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Think of Career Missteps as Failing up

It happens to all of us. We all have what we think of as failures, or missteps in our career (and our life). Whether we: Took a job that wasn’t a good fit Stayed too long in a toxic work environment Put out a program that didn’t take off in the market Crossed our boss, or Didn’t perform as expected and therefore got overlooked for promotion or even dismissed We tend to carry the scars – and often, the shame – of these experiences going forward. In fact, they can color how we feel about ourselves in…

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What to do When You Feel Like a Failure

I’ve been thinking a lot about failure lately. It tends to be something that we don’t like to think about too much. It is easy to think that other people are perfect, that they don’t make mistakes. The reality is that we all fail sometimes. In fact, I can’t imagine how it would be possible to not fail because there is so much that were faced with on a daily basis—literally hundreds of micro-decisions to make in a day: what to eat, what to wear, what time to get up, whether or not to exercise, whether or…

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KC Carter

This Epic Life: Start from Where You Are with KC Carter

If you’ve noticed that maintaining presence is a key to enjoying the business, family or impact you’re building, you are in the right place. – KC Carter A Kriyaban yogi, meditation guru, and company culture expert, Kristoffer (KC) Carter is a living, breathing example of awake, on-purpose living. Quick to laugh and exquisitely present, KC has devote his career to helping people live epic lives by optimizing one’s experience, from the inside out. Intrigued? Please join me for: This Epic Life: Start from Where You Are with KC Carter  Tuesday, 4/26 @ 12:00pm PT / 3:00pm ET RSVP for this…

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You Can Do It

“If you had a chance to share a message with the world, and could guarantee everyone would hear and understand you, what would you say?” That was the question posed to me. What would my answer be? As I sat in the audience at the Conversation Among Masters coaching conference, I heard an immediate answer come to me: You can do it. Natalie Alexia was the woman who posed the question Natalie is a young English woman who had unwittingly started a global movement through her beautiful photography of all sorts of folks displaying their message written…

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What You Are Meant For

You are meant to live a life that is meaningful. You are meant for a life that allows you to make a living using your true gifts and talents, a life that shines your light in the world. In fact, it is not only an opportunity, it’s your duty. Because we need your best work to make the impact you were born to make. No one can make the same contribution that you can, just as no one has your unique perspective or combination of talents, skills, interests, and passions. You are meant to quench the craving…

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How to Conduct a Job Search While Still Employed

It’s a common conundrum: you want to look for a new job, but you don’t want to jeopardize your current job in the process. It can be tricky, but with the right plan of action, it’s possible. Here are five strategies to conduct a successful job search while employed: Get clear about what you want. The biggest problem I see that stalls a job search, especially one layered on top of a current, demanding job, is lack of clarity about what you are looking for. Typically, people want to leave their job because they are unhappy with…

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Teleseminar with Pam Slim!

I am excited to announce an upcoming teleseminar with one of the most visionary thinkers about the way we work today. On February 27th at 12:15 Pacific, join me for a chat with award-winning author, leader, and speaker Pam Slim, where we will discuss the topic: Test Often and Fail Fast: The Art of Rapid Deployment to Quickstart Your Business. This is a rare opportunity to chat with Pam in a teleseminar where you can ask questions and listen to her words of wisdom that will inspire you to start or move your business forward with actionable,…

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Falling off the balance beam

Yesterday, Double gold medalist and American gymnast Gabby Douglas bravely climbed up a second time onto the Olympic balance beam, after slipping mid-performance and dashing her hopes for additional medals from these games.   As America led out a collective sigh of disappointment, she bravely made her way through the rest of the routine and walked off the floor.   My heart went out to her.   Athletes like Gabby have their moment to shine.   Sometimes they do brilliantly; other times, they crash and burn…   …Just as we all do, in our lives, careers and…

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Grab a toe-hold and get a move on

I’m writing today to say that I don’t have an inspirational story to share this week. Yep, you heard me right. I’m plumb out of ideas. I’m not sure why. Fatigue? The holidays being upon us? Preoccupation with creating my exciting upcoming programs? Who knows. Probably a little of all of the above. The important thing is that I want you to know that I’m not over here with all the answers. I’m creating my life as I go too. I’m a professional experimenter in terms of how I’m making decisions and venturing forth in my business…

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I Can’t Sleep.

I got up early this morning thinking big thoughts. I tried to go back to bed but just stared at the ceiling for a while and finally decided to get up and start my day. I’ll tell you what I’ve been thinking about. A few weeks ago I went to a thought-provoking conference at Haas Business School about Women in Leadership. One panelist, Haas graduate Danae Ringelmann of IndieGoGo, shared her learning that as an entrepreneur: “You need to think of yourself as a professional experimenter. The beliefs you hold are really just assumptions.” That idea has stayed…

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