Choose to Experiment rather than be Perfect

Perfectionism is such a DIS-EASE in our culture. Too many times, I see clients “trying to get it right” during career transition versus trying things out. My answer is EXPERIMENT, allow yourself to experiment. We often think we know what is right for us, but often we do not know. The best solution is to experiment wi... [Read More]
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Keep a Steady Pace

Endurance athletes talk about keeping a steady pace to maintain energy for the long haul. The same is true in making a career change. You need to stay persistent in your search and exploration  or you will likely burn out and miss the opportunity of giving yourself the gift of doing your purpose work. ... [Read More]
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Embrace the Unknown

During your career transition into your purpose work you will inevitably experience feelings of doubt and uncertainty. David Whyte has an excellent quote about the gift of the unknown: Some things cannot be spoken or discovered until we have been stuck, incapacitated, or blown off course for awhile. Plain sailing is pleasant, but you are not ... [Read More]
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Full Permission To Be Lost

It is inevitable for people going through a career-life transition to feel lost. In a culture that prefers “knowing” or having the “answer” or the next “goal,” if you find yourself “lost,” it can feel like you are in a pressure cooker to find your way fast and to do so quickly. ... [Read More]
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The Value of Our Teammates in Career Transition

Recently, I learned that a past co-worker and friend died. Mark was young, only 55. He left behind his wife and 2 daughters. It is absolutely heartbreaking. It reminded me how much who we work with is as important as the work we do. He was an excellent friend and co-worker. His death is also another reminder of how s... [Read More]
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Follow the Breadcrumbs to Your Purpose Work

Years ago, when I was working my corporate sales job, I traveled to Connecticut for our yearly national sales meeting. I was miserable. No one enjoyed going to these events, so there was a lot of drinking to make up for the angst everyone felt. I do not drink, so that part was not even enjoyable. ... [Read More]
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Surrender for Sanity

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. During career-life transition, there is often a period of insanity. Or rather, an experience of feeling insane. This can show up in taking action and not getting results. This can show up as deeply desiring clarity and feeling stuck.... [Read More]
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Embrace the Discomfort in Not Knowing Your Purpose Work

We are a culture of needing to know. Our society constantly asks us to know where we are going. What are our goals? What is our job title? What do we want for our future? Where did we come from? What did we learn? A career transition, specifically to create purpose work, can ... [Read More]
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Don’t Give Up on Birthing Your Purpose

When you are in career transition toward purpose work, it is inevitable that you will experience obstacles and doubt. Your inner critic will get loud and tell you to give up. It won’t actually say, “give up,” but it will come up with what appears to be “good reasons” to stop pursuing your purpose work. This is totally normal. Our inner... [Read More]
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Trust the Mystery in Career Transition

So much of career transition means sitting with the unknown about where you are going to land. I want my clients to enjoy the journey, not just hold their breath until they start their purpose work. In our culture, we have lost sight of our BEING because we focus too much on DOING. And the truth is, our bodies need rest; our bodies need to relax... [Read More]
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