Meaningful Change

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Becoming is incremental.

You don’t wake up one day and – BAM – you’re lost. Or – VOILA – enlightenment.

Meaningful change takes time and happens so slowly you can’t witness any one piece of it, like leaves turning from green to…

Tell Me About Yourself

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“Tell me about yourself.”

A lot of people mess up answering this question in the interview (or at a cocktail party for that matter).

By reflex and at the urging of the questionner, we tend to tell our life story, starting with our first days out of school.…

How to Solve Unsolvable Problems

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If you’re ever obsessing over a decision or trying to figure out the best solution to a problem, try this:

Chances are you’ve already explored every possible scenario with your conscious mind. Time to call in the big guns.

Step one: let go of the problem-so…

The Tragic Thing of Age

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It’s sad, indeed.

As you sit on your sunny mountaintop, back and knees sore, you look down at the traffic in the valley. From up here, you can see everything, even the things the drivers can’t see, like those dark clouds on the horizon and the winds picki…

A Break From The Sea

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There is a moment when clients come to realize that I’m the real thing.

It’s usually on the phone, during our initial consultation to discuss their resume, when something clicks into place for them. They see a glimmer from way offshore.

I’m not sure i…

The Email Test

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Here’s a little test for you.

When you’re away from work and wrapped up in something else, the next time your email notification sound goes off on your phone, stop and notice what happens to you. What emotion pops up?

Anxiety? Joy? Wonder? Dread? Resentment?…

The Loop

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Does this happen to anyone else?

When I’m watching a movie on my phone that I shot myself, I tend to laugh in the same spots and in the same way as I did while filming the original video. The end result is an echo of myself, past and present.

I like that this hap…

Old People Are Less Employable

It’s widely known that employers want young people. Age discrimination is real. Young people have stamina, will work long hours, don’t have preconceived ideas that get in the way. They’re more flexible in their thinking, more willing to adopt the company’s…

Crossroads

One time in my youth while on mushrooms in the woods of Iowa, in the middle of a cross-country trip out West, I came to a crossroads.

Literally.

I had strayed from the group, mostly because I was afraid to sit in the tall grass where the snakes were.

I stood at the fork in the road…

Algebra as an Adult

One of my evening’s pleasures is doing Algebra with my daughter. A lot of people don’t know this but I was a Math major before I chose English & Writing. I got up into the rafters of Calculus II before dropping down into the rumpus room of Shakespeare and Hemingwa…