August, 2011

I’m naked … and it’s all for you

Every time I post a piece, I get naked. I’d heard before that revealing your creativity in some form for all to see was like getting naked. Now I know it’s true. A direct expression from within my being … and it’s all for you! The ta-ta’s that for years I tried to minimize or…

When there’s no love left … check your resume

No love left for your job that is. Time to move on. That much is clear to you, but to what? Before moving on just yet,  even a quick reflection and moment of insight can impact how you go on from here. No matter whether by chance or by design, you had a role to…

career-building saboteurs

We hang onto beliefs long passed their utility has expired – which means that decades can literally go by. We experience them as the saboteurs that keep us from feeling on our path in jobs that are otherwise a wonderful fit for the present moment. The ones that need reflection are the ones that create…

How diva-vorcing a friend set me free

Some friendships fade into memory. You both just grow your separate ways. It’s an organic occurrence. And then there are those that require more formal proceedings. Linda* was in my life for 13 years. We met during our first year at university. I was totally friendless and she was “friendly” (maybe desperate and needy is…

Bliss n’ blisters – career guidance for your soul

There’s a voice in my head that loves to suffer. It would come out every time it was time to find a job (which was a lot since I regularly left my jobs either because contracts ended or I needed a change of scenery motivated by unhappiness). The voice would say: “You need to pay…