I am successful because I was willing to give up being anonymous – Sophia Loren

Do you put yourself out there?

On the career front, this includes:

  • getting published;
  • getting media mentions;
  • speaking at a conference;
  • maintaining an active online presence;
  • maintaining a diverse network; and
  • building up relationships with executives, investors, and recruiters.

Which activities do you proactively pursue?

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I intend to spend my life going in the direction of my dreams, not in the direction of my fears – Jennifer White

Where can you dream more and fear less?

How can you take one step towards a dream that’s big enough to get it going but not so big you lapse into fear mode?

Dream tasks: read about it, talk to someone doing, take a class, do a project just for yourself, volunteer in that area…mark your calendar for when you will do any or all of these things. Pick an action AND set the deadline.

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Beth Nichols on Career Change

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You are responsible for your own careers, plural. You need to be curious, to look for opportunities that interest you, and not be afraid to take risks – Beth Nickels  With the economy changing, new trends and innovations arising at rapid pace and people living longer, it isn’t a question of if you’ll change careers […]

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Tom Scott on Comebacks

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Life is a series of comebacks – Tom Scott  If we embrace that life is about comebacks, then it means we need to try again. And again. And again. It means these subsequent efforts may lead to the comeback. But then it also means new problems will arise, requiring another comeback. So we need to […]

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Soren Kirkegaard on Resourcefulness

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The more a person limits himself, the more resourceful he becomes. —Soren Kierkegaard  Perhaps you think you need more time, more money, more skills, more connections? How can you do without and get things done anyway? As an entrepreneur this may mean learning a new skill rather than hiring it out. I know I’m much […]

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Zig Ziglar on Money

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Money isn’t everything, but it ranks right up there with oxygen.” – Zig Ziglar Agree 100% with Ziglar here. There is lots of passion talk – do what you love and money will follow. Maybe, maybe not. But getting your money in order certainly helps you be clear-minded and confident so you can follow your […]

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Zen Proverb on Noticing

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We do not so much look at things as overlook them. —Zen proverb When I read this quote, it made me stop and think about what I am overlooking. What are you overlooking? I am guilty of overanalyzing and also getting wrapped up into my own thoughts. What is going on around you just waiting […]

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Thomas Edison on Capability

May 13, 2015

If we all did the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves – Thomas Edison Are you playing full out? How can you astound yourself?

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Albert Einstein on Imagination v. Logic

May 6, 2015

Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere – Albert Einstein When you are stuck on a decision, force yourself to think of twice as many solutions. Now think of two more solutions than even that. When you’ve identified a big problem, ask: what if it wasn’t that way? When […]

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Japanese Proverb on Perseverance

April 29, 2015

Fall seven times. Get up eight – Japanese proverb You propose an idea at the team meeting and it falls flat. You ask for a raise and don’t receive it. You pitch for a deal and don’t land it. You ask your kid to clean their room and find it undone. You submit a guest […]

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