How to Stay on Target with Your Goals thumbnail

One of the hardest things about changing careers is staying focused on the goals you’ve set for yourself. You can’t seem to find the time to make them happen. Or there’s just so much going on in your life, it’s hard to know where to start. And even when you do find the time and […] Read More

Use the Cycle of Renewal to Chart Your Career Path thumbnail

The first time I made a major career change, I felt lost, very alone, and not at all sure I was doing the right thing. But some years later, as I began making my second career change, I discovered a transition model called the Cycle of Renewal that helped me make sense of what I […] Read More

What to Do When Your Dream Feels Too Big thumbnail

In my last post I wrote about how to take an old dream and bring it to life. One of my readers sent me an email afterward, asking: “But what do you do when that dream starts to feel too big? I’m so ready to move forward, but I keep feeling overwhelmed.” Maybe you can […] Read More

Making Old Dreams Come True thumbnail

I was so inspired this week by Diana Nyad! At age 64, she became the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without the help of a shark cage or even flippers. And the swim lasted more than 52 hours! Diana had long dreamed of doing this. She first attempted it when she was […] Read More

Starting Over? Know Your Value Proposition thumbnail

A few months ago, I sent out a survey to to find out what topics are most important to my readers. I received some great input and suggestions. Several people voiced their concern that they aren’t getting noticed by potential employers, despite showing them what they have to offer. They wondered how they could express their value […] Read More

How to Face Your Self-Doubts and Move On thumbnail

One question I hear a lot is how to deal with self-doubts. Maybe there’s something you really want to do, but every time you take a step toward it, you find yourself stuck. You start questioning your abilities. Or you think you’re not good enough. You’re not alone in this. Any time we start thinking […] Read More

Is It Really Possible to Reinvent Yourself? thumbnail

“I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.” – Henry Rollins It happens so gradually… One day you realize the work you’ve been doing doesn’t fit. The path you’ve been on is no longer […] Read More

Should You Walk Away From the Job You Hate? thumbnail

Have you ever wished you could just up and walk away from your job? I think we’ve all had that wish at one time or another. Maybe you’re in that situation now. You find yourself going through the motions, waiting impatiently for the workday to end, perhaps fantasizing about a career change. By the end […] Read More