Make Your Career Resolutions Stick(y) This Time

Planning to own your career in 2011?

Did you make a resolution to find a "better job," "a place that appreciates you," or "work that floats your boat?" What will it take for the resolution to stick...and for you to get out of your own way? If you recognize yourself even a little bit in one or more of these excuses, then take a stand against self-sabotage right now.

Read on and I'll tell you how.

Excuse #1. Seems like a lot of work, although I can float some resumes...

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Are you enough?

Josie, who had been searching for her next position for over a year was offered a job on Friday, making July 16 a day of celebration! Over 50, the longer her search went on, the more certain she was that she wasn't enough...young enough, credentialed enough, talented enough, experienced enough, competitive enough, healthy enough, worthy enough...etc. etc.

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Intentions, not habits, make parades

Spent part of the morning at the Upper Arlington (UA) Fourth of July parade: it's an annual staple and the biggest non-commercial parade in the U.S. (or at least it used to be) My daughter and I have walked 3 blocks to the parade route every year for 21 years, and sat on the same corner: Northwest Boulevard and Barrington Road.

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Meet Jaron. And how he owns his career.

Dinner tonight with a friend at The Old Bag of Nails Pub in Upper Arlington was probably the last place where I expected to run into a career owner. But that was before I met Jaron. Old Bag of Nails Logo

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Getting your Career Sea Legs

Getting your sea legs on any boat entails practice, patience and belief—that you will eventually be able to move with the boat and not get tossed overboard. While ‘sea legs’ refers to being on a moving vessel in the water, it transfers to getting used to any new situation.

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If you keep doing things the way you've always done them...

Human beings really get in ruts. We love to do things that are comfortable, even when it's to our disadvantage. Case in point: employment.

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Looking for security? Use your brain!

I'm fascinated by neuroscience and things related, like emotional intelligence and neuroleadership. It's most amazing that scientists can watch us think and see how an emotion drives a thought. And how we can stop it--or not, as we choose. Our ability to be intentional in our actions is supported by the physiology of our brain. Neuroscience

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