Big Picture Question 1: What Feeds My Soul?

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Starting this week, I am going to share weekly #BigPicture journal prompts here and on Twitter and Facebook. These prompts resemble the powerful questions my clients and I work with in coaching and are possible lenses through which to view your life and career anew. Please follow along and share with your friends. I'll share some of my thoughts here publicly; you are free do to so in brief here or entirely in your own secret, locked-away-from-prying-eyes diary. This week's #BigPicture Question: ​What is my #1-must-do goal? The one that will fulfill me and feed my soul? For me, this answer to this question can only occur to me when I am quiet and open. I don't think the answer to this question can be found on my to-do list,…
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BOOK REVIEW: Hey Ladies, Stop Apologizing!

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When I began my big career transition out of academia and into my post-academic life, I read a zillion books. Just like when I was pregnant (the first time), and when I was training for a marathon, and when I began parenting toddlers, my motto was: every project requires a textbook. For my career-change project, I checked books out of the library that covered finding the work that works for you, mid-life career transitions, re-entering the workforce, etc. I believe strongly in the power of a good story to motivate people and know that it is easier for me to keep my eye on the prize (a healthy pregnancy and safe delivery, an 8-minute mile, or a job to keep me motivated and inspired) when I know there are others…
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