November 4, 2011

The Folly (Tyranny?) of Career Planning

So you’re, what? Twenty years old? Thirty? Maybe even 40 or 50? Regardless of your age, I can’t think of anything less likely to succeed than to make a career plan "for the rest of your career." I put that last in quotation because it’s a phrase that I hear from my clients of all […]

October 17, 2011

Scrambling To Get By

There’s nothing like a recession to teach you resilience. Who knew you could cook an egg so many ways, much less raise your own chickens in the city? For better or worse, this economy is forcing people to reach deep in order to make ends meet. When it comes to balancing one’s budget, there are […]

September 6, 2011

Choosing Your Own Career Goals

Here’s a question for you: If you’re currently working, is it in a field of your own choosing? If not, are you happy enough in your work to consider this a choice now? That is, even if you did not originally choose this work, are you continuing along this path as a choice, or from […]

July 25, 2011

Why Don’t You Know Spanish?

Do you ever feel sheepish about not knowing other languages? And do you wonder how I can make the instant assumption that you only speak one language? Shame on me, except that the assumption turns out to be true: Speaking only one language fluently is an American hallmark. And so, shame on all of us. […]

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