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Five pearls of wisdom from noteworthy commencement speeches.

‘Tis the season of graduations where notable entertainers, politicians, business owners, leaders, artists and authors impart words of wisdom and advice to the graduating class.

  • Do you remember your commencement address?
  • Do you recall the wise words passed along to you to help you navigate your way forward into the world?

My mind draws a blank when reflecting back to my own commencement ceremony from college.  I cannot recall any profound words of wisdom that have stuck with me through the decades.

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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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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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