Having a Hard Time Being Productive Today?

productiveI have to admit, I’m having a hard time being productive today. How about you?

This election cycle has been unlike what many of us have ever seen. The use of fear-based messages about the past, present and future of our country during this campaign has been non-stop.

I’m upset and shaken to my core. I had a laundry list of items to get done today and I can’t seem to get through them.

So here’s what I’m doing instead. I’m reaching out and connecting. I’m emailing former clients to check in, calling colleagues to set meetings, and reaching out to friends to share my love.

We know that our relationships are instrumental to our career success. The more we cultivate them, the easier it is to tap the hidden job market and make transitions when we are ready to make a change. In a time in which our country is divided, there is no better time to reach out and connect.

I wanted to send positive thoughts your way. And if you can’t get anything done today, perhaps just reach out and connect.

My Rebrand

With the arrival of fall, change is in the air! I’ve noticed that many of my clients have been making major changes in their lives, whether it be internal such as mindset shifts or external such as changing careers. I’ve also been making some major changes including selling my home, moving into an apartment downtown, rebranding my […]

Why You Should Pray Even if No One is Listening

I promise you this article is not going to get religious on you. There are so many reasons people pray —perhaps they want change, to receive something, connection to God, forgiveness, healing or something else.

I personally like to pray during life transitions. Not because I think there is someone listening, but it’s a meditative act to help me get crystal clear on my wants, needs and deepest desires. In turn, I’m listening to myself.

I began praying several years ago during a major life transition. I wasn’t sure that anyone was listening or that my prayers would be answered, but I knew I needed another outlet.

I tried different methods of praying such as putting my hands to my forehead where my third eye would be activated, my palms to my heart, kneeling, walking, and the list goes on…

I found myself asking for so many things to change and then I felt guilty because I thought that I should only be asking for things that are selfless.

I thought I should give up because prayer didn’t seem to work and then I decide to push my judgement aside—I realized that prayer was a power tool to help me realize what I want. If I didn’t put any expectation or how prayer should look or the outcome I should receive, the power in itself was my clarity.

In a society where we are given messages through media that we don’t know what we want and we need material things to fulfill ourselves, our true desires get muddled.

Clarity in itself is such a powerful gift.

Prayer is the tool in which I can look into myself and see where I can take action or who I can receive help from to make a needed change.

If you are in any life transition and need clarity, try praying. Worse comes to worse, it doesn’t work for you and you try something else.

You Can Make a Difference!

make-a-differenceWhen you were a kid, what difference did you want to make on the world? Was it to feed the poor… save suffering animals… fight for equal rights?

Do you remember that distinct moment you felt like you couldn’t make a difference? When you felt your impact was very insignificant?

I remember as a child, I wanted to make everyone feel included. It didn’t matter what clique they were in, I just wanted to get to know them. I didn’t care about color, gender, race or ability because I was motivated by unconditional acceptance and connection.

I also remember the day I felt I couldn’t make a difference. It was when I was in the 6th grade and this boy called me a lesbian as a way to make me feel bad about myself. I didn’t understand the meaning of lesbian, but I felt excluded, different and unworthy.

Over the last week, I’ve been sitting on a committee evaluating grant proposals submitted by youth to fund an initiative that would make an impact on their local community. It’s been inspiring to read the about the perseverance of these youth to achieve their goals! Several of the applications shared that if they didn’t receive the grant, they would find other ways to secure the funding.

It made me realize that sometimes the only thing holding me back from making the impact or legacy is myself and my limiting beliefs; similar to the way I felt when that boy called me a lesbian in the 7th grade.

When we believe we cannot make an impact or have a career that can be meaningful, then it becomes a self-fulfilling prophesy.

In order to make that impact, we’ll have to try different things or adjust our plan (such as changing careers) in order to persevere. We’ll also have to get in touch with our inner-child when we believed we could make a difference.

Next Tuesday, June 28th from 7-9:30 PM MST, I’m hosting a small group workshop, Career Impact, Legacy and Footprint. For a nominal cost of $36.00, you’ll get crystal clear on the legacy and impact you want to leave on this world and gain a better understanding of how your career fits into the picture. It’s going to be awesome!!!  To learn more and register, click here.

I hope to see you there!

Debunking the ‘Perfect Career’ Myth

Do you find yourself always seeking more? Whether it be the newest technology, latest diet trends, the most recent fashions… and the list goes on.

We live in a world that is obsessed with perfection and always wanting more. We look for it in our careers and use the terms,”perfect career”,”dream job”, “ideal job”, etc to describe what we want.

This myth that there is a perfect career out there is false because perfection is an illusion. When I refer to illusion, I’m not just talking about a career that is free of flaws, but the idea that when we have something better, it will feel like utopia— we will have nothing to complain about or want nothing more.

I always tell my clients that even if they were to get a better job, they have create inner-happiness and choose external circumstances to foster it. Satisfaction comes from making the best of the circumstances at hand and changing the ones that no longer serve you.

I’ll be sharing more about the three most common career myths that hold us back and the three essential mindset shifts to propel your career change next week during my free Career Myths and Mindset Shifts workshop on Tuesday, June 14th at 8 PM MST.

It’s going to be virtual, interactive, and unlike a webinar because you’ll in engaging with the content throughout its entirety. To learn more and register, click here. I hope to see you there!