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  • The Secret to Finding Passion in Your Career


    When I was a little girl, my father used to love to ask me, “Nancy, what do you think you’ll be when you grow up?”

    I remember wanting desperately to answer his question with something impressive. But truthfully, I didn’t know what to say. I was a well-rounded, happy-go-lucky girl, with lots of friends, good grades and a variety of activities that I liked to do.

    However, when it came to a future career direction, I was at a loss. So I’d giggle, bat my eyelashes and promptly change the subject.

    Over time, I became a pro at “changing the subject.” I bounced from career idea – to career idea – to career idea, all the while thinking that my elusive passion would eventually surface and point me to my career holy grail.

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  • Want to Research a Retirement Career?

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    Knowing where to find trustworthy information about career options can be a challenge. That’s why  I wanted to share this information about a helpful new addition for your reinvention toolkit.

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  • A Favor: What’s Your #1 Question About Planning Your Semi-Retirement Career?

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    I have a favor to ask of you …

    When you think, dream or ponder your semi-retirement career, what questions come to mind?

    What concerns do you have?

    What information would you find most helpful – inspirational success stories, information about courses, help with figuring out what you want to do or ___________(fill in the blank)?

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  • How to Undo a Sent E-Mail in Gmail

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    While I normally write about career issues, this little tidbit I recently heard on NPR about how to undo a sent  e-mail is simply too good not to share.

    I mean, let’s be honest. Who among us hasn’t experienced that sinking “Oh @*$#!!!” feeling when we realized that we hit the send button just a wee bit too soon? And besides, think of the humiliation it could potentially save you in your professional life!

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  • Free Positive Psychology Virtual Conference

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    What’s the single biggest factor in career and reinvention success?

    Smarts? Pedigree? Connections? Education? Hard work and sacrifice?

    All of these factors are undeniably important. But nearly two decades experience as a career coach has taught me that the single most important element behind career and reinvention success is a positive attitude.

    As Shawn Achor writes in his international bestseller, Before Happiness: The 5 Hidden Keys to Achieving Success, Spreading Happiness, and Sustaining Positive Change, “Only once we learn to see the world through a more positive lens can we summon all our motivation, emotion, and intelligence to achieve our personal and professional goals.”

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