Through the tools Lori taught me and helped me unearth in myself I got that gig that would have fallen into day dream territory before our work together.  

And yeah, there's platinum records on the walls of my lobby and I have tons of data to process.

Pat Christopher, Intelligence Engineer, Seattle, WA