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'Achieve What Truly Matters To You'

Oops… technical glitch!

Aug. 16, 2013 | Cindy Lee

I just learned that the past two steps were not posted properly. I apologize for the delay, and I’m glad to hear that some of you have been following in anticipation.  ;)  The post from last week is definitely up now, and I will actually postpone this week’s post because they are two very different thought processes. I hope you’ll spend time this week on understanding your Passions/Interests, and then look forward to identifying your Constraints next week.  Read More

Is “passion” for work over-rated?

Aug. 08, 2013 | Cindy Lee

[THIS POST IS PART OF A SERIES ON  NAVIGATING YOUR CAREER TRANSITION WITH INTEGRITY, WHICH IS OPPOSITE FROM YOUR TYPICAL "BACKWARDS" APPROACHES TO JOB SEARCHING.]

A client told me she found the perfect job. “It’s a perfect match for my background and I can definitely handle the responsibilities they’ve listed. The only thing slightly off is that the pay is lower than I’d hope, but I think I can negotiate a compensation package that honors what I need.”  Read More

Pitfalls re: skillset

Aug. 01, 2013 | Cindy Lee

[THIS POST IS PART OF A SERIES ON NAVIGATING YOUR CAREER TRANSITION WITH INTEGRITY, WHICH IS OPPOSITE FROM YOUR TYPICAL "BACKWARDS" APPROACHES TO JOB SEARCHING.]

So far in this series, we’ve captured a list of your CORE VALUES, PERSONALITY, and SKILLS.
Last week we focused on identifying your various levels of ability, with the intention that having this clarity you may begin to identify the types of opportunities to pursue within a certain range of your skillset.  Read More

What are you skilled to do?

Jul. 25, 2013 | Cindy Lee

[THIS POST IS PART OF A SERIES ON NAVIGATING YOUR CAREER TRANSITION WITH INTEGRITY, WHICH IS OPPOSITE FROM YOUR TYPICAL "BACKWARDS" APPROACHES TO JOB SEARCHING.]

The two concepts we’ve covered so far – core values and personality – are deep-rooted facets of you.  They’re typically constant as you grow older, though can be influenced by life-altering experiences (eg, birth of a child, moving to another city, disappointment, deep embarrassment about something, death of a loved one, being oppressed). The next one we’ll explore is actually expected to change as we grow and can be taught/trained – these are your SKILLS.  Read More

How are you recognized?

Jul. 17, 2013 | Cindy Lee

[THIS POST IS PART OF A SERIES ON NAVIGATING YOUR CAREER TRANSITION WITH INTEGRITY, WHICH IS OPPOSITE FROM YOUR TYPICAL "BACKWARDS" APPROACHES TO JOB SEARCHING.]

A common career pitfall I’ve witnessed often is people trying to squeeze into roles and work environments that are not aligned with who they are. We’ve talked about being able to stand on your CORE VALUES, and now we’re going to explore your PERSONALITY as another key component of who you are at the core.  Read More