Do You Feel Lucky?

 
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Happy 2013! Would you like this to be the year you love your job and thrive in your career? Stop everything for a moment, and just think about your job or career as it is today, right now. How do you feel about your work life?

It’s possible, that like many others reading this, you are between jobs right now, and feeling on edge about the need to find a new job as soon as possible. Perhaps you are in a job that demands too much and pays too little, and you are worried about how you are going to maintain balance in the months ahead. Or maybe you find you are not getting to work on projects that support your career development, and that is concerning you.

On the other hand, you could think about your job and be filled with energy and excitement about the work you do. You could feel passionate about the career you are in, and fulfilled by the projects in front of you. How do you feel?

A quick way to get on the path, and stay on the path, to loving your job is to examine what you are putting up with at work or in your job search. What are you tolerating?

John had grown weary of looking for work, and began to look for jobs he didn’t really want. Instead of opening up more options, John’s search became un-targeted and unfocused. His confidence drained because he was looking for jobs he didn’t want, and wasn’t getting called in for interviews by anyone. John stopped putting up with looking for work he didn’t want. John got focused, and targeted his search strategy for the jobs he really wanted. As he did this, his confidence and energy were restored. Then the interviews came.

Lauren was putting up with a reduction in job responsibilities. She was bored at work, and feeling like her career was stalled. She began to identify what she really wanted from her job, her career, and then scheduled a meeting with her boss to talk about her career goals. She also updated her resume and started to look for jobs that might interest her. She wasn’t in a rush to get a new job, but taking control of her career empowered and energized her.

What are you putting up with? And what steps can you take right now to get a job you love and create a thriving career? Let’s make 2013 a lucky year for you. And let’s start today.

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Client Stories

What did you need at the time you hired Lori?


I wanted to work in my industry and didn't know how to progress any further than I was. I knew I had much experience that could be put in the industry of my choice but not how to parlay that experience. I needed guidance.

What did you and Lori do together?


Many, many things. Overall, to get clear in my mind what I offered and really what I wanted in a work environment. Every week was another epiphany after another. One of my favorites was the "knowing your core values". Having had some experience on this subject I was all ready to dive-in. Core Values is key. Knowing your core values. 

Lori makes it so easy to pinpoint. One time we were speaking about something else and we both realized...OMG...that is a core value for me. I hadn't written it down before, but discovered later that if ever a core value fit me...it was the one I mentioned at that time.  Knowing that piece of information also answered a long standing question in my head.  One of the "why's" as to my constant upset with other places I had worked.

What were the results from working with Lori?


Many things. One is a great looking resume. I thought, wow, I look good and it was all from work I had already done elsewhere but didn't know how to say it or present it. Another is the clarity of knowing where I will feel good when I do work. What I really want and with the kind of people I really want to work with on a daily basis. This entire process is so valuable. The best money I ever spent and I am not kidding or exaggerating. I was only hoping it would be valuable and it really was valuable.< I know stuff and it has value and is marketable. Lori showed me those things and it gives me confidence.

Anything else you’d like to add?


Lori delivers above and beyond. The highest quality of exchange, 'more than you expected.' I told my friends this over and over: 'I wish I had her 10-20-even 30 years ago.' Every one, and I mean EVERYONE, needs a Lori. Her understanding,patience, how she problem solves, putting things in simple terms, was mind blowing. I wish I could that well. I present a problem and she could turn it around and yes...another epiphany.

Lori, is worth every penny. It isn't about a title. It is about enjoying everyday doing work you love with people you like and are like minded. You'll know what you are looking for when you interview.  I never say this, but I will say it here. Lori is a major key into the rest of my life doing what I always wanted to do. That is: Being happy doing what I do, everyday. Something I have been saying for years. Allowing Sherlock...to be Sherlock.  Finding my people. They are out there and now I know what I am looking for in that respect.

LORI ROCKS!!!!!!

Sherlock Ganz, Los Angeles, CA