Tag: career

Don’t Disqualify Yourself

Have you ever talked yourself out of doing something because you figured it wouldn’t work anyway? Have you ever wanted to approach someone but figured they’d shoot you down, so why bother? Have you ever wanted to do business with a person or company but figured they would never work with you? Or you decided you weren’t good enough to work with them? How often do we strike out before ever picking up the bat? We fear rejection. It seems to be a common human trait. But it’s one thing to have someone reject you and it’s another to reject

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How I got IBM and Kaiser Permanente to Offer Me a Job Without Me Ever Applying for One

I was in graduate school, working towards a master’s degree in Human Factors Engineering, which is the study of the interaction between man and systems. My goal in life at that point was to go work for NASA and help design spaceships that people could live on happily for long periods of time. Yes, I was a Trekkie, and that was my dream. If you knew me at the time, you would have described me as proactive, ambitious, motivated, and confident. And I was. But one thing was bugging me while I was in graduate school. I really had no

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You’re An Expert

I was doing a reading for a woman recently and we were talking about her making a transition in her career. She was working as a project manager for a tech company and she was miserable but she had no idea what else she wanted to do. So when I tuned in to her guides and asked what she should or could be doing that would be more aligned with who she was, they showed me an image of her quilting. Quilting? Talk about a departure from her current situation job at a tech company! So I asked her if

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How to Align Your Career With Your Life Purpose

If God handed you a microphone and told you that you had two minutes to speak to the entire world, what would you say? What would you want people to know, think, believe, hear or understand? You only have two minutes to get your message heard. What words would come out of your mouth? Whatever you would say in those two minutes is a huge clue to your life purpose. Your life purpose is not your career or your job, but you can certainly align the two. Your life purpose is the message you would give to the world if

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How To Stay Employed (and Even Get a Promotion and a Raise) in a Bad Economy

My previous article, How I Got Every Job I Ever Wanted, detailed how to increase your chances of getting hired at a company. In this article I’m going to explain how to keep your job and even get a promotion or raise no matter what the economic conditions. First realize that when you get hired to work at a company, you are expected to do your job. You’re expected to do what the company hired you to do for the salary and benefits agreed upon. You won’t get a raise doing what you’re already being paid to do, so don’t

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