Changing Careers at 50

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

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

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

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

Late bloomers have always fascinated me. Why are some people able to muster up the courage later in life to follow a completely new path, while others stay stuck on the sidelines? Well, one obvious difference is that late bloomers have made the decision to act. They get out there and do something about their […] Read More

In cartoons and movies, gremlins are mischievous, clever troublemakers who try to sabotage everyone’s good efforts. In our own lives, they find fault with everything we do, creating negative thoughts and excuses that keep us from taking action. The bigger the change we want to make and the more important that change is, the louder […] Read More

In this TED talk, Larry Smith doesn’t talk about how to have a great career. He talks about why you will fail to have a great career. Wow… But it’s true – we do tend to create all kinds of excuses for not pursuing our dreams. Maybe you’re afraid you’ll look silly, or that you’ll […] Read More

Does career happiness seem out of reach? According to a University of Wisconsin study about happiness in midlife, career satisfaction is possible, but it depends on your definition of “happiness.” If you’re like me, you may have grown up with the idea that career happiness is related to an ever-larger paycheck and all the things […] Read More