Charting a New Course
In Search of Resilience by Seth Godin
Most of the time, we build our jobs and our organizations and our lives around today, assuming that tomorrow will be a lot like now. Resilience, the ability to shift and respond to change, comes way down the list of the things we often consider. And yet… A crazy world is certain to get crazier. The industrial economy is fading, and steady jobs with it. The financial markets will inevitably...
A GENERATION LOST IN CAREER SPACE
“How did I get here?”, “What happened?”, “Who moved my cheese?” “What’s next?” You might have asked yourself one of these questions or something close to it over the last two years. We all have! Something strange is going on around us and it feels very different. We’ve been in career transitions before and we’ve landed before and...
Throw The Bums Out!
During my executive coaching sessions over the past years with clients that are trying to get a “better handle” on their career direction or lack thereof, I frequently share with them a bus metaphor to help them visualize what might be going on in their “career world” as a way of assessing some of the real challenges they’re facing in moving forward. [[MORE]] Now, I just don’t use any old bus...
The Career Revival Tour's Last Stop →
Hello and Happy New Year! Take a look and listen to the last tour stop in 2012. Get some needed insights about the technology of a job search from Kirk Hallowell, author of “The Million Dollar Race”….An Insider’s Guide to Winning Your Dream Job!
“I’m not finished.” Only you get to decide when your life’s work is done. Jessica Hagy, Forbes
For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked...– Steve Jobs
Possible New Year's Resolution??
The Great Career Divide
Have you ever asked yourself, “How the hell did I fall into this career rut”? If you haven’t, you will. If you have, relax, you’re not alone. You’ve got plenty of company! You see, the very fact that you recognize you’re in a career rut means you’re actually getting ready for a change……….maybe, a real change! Start out your mental journey with another question, “How do I...
Extreme Career Criteria----Must Read!
First, use more extreme criteria. Think of what happens to our closets when we use the broad criteria: “Is there a chance that I will wear this someday in the future?” The closet becomes cluttered with clothes we rarely wear. If we ask, “Do I absolutely love this?” then we will be able to eliminate the clutter and have space for something better. We can do the same with our...
Great Quote From Seth Godin
Career Revival Tour Stop #12---Resolutions for... →
Listen in to the most recent podcast of The Career Revival Tour from December 1st show!! 3 NEW YEAR CAREER RESOLUTIONS!!!
Career Revival Resolutions for 2013
Join The Career Revival Tour tomorrow on WGN 720 radio at high noon as we offer up 3 powerful career resolutions for 2013 that will help you get ahead of the curve as the economy improves next year. It’s never too early to stake out a strategy!
Take Your Career Out For A Date
When’s the last time you took your career out on a date, let alone, meeting up for a cup of coffee? Funny isn’t it, your career and you couldn’t be closer. I mean you spend so much time with her. In fact, from what I can see, most of your waking hours have been spent with her. You even travel a fair distance by car, train, subway or just walking to be with...
Band Branding Badly! →
Take a look at this FedEx commercial featuring a heavy metal rock band that doesn’t hate…………. but loves golf and flowers!
Ring True For You Too ???
It’s The Story, Stupid!
As the creator and host of the Career Revival Tour radio show on WGN, I’m amazed that every time I scroll through some career articles or blogs, they all seem to be “majoring in minors”. What I mean specifically is the vast amount of words that are spent on the crafting of the resume…………………..types, styles, format, wordsmithing (if I just change a word...
Career Revival Tour Stop #10----The Interworld of... →
Listen in to the latest Career Revival Tour podcast on the interworld of the interview. You’re going to hear some perspectives, views and practical recommendations that just might REVIVE your tired approach!
“We act as though comfort and luxury were the...
Career Revival Tour Stop #11---The Interworld of... →
Listen in for some great points about “nailing” the interview!
The Corporate Ladder: It's Not An Escalator →
While watching television, the remote control occasionally gets knocked off the couch, presenting an epic quandary. Do I get up and retrieve the remote, disrupting my carefully crafted “comfort zone?” Or do I wait for a family member — or a particularly nimble house pet — to come by and hand it to me? This dire dilemma mirrors the choices many of us face with our careers. Do we...
Facing An Identity Crisis?
Sleep Walking Through Your Career?
One reason to do something is because you get paid to do it. But it’s sad to think that this might be the only reason to do something. Now that you’ve got a skillset and trust and leverage and a following and the tools to make something happen, are you going to invest your heart and soul into something that’s important or waste it selling something you’re not proud of? ...
Career Revival Tour Stop #10---Be The Boss Of Your... →
Listen in to the music and lyrics from Bruce Springsteen and learn some ways you can take back your career, reinvent your career, revive your career, do something to your career before it crashes and burns on the 4th turn!
Born to Succeed: 7 Career Lessons from Bruce... →
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Be The BOSS Of Your Career
Get Brucified this Saturday on WGN720 at 12:30pm!!!!
Throw Your Life (Career) a Curve Our view of the world is powered by personal algorithms: observing how all of the component pieces (and people) that make up our personal social system interact, and looking for patterns to predict what will happen next. When systems behave linearly and react immediately, we tend to be fairly accurate with our forecasts. This is why toddlers love discovering...
Are You Committed to the Red Triangle?
Three (Incredibly Simple) Questions The Most... →
I’ve heard it said that the most brilliant business ideas are often the simplest. From my experience, it’s true. In fact, when I am fortunate enough to receive sage advice from a famously gifted person, I’ll often ask myself, “Why didn’t I think of that?” So here I humbly share with you a winning formula that I see leaders use again and again and again…to change the world. (Click on title above...
I have looked myself in the mirror every morning and asked myself: “If today...– Steve Jobs
Career Revival Tour Dates---Mark Your Calendars
Career RE-Vival Tour 2012 Saturday, August 4th, Noon——Should I Stay or Should I Go, The Clash Saturday, September 8th, 12:30—-Land of Hope and Dreams, Bruce Springsteen* Saturday, September 29th, Noon—-Go Your Own Way, Fleetwood Mac Saturday, October 6th, Noon—-TBD Saturday, October 13th, Noon—-TBD Saturday, October 20th, Noon—-TBD Saturday,...
Career Revival Tour Stop #9----Should I Stay Or... →
Listen in to The Career Revival Tour as Jeff and Beth discuss the age old question that is so relevant today more than ever. Many of us feel stuck in the jobs we dislike and constantly bounce between staying or leaving. Here are some things to consider as you go through this “pinball” experience.
Let's Retire Retirement
I was watching the Olympics the other day and a commercial came on from one of the financial services sponsors. It showed a woman standing at her workplace saying something along the lines of, “I can’t wait for my retirement so I can do what I love”. Really? She (or the writer of her script) is actually telling me I have to wait until I’m 65, 70, 75 (your pick) until I get to do the things I...
Are You Ambitious About Your Career or Delusional →
Sounds a little crazy? But read on and be surprised!
Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer...– ― Dr. Seuss, Happy Birthday to You!
“To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business, and your...
“Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. It’s courage that counts.” ...
Your Greatest Career Asset is Understanding... →
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Career Revival Tour Stop #8---Start Me Up... →
Get a head start on working on the Start Me Up Worksheet!!!
Career Revival Tour Stop #8---Start Me Up →
Join us this Saturday at 11:00am (different time) on WGN720 AM radio to get started on beginning your personal career revival! Hear from a twenty-something entrepreneur and other success stories that will help you to kick in gear!
The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the...– George Bernard Shaw, Irish playwright
Career Rival Tour Stop #8----Mid Year Rewind →
If you happened to miss the last 7 Career Revival Tour shows on WGN in the first half of 2012, don’t worry! Here’s the Mid-Year Rewind that covers the highlights of each of the previous shows. So, buckle up and listen in!