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What to do when you are experiencing job burnout.

Career burnout is an experience that anyone can face whether you are a fast-track, job-hopping Millennial, a plateaued Gen-Xer weathering career stagnation, or a sandwiched Boomer caring for both your children and your parents.

Consider these questions:

  • Do you find yourself becoming increasingly irritable or impatient with coworkers?
  • Have you developed a cynical outlook toward life?
  • Has your energy or motivation decreased?
  • Do you find that your accomplishments no longer bring you real joy or satisfaction?

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3 Powerful Lessons from ‘Hidden Figures’

Based on the historically accurate book  written by Margaret Lee Shelterly, Hidden Figures, directed by Ted Medfli  is a film that stirs your soul with admiration and inspiration for the three trailblazing African-American heroines who worked as mathematicians at NASA during the early years of the space program back in the early 1960s.

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Discover how to breakthrough your career blahs in 2017.

“Find your passion and the money will follow.”

“Do what you love even without a business plan.”

These pollyanna statements cause a nauseous feeling in the pit of my stomach because they mislead you into thinking that life is easy, blissful, and that money just shows up.

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Top 10 Career Books

1.  What Color Is Your Parachute? 2017 A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers, by Richard N Bolles

2. What Color is Your Parachute? A Guild to Rethinking Resumes: Write a Winning Resume and Cover Letter and Land Your Dream Interview, by Richard N. Bolles

3.  What Got You Here Won’t Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful by Marshall Goldsmith

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How to use your values to guide your career and other life decisions.

“‘Cheshire Cat,’ asked Alice. ‘Would you tell me please, which way I ought to go from here?’ ‘That depends a good deal on where you want to go,’ said the Cat. ‘I don’t much care where,’ said Alice. ‘Then it doesn’t matter where you go,’ said the Cat.” –Lewis Carrol

Sometimes we feel completely lost and can’t find our way forward.

Or we feel stuck at a job that no longer feeds our soul.

Or maybe we are caught making a hard decision between two very compelling opportunities.

A way through those murky moments and tough decisions is to step back and use your values to guide you forward.

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What you need to know about willpower

It was Sunday afternoon and I still hadn’t gotten to my exercise.  

With a current goal of meeting the daily 10,000 step minimum or at least getting 150 minutes weekly of moderate exercise as recommended by the American Heart Association, my time was quickly slipping by.

During the summer I will typically bike outside. However thwarted by rain, I decided to head to the gym.

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How to use your anger to serve you.

 

Do you typically stuff your anger?

Is your mantra “keep calm and carry on?”

Do you work hard to stay positive and promote a sunny outlook?

While optimism, positivity, and maximizing wins do lead to happiness, research indicates suppressing our emotions can have negative health consequences and prevent us from achieving desired outcomes.

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