Burning out? 3 Strategies to Recover Starting Now

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Are you burning out? Are you feeling like you don’t know how to stop it?

My friend Jim was recently laid off from . . . → Read More: Burning out? 3 Strategies to Recover Starting Now

That’s it! I quit!

Have you ever felt so frustrated that you wanted to quit your job right then and there?

When I was at the peak of my burn out on my job and career, I felt that way every day. I was miserable.

Julie, a dear friend and client, felt that way when she and I met. . . . → Read More: That’s it! I quit!

Are you the Wind or the Sun?

May I share a story with you? It’s one you may already know, but one that I think applies to our pursuit of a new career, a new job, or any dream.

The North Wind and the Sun is one of Aesop’s fables.

Once upon a time, long ago, the North Wind and the Sun . . . → Read More: Are you the Wind or the Sun?

Can you talk about your strengths?

“My boss doesn’t value me or my input.” How many times have you had that thought? How many times have you griped to your friends or coworkers, “This company just won’t let me do what I’m capable of!”

I’ve been there. I’ve been frustrated and angry that I wasn’t truly seen for what I offer, . . . → Read More: Can you talk about your strengths?

How to stay motivated and in action

One of the challenges of finding a new career or changing jobs is staying motivated and in action.

Kathy had worked hard to determine what career she wanted, and what jobs she wanted to pursue. She prepared her tools (i.e. resume, cover letter, etc.). She was so excited to begin looking for a new job, . . . → Read More: How to stay motivated and in action

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?

What stories do you tell about your strengths?

I’m currently studying to become a Certified Story Coach, because as I have learned through experience and study, the stories we tell ourselves are the key to unearthing our worth. They also contain the keys to who we are, what we do, and why we do it. One of the first questions we learned to . . . → Read More: What stories do you tell about your strengths?

Are you afraid of your fears?

Do any of these sound familiar to you?

“What if no one wants what I have to offer? Maybe I should apply for these other jobs, just in case.”

“What if I’m just not enough?”

“What if this is a horrible mistake?”

Or perhaps…

“They say I should just be grateful I have a job, . . . → Read More: Are you afraid of your fears?

Tell Yourself A Story (Newsletter Vol 2 Issue 6)

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

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

Lori took my old, tired, out of date resume and transformed it into a resume which got results.  In transitioning from owning a business back to the corporate world, Lori asked the tough questions to dig out all the relevant skills and accomplishments which would catch the eye of a potential employer.   One of the first employers to receive my new resume and customized cover letter (created by Lori) called me for a phone interview, followed by a face to face meeting, and finally offered me a job twenty-four hours after the interview.  I'm convinced I would not have even been able to get my foot in the door without my new resume created by Lori.  As I told my wife, retrospectively, spending the money to work with Lori was well worth it.

Howard Kier, Evanston, IL